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Merriam-Webster declares 'they' its 2019 word of the year

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Posted: Tuesday, December 10, 2019 3:15 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — A common but increasingly mighty and very busy little word, "they," has an accolade all its own.

The language mavens at Merriam-Webster have declared the personal pronoun their word of the year based on a 313% increase in look-ups on the company's search site, Merriam-Webster.com, this year when compared with 2018.

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