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English adjective dependent on gender: blond / blonde

Blond or blonde?

This is something interesting for me. “Blond” or “blonde” (light-haired) comes to English from French. I noticed that it was spelt in different ways and actually we have kept the variation “blond” for males and “blonde” for females.

So…

He is blond.

She is blonde.

http://grammar.quickanddirtytips.com/blond-or-blonde.aspx

 

There is a stereotype in our culture that blonde women are dumb or stupid. This is not true of course and rude, but there are many jokes based on it:

http://www.coolblondejokes.com/

 

Blonde moment

Related to that is the expression “to have a blonde moment”, which young people say if they make a mistake or do something stupid.

“Why did you forget your keys?”

“I had a blonde moment.”

 

Please don’t use the last two points because they are mainly for information (and entertainment). I don’t want anyone to get into trouble because of me.

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