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Gender Wednesday, 1 July, 2009

Posted by ~uh~™ in Internet, Soceity & Cultures.
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Today I was trying to register myself into Digg.com. On clicking the link provided with the registration verification email the following window popped up. I was supposed to fill up ‘what’ am I as an ‘optional’ information.

digg gender options

Honestly I was taken aback to see the list of options. There was a time I had to choose between two options. Not anymore!

First, I thought of choosing ‘male’ and get going. But then I thought, by simple saying ‘male’ wont be information enough. So I decided to do a little introspection and quick research on the net to find out the difference between a Dude, Fellow, Chap, Gentleman, Male, Guy and Beau. Obviously forced by my primal instinct I also found out about the difference between a Girl, Lady, Bird, grrrl, Damsel, Beau and Female. Transgender probably was the easiest to comprehend!

Here goes my understanding with illustrations for easy understanding.

Dude: A slang term used to refer to a friend or partner. The term dude generally refers to a man who is kind of dandy characterized by an ultrafashionable style of dress and other affectations.

Fellow: In the broadest sense is someone who is buddy or a  friend.  A member of a literary or scientific society; A companion; a comrade; an associate; a partner; a sharer.

Chap: A man or boy; a youth; a fellow (probably a younger fellow).

Beau Salman

Beau: A man who takes great care to dress in the latest fashion. A man who escorts, or pays attentions to, a lady; an escort; a lover.

Gentleman: In its original and strict signification, denoted a man of good family. It also signified a man with an income derived from property, a legacy or some other source, and was thus independently wealthy and did not need to work.

Guy: Man, in slang.

Now to satisfy the primal instinct, types of the fairer sex goes as following-

Girl: A female human from birth through childhood and adolescence. A young woman.

Lady: A lady is the female equivalent of a lord, the counterpart of a gentleman, or any adult woman, a polite name for any woman.

Bird: informal terms for a (young) woman. Same as dame, doll, wench, skirt, chick.

Grrrl: Short form of Riot Girl, an underground feminist punk based on third wave feminism.

Damsel: A beautiful young woman (of noble birth); a maiden (as in without sexual experience) who is usually under distress.

Transgender: People who were assigned a sex, usually at birth and based on their genitals, but who feel that this is a false or incomplete description of themselves and decide to chose their gender (or absence of it). Depending on the sexual orientation they can be either heterosexual, homosexual, bisexual, pansexual, polysexual, or asexual.

None of the above: None of the above.

~uh~~uh~ the Dude

After a careful self intropsection, I think I will select ‘Dude’ for me. What are you ?

You can also try the Gender Analyzer.



1. TheThoughtfulTrain - Wednesday, 1 July, 2009

I think I will go for none of the above! 🙂 Your patience in explaining the different types of homosapiens is commendable. You haven’t treated your female readers with pictures as hot as the ones you laid out for the men … Not fair!! LOL!!
~uh~: Welcome to AEIOU ¿ ®
Many people have acknowledged for my unlimited patience on writing long and useless and elaborate articles.
I have noted your feedback, so I have uploaded a pic of myself at the end. I will try to take care of my female readers in future 😉

2. le embrouille blogueur - Wednesday, 1 July, 2009

I agree with TFT …. though I probably will not settle for the none of the above look either ..lol !!
~uh~: Welcome to AEIOU ¿ ®
You sound like another ‘fellow’ 🙂

3. witsnnuts - Thursday, 2 July, 2009

I’m a chap:) .. good research
~uh~: Good, you can start a new chap-ter of your life now….;)

4. Rofl Indian - Thursday, 2 July, 2009

You have smartly segregated and described the humans into appropriate categories. As they say… Dude ka dude, punny ka punny!

Who is that round faced, thrifty haired balloon below the dudes?

I have always been tormented by such differentiations. What is a cool dude? Does a dude always need to be cool, just as a potato always needs to be hot? And if potatoes are always considered hot, why are men who have an impressive physique, not referred to as potatoes? Also, how is a cool dude different from a hunk. Where do nerds, geeks, studs etc. fit?

Whats a ‘ladybird?’
~uh~: Wo Dude hi kya jis me Pun-hi na ho ?
The baloon faced fellow is a quack from the land of the desserts deserts.
Your torment is justified. A dude is always cool, a chick or a babe is always hot, a guy is always smartass, a damsel is always in distress, a buddy is always online.
Some men are called couch-potatoes ( probably because of their mashed state of affairs) while some ladies are called couch-papayas.
A hunk is a dude with muscles and stuff. Michaelangelo’s David is a hunk.
Nerd- a dumb fellow or a hunk who studies.
Geek- a tech savvy chap.
Stud- a hunk with a sports car and fat wallet. Or a gentleman in his undies.
Bimbo- a dumb skirt or a busty dudette.
Ladybird- It’s same as Ladybug from a non-feather horizon, unless you are confusing with Ladyboy or Shemale or Trannies or cross dressers or intersexuals….
Let’s see if we can get more views on this.

5. bittercharm - Thursday, 2 July, 2009

hmm… for 26 yrs.. I was quite sure of being a pretty woman (yeh I’ll take the liberty to boast of) 😉 but now I am lost… I don’t look like any of the above pics… who m I………
~uh~: Why don’t you consider your self as aPYT ?

6. whatsinaname - Thursday, 2 July, 2009

you are impossible! 😀
~uh~: Tell me something new, chick :-/

7. Nishchaya - Thursday, 2 July, 2009

I am still scratching my head regarding my identity.
BTW, what type of dude are you?

Dude – The anglicized “deeyud” or the punjabi style “dood” 🙂
~uh~:If you are scratching your head regarding your identity, you can be a ‘nerdish geeky fellow’.
I am ‘dood’, definitely may be.

8. Lynn - Friday, 3 July, 2009

well i’ve been called dame, doll and chick (and most assuredly others as well) but i have never ever been called a Bird. wtf? never heard that one! so glad someone finally cleared things up in the terminology department though. thanks ~uh~
~uh~: It happens with everyone. Much more cross-continental discussion is required because the definitions and interpretation of such terms changes with geographical location and cultures, like birds of different feather.
In India the terms ‘launda’ and ‘banda’ is used to express ‘chap’ and ‘guy’. It becomes ‘laundiya’ and ‘bandi’ for females. But they are like slang and not to be used in formal gatherings.

9. Lynn - Friday, 3 July, 2009

~uh~ see link about a bridge in mumbai. ilearned somuch about your area and some history too. i commented i would direct you to their site as they are on my blogroll.

~uh~: Thanks for sharing the link. I have put up a comment there. Am yet to experience the drive, because the initial euphoria is creating major traffic snarls everyday !

10. Naren - Friday, 3 July, 2009

Man, that was Awesome! Enjoyed!

I’m dude, i think, though I am somewhat lacking in facial hair
~uh~™ : Its okay dude, attitude compensates 🙂

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Is there a means you can remove me from that service?

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