Funniest part is that these uh people are getting wrapped around the axle over how others refer to them when they aren’t there.

Every time I took on a new European language I made a little table, the rows being 1st, 2nd, and 3rd person and the columns being singular and plural.

I’m not putting “they” in the first column, and it sounds and reads jarring to me, like walking into a telephone pole if I was one of those people who walks around looking at a phone. I will never get used to it.

I teach ESL here; I explain this to my students and tell them it’s wrong.

American Software Developer living in Vietnam. Classical musician (guitar, woodwinds), weightlifter, multilingual, misanthrope • XY

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