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English citations of ey

Pronoun: they (singular)[edit]

  • 1975 August 23, Black, Judie, “Ey has a word for it”, in Chicago Tribune, 1, page 12:
    Eir sentences would sound smoother since ey wouldn't clutter them with the old sexist pronouns. And if ey should trip up in the new usage, ey would only have emself to blame.
  • 1996 December 22, Worth, Shirley, “New To Yoga”, in, Usenet[1], message-ID <>:
    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[2], message-ID <>:
    If a mobile user is far from eir home area, ey will pay a long-distance fee for carriage of the call *from* eir home area, just as a caller would pay long-distance on a call *to* that area.
  • 1999 May 12, Powell, Robin Lee, “Jumped the Gun re: Cancel Watch”, in, Usenet[3], message-ID <>:
    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:
    E invites em to consider how ey represent emselves[sic], and in so doing, e focuses eir attention on the ethics that make human relations possible.
  • 2011 March 15, Edwards, RJ, “
  1. 90: Creative Differences”, in Riot Nrrd[4], retrieved 2012-10-06:
    Because ey'd probably like to leave.