Good morning, PR pros:
Merriam-Webster has chosen “they” as its Word of the Year.
The word ‘they’
– was looked up 313% more this year than last.
– had a new sense added in September.
– is increasingly common in both public and personal communication.
— Merriam-Webster (@MerriamWebster) December 10, 2019
Along with a 313% increase of searches for the term, the resource publication wrote in a blog post that “they” was “also prominent in the news in 2019”: