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Female Equivalent Words Quiz

Based on the male version, guess the female equivalents of these words.
Last updated: October 03, 2014
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Male
Female
Man
Woman
Uncle
Aunt
Brother
Sister
Son
Daughter
Husband
Wife
Boy
Girl
Nephew
Niece
His
Her
He
She
King
Queen
Male
Female
Prince
Princess
Lord
Lady
Monk
Nun
Sir
Ma'am
Sir (Knighthood)
Dame
Waiter
Waitress
Duke
Duchess
Baron
Baroness
Hero
Heroine
Headmaster
Headmistress
Male
Female
Incubus
Succubus
Comedian
Comedienne
Lad
Lass
God
Goddess
Masseur
Masseuse
Warlock
Witch
Fraternity
Sorority
Aviator
Aviatrix
Fishmonger
Fishwife
Abbot
Abbess
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level 34
Apr 24, 2012
Shouldn't her be changed to hers or him be changed to he?
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level 30
Apr 24, 2012
Nope - Think of it like "His name is . . . " vs. "Her name is . . ."
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level 48
Apr 3, 2014
However, there's also "The . . . was his" and "The . . . was HERS". There's no context in this quiz.
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level 65
Oct 3, 2014
@GeneralWaffle: You can't write hers without her anyways, so it doesn't matter.
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level 45
Oct 30, 2014
You raise a good point. Both her and hers would be correct, depending on the word order of the sentence. You could "that is his house, that is her house", or you could say "that house is his, that house is hers". Both work
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level 64
Jul 8, 2018
And as soon as you type h-e-r in "hers", you will get another correct answer, "her", so it's a moot point. Anyone trying to educate us in kindergarten grammar of his/hers is being condescending, naive or just plain too puffed up on themselves.
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level 44
Apr 24, 2012
Very interesting, never heard of fishwife, that's hilarious terminology!
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level 73
May 20, 2013
Almost as funny as fishmonger itself
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level 50
Jul 31, 2014
"Take this fishwife to the brig!" "Right this way, Mrs. Fish." -Pintel, Ragetti, and Barbossa about Tia Dalma, Pirates of the Caribbean, At World's End One of the funniest lines in that movie, if not the series.
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level 34
May 29, 2016
The only thing that is funny about that film is the Box Office revenue
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level 39
Jul 8, 2018
...fishwife is a term of abuse for a woman who shouts a lot...it is not the feminine of fishmonger...
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level 67
Jul 8, 2018
No, not correct: Fishwife is a woman who sells fish and is also used as a derogatory term for a woman who is loud and abusive:
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level 66
Jul 8, 2018
And this is where the term of abuse came from in the first place.
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level 39
Apr 24, 2012
Can you allow dutchess? I knew the word, just didn't know how to spell it. New masseuse too
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level 55
Apr 24, 2012
Same here. Forgot the E at the end of masseuse.
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level ∞
Oct 3, 2014
Okay, dutchess will work now.
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level 44
Oct 28, 2014
Why? Isn't the point of the quiz to guess the _correct_ English words?
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level 58
Oct 28, 2014
Seriously? You're allowing incorrect spelling because people who can't spell are complaining? You're what's wrong with this world. Or should I say 'your wats wrong w/this world'
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level 41
Oct 7, 2016
Agree. Take it up with all the other quizzes that allow spelling errors. On second thoughts, don't
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level 64
May 19, 2018
Well, what's the point of teaching and learning the correct spelling when everyone just accepts the wrong versions? Words should be spelled correctly everywhere, not just in school or spelling qiuzzes.
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level 64
Jul 8, 2018
To all the puffhards, spell the name of the capital cities of modern Ceylon and Upper Volta without batting an eye or looking at anything other than this sentence.
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level 55
Oct 29, 2018
Excuse me, but that's a very silly argument. If you can't spell an incredibly complicated name from another language correctly then every incorrect spelling is equally valid?
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level 33
Apr 24, 2012
Ha!Ha! I was just thinking that. I'm gonna walk up to a lady today and call her that and find out what happens!
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level 50
Jul 31, 2014
I wonder if this guy is still alive...
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level 77
Nov 4, 2016
We are gathered here today to honor the late Ithabise. We didn't really know him all that well, but we do know that he was last seen calling a random lady a fishwife. Let this be a lesson to us all. Be careful who you yell words at. He probably won't be missed.
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level 64
Jul 8, 2018
He was the best fishmonger we ever had.
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level 45
Oct 29, 2018
Now, let’s celebrate his accomplishments:
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level 15
Apr 24, 2012
I tried misses, suprised it wasn't the answer.
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level 31
Apr 24, 2012
Niece is spelt wrong. You have "neice", should be "niece".
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level ∞
Jan 11, 2014
Finally fixed.
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level 27
Apr 24, 2012
Aviatrix is one of my favorite words!
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level 59
Jul 22, 2016
Weetbix is my favourite word...and food.
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level 59
Nov 3, 2016
Weetabix
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level 53
Nov 3, 2016
weetbix - keep your UK spellings out of NZ :P
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level 35
Nov 3, 2016
What the hell is Weetabix?
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level 61
Feb 22, 2017
It's the ersatz UK version of Weetbix
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level 25
Feb 2, 2018
Weetabix vs Weet-bix see: https://www.theguardian.com/world/video/2017/jun/30/weetabix-vs-weet-bix-taste-test-video
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level 64
Jul 8, 2018
@Matthew07 Bird food
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level 54
Feb 22, 2017
Love Aviatrix, is sounds like a persom from Asterix comics
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level 29
Apr 25, 2012
25/30 didn't get the last three, feeling like an idiot I didn't get nun, and for lad all I could think of was ladette! Probably showing the state of British culture somewhat...
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level 33
Apr 25, 2012
I always thought it was just masseuse. I didn't realize it was gender-specific. But anyways, 24/30. Good quiz!
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level 44
Oct 28, 2014
masseuse is impolite anyway, "massage therapist" is the appropriate term.
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level ∞
Oct 30, 2014
I really don't think that's the standard meaning @cedetra.
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level 67
Nov 24, 2016
Actually, as a person who is soon to gain my license for massage therapy, what Cedestra wrote is generally true. Your therapist won't like it much if you call them a 'masseuse'. You may find a unlicensed masseuse who does not perform sexual favors, but the term is rife with that connotation.
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level 75
Oct 30, 2017
As a person who speaks English, what Quizmaster wrote is generally true.
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level 48
Nov 10, 2017
i've been getting massages for years, the non rub and tug type, and i refer to them as masseuse and none have ever complained.
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level 49
Feb 2, 2018
A masseur or masseuse is a person who performs massage. Being certified or licensed does not change the word or its meaning. The fact that some people have taken to calling themselves massage therapists because they ascribe some sort of sexual component to the term masseuse or masseur doesn't make it standard. This is basically the same as saying secretary or executive assistant; just because one word is for some reason considered demeaning it doesn't mean the job requirements are different.
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level 75
Jul 8, 2018
jc: I think it's just because sex workers so often try to appropriate other job titles to make what they do sound less like prostitution. (masseuse, escort, exotic dancer, etc) and then when enough sex workers and their clients start using the term it defeats the original purpose because it starts to carry the connotation of sex worker even though it didn't originally mean that.
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level 38
Apr 25, 2012
Didn't get succubus and aviatrix. I knew aviatrix, but didn't know how to spell it! I suggest you add master/mistress and dominator/dominatrix.
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level 20
May 23, 2012
Mm, yes, but someone might object strongly to seeing "dominatrix" as the answer to a quiz.
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level 62
Oct 28, 2014
why?
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level 19
Oct 31, 2017
True.
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level 80
Sep 7, 2015
Dominator / dominatrix uses the same "logic" as the aviator/aviatrix, so it doesn't really bring anything new. Just Dom / Domme might work, but as Yesitall says it might choke some ultrapc people and some feel it's not appropriate for children as well.
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level 67
Jun 26, 2016
'Honi soit qui mal y pense'
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level 67
Oct 30, 2017
I mean that's true, but there are like five answers where the female equivalent just adds "-ess" onto the end of the masculine word, so I don't see what the big deal is.
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level 33
May 10, 2012
Fishwife! That's a new one for me. I kept singing Molly Malone in my head, hoping that a word other than fishmonger would pop up, but no.
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level 20
May 23, 2012
still can't remember the word fishwife
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level 22
Jul 10, 2012
Brilliant fun!! Thanks!!
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level 32
Aug 1, 2012
Only knew aviatrix from another quiz i just took, otherwise I wouldn't have gotten that one.
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level 50
Nov 23, 2012
I wonder how much the results have been altered by our recent grapple with PC?
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level 21
Jan 4, 2013
His should be changed to Him..
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level 68
Oct 11, 2016
I agree. The female counterpart to "his" should be "hers", the male counterpart to "her" is "him".
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level 62
Nov 3, 2016
Nope. One man and his dog. One woman and hers cat. Doesn't work, does it?
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level 63
Jan 12, 2017
The quiz is fine exactly how it is but there are situations where it could be 'hers' instead of 'her'. e.g. "the dog was his", "the cat was hers".
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level 22
Mar 19, 2013
DAME?!?! I can't believe i didn't get "dame" it's the word in one of my favorite songs THERE IS NOTHING LIKE A DAME hahaha South Pacific ;)
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level 70
Apr 23, 2013
You should add Count and Countess!
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level 82
May 7, 2013
Better yet, put 'Earl' and watch people struggle :).
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level 72
May 13, 2013
in your face, fishwife!
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level 43
Sep 15, 2013
Got 28 out of 30.
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level 52
Jan 10, 2014
Niece is still spelled incorrectly, please change that. Otherwise, good quiz!
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level 42
Apr 15, 2014
Is it just me, or does heroine sound like the drug.
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level 48
Nov 3, 2016
no it's not just you
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level 80
May 22, 2014
Damn. I tried versions of Aviatrice/Aviatris/Aviatres... but forgot about the possibility of using x. Dame I just couldn't think of. Duh. -- any chance to allow less than perfect spelling on some?
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level 21
Sep 1, 2014
how about guy = gal?
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level 68
Oct 28, 2014
Alternative answer for "abbot" = "Mother Superior"
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level 59
Jun 27, 2016
A Mother Superior is not necessarily an abbess. All abbesses are mother superiors, but not all mother superiors are abbesses. Some are prioresses, and some are just mother superiors.
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level 44
Oct 28, 2014
Woulda liked a couple harder ones. Marquess/marchioness? Alumni/alumnae? Maybe throw in some animals (boar/sow, sire/dam)? I liked this quiz a lot but it was hella easy.
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level 57
Oct 28, 2014
Warlock is not a male version of a witch; there are witches, male and female. It's a bit like saying that doctor is the male equivalent of a nurse - you'd be talking about two entirely different categories and trying to put arbitrary genders to them to try to differentiate them.
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level 62
Oct 28, 2014
little nitpicky for fiction don't you think?
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level 73
Oct 28, 2014
It's not fiction. Paganism is a religion like any other.
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level 59
Jun 27, 2016
^ This is where it would help to specify magic vs. magick. :)
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level 53
Apr 14, 2018
It's a Nordic thing - men practiced war magic, like enchanting swords and berserking and whatnot, and women practiced hearth and weaving magic. A warlock was a man who practiced women's magic. It was considered a pejorative term for a man who couldn't fight, or didn't act manly.
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level 71
Oct 28, 2014
Would you also accept ladette?
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level 44
Oct 28, 2014
Could you add aviatress for aviatrix? http://www.wordreference.com/definition/aviatress
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level 44
Oct 28, 2014
got all except the bottom three
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level 75
Oct 29, 2014
When you say monk I think of Shaolin, not Franciscan. Makes the answer hard to get. There aren't many nuns in China or Thailand.
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level 59
Jun 27, 2016
But there are Buddhist nuns. Although I see how they could be confused with Buddhist monks, what with their heads being shaved and all!
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level 23
Nov 3, 2014
Warlocks and witches are not male and female versions of one thing but different things altogether
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level 55
Nov 6, 2014
On Bewitched, they are male/female opposites. And like everyone else, I get all of my witch culture facts form Bewitched.
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level 19
Mar 15, 2015
i only got lass because i'm a geordie
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level 53
Apr 10, 2015
Geordies unite! I myself am an American, but... you know... You guys should just unite. My Newcastle friend recently moved away. A real riot!
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level 67
Jan 14, 2017
You've never heard the song 'She's a lassie from Lancashire'?
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level 45
Apr 18, 2015
Nice easy one!
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level 53
May 26, 2015
Its is Abbott, not Abbot
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level 68
Aug 4, 2015
Abbott is a name. Abbot is the title for the person who is the head of a monastery.
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level 59
Jun 27, 2016
^ Yes. If it was "Abbott", I would have to answer "Costello", and I don't really think he'd appreciate being called a woman.
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level 45
Jun 1, 2015
Nice quiz. Got them all with over 3 mins to spare☺
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level 68
Aug 4, 2015
For all the people complaining that they want alternative spellings accepted (or perhaps that should be excepted): If I add 1+1 & say the answer is 3, is that acceptable? After all, 3 is almost 2, right? Sheesh! If you're not sure how to spell something, open another tab & type the word you're using into the search box. Nine times out of ten you'll get the correct spelling to pop up w/o even needing to find an online dictionary.
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level 75
Nov 3, 2016
The problem with that logic is that math facts don't change but spellings do. Also math facts are the same in any language. Language is fluid, there are different translations, spellings change over time, etc. I agree that some of the requests are "out there" but asking for acceptance of things such as labour for labor or proper names in different languages is not unreasonable. Who can say only one way is correct in those instances, regardless of what Google says?
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level 49
Sep 8, 2015
i did not know, nor could i properly guess the last four...good ones! the others came easily to me.
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level 49
Sep 25, 2015
And I always thought a female lad was a gal.
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level 59
Oct 26, 2015
That's because you're not British! Lads and lasses. And wouldn't it be guys and gals?!
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level 70
Sep 26, 2015
I enjoyed this quiz, but I really feel you could have skipped the whole first column, and headed right into the not-utterly-obvious stuff.
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level 43
Dec 19, 2015
Being British, I took 'lad' to mean lad in the context of lad culture, so couldn't think of anything other than 'ladette' - worth adding?! I think it is actually in the dictionary nowadays...
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level 67
Jan 14, 2017
Obviously a 'Southerner'
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level 58
Feb 1, 2016
This quiz has the most 100% guessed answers of all the featured quizzes I've seen, yet the average is lower than a lot of other quizzes. Huh.
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level 36
May 8, 2016
it was easy until the last column
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level 32
Aug 26, 2016
I don't agree with the opposite of monk being nun. Nuns are specific to the Christian faith iirc. All I kept thinking was Monkess??? monkey??? what???
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level 41
Oct 7, 2016
How come you have Headmaster/mistress but not master/mistress on its own?
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level 46
Nov 3, 2016
You do realise that this is just a quiz with a finite number of questions?! They don't have to ask every single example of this subject, just a select few.
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level 57
Nov 3, 2016
Could you consider ladette for lad, it's a Britishism and a product of our drinking culture but non the less in common usage.
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level 46
Nov 3, 2016
I'm from the UK and I think you're pushing it a lot with "in common usage"! It should be left as it is, no one uses 'Ladette'!
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level 75
Nov 3, 2016
This quiz is shockingly bigenderist. ;-)
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level 60
Nov 3, 2016
And here, you can see why we haven't reached gender equality. In my opinion, no words shouls be gendered.
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level 38
Nov 3, 2016
Why? Because some of us don't wish to deny our femininity, we have failed to reach gender equality? - Gimme a break! If it were that easy, the "gender neutral" folks would all be in the 1%.
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level 55
Oct 29, 2018
The existence of gendered words does not in itself constitute gender inequality, but it is not hard to see how it is possible for the fact that there are these sorts of words to make unconscious sexism easier. @divant, there are good reasons to believe this sort of thing that don't involve transgender or gender-neutral people. Imagine if every time you were referred to and quite a large proportion of the time you were described the speaker implicitly stated how tall you were. You would be entirely justified in thinking it should not be the case. And you wouldn't agree with someone saying "I don't want to deny my tallness (or shortness or medium-height, depending on your height). It doesn't mean we're not height-equal. Gimme a break!" and then making some comment about the rarity of height-neutral people. I think Elan has a strong point, although how this might come about is beyond me unless we stop speaking English.
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level 36
Nov 4, 2016
Great Quiz! Thanks :)
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level 58
Nov 4, 2016
It should be His / Hers, or Him / Her. It's simple anyway, but technically incorrect.
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level 9
Dec 30, 2016
Is it weird that playing pokemon games helped me get the female word for Lad
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level 51
Mar 9, 2017
Hey QM, add midwife Male - Accoucheur Female - Accoucheuse
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level 44
Apr 29, 2017
I thought the male version of witch was wizard, don't remember hearing warlock.
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level 49
Jun 20, 2017
I didn't get fishwife. I never heard of it before.
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level 49
Jul 9, 2017
masseus should be accepted
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level 23
Jan 26, 2018
I tried monkey for monk. No offense, I'm a girl myself.
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level 39
Jul 4, 2018
Omg...
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level 54
May 31, 2018
Please accept mann't for woman.
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level 64
Oct 29, 2018
Oh the huge manatee
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level 34
Jun 1, 2018
I need to find myself a flyingfishwife hehehe
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level 39
Jul 8, 2018
...not much differentiation these days what with political correctness and all...
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level 67
Jul 8, 2018
1926 documentary showing Fishwives and fishermen towing a Lifeboat through town and then collecting money for the Lifeboat Association ......https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b0masd4QmJo
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level 19
Oct 29, 2018
@Quizmaster I really do feel like you should change her to hers and write possessive next to his to show that the equivalent is hers. You know, like those sets of two anything, like, towels, that say "His" and "Hers"? Anyway, other then that, fun quiz!
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level 55
Oct 30, 2018
"Her" is also perfectly correct and if you try "hers" you get the right answer without even having to type the last letter.
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level 54
Jan 31, 2019
I long for the day when this is no longer necessary.
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level 48
Feb 20, 2019
Wrote 'aviatorix' instead of 'aviatrix'...
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