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> English changes. Social upheaval and common usage dictates what the
> language will become. I predict that "they" will evolve to mean the
> singular as well as the plural third person. Any other predictions out
Hey, I knew that! Honest!
Personal pronouns seem to be almost a wildcard that depend on social
status. What about the royal "we", in addition to my much-maligned
foreign-language examples in a previous posting? I would say that using
the plural to denote a respectful singular is commonplace.
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