Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1795) proposed using it.

The absence of a singular gender neutral third person pronoun in the English language has defied resolution for centuries, according to Dennis Barron. If there is a silver bullet, he’s not telling us. The traditional is fading out of use for obvious reasons, but how are the alternatives faring…

Simon Cole

Born 1960, Australian male, Bachelor Behavioural Science, Dip Ed, Dip Community Admin, MSc Education (TESOL), sustainability and mutual credit advocate.

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