Originally Posted by gmw
How about it?
More seriously, doesn't they and their etc. cover most of the requirement? I came across this article recently: A singular use of they
IME, that's now pretty well standard in STM (science, technical, medical) writing, certainly for UK publications. I generally only see he/she or (yuk!) s/he from writers whose first language isn't English.
Originally Posted by desertgrandma
Aack. Since there are no "genderless" people that I know of, I do not want to read a "genderless" pronoun.
Actually, from a medical perspective, there are
people who are genderless. Some have been born with both sets of reproductive organs, while others are genetically one sex but physically the other. From a social context, there's an additional group of people who make a choice to be neither one nor the other.