It was bound to happen

When it became acceptable (at least in some circles) to use the pronouns they, their, and them to refer to an individual of unknown gender, it was bound to happen: Those same plural pronouns would be used when a singular pronoun is required. It happened on yahoo.com:

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The pronoun their refers to one of two candidates, both of whom are purported to be male. The correct pronoun is the singular his.

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