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I, in fact, do many things like a chick

Posted on: Friday, March 7, 2008

The Gender Guesser evaluates a sample of writing and uses a set of criteria to determine the gender of the author for both informal and formal genres. Scroll down on the page – the linguistics & theory behind it is pretty fascinating too! Here’s the results from the sample of my writing from the post below:

“Genre: Informal
  Female = 85
  Male   = 566
  Difference = 481; 86.94%
  Verdict: MALE

Genre: Formal
  Female = 414
  Male   = 298
  Difference = -116; 41.85%
  Verdict: Weak FEMALE. Weak emphasis could indicate European.”

Um, shit!

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3 Responses to "I, in fact, do many things like a chick"

My score:

Genre: Informal
Female = 775
Male = 1105
Difference = 330; 58.77%
Verdict: Weak MALE

Weak emphasis could indicate European.

Genre: Formal
Female = 249
Male = 525
Difference = 276; 67.82%
Verdict: MALE

ummmmmmm?

Genre: Informal
Female = 1181
Male = 1145
Difference = -36; 49.22%
Verdict: Weak FEMALE

Weak emphasis could indicate European.

Genre: Formal
Female = 458
Male = 417
Difference = -41; 47.65%
Verdict: Weak FEMALE

Weak emphasis could indicate European.

Since when the hell am I the feminine one? This thing seems to be fairly inconsistent. I inputted two excerpts from the same paper on Aristotle, and the first one gave me the formal results above, but the second indicated that I was definitively male. Okay, I need to stop procrastinating and clean up my horror of a kitchen for imminent landlady inspection.

Solidly male, anyone surprised?

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