The word that represents the 2010s is 'Third-person singular They'


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The American Dialect Society uses it as a third-person singular word like 'He / She' from among candidates such as 'meme ', ' #BlackLivesMatter ', and ' MeToo ' as a word that represents the 10 years from 2010 to 2019. We have selected ' They'.




Singular'they' voted word of the decade by US linguists | World news | The Guardian
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jan/04/singular-they-voted-word-of-the-decade-by-us-linguists

At the annual meeting held on January 4, 2020, the American Dialect Society decided on 'words representing the 2010s' by voting by 350 members. '#BlackLivesMatter' that appeals for violent discrimination against blacks online, 'meme' that refers to images, videos and sentences that are popular on the Internet, and a statement of determination to appeal for experiences of sexual harassment and sexual assault. 'Me Too' and 'climate' related to climate change, which became a hot topic around 2018 and 2019, were listed as candidates, but 'They', which collected 128 votes, won the first place.




Unlike 'He' and 'She', the third person singular 'They' does not contain an element that indicates gender. According to the American Dialect Society, the usage rate of the third-person singular 'They' is increasing due to the growing gender awareness in the 2010s represented by LGBT and others. In addition, the Society has selected 'pronouns: she / her' as a representative word for 2019, which is a self-introduction such as 'Please use'She / her'when applying a pronoun to me.' We also chose gender-related words to represent 2019, the last year of the 2010s.

The American Dialect Society was founded in 1889 and has been selecting 'words of the year' and 'words of the last 10 years' since 1991. The society is a 'web' as a word to represent the 1990s, as the word to represent the 2000s 'verb of Google ( guggul you have chosen).'

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