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    blond Vs. blonde

    Can I switch 'blond' and 'blonde' ?

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    Re: blond Vs. blonde

    Quote Originally Posted by wotcha View Post
    Can I switch 'blond' and 'blonde' ?
    Yes.

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    Re: blond Vs. blonde

    Quote Originally Posted by wotcha View Post
    Can I switch 'blond' and 'blonde' ?
    'Blonde' is the female form of 'blond'. There aren't many such sexist forms left in English, but "Ulf, the blonde Swedish lumberjack" would be confusing.

    But I note that "Usage note" in the following suggests that we don't do this consistently (I have always assumed anomlies to be an internet phenomenon):
    http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/blond

    PS: Note that if you do a Google search for "blond jokes" it will first ask whether you are mad and mean "blonde jokes", and when you say no, it will still give you "blonde jokes"!
    Last edited by Raymott; 04-Apr-2011 at 11:07.

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    Re: blond Vs. blonde

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    ... There aren't many such sexist forms left in English...
    (and there are people who disapprove on grounds of sexual politics, and say things like 'they can be used interchangeably' - as interchangeably as 'history' and 'herstory' )

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