Originally Posted By FLAL1A:
I am heartily sick of the practice of using plural pronouns as though they were singular, a measure undertaken in service to plainly stupid concern over gender exclusion. Examples of the usage: "If a student raises their hand, call on them by name." "On accessing a secure area, an employee must enter their six-digit Employee ID Number into the keypad." "If a customer has a complaint, ask them if they would like to see a manager."
A pox on the jackasses who initiated and the sheep who perpetuate this horse shit.
Perhaps you might explain this?
a measure undertaken in service to plainly stupid concern over gender exclusion
BTW, I write a lot; user documentation, tech manuals, as well as a huge amount of international correspondence. I take advantage of anything I can to not have to battle the him/her, he/she conundrum.