Language | The pronoun police have a clear goal—and it isn’t clarity
by Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted 3/29/18, 01:52 pm
We are seeing the revenge of the pronoun. It (I use the word advisedly) has long been abused by practitioners of English, and its time has come. It has sat in the shadow of the noun, created for no other lot than to give the noun rest, some second-string surrogate, forever the bridesmaid and never the bride. “He must increase, but I must decrease,” said the Baptist happily of Jesus. But the pronoun is not happy.
No more. Pronouns are having their day.