Thursday, March 01, 2007

Man Write

Are people unable to see the obvious or is it just me? I am a co-writer in this blog and I am here to stay. I was too shy to make any of my stories public, but then I was encouraged (read goaded) to join this blog. So, you guys can forget about me leaving. It is interesting, yucky and insulting all at the same time to think that I am Pratap's creation, but sorry to disappoint - I am just another purty girl. :(

Some readers here, based on my style think that my English is unladylike. Is there a lady English and gentleman English? I can think of kids writing about toys and bugs, teenage boys writing in adolescent anger, girls talking about love and cute things. But is there a difference in writing between a grown woman and a man? Is there a "man write"? Lets see...

In order to classify the gender of a written piece, we need some training data. Considering gender distribution of fiction authors, it is heavily lopsided, I mean there would be atleast a dozen male fiction authors than female authors. I feel like shit just saying that. Come-on guys, biologically girls grow and learn faster than guys and if you had started writing early on, we should have written more than men! So we cannot compare books because people would not have read many books written by women.

Blogs are a good data set. All you readers must have loads full of blog bookmarks that you read during work hours, which I am sure has a good mix. Without knowing about the author, can you really identify the gender of the blog?

Guy blogs are a dead giveaway. Guys always write about some favorite dish, that they think only their mom can make, and how they miss it once they are away from mummy. Stupid mummy's boy! If only they had moved their behind to help with their mothers, they would not be in such a pathetic state to appreciate their own torn singed smokey dosas, that only they can help themselves with.

Then there is the "girl" factor. Have you ever come across a guy's blog who does not write about his girl? Unbelievably predictable! She would either be some old college romance or some lost love because they did not have the guts to talk to her, or prematurely disclosed his feelings. The "girl story" would never end successfully, because if she had reciprocated, our hero would be drooling like a dog and not find time to bitch about it in his blog. You dont have to go too far to verify: this blog has plenty of "the girl" stories capped with the "I love all Tamil girls". Actually, if you notice, if they ever write a story, it would have a girl, and that girl in some form would have had something to do with his crush. How lame can they get?

Women bloggers on the other hand are dignified, grammatically and politically correct. A mark of perfection and beauty.

What are the characteristics of a "man write"? Do you know?

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Anonymous Voracious Blog Reader said...


Nice Post !

Voracious Blog Reader

Thursday, March 1, 2007 at 7:12:00 AM CST  
Blogger Deepa said...

You got that one right.:-)

Thursday, March 1, 2007 at 3:02:00 PM CST  
Blogger DufusMaximus said...

I guess males would actually write something concrete instead of going on and on about the precarious positioning of their unique identity.

Thursday, March 1, 2007 at 8:44:00 PM CST  
Blogger The Kid said...

That was excellent Dufusmaximus. Males are short and to the point and they not try to meander about some vague point.

Friday, March 2, 2007 at 12:04:00 AM CST  
Blogger iamvisheshur said...



Friday, March 2, 2007 at 4:14:00 AM CST  
Blogger iamvisheshur said...

ur tagged

Friday, March 2, 2007 at 6:42:00 AM CST  
Blogger Tohou Lidia said...

here here! Totally agree my friend! Girls' blogs are always more dignified! That's because girls know what they want and how they're going to get it :)

Don't worry, i always thought you were a girl!

Saturday, March 3, 2007 at 12:15:00 AM CST  
Blogger The Visitor said...

LOL @ The Girl. :)

Saturday, March 3, 2007 at 12:55:00 AM CST  
Blogger Swaroop said...

I for one, am a guy who loves to use lots of action words and short sentences in my blogs..

It's kinda like short snippets of code packing a lot of punch!

Anyway, keep the blogs rolling..don't worry about detractors.

Saturday, March 3, 2007 at 11:45:00 PM CST  
Blogger Archana said...

Yaaaaay! Go girl go!
And you know it is not only guys who write concrete. There are these people who are obsessed with sounding matter-of-fact-like... They want to show off whatever big words they learnt and whatever they could understand from Economics Times...
There is no guy-write as much as there is no lady-write!
Once again "Jai Girl"

Monday, March 5, 2007 at 2:42:00 AM CST  
Blogger rads said...

lol, I am not getting into this discussion. Ive read the gender-specific ones, and then there are tons who stray from the normal. In effect, I don't care who wrote as long as it's readable and interesting [which is purely subjective, I might add]

Monday, March 5, 2007 at 9:20:00 AM CST  
Anonymous sona said...

just a fwd i got,thought i shud hrae wid u all...just for fun!

Day night, I thought he was acting
weird. We had made
plans to meet at a
cafe to have some coffee. I was
shopping with my friends
all day long, soI
thought he was upset at the fact that I
a bit

but he made no

comment.Conversation wasn't flowing so

I suggested that

we go somewhere

quiet so we could talk, he agreed but

he kept quiet and



him what was wrong - he

"Nothing."I asked him if

it was my fault

that he was upset. He said it

nothing to do with me

and not to worry.

On the way home I told him that I

him, he simply

smiled and kept

driving. I can't explain his

behavior; I don't know

why he didn't say,

"I love u, too."When we got home I felt

as if I had lost

him, as if he

wanted nothing to do with me anymore.

He just sat

there and watched TV.

He seemed distant and absent.Finally I

decided to go to

bed. About 10

minutes later he came to bed. I decided

that I could not

take it anymore,

so I decided to confront him with the

situation but he

had fallen asleep.I

started crying and cried until I too

fell asleep. I

don't know what to

do. I'm almost sure that his thoughts

are with someone

else. My life is a



Today India lost the cricket match

against Pakistan.



NOW that's called

Simplicity of Men
Complexity of Women !!!.

Monday, March 5, 2007 at 1:37:00 PM CST  

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