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How should "blond" or "blonde" be spelled? "Blonde" or blonde"?
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Is not a male blond and a female blonde?

As an adjective blond or blonde is lower case, but as a noun I often see Blonde with the first letter capitalised: 'Look at the hot Blonde!'

Q: How do you get a one-armed Blonde out of a tree?
A: Wave to her.


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Dylan spelled it "Blonde on Blonde", so that must be right.
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...and that is one of the GREATEST albums of ALL time!
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Vandy and Justin: CASE CLOSED!

So why does my Firefox spell checker prefer "blond" over "blonde"?
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I get this a lot with Americanised (there's one right there!) English, its trying to tell me that Americanised has a z in it! There are things like colour of course. I just take the little red lines to mean I am doing something right. Know knead for a spell chekker hear.

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On 2008-04-10 13:38, Vandy Grift wrote:
Dylan spelled it "Blonde on Blonde", so that must be right.


Hey, I think I have that DVD! Smile


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On 2008-04-10 14:45, Lyndel wrote:

Hey, I think I have that DVD! Smile



Is it one of those 8 hour compilations?
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Yep! Smile


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On 2008-04-10 13:22, stoneunhinged wrote:
How should "blond" or "blonde" be spelled? "Blonde" or blonde"?

Both are correct and acceptable. As for the second part of the question (which I don't get but I assume it is a typo) blond or blonde should only be capitalized (capiltalised) when in the beginning of a sentence and not in the middle of a sentence. As a teacher with a relativey open mind, I think it is OK to say "Wow, look at that hot Blonde" for the sake of stressing it but it is not correct punctuation. Regardless of what many think, correct punctuation and grammar should aid in understanding and not hinder it. If you are nitpicking then you could say that Blonde could mean that the person belongs to a group of people called Blondes and that Blondes would thus be a proper name, which it isn't. It could be if you could say "Yuck, look at that ugly Blonde" but I am yet to encounter one Smile
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Blondes . . . . have more fun
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Abc, I know people who think the correct spelling is: 'Look at that hot BLONDE!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
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On 2008-04-11 05:52, plasticdestiny wrote:
Abc, I know people who think the correct spelling is: 'Look at that hot BLONDE!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

How can anyone disagree with that!
You could also say "Look at that hot BLOND" but only if she has an American accent.
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On 2008-04-11 05:52, plasticdestiny wrote:
Abc, I know people who think the correct spelling is: 'Look at that hot BLONDE!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

How can anyone disagree with that!
You could also say "Look at that hot BLOND" but only if she has an American accent.


Or if you happen to like hot BLONDS.

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Ever notice you can be a Blonde, a Brunette, a Redhead but no one ever says 'He/she was a Grey.'

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On 2008-04-11 13:42, plasticdestiny wrote:
Ever notice you can be a Blonde, a Brunette, a Redhead but no one ever says 'He/she was a Grey.'



When someone asks "what does he/she look like" about a grey person, the reply is usually "they're old."

My Mother and all my sisters went grey in their teens I think. Mom quit dying her hair years ago, and one sister just turned 50 and said "screw it". My uncles hair turned grey when he was quite young but he had a lot of hair. I remember him telling me when I was a little kid "I don't care what color it is, as long as I can run a comb through it."
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My father went grey at 19 and my mother at 30.

Mine started to grey in my late 20's but fortunately since then it's miraculously turned many vibrant colors.
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Which of course begs the question, does the curtain match the drapes?
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Wouldn't that be 'gray' or is that only males. Smile
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That gave me pause for thought.

According to Wikipedia:

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Grey became the established British spelling in the 20th century, pace Dr. Johnson and others,[95] and is but a minor variant in American English, according to dictionaries. Canadians tend to prefer grey. Non-cognate greyhound is never grayhound.
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