- Don’t impose
- Give options
- Make your receiver feel good
Instead of saying 'purple', women may say 'violet' or 'lilac'.
Question intonations in declarative statements- women raise the pitch of their voice at the end of statements expressing uncertainty e.g. ‘Dinner’s in half an hour?’
Sense of humour lacking- Lakoff argued that women don’t joke as much or understand jokes.
Empty Adjective Phrases