When I got my S2000 in September 1999 every single woman who saw it said it was "cute". "Cute"? Really? But it does 0-60 in 5.4 seconds! (That used to be fast.) I've since determined that, for most women, if they like something they say it's "cute".
Just the other day though, a guy saw my car and made the comment "That's a nice little scooter." "Scooter"? Really?