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a PC blog by Hikamaru

I'm Nichole, 22-year-old Australian who loves cute things, music and of course Pokemon.
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Gender confusion hits again!

Posted November 15th, 2012 at 06:15 PM by Hikamaru

Time for another funny blog entry, and I was answering a question in B/W's Quick Questions when suddenly, the person I was replying to thought I was male.

Originally Posted by Hikari10
Originally Posted by Geminisign View Post
Thanks man, I'll just keep cycling....
I'm actually female. Guess my avatar/sig confused you.
Notice she called me a "man", meaning she thought I was male? I know I use a lot of male-looking avatars and sigs, and several newbies have not noticed I was female but I laughed at this so much.

So, do you think that my avatar/signature at the time is what makes people assume what gender I am? Give thoughts in the comments.

And remember, don't let my common choices for avatars/signatures fool you. I AM FEMALE.
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    Hmm, we all know that one day, you'll literally think you're a male.
    Posted November 15th, 2012 at 06:50 PM by revere revere is offline
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    He wasn't specifically calling you a male, it's a generic unspoken rule of the internet that 'we recognize everyone as male by default'.

    Also no, I personally never cared enough to guess a person's gender from their theme.
    Posted November 15th, 2012 at 08:49 PM by Truality Truality is offline
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    Hikamaru's Avatar
    Yeah, newbies always think I'm male unless if my current avatar is female.
    Posted November 15th, 2012 at 09:14 PM by Hikamaru Hikamaru is online now
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    curiousnathan's Avatar
    You're trying too hard to get the emblem.
    Posted November 15th, 2012 at 10:22 PM by curiousnathan curiousnathan is offline
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    Charlie Brown's Avatar
    yeah man i always assume genders (and other things) based on avatars and signatures
    like i legit thought you were a clown-nosed otter thing because of your avatar and signature but turns out you're not.
    Posted November 16th, 2012 at 12:50 AM by Charlie Brown Charlie Brown is offline
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    Zet's Avatar
    'thanks man' is just one of the many other ways to say thank you.
    Posted November 16th, 2012 at 02:03 AM by Zet Zet is offline
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    Lornami's Avatar
    It really isn't them assuming you are a man, or even people auto-assuming everyone a male until spoken other wise. It's just a saying.
    My housemate has said "aw thanks man" when I do her a favor. It's just a saying, such as people saying "DUDE!" when not really talking about 'a dude'.
    Posted November 16th, 2012 at 07:42 AM by Lornami Lornami is offline
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    Kura's Avatar
    "Thanks, man" is like what others are saying; a figure of speech.

    And really, how do you know if they really meant short for human ;3
    Posted November 16th, 2012 at 01:31 PM by Kura Kura is offline
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    I call girls man and bro a lot of the time. More than I call guys that, actually.
    Posted November 16th, 2012 at 10:56 PM by
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    While I'm just a newbie I thought you're male because your Julian Assange theme. xD
    Posted November 17th, 2012 at 04:11 AM by Gerokunz Gerokunz is offline
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    Originally Posted by Gerokunz View Comment
    While I'm just a newbie I thought you're male because your Julian Assange theme. xD
    That is just one of my many genderbending avatars/sigs.
    Posted November 20th, 2012 at 12:56 AM by Hikamaru Hikamaru is online now
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    Squirrel's Avatar
    "Man" is just a generic term when you're talking to someone in a laid back way, nothing to do with gender. :p
    Posted November 20th, 2012 at 04:15 AM by Squirrel Squirrel is offline

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