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The Naipual Test: Can You Determine Sex From Text?

“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a Nobel laureate in possession of a big mouth, must be in want of a foot to place in it.”

In the wake of V.S. Naipaul’s sullying of Jane Austen’s virtue, the Guardian has “The Naipaul Test,” to see how lay readers compare to the Indian novelist in their ability to tell the sex of an author just from their text.

I was 6 for 10. “Sloppy thinking. You clearly need to read more books by men.”

[via Vulture]



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