Why are so many people bastardising the english language by using the word "thay" in singular tense?

It is So confusing, i don't know who you are talking about when you say "they", the largest reason that this is an issue is due to it not being a universal convention, some people use they in singular while most educated English speakers use the proper tense ( he, she it) when in singular. So i never... show more It is So confusing, i don't know who you are talking about when you say "they", the largest reason that this is an issue is due to it not being a universal convention, some people use they in singular while most educated English speakers use the proper tense ( he, she it) when in singular.

So i never know if you are talking about a group of people or if you're just a wierdo.

Why are people doing this? is this some sort of new meme or internet challenge?
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