Saturday, October 04, 2008

Noun-specific adjectives

Maybe it's not just that some adjectives are gender specific. Maybe some are noun-specific...

You talk about staunch Protestants, and devout Catholics, but have you ever heard it said the other way round?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Horses sweat. Men perspire. Women glow.

Not just gender, but species specific. Although not adjectives!