OK, I am opening a new thread and the mods should feel free to transfer our "wanderings away from the point" in the Nickname thread into this one. Is is at all possible to detect whether the author of any writing is a male or a female unless, of course, they give specific allusions to this fact? Is it possible to pretend to be of the opposite sex? I have never set such a goal for myself as to conceal my true personality and impersonate somebody else. So I guess my style can be very "betraying". Has anybody attempted doing such a thing? Nevertheless, years ago, when I used to have online penpals, a girl from Indonesia with whom I had been communicating for a while, suddenly asked me whether I was a male or a female claiming my style was more like a man`s!! The Western emancipation is to blame here, I guess.