The History of the English Language in Ten Animated Minutes
(Sent from Flipboard) <- also awesome.
|The Stories of English |
Here's a list compiled by Dennis Baron of all the proposals that have been made over the last hundred years or so for a pronoun to serve this purpose. You'll notice none of them have caught on. (My favourite is h'orsh'it.)
Between you and me, the answer to this conundrum is undoubtedly to say 'they', which everyone does anyway. If anyone tells you this is hard to understand or leads to terrible ambiguity, point out that no-one has had trouble with the plural/singular 'you' since 'thou' died out.
Library Amnesty Week
For this week only, we will be holding an amnesty week in the Learning Centres.
We will not charge fines on any items returned before 5pm on Friday 10th of June. No questions asked!
This page is quite 'difficult', but it uses a lot of ideas we've met in the first year. You can skim most of it, and don't worry - it's university-level stuff. But do stop at this diagram: