View Full Version : So I Write Like a Girl...

06-30-2008, 05:43 PM
This is funny. Found this as a link from Stephanie's blog, and of course I had to try it.

The Gender Genie (http://bookblog.net/gender/genie.php) attempts to pick out words from what you have written to discern whether you are male or female. Amused, I put in some stuff I have written for the front end of the site, and all of it has come back as female. Truth be told, the writing for ItB.com almost came back dead even on male vs. female, but I found this exercise fun nonetheless.

I next copied in passages from some fiction I had written, and all of it came back male, so who knows.

From a NY Times article (http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9C01E7D71E3EF933A2575BC0A9659C8B 63) linked on the site above:
what the gender-identifying algorithm picks up on is that women are apparently far more likely than men to use personal pronouns -- ''I,'' ''you'' and ''she'' especially. Men, on the other hand, prefer so-called determiners -- ''a,'' ''the,'' ''that,'' ''these'' -- along with numbers and quantifiers like ''more'' and ''some.'' What this suggests, according to Moshe Koppel, an author of the Israeli project, is that women are more comfortable talking or thinking about people and relationships, while men prefer to contemplate things.

07-01-2008, 09:37 AM
don't feel bad keith, we all have problems!

Female Score: 84
Male Score: 76


damnit. i just copied in my last post to be fair.

i wonder what would come up if i typed in this:

so me. me, me, me, me, me. myself. i like to talk about the things that i do and the things that happen to me and generally just my personal feelings. i have needs. i am, in fact, totally needy. shopping makes me feel better whenever i am feeling sad about my life partners' issues with me. especially shoe shopping. i love shoes and ice cream. GET ME A BOWL OF ICE CREAM!!!!!!

Female Score: 96
Male Score: 24

by the way, you are supposed to use articles of more than 500 words.

nero THE zero
07-19-2008, 01:47 PM
From a random essay of mine:
Words: 1939

(NOTE: The genie works best on texts of more than 500 words.)

Female Score: 2028
Male Score: 2787

The Gender Genie thinks the author of this passage is: male!

Though, I have noticed that I use 'that' entirely too much in my writing, so I suppose my writing might usually be "male"

07-24-2008, 03:22 PM
Though, I have noticed that I use 'that' entirely too much in my writing,

hahaa, i hate stuff like that!!

i noticed not to long ago that i use way too many commas. i kind of type what i think as i'm thinking it so every time i came to a pause i would just comma-it-up whether it was a part of proper english or not!

or like if you get a cut on your finger it makes you notice just exactly how many times a day you touch your finger to something....