Date: Thu, 22 Feb 1996 16:31:13 -0600 From: Miriam Meyers Subject: Re: silly rules of grammar Donald Lance writes >The first time I was in London, alongside the bus from the airport to the >hotel there was a van with this interesting motto painted on it: > Everyone should have their own phone > >And I don't think IT&T or Sprint or some such institution installs phones >in England. Would the British phone service use the Queen's English or >what? I have a citation of the queen using singular they; it's common in B. Britain according to British linguists who watch such matters. Miriam Meyers Metropolitan State University mmeyers[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]