Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Alert @GrammarGirl: Female shot in leg

Image: Boston Globe Headline - Female Shot In Leg

Woman Versus Female:
It's my recommendation that you use female as a noun only when you are speaking about animals or writing scientifically. When you are talking about female humans, the favored nouns are woman and women. Likewise, when you're talking about male humans, the favored nouns are man and men.

Make that Woman Shot In Leg.

1 comment:

  1. I concur sir! I once tried to explain this to a tele-marketer and he thought I was making a joke, ah the times.