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    Default 'Men get their hair cut,' and 'women have their hair cut'?

    Hi,
    I was wondering if while refering to somebody having their hair cut the verb 'get' is used for men, and 'have' for women. Is there really such a difference in their usage?

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    Default Re: 'Men get their hair cut,' and 'women have their hair cut'?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mehrgan View Post
    Hi,
    I was wondering if while refering to somebody having their hair cut the verb 'get' is used for men, and 'have' for women. Is there really such a difference in their usage?
    Absolutely not. There is no difference at all. We use "have" and "get" for either sex.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: 'Men get their hair cut,' and 'women have their hair cut'?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Absolutely not. There is no difference at all. We use "have" and "get" for either sex.
    Intellectually I agree with ems. However, I have a sneaking suspicion that 'get' is a stronger, more masculine word than 'have'. I feel that men are more likely to get their hair cut, their cars repaired, their teeth fixed, etc, and that women are more likely to have these things done.

    I offer no evidence for this; it's just a personal feeling.

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