Troglodyta Recidivus (uber1337n3ss) wrote in linguaphiles,
Troglodyta Recidivus

A girl can have girlfriends, but a boy can't have boyfriends.
A pretty girl is entirely different than a pretty boy.
A movie, a quote, a boy, a shirt or a song can be cute for a girl. If a guy calls his friend's shirt "cute," either he's gay or his friend's shirt is.

Lately I've been noticing a lot more of this kind of phenomenon. (Simply because I've been noticing it, not because it is suddenly more prevalent, I'm sure.) And I find it really interesting, how the gender of the speaker, or the gender of the person being spoken about, can change the meaning of a word completely.

Think you guys could muster up more examples of this?

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