Ay/em Pronouns


Ey/Em are gender neutral pronouns which can be used by anyone. Christine M. Elverson of Illinois won a contest by the Chicago Association of Business Communicators to create a gender neutral replacement for the widely used he/him and she/her pronoun set. They created ey/em/eir by dropping the "th" from they, them and their.

Name Subject Object Determiner Pronoun Reflexive
ay/em ey em eir eirs emself

What are ay/em pronouns?

ay/em are preffered pronouns used to describe a person. When someone uses the ay/em pronouns this means that they prefer to be referred to using those pronouns.
Don't know which pronouns to use?
Don't know which pronouns to use? If you are unsure of a persons pronouns it's always best to refer to them as they/them
How to use ay/em pronouns
  • ey is going to the store to buy chips.
  • I met em at the bus station today.
  • I played Pokemon on eir Nintendo switch.
  • ey took Buttons to the vet emself.
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