From ‘He and She’ to ‘Leaf and Tree’ – CNN Laughingly Branches Out with a Neopronoun Guide!

CNN raised eyebrows and sparked widespread discussion after publishing a comprehensive explainer on “neopronouns,” gender-neutral or nonbinary pronouns. Here’s the full story.

“A Guide to Neopronouns, From AE to ZE”

The guide titled “A guide to neopronouns, from ae to ze” delved into using alternative pronouns that challenge traditional gender markers.

The piece highlighted that while some of the most commonly used English words carry gender markers, not all are binary.

The singular “they” was cited as an example preferred by some nonbinary and transgender individuals.

“Some of Them Even Date Back Several Centuries”

“And then there are neopronouns (“new” pronouns), gender-neutral or nonbinary pronouns that are distinct from the common she, he, and they. Neopronouns include terms like ‘xe’ and ‘em,’ and some of them even date back several centuries, when they were introduced by writers as a solution for referring to subjects without assuming gender. Now, they’re also commonly used by nonbinary and trans people,” the article continued.

The CNN article also introduced readers to neopronouns like “xe,” “xyr,” “ze,” and “zir,” providing examples of their usage in sentences.

The concept of “nounself neopronouns” was explored, where individuals use nouns that are original to them as pronouns.

“I Hope Leaf Knows How Proud We Are That Leaf Is Getting To Know Leafself Better!”

“Some may choose to select a noun to describe themselves, like ‘star’ or ‘starself’ in place of binary pronouns like ‘she’ or ‘herself,’” the article reported.

“For someone who uses the nounself pronoun ‘leaf,’ that may look like: “I hope leaf knows how proud we are that leaf is getting to know leafself better!’ or ‘Leaf arrived at the coffee shop before me; I was mortified to have been late to meet Leaf,’” the article continued.

Dennis Baron, an emeritus professor of English and Linguistics, was quoted as a neopronoun “expert.”

He explained that some individuals prefer to create their own nouns for self-identification, emphasizing the diversity of expressions within this linguistic trend.

The CNN Article Faced Widespread Ridicule

Baron pointed out that new words are constantly emerging in language, and neopronouns should be respected like any other form of expression.

He highlighted that all words, including established ones, were invented at some point.

Baron stressed that using inclusive language, such as inclusive pronouns and other self-identifiers, is a way of showing respect and facilitating discourse.

The CNN article faced widespread ridicule on social media platforms, with critics expressing a range of opinions.

“CNN Goes to War Against Biology, Children, and Reality on Behalf of Transgender Extremists”

Some dismissed the piece as “delusional,” while others believed it reflected a “mental crisis” in America.

“One of the most astonishing trends of our era really has been this kind of frank Tumblr nonsense becoming a kind of civic religion,” author and Kentucky State University professor Wilfred Reilly wrote.

One Twitter user wrote, “CNN goes to war against biology, children, and reality on behalf of transgender extremists.”

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Another user added, “What a time to be alive — living in the dumbest possible timeline.”

A third user commented, “Okay but like when are we going to tell people they need to stop making things up.”

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