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The Prit (and others) Movement
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All Members , Moderated
Welcome to the Prit Movement!

New Mission Statement:
This community is meant to be an open forum on the introduction of new words into the English Language. Propose, repeat, debate the merits as you wish. However, try to keep the invented words introduced as words of normal speech (including colloquialisms), not curse or pure slang.


Old Mission Statement:
We are trying to introduce a new word to the English language: "prit."* English, as a living language, has been shaped by many forces throughout its existence through evolution, cultural contacts, and adoption. Shakespeare, the great playwright, supposedly introduce upwards of 30,000 words to the language alone. Slang terms constantly expand the colloquial speech. This movement is about one word meant to correct a devolving grammar.

What is "prit"?
The Prit Movement was designed to introduce and promulgate the use of "prit" in the English language. In its shortest definition, "Prit" is the personal "it."

Why do we need prit?
We need prit because, too often, people have been erroneously using "they" as a third person singular pronoun. In standard language, the third person singular would be he, she, or it; the possessives would be his, hers, and its. In recent years, we have been moving toward a gender-neutral language. However, "it" is considered to be a dehumanizing word. Thus, "prit" is introduced (possesive form prits).
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*"Prit" was started in the livejournal of kenzilla: http://www.livejournal.com/talkread.bml?journal=kenzilla&itemid=35608</

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