Barney & Clyde by Gene Weingarten, Dan Weingarten & David Clark

Barney & Clyde

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  1. Rod Gonzalez

    Rod Gonzalez said, almost 3 years ago

    Okay.

    “Someone left his or her tea there.”

    Happy, Clyde?

  2. Arye Uygur

    Arye Uygur said, almost 3 years ago

    Yech

  3. randayn

    randayn said, almost 3 years ago

    @Rod Gonzalez

    When there’s a bottle, there is no her.

  4. cdward

    cdward said, almost 3 years ago

    I’m of the opinion that “their” is quickly becoming an acceptable alternative to “his or he,” which, though technically more correct is also awkward in normal, everyday usage. In the past, we said “his,” but that is gender specific and therefore equally as inaccurate as “their.” When you don’t know their gender of the person you’re talking about

  5. QuietStorm27

    QuietStorm27 said, almost 3 years ago

    I guess Barney’s parents didn’t teach him not to touch something someone else left behind.

  6. Dr Dave

    Dr Dave said, almost 3 years ago

    Milk jug…

  7. ChessPirate

    ChessPirate said, almost 3 years ago

    That would be “number 1”, not “number 2”.

  8. Banana Man

    Banana Man said, almost 3 years ago

    HA!

  9. ireoftsubaki

    ireoftsubaki said, almost 3 years ago

    Actually, using ‘they’ or ‘their’ when referring to an individual of unknown gender is generally accepted. I think the term for it was “epicene.”

    It is also accepted where it is unknown whether or not the person(s) referred to is singular or plural. You can even find it used in Shakespeare.

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