Re: DEP1: Non Maintainer Uploads (final call for review)
MJ Ray <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> No, it hasn't. It is used naturally for indeterminates. Using it for
> singulars sounds stilted and contrived. The developer is clearly not
> an indeterminate.
It's a single person with indeterminate gender, which is exactly the use
case for the epicene they. I believe you're simply wrong here. This
supposedly stilted and contrived construct routinely goes unremarked and
unnoticed by native English speakers who are not concentrating on applying
prescriptive grammar rules.
> This was covered in a thread around
This thread seems to establish that you're in a small minority with this
Russ Allbery (email@example.com) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>