From “Melanie Speaks!”, an audio guide for transsexuals on developing a female voice, by Melanie Anne Phillips: One of the dead giveaways that you’re masculine is the wrong vocabulary. One word that men use more than women is “want”. Men want. Women don’t “want” things, they “like” things. They “would like” things. A guy will go up to the little speaker box at a fast food restaurant and say, “I want a Big Mac,” whereas a woman will say, “I’d like a small salad please.