Monday, December 5, 2011


Tomorrow is a big day for me. I solve a grammatical problem I've had for the last four months. You see, in the English Language, there is no gender-neutral, third-person singular pronoun for a person. I love our language, but this really bothers me, especially lately because I hate calling the baby "it".

But tomorrow we find out if it's a boy or a girl! I don't have a preference; I'll just be glad to know whether to call this child a "he" or a "she" from now on.

Any guesses? Here's a picture to help.
(Sorry, I know my shirt is blocking your view of the baby. It's the best I could do.)


Robyn said...

I will vote girl because I don't really know and I am a girl. I am ok with either (not that I get to pick anyway)! Though I guess I could hope for the opposite of what I want (someday) so we can keep the niece and nephew count even. AH who cares, they are all cute.

Jeff said...

I am saying boy. That way either Robyn or I will be right. (Unless you find a way to have a gender neutral child, but that would be awkward and wouldn't solve your grammatical issue.)

Amesbury said...

Yeah for no longer having to call the baby "it." My votes for a cute little boy.

Jeff said...

I was totally right!