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Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

artificial genderless pronoun, attested from 1977; from he + she.


alt. he or she pron. he or she

S/he (album)


s/he is the eponymous album by the musical duo s/he, released in September 2011. The duo consists of Michelle Chamuel and Tyler Duncan, former members of the Ann Arbor, Michigan-based band Ella Riot. The album was released shortly after the band's hiatus announcement. The album credits contributions by all then current band members and as such is the last collaborative venture of the group. An album review categorized the music as electronic-pop/rock, differentiated it from traditional synthpop, and complimented the vocal performance and incorporation of guitars and drums.

Usage examples of "s/he".

S/he skidded to a halt, and suddenly S/he backflipped through the air in a move of such astounding agility that even Slon gasped (although he quickly stifled the inappropriate sound).

It was a most disconcerting thing to see S/he spoke with the barely controlled voice of a humanoid, but hir every move and gesture was evocative of a great cat.

Then s/he quickly reined hirself in, all too aware that losing hir temper at this point would not do hir the slightest bit of good.

S/he took a steady breath, tried to get hirself to proceed, and still was unable to do so.

S/he had seated hirself on the couch and was looking rather pleased with hirself.

S/he was becoming reacquainted with all mat S/he liked about hirself, and mat was quite a bit to like.

Hir nostrils flared, and s/he stopped where s/he was, balancing hirself on hir toes without thought, as if poising hirself to make some sort of an attack on whoever was there.

S/he came back out moments later with a simple shift tossed over hirself and sat on the floor, staring up in wonderment as Slon bottle-fed Xyon.

S/he was having trouble wrapping hirself around what S/he was hearing.

S/he had promised hirself that S/he simply would not dwell on such depressing things.

In fact, with each passing day, Burgoyne found hirself wondering what s/he had ever seen in her anyway.

Although, truthfully, with Hermat physiology being what it was, s/he could just as easily describe hirself as "Mama" as well.

S/he found hirself wondering what hir social life was going to be like on a new vessel.

But as a literary composition, a letter belongs to its author, and only s/he has the right to publish it.

So s/he reasonedcorrectly, it seemedthat Selar would spend so much time overthinking and analyzing the situation that she would be vulnerable to attacks that bordered on the arbitrary.