In a nod to the rise of the gender-neutral pronoun’s use in American culture, Merriam-Webster announced “they” as their 2019 word of the year. What do you think?

“Great, now tolerance is even starting to infect our language.”

Bethanie Miller • Freelance Juggler

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“Isn’t it a conflict of interest for Merriam-Webster to award a word featured in their own dictionary?”

Ralph Plummer • Unemployed

“Now, how am I supposed to picture a person’s genitals when they’re referenced?”

Kevin Slatterly • Garment Tester

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