In fact, how you string together verbs, nouns, adjectives and adverbs to form a sentence may be a dead giveaway to your gender.
According to Nature News Science, women write more about people and relationships. They use more pronouns like I, you, him, her and their. For example, they might say, "HER dog is cute."
Men, on the other hand, tend to focus on words that identify or quantify nouns. Like the, a, that and one, two, or more. They're more likely to say "THAT dog is cute"
Researchers at Bar-Ilan University in Israel developed a computer program that analyzes writing style and determines the author's gender. The computer is 80 percent accurate at detecting if a nonfiction book or novel was written by a man or a woman. It does this just by scanning words and grammar. The researchers say the computer program confirms the stereotype that men talk more about things, while women focus more on relationships. Men categorize, women personalize. Men have an informational, factual style, women an involved, descriptive one.
But the idea that a computer can determine gender is creating a fuss in some academic circles.
The research was actually rejected for publication by the National Academy of Sciences. They thought it raised too many gender issues and promoted stereotypes.
Looks like you'll just have to do some reading and form your own opinion.
It's Hard to Tell When Kids Are Lying Figuring out when an adult is lying is difficult even for the professionals, but it’s almost i… The New Trend for Parents are "Dayclubs" for Kids When you become a responsible parent, you have to stop going to clubs and boogying the night away, r… Parents Should Worry About Their Kids' Caffeine Intake Parents, your child’s sweet tooth may be the least of your worries. According to new research … Will a Baby Einstein DVD make your 1 year old a genius? Well, if you’re a new parent, you’ve probably been bombarded with ads for DVDs that prom… Tips to Make You the Smartest Mom or Dad in the Room Here's some intelligence for parents. Tips to help make you the smartest mom – or dad – … Million dollar Woman There's a book we've talked about before called "The Millionaire Next Door" by Thomas Stanley. It lo… The Advantages of Breast-Feeding Your Baby It’s not easy being a new mom. If you’re considering switching your baby to a bottle bec… Keep Your Kids Away From Prescription Drugs Pill popping is as common as homework on high-school campuses these days. A study from the Partnersh… This is for all the teenagers. If you think dating is rough where you live, check out these dating customs from around the world This is for all the teenagers. If you think dating is rough where you live, check out these dating c… Men are like monkeys--We're hairy all over, grow up climbing trees, and use non-verbal signals to communicate what we want and t We're hairy all over, grow up climbing trees, and use non-verbal signals to communicate what we want… If you have kids in school, check out their textbooks. You'll find they're quite different from the ones you used. They're less 'offensive' But have publis… How many times have we talked about childhood obesity on this show? Well, there's a good reason. A third of all American kids are overweight. So how can you keep your k… If your kid is a perfect angel 100% of the time, then you don't need to listen to this But if yours interrupts you when you're talking or exaggerates the truth, you need to nip that behav… Love Signals Hey ladies if you have a hard time getting your man to open up, just wait. Sooner or later, his mug … If you're friends with a couple and they break up, can you stay friends with both of them? It's possible, but you have to work at it. Here are some tips from Elle magazine on how to stay frie…
Tips for Leaving Your Dog Home Alone Loneliness Is Bad For Your Health One reason is because many Americans are unmarried and live alone.… Beware of the 7 Year Itch The 7 year itch is a sign of future dissatisfaction. Couples with high levels of boredom were more d… Improve Math Scores w/ OATMEAL Does Parental Favoritism Exist? Most parents try to hide their preference, but how do kids feel about parental favoritism?… Does Gaming Cause Health Problems? There are more adult gamers today than teens and … Preparing For Flu Season Here is what you need to know to combat the flu.… For A Better Relationship Go On A You Are What You Watch Third Hand Smoke is Dangerous The Benefits Of Drinking Green Tea Green tea contains powerful antioxidants and is good for your heart.… Important Things We Can Learn from Kids Ladies, Keep Away From These Guys Try These Police Negotiation Tactics on Don't Worry, Be Happy When it comes to being happy, you have more control than you think. In fact, the choices you make in…