I hope someone replies explaining to this kid that while yes they can be used in the singular in English that is only correct if we don’t know the sex of the person. The teacher is correct in that they is improper in this instance. All this confusion about they makes me wonder what is happening to education requirements to take a second language. Once you learn a language like French where even they is “gendered” it becomes quite clear how ridiculous using they to erase sex is.

[–] Ave_Lucifuge 8 points Edited

This always tickles me. Someone on reddit always throws out examples like, "I talked to the manager, and they said they'd reimburse me!" They never pause a second to deconstruct the sentence and realize "they" is used because it's referencing the company as a whole/speaking on behalf of a group of people (or it's an unknown, like you are pointing out).

Everything, EVERYTHING about the gender movement is so superficial and basic, and THEY be acting like they uncovered some secret wisdom from long ago, when really it's just a bunch of kids and stunted adults making shit up as they go along.

Edit: nvm, looks like a few ladies down below beat me to the punch 😂 I do love a good grammer beatdown, though.