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Blonde vs. Blond

What should it be?

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Wed Aug 13, 2008 4:21 pm
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Meep says...

BigBadBear wrote:Firefox says that 'blonde' isn't a word.

Firefox also says "dialogue" isn't a word, so go figure.

I was never really sure which way it goes. I'd heard that blonde is feminine, blond is masculine(/general), but I rarely put it into practice. I usually just use "blonde."
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Wed Aug 13, 2008 7:07 pm
BigBadBear says...

I'm learning French right now, and at the end of adjectives, (for females) they add an 'e' at the end of it. I think that's right. So.

Blonde = female

Blond = male, or any undetermined sex.


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Sat Aug 16, 2008 1:45 am
beautyandthefish says...

Well in french, it would be blond and blonde, because of the sex difference, but in America we do nothing of the kind.
I use blonde in most of my writing..
though the spell check on here says it's not right!

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Sun Aug 17, 2008 12:51 am
patience_isnt says...

I use "blonde" regardless of what the actual rules are. I hate it when SpellCheck changes it from "blonde" to "blond". It annoys me, and that's why I rarely have SpellCheck on while I'm typing.
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Mon Sep 01, 2008 5:34 pm
Squishy says...

i think that we should not use either and just write


ha! see what literature teachers think of us now!

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BlueAfrica says...

I use "blonde" because "blond," to me, just looks...naked.

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Wed Jan 04, 2012 9:06 am
RacheDrache says...

I've actually always understood the difference as "blonde" being a noun, almost always female, and "blond" being the adjective.

"There's this blond guy in my class."
"I was never really into blondes until..."
"DUDE, hot blonde at twelve o'clock!"

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