Dratted Details! by Sarah Loudin Thomas | Aug 24, 2015 | Uncategorized | 6 comments Thistle not at all worried about the details . . . I’m over on SouthernBelleView today talking about those nit-picky details that can so easily trip writers up. Like blond and blonde–do you know which to use when?? 6 Comments Andrew Budek-Schmeisser on August 24, 2015 at 9:03 am Well, I’ll have a guess…hair is blond, and a person with blond hair is a blonde. We’ll see… BTW, I hope it’s OK that I copied the endearing picture of Thistle to use on my laptops screensaver rotation? She’s a dead ringer for our Regis, who does NOT allow photographs. Reply Sarah Thomas on August 24, 2015 at 9:08 am I love that you’ve borrowed Thistle’s picture! She normally only allows photos outside, but for some reason tolerated this one. Reply mom on August 24, 2015 at 9:05 am I didn’t even know “blonde” existed!! Reply Sarah Thomas on August 24, 2015 at 9:08 am Thanks to the French . . . Reply Jamie Clarke Chavez (@EditorJamieC) on August 24, 2015 at 10:22 am Love love LOVE this photo of Thistle! Interesting about your publisher’s blond/blonde usage as the preferred dictionary (M-W Collegiate 11th) says either is a noun, either is an adjective … and still makes the male/female distinction. 🙂 CMOS always tells us to default to the dictionary, which I have up to now, but I will definitely check with each individual publisher from now on! Reply Sarah Thomas on August 24, 2015 at 10:36 am That picture relaxes me! Yeah, I’m still not 100% positive on the blond/blonde thing–I guess for once I’ll default to what I know is one of your favorite phrases, “That’s what editors are for.” 😉 Reply Submit a Comment Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.