Originally Posted by murraypaul
Yuk, no need to make up nonsense words.
The correct English usage for something of definite but unknown gender is he.
However that is no longer socially acceptable (even though linguistically correct), and they is by far the best alternative.
So my answer to the poll would be: In practice, it already does
Exactly what I wanted to say. I assume murraypaul is a male, but, just to be safe, they put it very well