Are you a man or a woman?

Confused? Just take something you’ve written – longer than 500 words preferable – and bung in in this.

It’s based on an algorithm developed by some Israeli scientists working from the assumption that men tend to identify, determine or quantify things whereas women tend to talk about relationships between them. It analyses how frequently an author uses words that are more ‘male’ or ‘female’ and gives an overall weighted score. Thus it turns out ‘with’, ‘if’ and ‘not’ are the girliest words while ‘around’, ‘what’ and ‘more’ are decidedly blokey. Down the lower end of the scale it tends to get a bit sillier, for instance ‘the’ is masculine and ‘and’ is feminine.

I ran a few of my own posts through and it turns out I am  a man, most of the time.

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5 thoughts on “Are you a man or a woman?

  1. Hmm.. I’m male, but only just. I’m sure there would be some around who would agree with this.

    Where it does fall over, however, is that a piece my wife wrote, about giving birth to our third child, apparently marks her out as a man… and quite strongly so…

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