What if instead of Male/Female cable connectors, we use innie/outie?
innie USB-A to outie USB-B
outie/outie HDMI cable
Looks like there's also some discussion about this on wikipedia, but their alternatives are less fun than innie/outie:
Alternatively because innie has some other connotations, there's also inset/outset
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