January 11, 2017

Third Person First

John asks …

… why are we writing this blog in the third person? And if we are agreed that this is a good thing, why are not consistently writing this blog in the third person?

One does wonder … doesn’t one?

Graham comments

I believe a neutral plurality is the new Orange - sorry, default pronoun.

So perhaps they do wonder, but as such. Meantime the authors, not being academics (quite) do drip into the personal sometimes. As they note …

Adding only, be careful what you correct for. There are a lot more pronouns, in use and proposed, than there used to be.


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