Merriam-Webster Picks Pronoun “They” As Word Of The Year


The Merriam-Webster dictionaryhas chosenthe pronoun “they” as 2019’s Word of the Year. According to the dictionary, the word has seen a 313% increase in searches this year over last, with spikes occurring in January, after non-bianary modelOslo Gracetook to the fashion runways, as well as in September when Sam Smithannounced they’d like to be referred to with the pronouns “they/them/their.” Other words making this year’s list include: Quid Pro Quo, Impeach, Crawdad and Egregious.