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Hello,

I was watching the movie My Best Friend's Girl .

I noticed that a role said:
"[He] is my roommate slash cousin."

I became interested in the use of slash in conversations.
More often than not, slash means or, but it seems to mean and in the quoted sentence above.

Informal as it seems to be, I wonder whether or not slash meaning and or or is often used.
Is it a word used by young generation?

If I want to express s/he, which among s slash he and she or he is used?

It reminds me of phrases of "with a capital A/B/C, like "trouble with a capital T."

Regards
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Informal as it seems to be, I wonder whether or not slash meaning and or or is often used.-- Informally, yes.
Is it a word used by young generation?-- I use it occasionally, and I am a baby boomer.

If I want to express s/he, which among s slash he and she or he is used?-- I say 'sh-he' (/shə hi:/).

It reminds me of phrases of "with a capital A/B/C, like "trouble with a capital T."
These usages all result from computer science. Right?-- No, they long pre-date the computer.
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Hi,

I was watching the movie My Best Friend's Girl .

I noticed that a role said:
"[He] is my roommate slash cousin."

I became interested in the use of slash in conversations.
More often than not, slash means or, but it seems to mean and in the quoted sentence above
.In my experience, it usually means 'and', ie both words apply.
He's my room-mate and my cousin.

He's my husband/best friend. = He's both.

Informal as it seems to be, I wonder whether or not slash meaning and or or is often used.
Is it a word used by young generation? It's not unusual.

If I want to express s/he, which among s slash he and she or he is used?
I don't remember the last time I saw s/he. If I had to express this idea in words, I'd say 'she or he'. I suppose you could say 'she slash he', but it's not any shorter to say, is it?

It reminds me of phrases of "with a capital A/B/C, like "trouble with a capital T."
These usages all result from computer science. Right? Why do you think that? Capitals and slashes existed long before computers.

Best wishes, Clive
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Mister Micawber.

These usages all result from computer science. Right?-- No, they long pre-date the computer.
CliveThese usages all result from computer science. Right? Why do you think that? Capitals and slashes existed long before computers.

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