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Merriam-Webster adds ‘they’ to describe ‘binary gender’ preference

The venerable Merriam-Webster Dictionary has added a new definition to the pronoun “They.” It now not only describes groups of people, but also a singular person when that person does not identify as just a male or female.

They is “…used to refer to a single person whose gender identity is nonbinary…” the definition says.

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Dennis Prager University tackled this topic in “Control the Words, Control the Culture” worth your 4.46 minutes of time:


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Suzanne Downing had careers in business and journalism before serving as the Director of Faith and Community-based Initiatives for Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and returning to Alaska to serve as speechwriter for Gov. Sean Parnell. Born on the Oregon coast, she moved to Alaska in 1969.

Latest comments

  • Two genders. Male and Female. Period. There is no ‘binary’. According to the AMA.

  • Yeah. Whatever. Not news.

  • They, are more appropriately referred to as “it.”

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