Thursday, October 02, 2008

Dashing and fetching

Are there any adjectives that are gender specific?

For example - you can say a man is dashing, and you can say a woman looks fetching; but could you say that a man looks fetching, and a woman dashing?


Wendy said...

Well, I think your new photo is stunning. I wouldn't say that about any man I know. Congrats on the new article, I hope you will post a link if it becomes available.

The other Wendy

Isaac said...


diane s said...

A young woman at my dad's work asked what he thought of a new coat or top or something and he said it was very fetching... she didn't understand and in fact was quite offended... LOL.

Thanks for the lovely things you said on your previous post! I will be uploading the PDFs or a scan of the article to the internet at some point, I hope. x

Sue Hepworth said...

Thanks very much for the compliment, Wendy (not that Wendy).