A cutting edge PC innovation, neopronouns! A Guide to Neopronouns New York Times raises eyebrows with lengthy explainer on alternative pronouns: 'Is this all real?' Here's the idea: The article goes on to quote practitioners explaining their reasoning for choosing a neopronoun, including a 15-year-old who feels their affinity for vampires is part of their gender. Examples: "A neopronoun can also be a so-called 'noun-self pronoun,' in which a pre-existing word is drafted into use as a pronoun. Noun-self pronouns can refer to animals — so your pronouns can be "bun/bunself" and 'kitten/kittenself.' Others refer to fantasy characters — 'vamp/vampself,' 'prin/cess/princesself,' 'fae/faer/faeself' — or even just common slang, like "Innit/Innits/Innitself."