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    sissy, diary, journal

    Someone says that keeping a diary is sissy because girls keep a diary, and boys keep a journal. What's the difference between a diary and a journal?
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    Re: sissy, diary, journal

    A journal sounds more businesslike, without any of the emotional content recorded in a diary (I suppose)

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    Re: sissy, diary, journal

    Quote Originally Posted by sitifan View Post
    Someone says that leeping a diary is sissy because girls keep a diary, and boys keep a journal. What's the difference between a diary and a journal?
    NOT A TEACHER

    (1) I agree that most males here in the States would never admit to

    keeping a "diary." If they did, some unkind people might question their

    manhood.

    (2) Some people think that there is a difference:

    (a) diary (from the Latin word for "day") is just a record of what you

    did that day.

    (b) journal is a reflection on your life experiences.

    (3) Besides "journal," there are other "masculine-sounding"

    words that males can use without too much fear:

    daybook (that may sound a bit too "feminine" for some men)

    log

    chronicle

    commonplace book

    (4) Learners should remember to spell it "diary" -- not "dairy"

    (the place where cows are kept for milking). I remember how to

    spell it correctly, for dia is the Spanish word for "day."
    Last edited by TheParser; 23-Sep-2010 at 14:18.

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    #4

    Re: sissy, diary, journal

    # 4 is new to me.

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