“This is J.M.,” my boss told my colleagues. “They,” he paused meaningfully, “will be the new program coordinator. They’s office is just down the hall.” I watched, eyes wide, as he struggled to speak his native language. “You should feel free to drop by and say hello to they.”
I realized that I would have to explain that I use the pronouns they, their and them. Yep, all three.
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