i wish there were words like “girl” and “boy” and “man” “guy” “lady” etc to refer to nonbinary people besides just “person” bc sometimes i dont feel like gendering myself when i want to say stuff like “guess who just slipped and fell in the mud while walking the dogs. this girl/guy.” because “guess who slipped in the mud while walking the dogs. this person” makes me feel like i am a robot or an alien trying to integrate into human society without being noticed and is not doing it quite right
What about “bod”? Short for “body”.
I know it’s still a little depersonalising, but it scans roughly the same as girl/by/guy/man/lady…
Cons: Can be mistaken for ‘bot’. May still need explaining. Aforementioned depersonalisation.
Pros: At least it sort of fits with language as it exists?
I don’t know. We might have to invent a word.