Posted: Sep 15, 2019 5:25 pm
by I'm With Stupid
minininja wrote:
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: ... 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.

Can you quote the exact bit that shows that?