Pronouns. Who’d have guessed these little placeholders would have such power over us. To be a writer, one must fully understand pronouns and how to use them, not to mention how important they are. This week, the hosts dig into the topics of singular they, how to differentiate multiple people with the same pronouns, and why language doesn’t care what you think. Chris talks of her difficulty using pronouns for a living tree. Oren recommends using first person to give yourself an entirely new pronoun. Special guest host Dash recommends bloody revolution against the tyranny of pronouns everywhere.Download Episode 85 Subscription Feed
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