I was about to ask a question like this:
I just accidentally stabbed myself in the finger with a very sharp knife; when referring to the knife directly, is it more correct to say: "the knife stabbed it" or "the knife stabbed me". That is, should I refer to a collective me including the finger, or to the finger itself as a singular entity?
However, when beginning to formulate the question, I realised I don't actually know that the word for "it" is in grammatical terms. Doesn't anyone know what it is, specifically?
I tried googling but googling for 'definition of it' doesn't actually produce a single term, and 'term for it' just yields a large number of unrelated results.
I'm not going to ask the original question because when I think about it the answer is kinda obvious.
p.s. does anyone know how to get blood-stains out of a keyboard?