D users in Munich, Rome, Venice, or Frankfurt?

Christopher Wright dhasenan at gmail.com
Wed May 13 03:51:55 PDT 2009

BCS wrote:
> Hello Derek,
>> On Wed, 13 May 2009 01:04:19 +0000 (UTC), BCS wrote:
>>> Ah! One of my favorite qwerks of the English language, how to refer
>>> to a specific single someone of unknown gender without insulting
>>> them: "it"?
>> I hate it but what can I do?
>> Use "they". Sure, its wrong but everyone knows what you mean. As in
>> ... "A good coder will write useful comments because *they* care."
> Yeah, much as I dislike it, you end up having to. And as someone else 
> pointed out, "they" is actually correct (why, I don't know).

There is no "why" in linguistics, just "whence".

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