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/ is used in this way in Portuguese too (probably in many other
languages), and frequently pronounced as "barra" (but never pronounced
in "e/ou" [and/or]).

Até mais!

Leonardo


2013/9/6 DM <[log in to unmask]>:
> Interesting article came up in my Ling 101 class yesterday;
>
> http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2013/04/24/slash-not-just-a-punctuation-mark-anymore/
>
> It was only after reading it that I realized I subconsciously use slash in
> this manner as well! What do those of the list think?