He, She, One, They, Ho, Hus, Hum, Ita

Amia Srinivasan on language and pronouns: “Language is a public system of meaning. No individual can unilaterally decide what a word means, or whether any given word, according to standard usage, truly describes them. And yet the definitions of words – as any lexicographer will tell you – depend on patterns of actual human usage, which can and do shift over time.”

Published: Jul 2, 2020
Length: 29 minutes (7,429 words)