Electronic/World Wide Web>Internet Article:  Hersher, Rebecca (04/24/2013), 'Yo' Said What?, Retrieved on 2015-02-19
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    19 FEB 2015

     'Yo' as a Gender-Neutral Pronoun

    Margaret Troyer, a former Baltimore-area teacher, published the first paper showing that "yo" is being used to replace "he" and "she." Troyer first noticed it while she was teaching middle-school kids in the area. "Some examples would be 'yo wearing a jacket,' " Troyer says, referring to her research. "Another example from the paper is, 'Yo threw a thumbtack at me,' which is a typical middle school example." So Troyer began to study her students. She gave them blank cartoons and asked them ...
    Folksonomies: gender language
    Folksonomies: gender language
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