Still on the gender theme, here is a bit of fun.
I discovered the Gender Genie web page recently ( sorry, I can't remember who led me to it...) and having bookmarked it, I decided to have a go today. It claims to be able to deduce whether a piece of prose was written by a male or female from the language used.
So I entered in one of my blog entries: male. Hmm.
A small ( admittedly smaller than the recommended 500 word) passage from my novel in progress: androgynous...equally male and female!
A whole 2000 word short story, written with the women's magazine market in mind: female. Phew!
Three notable things:
1. Son 2 was well enough to go to playscheme despite having vomited all over the sofa last night! I knew we bought leather furniture for a reason...
2. Arranging for a friend to visit tomorrow so we can catch up on the gossip.
3. A home delivery arriving promptly for once, rather than 10 minutes before the end of the delivery window.