Womanese - The Secret Language of Women
Byter Rosie sent me an email with a collection of Womanese statements. I mention Rosie at the outset to point out that I am not simply being sexist or misogynistic, that the item was sent to me by a female.
What is Womanese?
The Urban Dictionary has a couple of definitions:
a. The mysterious language of the species 'woman', which men find extremely difficult to grasp. It's primary function is as an almost impenetrable code only fully understood within their own circle.
b. A form of female telepathy used to confound men. Involves giving impossibly subtle verbal clues which the man is expected to know before they are spoken.
c. A method of communication that involves not saying something in order to communicate something.
An ancient, deceptive art of the female tongue which aims to confuse and entrap men into a false comfort through a cunning ability that allows a woman to say exactly the opposite of what she really means.
Actual Words: "No. It's ok. You can go out drinking with your buddies. I don't mind."Womanese Translation: "I swear to god if you walk out of that door you're not getting sex for at least a month."
A woman's way of blowing smoke up your ass, sort of like how politicians or executives talk to lower ranked or working class people, a way of telling you something without telling you.
Guy: What are you doing on Saturday?
Girl: I'm really busy all weekend I have to check my schedule.
So now that you know Womanese is. In the words of one blogger, “it’s the secret language women speak through subcommunications, body language, facial expressions, spatial relevance, and the underlying meanings of what they're saying.
If you’re a male, you will have heard it from childhood.
9 Deadly Words Used by Women:
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.
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 woman 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.
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’).
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.
|It's your decision||The correct decision should be obvious by now|
|Do what you want||You'll pay for this later|
|We need to talk||I need to complain|
|Sure...go ahead||I don't want you to.|
|I'm not upset||Of course I'm upset, you moron.|
|You're...so manly||You need a shave and you sweat a lot.|
|You're certainly attentive tonight.||Is sex all you ever think about?|
|I'm not emotional! And I'm not overreacting!||I'm on my period.|
|Be romantic, turn out the lights.||I have flabby thighs.|
|Hang the picture there||No, I mean hang it there!|
|I heard a noise||I noticed you were almost asleep.|
|Do you love me?||I'm going to ask for something expensive.|
|How much do you love me?||I did something today you're really not going to like..|
|I'll be ready in a minute.||Kick off your shoes and find a good game on T.V.|
|Is my butt fat?||Tell me I'm beautiful.|
|You have to learn to communicate.||Just agree with me.|
|Are you listening to me!?||[Too late, you're dead.]|
|I'm sorry.||You'll be sorry.|
In answer to the question "What's wrong?"
|The same old thing.||Nothing.|
|Everything.||My PMS is acting up.|
|Nothing, really.||It's just that you're such an asshole.|
|I don't want to talk about it.||Go away, I'm still building up evidence against you.|
|Can't we just be friends?||There is no way in hell I am going to let any part of your body touch any part of mine, again.|
|I just need some space||...without you in it|
|No, pizza's fine||Cheap bastard|
|I just do not want a boyfriend now||I just do not want (you as a) boyfriend|
|I don't know; what do you want to do||I can't believe that you have nothing planned|
|I don't really mind where we eat||....As long as it's the place I've already decided on|
|I like you but...||I don't like you|
|You never listen||You never listen|
|We're moving too quickly||I am not going to sleep with you until I find out if this guy in Bio has a girlfriend|
|I'll be ready in a minute||I AM ready, but I am going to make you wait because I know you will.|
|Oh Yes! Right there||Well, near there; I just want to get this over with|
|I'm just going out with the girls||We are gonna get sloppy and make fun of you and your friends|