Date: Sat, 12 Nov 1994 08:58:00 EDT From: "David A. Johns" Subject: Singular "they" Bob Lancaster said: # Although I saw (and see) such usages as "them" singulars # (especially in writing), as symptomatic of loss of clarity, Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think the issue here is whether the singular "they" is in fact unclear. The usage is extremely common both in real life and on television (even in prepared material such as commercials and news reports), and yet, even though I've consciously listened for cases of ambiguity for years, I've never actually heard one. Have you? David Johns Waycross College Waycross, GA