[quote=“Dr_Milker, post:14, topic:155918, full:true”]
I think the answer is staring us in the face. English already has a gender neutral pronoun: “it.” And it’s already used for people in sentences like “Who was it?” “It was Roger.”[/quote]
Some people would still be offended because one of three pronouns was chosen to the detriment of the other two.
There is actually a fourth pronoun (call it a de facto pronoun if you like): “one”. But maybe the two-spirit community would find that offensive.
So I propose turning to Chinese for help.
Who was the Honorable Person? The Honorable Person was Honorable Roger. My worthless self saw Honorable Roger’s text on my worthless phone, so my worthless self immediately texted Honorable Roger back.