Monthly Archives: October 2016

Long live the singular they

I’m currently enjoying Steven Pinker’s excellent 2014 book ‘The sense of style: The thinking person’s guide to writing in the 21st century’. But there’s something about Pinker’s writing style that’s a great irritation to my Australian sense of style. In each chapter, Pinker alternates the gender of his imagined readers and writers. Early in the […]

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