Outside Agitator (they/them)
- Jul 29, 2012
What's with the imperial "our"!
I used it as I was speaking on behalf of the readership as a whole – and, by extension, your good self, whom I see as together having a sort of "ownership" over the historian. I often use "we" (and therefore "our") when speaking about linguistic devices and the effects they have on the reader in essays and such, so I guess it's just a hangover from GCSE English.