it i s 6am Please help me
every time I use “they” to refer to a single gender-unknown person on Tumblr, another piece of my grammar-filled heart shatters, and the pieces scatter at the bottom of hell
“They” has been a singular pronoun for hundreds of years, you melodramatic dipshit.
well… actually… no… they is plural. people use they when they should use he, she, or it.
dense motherfucker, the pronoun “they” is an english equivalent for the third person indefinite singular and has been for literally centuries. it remains morphologically and syntactically plural therefore you don’t need to shit your little pantaloons at compromising your surely rock solid grammar rules.
i guarantee every fuckin time you’ve ever had to refer to a person of an unknown gender you’ve used “they” subconsciously. (“The post clerk gave me a message for you.” “Oh, what did they say?”) but you only have a problem with it when people specify it as a pronoun for themselves because you’re a shitlord i fuckin guess.
grammarized straight into hell
"And whoso fyndeth hym out of swich blame, They wol come up …” — The Pardoner’s Prologue, by Geoffrey Chaucer
“A person can’t help their birth.” — Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray
" ‘Tis meet that some more audience than a mother, since nature makes them partial, should o’erhear the speech.” — Hamlet, Act III Scene iii by SHAKES. FUCKING. SPEARE
I will beat you to death with “begs the question,” but holy fuck there is SO MUCH PRECEDENT FOR “THEY” AS THIRD PERSON INDEFINITE SINGULAR IN ENGLISH.
people live in the damn internet age and still bitch about how they don’t “learn how to be adults” in school
when you’re an adult you can google how to do literally anything you’re ever confused about dont act like you’re going to die in the cold cruel world because nobody taught you how to do taxes
there is no universal curriculum on how to be an adult. please shut the fuck up and just do your math homework
when ur friends start shit with u
Date someone who looks at you the way Mark Ruffalo looks at Paul Rudd.
"it’s kahlua, hershey’s syrup, and a daaaash of red kool-aid"
honestly my favorite thing ive ever made in photoshop is catloaf
my graphic arts teacher hung it on the wall in the ga computer lab