931. I think, therefore it is

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The repugnant witch told Samantha that the minute she took her hat off she would die.

Samantha didn’t dare even touch the top of her head for another twenty-two years for fear of her hat falling off.

But what the witch hadn’t told Samantha was that she wasn’t wearing a hat.

53 thoughts on “931. I think, therefore it is

    1. arlingwoman

      I was going to say something similar…Perhaps she was what my mother often called a ‘dumb cluck’ when I was a child. Another way of saying birdbrained, I suppose.

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              1. Eric Tonningsen

                Dictionary.com defines blonde as a female with this coloration (the adjective). Is is less definite about blond. I prefer to distinguish between my genders – in most respects. 🙂

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              1. Yvonne

                To enter the fray, here’s what one grammar site (grammarist.com) has to say about the issue:

                In French, blond is masculine and blonde is feminine. This distinction generally extends to the English adjectives, especially in British English, where blonde is more common than blond (mainly because the word is used in reference to females more often than to males). In American and Canadian English, blond is generally preferred over blonde in all cases—even in reference to female hair color—though a minority of writers continue to observe the gender distinction. In any case, using blonde in reference to male hair is simply a misspelling.

                The use of blonde as a noun in reference to a female with blonde hair is best avoided because it can be interpreted as sexist.

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                1. Yvonne

                  Test your skills with a quiz. Fill in blond or blonde in the blank. The answer is at the bottom.

                  The man picking his nose is a _______.

                  blond (noun)

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                  1. Cynthia Jobin

                    I disagree with that answer. (OMG, do I dare to disagree with an internet grammars!) I would say: The man picking his nose is a blond man. To say the man is a blond, would be like saying the man is a short, or the man is a fat. Blond is an adjective. And I don’t care if the French apply gender to nouns, we don’t do that in English.

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                    1. Cynthia Jobin

                      Because he wasn’t tall, dark, and handsome…

                      The girl with blond hair said being called a blonde was sexist because it reduced her person to nothing but the color of her hair…..
                      And a brunette is obviously a feminine noun….what do you call a male with dark hair? A brunet? A bruno?

      1. Eric Tonningsen

        Before mine left their follicles, they were blond. I have always appreciated a good blonde joke. Alas, there are still some who are unnecessarily sensitive about the association. Said smilingly. 🙂

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        1. Bruce Goodman Post author

          I couldn’t find a place to comment – but what a story and a tribute. And every page you turned, or he turned for you, has made you that incredibly adept and expansive person that you are… Beautifully done!

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            1. Bruce Goodman Post author

              I wrote a play about my own father’s death – called “Jigsaw”. I think it was the highlight of my theatrical career seeing a theatre of 600 bawling their eyes out at the end and no one applauding!

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