Someone called Sam Smith has announced to the world a requirement for everyone to stop using the pronouns he/him but to now use they/them when referring to them.
I’d previously not heard of this Sam Smith. Apparently, he isn’t the brewery that produces some of Yorkshire’s finest ale.
Sorry, they isn’t the brewery…..
No, wait. That doesn’t sound right.
They aren’t the brewery? But aren’t suggests plural, does that mean they have just been cloned?
This transgender stuff is very hard to follow without completely breaking every grammatical rule we previously held to be correct.
Imagine poor old Sam’s dilemma; if they were fifteen years older, they would have been able to claim victim status simply by being homosexual. In 2019 though, being gay isn’t enough, especially in the entertainment industry.
Now, to stand out from the crowd, one must make claim to being a footsoldier fighting on the frontline of gender politics and announce to the world one’s transgender bona fides.
Of course, this is the epitome of crybullying; “Call me by whatever pronoun I tell you to or you are a hateful bigot“
Because nothing says mentally-stable than a claim that a pronoun is the key to your happiness and personal well-being…..
Compare and contrast with this classic response from Olympian legend, Chris Hoy:
Hoy meets some Scottish journalists. One puts it to him that: ‘In the last 24 hours everyone has been offering an opinion on Chris Hoy. But what does Chris Hoy think of Chris Hoy?’
Hoy doesn’t miss a beat: ‘Chris Hoy thinks that the day Chris Hoy refers to Chris Hoy in the third person is the day that Chris Hoy disappears up his own arse.’