gender-neutral pronoun thon
gender-neutral pronoun thon

Merriam-Webster Reminds Us About Old-Timey Gender-Neutral Pronoun ‘Thon’

Merriam-Webster’s Twitter account made a post yesterday remembering the loss of “thon,” a proposed gender-neutral pronoun used in the 1930s.

The dictionary publisher has been tweaking the noses of right-wingers for some time now. They’ve been making digs at the Trump administration’s fondness for using “alternative facts” and words like “bigly.”

And now, when the nation is debating a shift in the concept of gender, Merriam-Webster reminds us that all this is nothing new.