I apparently don't have enough "tag score" to even suggest these so let me suggest them manually here on meta:


There is something wrong with the current situation.

Currently, is a synonym for , but there are two questions with which are not converted to . Similarly, is a synonym for , but there are five questions with .

If we go with and , then the older tags should be merged to the newer tags. If not, then the synonyms should not have been created. Currently I do not have a particular opinion which is better.

For the record, here is a complete list of questions with each of these tags as of writing.

  • I'm not sure about this (was unable to find any official word), but creating a synonym may not automatically retag existing uses of the synonym. It would only prevent new questions from using it. The mods would be able to confirm this. – Troyen Oct 23 '11 at 22:08

Maybe a better solution is to make all of them synonyms of a new tag with a wider scope like an umbrella term. After all some of the questions mention or compare both types of speech.


I'm sure somebody can come up with a better variant too.


I'm not sure they're synonyms… Can't you have some male feminine speach?

masculine/feminine sound to me as subjective, unlike male/female.

  • Well if you really really think all four tags makes for the most professional Stack Exchange site you're a lot more active around here than me. Is that how the tags are used though? – hippietrail Oct 19 '11 at 15:12
  • I don't really know… I tend to just ignore all tags and just look at question titles… – Axioplase Oct 20 '11 at 5:47

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