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Is blonde spelt with the 'e'?

  1. JakeFrost profile image60
    JakeFrostposted 5 years ago

    Is blonde spelt with the 'e'?

    Sorry, it's a silly question and you may even call me blonde... But I see it different everywhere, some people spell it blond

  2. MickS profile image71
    MickSposted 5 years ago

    I think that the most important thing is to be consistent in how you speel it.  Both my Websters and my Oxford list bithways as correct, and without any differences between US, and English spellings.

    1. SidKemp profile image93
      SidKempposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      smile Mick, consistent? Do you always speel speel "speel" and speel bithways "bithways"? Keyboard trouble? smile

    2. MickS profile image71
      MickSposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      No, but I don't always have the time to check for errors, and when I do I don't always get them.  If I'm writing for real publication I am very meticulous, bu for here? Well it's only a petty forum.

    3. SidKemp profile image93
      SidKempposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Mick - no offense meant, and none taken, I hope. I was just having fun with the extra "e" in speel.

    4. Denise Handlon profile image91
      Denise Handlonposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      lol   There you go again, Sid, with that 'CRAZY' sense of humoer, hahaa.   Oops, I mean humor!  smile

    5. SidKemp profile image93
      SidKempposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Or humour, if you're British. I must have an unusually large humerus. That's my funny bone. And it has an "e" like a girl's blonde!

    6. Denise Handlon profile image91
      Denise Handlonposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Oh, I've got one of those too.  They must not be gender specific.  smile

    7. MickS profile image71
      MickSposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      It never occured to me that you were being offensive, Sid. I noticed the errors when it was too late to edit them, I thought to myself, what a dumbo I am.

    8. SidKemp profile image93
      SidKempposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I'm glad. Would a girl be a Dumboe?

    9. Denise Handlon profile image91
      Denise Handlonposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      No, Sid...that would be a Dumba  'o' for boys, (Mick is correct here), and 'a' for girls, hahaha

    10. SidKemp profile image93
      SidKempposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Of Course! Ho, Ho, Ho! I can't say "ha," I'm a guy!

    11. Denise Handlon profile image91
      Denise Handlonposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      smile   Still LOL    Whew, that felt good !  smile

  3. SidKemp profile image93
    SidKempposted 5 years ago

    If you're a girl, you're a blonde.
    If you're a guy, your a blond.
    Please don't take this personally, but it's gender-specific. The "e" at the end indicates the hair color is that of a woman, without the "e," it's the hair of a man. This happens with a few words imported from French. I can think of one other example: A woman engaged to be married is a fiancee, a man engaged to be married is a fiance.

    Women get the extra "e." In Hollywood terms, Marilyn Monroe was a blonde, and Peter Graves was a blond.

    Or, if I'm wrong, maybe I'm having a blond moment!

    1. Denise Handlon profile image91
      Denise Handlonposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I didn't know that !   That is cool info.

  4. Denise Handlon profile image91
    Denise Handlonposted 5 years ago

    Jake-this is a wonderful question.  I never gave it much thought, but Sid gave an excellent response re: the difference.  Wow!  I'll have to be aware of that when I use it.  Isn't he smart?  And, so are you for posting this question here to the almighty gurus of words.  Now for my Smart A** Answer:

    No, it's spelled with a 'Y'  as in D-i-z-z-y     (my apologies to all the 'Blondies' out there, myself included, haha

    1. SidKemp profile image93
      SidKempposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Me? Smart! Duh, I must be! I've got gray hair!

    2. Denise Handlon profile image91
      Denise Handlonposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      LOL   You're smart AND funny-that's a great combination to have.  smile

 
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