Monday, July 31, 2017
The grammar queen is not amused
From the Associated Press today:
"Officials say a Spirit Airlines flight leaving Las Vegas was briefly delayed after a passenger removed all their clothes while boarding...."
OK, I do not condone, but I do understand, using "their" as a singular pronoun when you don't know the gender of the antecedent person.
I find it difficult to imagine that excuse applying in this situation.
Posted by Kathleen Loomis at 10:16 AM
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LOL – to coin a phraseReplyDelete
The officials' clothes were all removed by the passenger.ReplyDelete
Yes; I wonder how the individual passenger managed that feat....Delete