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===Per=== '''per (person), per, per, pers, perself'''. Called "person pronouns," these are meant to be used for a person of any gender. Compare Phelps's [[English neutral pronouns#Phe|phe]] pronouns, which are also based on the word "person." John Clark created "per" pronouns in a 1972 issue of the ''Newsletter of the American Anthropological Association''.<ref name="d baron epicene"></ref> '''Use in fiction:''' In Marge Piercy's feminist novel, ''Woman on the Edge of Time,'' 1976, Piercy used "per" pronouns for all citizens of a utopian future in which gender was no longer seen as a big difference between people.<ref name="aetherluminarefs"></ref> '''Use in real life and non-fiction:''' Person pronouns were one of the sets of pronouns built into MediaMOO for users to choose from.<ref>Laura Borràs Castanyer, ed. ''Textualidades electrónicas: Nuevos escenarios para la literatura.'' p. 158.</ref> Richard Ekins and Dave King used these pronouns in the book ''The Transgender Phenomenon'' (2006).<ref>Richard Ekins and Dave King. ''The Transgender Phenomenon.'' Sage Publications, 2006.</ref> Activist [[Christie Elan-Cane]] uses these pronouns for perself. In the 2019 Gender Census, only 6 (0.1%) participants were happy for people to use the pronoun ''per'' when referring to them.<ref name="Census2018"/> '''Forms:''' * '''Nominative:''' When I tell someone a joke ''per'' laughs. (Or ''person'' laughs.) * '''Accusative:''' When I greet a friend I hug ''per''. * '''Pronominal possessive:''' When someone does not get a haircut, ''per'' hair grows long. * '''Predicative possessive:''' If I need a phone, my friend lets me borrow ''pers''. * '''Reflexive:''' Each child feeds ''perself''. '''On Pronoun Island:''' [http://pronoun.is/per http://pronoun.is/per]
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