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Column: Kū mai nei ʻo ‘they’ i ka hano hāweo i ka MH 2019

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                                The language mavens at Merriam-Webster have declared the word “they” their word of the year based on a 313 percent increase in look-ups on the company’s search site, Merriam-Webster.com, this year when compared with 2018. Merriam-Webster recently added a new definition to its online dictionary to reflect use of “they” as relating to a person whose gender identity is nonbinary.

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    The language mavens at Merriam-Webster have declared the word “they” their word of the year based on a 313 percent increase in look-ups on the company’s search site, Merriam-Webster.com, this year when compared with 2018. Merriam-Webster recently added a new definition to its online dictionary to reflect use of “they” as relating to a person whose gender identity is nonbinary.

Synopsis: The English pronoun “they” has been selected word of the year for 2019. It is being used as a non-gendered, third-person singular pronoun. Read more

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