- Note to philologists. This is an artifact of the
Marin County airhead version of an oddity of the late Twentieth Century
called ``non-sexist writing'' which attempted to linguistically
divorce women from the family of mankind. With the appearance of
artificial intelligence, this trend led to the construction
``s/he/it'', which rapidly passed from the vogue taking the whole
movement with it. The term is still heard in Texas but has a different
meaning and is probably unrelated in derivation.