In the dictionary, I found that "blonde" is usually used for girls and women, and "blond" for boys and men. And some people say that these days "blond" is used more for both sexes.
Which is right and is the sentence below OK?
I'd like to hear about your opinion.
For a reference, the words are used as a adjective.
ex) The girl has a blond hair and blue eyes.
Thank you as always!
Both blond and blonde were borrowed into English from Middle French: blond (masculine) and blonde (feminine). As a noun, both BLONDE and BLOND are used in Modern English, but the former spelling (BLONDE) may be considered sexists (i.e., not politically correct) by some, which means, BLONDE is acceptable, but just not preferred by some speakers. As an adjective, the spelling BLOND is preferred. The reason being, adjectives modify things, such as wood and hair which lack gender (i.e., Wood is neither male nor female.) :wink:
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Originally Posted by ‘Modern American Usage (2003)
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All the best, :D
They don't like it because noun-adjective agreement is freedom grammar ;)