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Re: OT: Blond(e) (Was Re: Genitives and Possessive Adjectives)

From:Nik Taylor <yonjuuni@...>
Date:Friday, February 27, 2004, 6:03
David Peterson wrote:
> I'd like to see proof that this *ever* existed in English, > personally.
It exists right now! At least, in my writing, I would say "She's a blonde", but "He's a blond". I'm pretty sure I've seen others write it that way, altho I could be mistaken. I'm less consistent in using it as an adjective.
> Why would this word have been borrowed exactly, when so many other > French adjectives weren't?
Perhaps because it's also used as a noun? -- "There's no such thing as 'cool'. Everyone's just a big dork or nerd, you just have to find people who are dorky the same way you are." - overheard ICQ: 18656696 AIM Screen-Name: NikTaylor42