Massachusetts Governor Now Two for the Price of One

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The Massachusetts House of Representatives has decided to start calling the state government’s chief executive “Their Excellency, the Governor” in order to be gender-non-specific at all times.

Better to be plural and always wrong then go masculine and possibly be wrong on occasion.

Is it time to call the lower chamber “Their Absurdity, the House of Representatives”?

(If you think this might be a put-on, by the way, note that it’s not April 1. You can check the details here.)

This matter is not about “Excellency,” a highfalutin’ title for the governor left over from colonial times. It’s about the English language, and the willingness to assault it in order to serve a bizarre social agenda.

As we all learn in our early years, “his” and “her” are singular, “their” is plural. “His” refers to one person. “Her” refers to one person. “Their” refers to two or more.

In addition to being plural, though, “their” is inherently less personal. It’s often used to refer to organizations or things in addition to people – “their sixth Super Bowl win in 17 years,” for instance – so it immediately connotes distance.

In other words, it’s terrible for a title, which is supposed to be about one person.

We all know what the point of this nonsense is. It’s a nod to transgenderism. Some people who identify with the traits of the opposite sex take to referring to themselves (proper usage, by the way, since we’re talking about multiple people) as “they-their-them.”

But when they do this, “they” aren’t really all “their.” A human being is a male or a female. These categories aren’t “assigned” at birth, but rather at conception, when DNA is imprinted on the first cell of the new person as male or female.

These are facts that we all used to understand without explanation, before the new re-education set in.

Sadly, some people spend as long as 10 seconds trying to learn the new lingo. For such people, we offer one piece of advice:


Someday, people will look back at the current age and not just disagree with the decisions being made but giggle – as if seeing video from the ‘70s of brown striped polyester shirts and bellbottoms.

In the meantime, though, it’s up to the rest of us not to give in to the madness.