Singular "they," the gender-neutral pronoun, has been named the Word of the Year by a crowd of over 200 linguists at the American Dialect Society's annual meeting in Washington, D. Singular they, which The Post officially adopted in its Style guide in 2015, is already a common habit in American speech. "It encapsulates different trends that are going on in the language," he says.
In a landslide vote, the language experts chose singular they over "thanks, Obama," ammosexual, "on fleek," and other contenders for this annual award given to the most significant term or word in the past year. “expression of excitement, approval or strong agreement”) Earlier Friday, Zimmer said a win for singular would also symbolize how mainstream culture has come to recognize and accept transgender and gender fluid people, some of whom reject traditional pronouns.
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It's implied that he has bad behavior, and is referred to as "the biggest trouble-maker" in his class by Eric Cartman in "Tweek vs. He also has a habit of flipping people off, whether to express disdain toward them or not.
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He used to be a background character with little importance, but he became a major character shortly after "Kenny Dies" (and actually temporarily stayed dead).
The Post’s style guide ratified this usage last month, which caused some grammar pedants to shriek.
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Peer reviews are glacially slow,' Eagleworks engineer Paul March wrote on the same forum.
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It provides thrust to a spacecraft by bouncing microwaves around in a closed container.
He constantly twitches because of all the coffee he drinks - and because of the 'healthy' sprinkling of locally brewed meth that his parents keep putting in it.
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The London rapper took to the social networking site earlier today (October 23) to answer a question from a fan, writing: However, only four minutes after posting the message, he revealed that he had been joking, following it up by writing: “Can’t believe they took gullible out of the dictionary.” Mackintosh stars in the reality television programme .
The pair’s relationship was revealed in December of last year.
Past winners have often carried special political or social significance.
Last year, for instance, the linguists chose #blacklivesmatter, and in 2011, it was "occupy," in reference to the Wall Street protests.