If I say i have a date with my best friend this Sunday at 4p.m. Would you understand it is a man or a woman?
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I wouldn't make any inferences as to the gender of your friend if I heard you say that.
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My oppinion is that if a person says about someone in such manner that conceals gender, it must definitely be someone of the opposite gender.

So if my task was to emphasise that the friend I am meeting with is a woman or a man, I would mention it somehow. Say, 'I have a date with my best friend at 4 p.m. This is a fellow (girl) that I know since the age of 10' would be better if you don't want to be misunderstood. IMHO.
Lol what difference does it make if ur best friends knows that?
Excuse me, I don't understand the latter. Who knows what?

I thought you wanted to say 'I have a date with my best friend' and to be sure that the one you say it to will not confuse your friend's sex. That is why I suggested that you should add mentioning of your friend's gender because, IMHO, most people would suppose it is a man. If you don't want confusion, don't skip this detail. That's what I wanted to say.
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You mean my best friend might be confused about his/her own sex. i doubt it. Don't ask me about his/her mind. Lol.Emotion: wink
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