- Aug 18, 2003
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It became weird for me when SB said "they" killed her son and now "they" are trying to kill his reputation. I understand her wanting to blame GZ, but I don't understand who else she feels was involved in his death.
The plural pronoun "they" is now so commonly used to indicate the "unnamed" singular, I'm not sure it means anything any more.
But she may have meant GZ and people like him in the first instance, the media and those defending GZ in the second.
I'm not sure why we parse the vocabulary choices of grieving parents and stepparents as if they were professional diplomats or were reading remarks prepared by paid speechwriters.