I must admit, I do have issues with the current vogue for preferred pronouns, not least because the singular “they” has always grated (give me a neopronoun any day), even before it was adopted by non-binary people. But if it makes people happy with themselves, and makes everyday discourse easier, that trumps my instinctive pedantry. I’ve never gone so far as wanting to eradicate a whole part of speech, which would appear to be the crusade of one Lavern Spicer, Congressional Candidate for the 24th District of Florida. Here are some of her recent pronouncements.
There are no pronouns in the Constitution.— Lavern Spicer 🇺🇸 (@lavern_spicer) July 26, 2022
(Although the very first word is a pronoun.)
Jesus Christ never introduced himself using pronouns.— Lavern Spicer 🇺🇸 (@lavern_spicer) July 26, 2022
So many people want to try and tell me about pronouns today and try to convince me that the Lord himself introduced himself to Moses using pronouns.— Lavern Spicer 🇺🇸 (@lavern_spicer) July 26, 2022
I can't believe how far some of y'all have gone down the rabbit hole with these pronouns.
God bless your hearts!
I always speak my mind and I think y’all have LOST your minds when you got the Vice President introducing herself with PRONOUNS.— Lavern Spicer 🇺🇸 (@lavern_spicer) July 26, 2022
I have never used a pronoun in my life nor do I go around calling people Filipinx or Latinx.
Y’all went so woke your brains went & fell asleep.