This idea came to mind after overhearing some of my editor coworkers bemoaning how clunky a blurb on one of their books sounded because they had to rework it without a gender-neutral singular pronoun. Mostly I just wanted to pop up and say “Oh, just use ‘they’ already. Let it be a thing!”

Alas, it is not universally accepted in written American English yet, and especially in academic publishing, I suspect change will come slowly. Let every student enjoy his or her textbook’s resources, I guess…


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