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I’ve heard from a number of people who continue to protest the use of “plural” they to refer to a singular but generic third person. I have a message for my interlocutors: Thou hast convinced me.
'They' wins again, your majesty.

I've heard from a number of people who continue to protest the use of "plural" they to refer to a singular but generic third person. "You can't use a plural for the singular," these people protest. "It's just not correct." And after long thought, I have a message for each of my interlocutors: Thou hast convinced me.

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