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English citations of ey
Pronoun: they (singular)
1996 December 22, Worth, Shirley, “New To Yoga”, in alt.yoga, Usenet, message-ID <32BDCA0C.6C8@worth.org>:
- Example: In the classical Mountain Pose (Tadasana), the feet are to be together, pointing straight ahead. A person whose habit is to stand and walk splay-footed may *think* eir feet are straight ahead, when they are actually pointed only slightly less out. […] I'm not familiar with this book, but I encourage Marksmill to look for it-- and while ey is at it, to also look at a number of other books.
1997 November 25, Dawson, Scott Robert, “Who Pays for Cellular Calls”, in alt.cellular, Usenet, message-ID <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
1999 May 12, Powell, Robin Lee, “Jumped the Gun re: Cancel Watch”, in soc.bi, Usenet, message-ID <email@example.com>:
- It was me, actually, that made the offensive clothing comments. Someone elsewhere in the thread did a much better job of expressing it then I did. Basically, someone with a reasonable understanding of social standards in eir society should not be surprised if people stare and/or come on to eir[sic] when ey is wearing clothing that is considered provacative[sic] and/or sexy by said social standards.
2000, Jane Love, “Ethics, Plugged and Unplugged: The Pegagogy of Disorderly Conduct”, in Inman, James A. and Sewell, Donna N., editors, Taking flight with OWLs: Examining Electronic Writing Center Work, Taylor & Francis, ISBN 0805831711, OL 7937301M, LCC PE1414.T24 1999, page 193:
2011 March 15, Edwards, RJ, “
- 90: Creative Differences”, in Riot Nrrd, retrieved 2012-10-06:
- Because ey'd probably like to leave.