Good morning PR pros:
Merriam-Webster is adopting the language of inclusion with its latest move: The nonbinary pronoun “they” is officially a part of its lexicon.
The dictionary added more than 530 terms to its catalog, along with thousands of changes and updates. Some are abbreviations; others are coinages such as “vacay” and “solopreneur.”
The addition of “they” as an acceptable pronoun for someone who identifies as gender fluid is a welcome change for many.
This is HUGE for the #nonbinary community and, for society at large. It is official, non-partisan moves like this that further legitimize what should long ago have been self-evident.
Long may They/Them thrive in a world of acceptance!
— Alexandra Silber (@alsilbs) September 17, 2019