• dictionary Dec 10, 2019

    Merriam-Webster Declares ‘They’ Its 2019 Word of the Year

    Merriam-Webster has named the pronoun “they” its 2019 word of the year. The word and its emergence as a nonbinary alternative to “he” and “she” experienced a 313 percent increase in look-ups on Merriam-Webster.com. Editor at large Peter Sokolowski says he was surprised by the data but the word has been the subject of a lot of talk this year.

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