Taxi Driver: Ha Auntie! So you be woman? Single Female Adult: What do you mean? (Obviously confused because I don't believe I look like a man). Taxi Driver: I be think say you be girl Single Female Adult: Huh! (Obviously still confused) Taxi Driver: I see the pampers wen you buy for your pikin (child), so you be woman na! You no get woman body at all (I guess this means I am not big or fat or whatever a woman should look like). How old your pikin (child) be? Single Female Adult: One (I have no idea why I said that, maybe to just end the awkward conversation or to keep the respect he had decided I deserved just because he thought I was a 'woman').
This strange conversation (maybe, not so strange if you really think about it) occurred between a taxi driver and I, a while back.
It begs the question: what actually categorises a female as a girl or a woman? Is it