Pronoun ‘They’ Named Word of the Year

Pronoun ‘They’ Named Word of the Year

Small groupThe English language doesn’t have a gender neutral, personal pronoun, so the word they is often used to convey gender neutrality when speaking or writing about someone who doesn’t claim a binary gender. Merriam-Webster Dictionary has done a data search of how often various words have been searched to determine their word of the year. What the publication found is that ‘they’ searches have increased 313% in 2019, more than any other word. You can read more about the decision in this statement. CNN has done a news story on the choice of “they’ which can be viewed and read here.