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21 Of The Stupidest Comments About Pronouns From People That Probably Should've Just Kept Their Mouths Shut

By Hannah Marder,


I'm sure you've heard boomers and conservatives complaining that "pronouns are confusing," or even decrying those who use pronouns (lol). Since everyone who has learned to speak uses pronouns, and in fact, "they" is often used as a singular form, it's pretty easy to shoot these people's arguments down. And damn, is it satisfying.

In case you also enjoy bigoted idiots getting put in their place, here are 21 great comebacks to people who decided to post some BS about pronouns online.

1. Lavern Spicer always gets fact-checked, and I love it.
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2. At this point, I feel like she might just be trolling us. She's really going to bring Shakespeare into this?
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3. This person somehow had an even better reply to Lavern's Shakespeare tweet.
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4. What is it about bigoted people and politics???
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5. Some people reallyyyy just don't understand grammar.
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6. And in case you're having trouble, here's the explanation for why there is nothing grammatically wrong with using "they" to refer to one person.
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7. It's like the pronoun "you" in that way; it can be singular or plural.
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8. In fact, if you hate plural pronouns, you should probably go back to using "thou."
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9. Oh, and BTW, everyone uses pronouns. I can't believe adults don't know this. "You" and "me" and "he" and "she" and basically anything you use to refer to someone besides their name is a pronoun. There's one in almost every sentence.
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10. Including, yes, in the bible.
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11. As far as preferred pronouns, you definitely have those, as well.
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12. No one likes being misgendered.
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13. It's really not that complicated.
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14. This person expertly used one of the extremely tired "I identify as (something inhuman)" jokes against a bigot who decided to make fun of preferred pronouns.
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15. BURN.
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16. EVEN BETTER BURN. (Also, how the hell are pronouns "grooming" children???)
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17. Brutal, but fair.
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18. This person owned this person simply with underlines.
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19. I don't understand how a man as smart as Elon Musk can be this incredibly stupid.
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20. I mean...this person has a point.
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21. I'll just leave you with this, because it's basically a self-own. ... Lavern, you may want to learn some grammar yourself.
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What's the best comeback you've seen to someone being an idiot about pronouns online? Let us know in the comments!

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