Words known by men and women

Some words are better known to men than to women and the other way around. But which are they? On the basis of our vocabulary test, we can start to answer this question (on the basis of the first 500,000 tests completed). These are the 12 words with the largest difference in favor of men (between brackets: %men who know the word, %women who know the word):

  • codec (88, 48)
  • solenoid (87, 54)
  • golem (89, 56)
  • mach (93, 63)
  • humvee (88, 58)
  • claymore (87, 58)
  • scimitar (86, 58)
  • kevlar (93, 65)
  • paladin (93, 66)
  • bolshevism (85, 60)
  • biped (86, 61)
  • dreadnought (90, 66)

These are the 12 words with the largest difference in favor of women:

  • taffeta (48, 87)
  • tresses (61, 93)
  • bottlebrush (58, 89)
  • flouncy (55, 86)
  • mascarpone (60, 90)
  • decoupage (56, 86)
  • progesterone (63, 92)
  • wisteria (61, 89)
  • taupe (66, 93)
  • flouncing (67, 94)
  • peony (70, 96)
  • bodice (71, 96)

These 24 words should suffice to find out whether a person you are interacting with in digital space is male or female.

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