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'They' named Merriam-Webster’s word of the year

Merriam-Webster has named the pronoun “they” its 2019 word of the year. According to Merriam-Webster, searches for the word have risen 313 per cent in the past year. The American English dictionary added the nonbinary pronoun to the term’s three other definitions in September. The dictionary also revealed it had evidence of the word’s usage as a nonbinary pronoun dating back as early as the 1950s. Other highly searched terms in 2019 include "quid pro quo," "impeach," "crawdad" and "egregious."

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