Here is an example. It always has bothered me how people use blonde versus blond. I decided a while back that it felt more correct to use blond as an adjective, and blonde as a noun (i.e., "She's a blonde because she has blond hair.").
Last night I finally got fed up and decided to check my AP Stylebook, and this is what I found:
blond, blonde Use blond as a noun for males andSo it seems I was close, as the only thing I didn't know was the gender differentiation.
as a adjective for all applications. Use blonde as a noun for
As a writer, do you ever have instances like this happen to you — where you were never taught the actual rule, but followed it instinctively nonetheless?