Last night a reader wrote me to let me know that this gender language analysis algorithm indicates that I am most likely male. He said my December 19th entry resulted in a “481 Male/191 Female” score. But when I tested the December 10th post I got a “female” verdict, and I wondered if maybe it’s a matter of me using girlier syntax when I talk about knitting than when I discuss obscure Star Wars crap and hootchie dancers–you think? Then again, it seems that even in this post where I am deeply moved by the meows of a kitten I have a set of linguistic testicles that I scratch with my pronominal usage.
Not that any of this gives me a complex or anything. I mean, I’ve never been mistaken for a boy. Nope. No way.