I just recently had a short discussion online about the use “they” as a singular pronoun. In English, there is no neuter singular pronoun to refer to a person an unknown gender. “It” is the closest we have, and nobody likes to be an “it”. While I understand how language changes over time, and words change in usage and meaning, it still seems… wrong.
Wikipedia has an article on it. So does the Oxford Dictionary. I understand the need for a gender neutral nominative pronoun, but “they” isn’t grammatically correct as a singular pronoun. So, what’s the solution?