[ExI] weird tangent

William Flynn Wallace foozler83 at gmail.com
Thu Aug 13 19:07:46 UTC 2020

Shakespeare used 'they' and 'them' as singular.  Tell 'em that.  bill w

On Thu, Aug 13, 2020 at 1:11 PM Ben Zaiboc via extropy-chat <
extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:

> On 12/08/2020 20:37, Spike wrote:
> > To save the useful meme, I modify it a second time and say “To all,
> > their own.”
> But Spike, that doesn't work at all. It implies that everyone has the
> same 'own', as 'all' is collective. "To each their own" makes explicit
> that each person has their (his/her/its) own preference.
> But then, I've never seen any problem with 'their' or 'they' to refer to
> either multiple or unspecified single individuals. I use it all the
> time. If anyone wants to object, well, they can, but I regard it as
> their own problem, not mine.
> --
> Ben Zaiboc
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