This is a cute little story I just have to share, about an exchange between me and Kouryou-chan, the 2yo daughter of omahas and elfs, that happened this weekend. Elf tells it here . Her: "You're a boy, because you have scruff and an earring." Me: "Don't girls have earrings?" Her: "No. Only boys." All of the men she knows well regularly wear an earring. None of the women she knows well do.