Off topic: Beware of womans terminology
Thread poster: Andrea Appel

Andrea Appel
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Sep 9, 2009

(1) Fine:
This is the word women use to end an argument when they are right and you need to shut up.

(2) Five Minutes:
If she is getting dressed, this means a half an hour. Five minutes is only five minutes if you have just been given five more minutes to watch the game before helping around the house.

(3) Nothing:
This is the calm before the storm. This means something, and you should be on your toes. Arguments that begin with nothing usually end in fine.

(4) Go Ahead:
This is a dare, not permission. Don't Do It!

(5) Loud Sigh:
This is actually a word, but is a non-verbal statement often misunderstood by men. A loud sigh means she thinks you are an idiot and wonders why she is wasting her time standing here and arguing with you about nothing. (Refer back to # 3 for the meaning of nothing.)

(6) That's Okay:
This is one of the most dangerous statements a women can make to a man. That's okay means she wants to think long and hard before deciding how and when you will pay for your mistake.

(7) Thanks:
A woman is thanking you, do not question, or faint. Just say you're welcome. (I want to add in a clause here - This is true, unless she says 'Thanks a lot' - that is PURE sarcasm and she is not thanking you at all. DO NOT say 'you're welcome' . that will bring on a 'whatever').

(8) Whatever:
Is a woman's way of saying F-- YOU!

(9) Don't worry about it, I got it:
Another dangerous statement, meaning this is something that a woman has told a man to do several times, but is now doing it herself. This will later result in a man asking 'What's wrong?' For the woman's response refer to # 3.

Hope you have a good laugh (-:
someone forwarded it to me and I think its worth sharing....isn't it so true (-;

Kind regards

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Henry Hinds  Identity Verified
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Forgot number ten Sep 9, 2009

Forget it. After you said what?

You're in trouble.

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Clarisa Moraña  Identity Verified
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Great! Sep 9, 2009

I really don´t know why, but when translated into Spanish, the words have exactly the same meaning!
I really enjoyed it. Thank you!

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Arnaud HERVE  Identity Verified
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Oh well Sep 9, 2009

Yeah but what about the "oh well". I still don't get it exactly.

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Anne Baudraz  Identity Verified
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very pleasant Sep 9, 2009

Had a good laugh befor starting mor serious work!!!! I was prepared to read a very serious text about feminism, and what you have to be careful about when you translate a text , and it was a nice surprise, a nice little break.

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Jack Doughty  Identity Verified
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Words Men Use Sep 9, 2009

There's a lot of material out there about men's vocabulary, too, e.g. this one:

Words Men Use -- and What They Mean

He didn't actually hear anything you said, but he's learned that if he doesn't say something when you talk, you'll keep talking.

Five Minutes

Somewhere between "in a little while" and "the end of time". Never actually means five minutes unless you gave that as a time limit, in which case it means five minutes, timed to the closest millisecond.

Of Course I Love You for You!
He loves you for your body. If that goes, so will he.

Is it OK if I...?
He's already done it, so you may as well approve.

Loud Sigh
Although not actually a word, the loud sigh accompanies the realization that he's going to have to figure out a way to undo something he's already done in the hopes that you'd approve.

He forgot what he was going to say, most likely because he was distracted by the subtle jiggle of your/your sister's/your best friend's/some stranger's breasts.

Thank you. Really, really thank you -- I thought for sure you'd say no.

And for more on the subject, try this link:

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Silvina Matheu  Identity Verified
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Exactly! Sep 9, 2009

Clarisa Moraña wrote:

I really don´t know why, but when translated into Spanish, the words have exactly the same meaning!
I really enjoyed it. Thank you!

As I was reading, I thought exactly the same. No cultural differences here

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