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Posted Jul 16, 2010 7:48 UTC (Fri) by dododge (subscriber, #2870)
In reply to: s/driver/documentation/ by rsidd
Parent article: A line in the sand for graphics drivers

Just as more background material: the OED lists the singular use of "they" as "often used" and gives numerous examples back to 1526 "Yf..a psalme scape ony persone, or a lesson, or else yt they omyt one verse or twayne."

For further reading they reference Jespersen's "Progress in Language", which discusses it in more detail and gives many more examples. You can find scans of the 1909 2nd edition at, with the relevant text in section 24 on pages 27-30.

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