Brunette or Brunet? (7)

1 Name: kiotsukatanna : 2011-02-19 13:54 ID:kqfo9zjE

Okay, I’m curious to people’s thoughts on this.

If you’re going to use blond to indicate a boy and blonde to indicate a girl, do you need to do the same for the term brunette? Brunet would be the correct term for a brown-haired male, but it looks foreign and strange, doesn’t it? Has anyone seen it used? I’ve always used brunette for a brown-haired male, even though it’s technically wrong.

What do you think?

(Is this the wrong place to for this thread?)

2 Name: Elkkun : 2011-02-19 14:38 ID:M4L+kHhP

Yeah you may wanna put this in the Lobby section instead, or Pleasant chat (:

I've always put brunette foor male and female.

Also, sometimes I just say "brown hair"

3 Name: kiotsukatanna : 2011-02-19 15:52 ID:kqfo9zjE

How do I move it?

4 Name: Yemi Hikari : 2011-02-19 20:53 ID:EEDFrSqt

You simply repost it there.

5 Name: kiotsukatanna : 2011-02-20 06:21 ID:kqfo9zjE

I can't delete it here?

6 Name: Anonymous : 2011-02-20 13:03 ID:90joxjwM

Straight from the always right Wikipedia (coughs):

"People with brown hair are often referred to as brunette, the feminine form of the diminutive form brunet from brun (brown/brown-haired), the masculine form."

7 Name: Lupa Dracolis : 2011-02-20 13:57 ID:xdMkNZJO

Well, I don't know for certain whether the rule still applies, but if a French word ends in '-ette', it's female. Therefore brunet would be for males.

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