Last modified on 30 November 2014, at 15:49

eirself

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EtymologyEdit

eir +‎ self, in pattern of hisself and herself (construed as formed from adjectival her), or by dropping "th" from theirself.

PronounEdit

eirself

  1. (neologism, reflexive, nonstandard) emself, themself; gender-neutral object of a verb or preposition that also appears as the subject, coordinate with himself or herself.
    • 1999 July 23, "Allover Stripes", "looking for a style", rec.martial-arts.moderated, Usenet:
      In practical terms, the sensei needs to teach some stretching in order to protect eir students from injury and eirself from liability.
    • 1999 November 30, "excalibor" (username), "USS TITANIA: Preparations for dinner...", in alt.starfleet.rpg, Usenet:
      Finished with spiritual cleaning, Eir hunger satisfied, Sereah took a quick sonic shower and prepared Eirself for the formal dinner. E wasn't yet used to Eir red command uniform.

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