It has often been suggested that English should have male and female nouns. Here are a few candidates for consideration as useful male and female nouns:
- Swiss Army Knife
Male – because even though it appears useful for a wide variety of work, it spends most of its time just opening bottles.
Female – because they always go to the bathroom in pairs.
Male – because it can be turned on very easily, but isn’t very bright.
Male – because it goes bald and often is over-inflated.
- Hot Air Balloon
Male – because to get it to go anywhere you have to light a fire under it… and, of course, there’s the hot air part.
Female – because they are soft and squeezable and retain water.
- Web Page
Female – because it is always getting hit on.
Male – because it is usually unpolished, with its tongue hanging out.
Female – because once turned off, it takes a while to warm up. Also, because it is an effective reproductive device when the right buttons are pushed. Also, because it can wreak havoc when the wrong buttons are pushed.
- Ziploc Bags
Male – because they hold everything in, but you can always see right through them.
Male – because it uses the same old lines to pick people up.
Female – because over time, the weight shifts to the bottom.
Male – because it hasn’t evolved much over the last 5,000 years, but it’s handy to have around and it’s good for killing bugs.