Now I feel smart for not saying 'boy'. You reminded me of an anecdote with the "walking around with eyes and ears shut" remark. I bumped into a friend on that occasion and she was with a guy, so after introducing us, the three of us sat together for some coffee. Later that evening, I was talking to her on the phone and she asked me if I had noticed that S was gay. I said that I did and she was really surprised and wanted to know how. "Well, he did mention his darling..." (which has distinct masculine and feminine forms in Serbian), to which she snapped: "Oh, that son of a... He made a bet with me on that!"