I heard a guy on the radio today who had tried to start a new word, but his English Prof shut him down when he used it, because it wasn't a word. The Prof wanted him to use "he/she" as a gender neutral term. He wanted to use "E". Capital E.
I immediately thought, why not s/he? Pronounced sh he. Seems like that would cover it. Wouldn't it? Two less letters to type.
And why is it always, from what I have seen, "he/she"? Is it because "h" comes before "s"? What about ladies first? Or is that no longer pc?