Posted: Sep 15, 2019 8:38 am
by minininja
I'm With Stupid wrote:
kiore wrote:The singular 'they' has a very long history and is not a modern politically correct invention at all.
Good article on this from the OED:
https://public.oed.com/blog/a-brief-his ... ular-they/

Yeah I've read that, but that's not actually the same usage at all. That's using 'they' to refer to an unspecified singular person, not a specified one.

But it shows it's also historically been used to refer to a specified singular person with an unspecified gender.