Word of the Year 2019

They – Simple but meaningful

The personal pronoun “they” is Merriam- Webster’s word of the year 2019! Surprised how such a common word would get so much fame and attention? Now you can also use “they” in the singular, when you don’t want to refer to “he” or “she.” This is especially handy for people whose gender identity is nonbinary.

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