[Ansteorra] Same-Gender Consort Proposal

S L Niemann slniemann at gmail.com
Tue Jul 17 21:37:18 PDT 2012

Wouldn't "they" as used be third-person singular?

Dum spiritus, spes

On Jul 17, 2012 11:30 PM, "Tim McDaniel" <tmcd at panix.com> wrote:
> On Tue, 17 Jul 2012, Richard Threlkeld <rjt at softwareinnovation.com>
> wrote: ...
>>> New Proposed Language:
>>> Each competitor in a Royal List must be acceptable to the Crown. If
>>> competing with a consort, they too must be acceptable to the
>>> Crown.
>> Since I object to using the plural pronoun "they" to refer to a
>> single person, I would prefer the following.
>> Each competitor and consort, if any, in a Royal List must be
>> acceptable to the Crown.
> I cannot remain silent any longer.  I have to say that I am deeply,
> DEEPLY offended.
> "They" used as a first-person singular pronoun goes back to at least
> Shakespeare.  Further, thou hast no leg to stand on if thou ever usest
> "you" as a first-person singular pronoun, thou rogering tosspot.


> Daniel de Lindicolino
> --
> Tim McDaniel, tmcd at panix.com

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