Monday, February 5, 2007

Words Women Use - Pay Close Attention Guys!

I'm not feeling too overly creative this evening so I thought I would borrow from an email that I recently got from my friend Trisha. Perhaps some of you men have seen these "words of warning" out there before but they certainly bear repeating - especially considering that most guys either don't seem to get it the first time or manage to retain it for long!

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 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 (see #1).

4.) GO AHEAD: This is a dare, not permission. Don't Do It!

5.) LOUD SIGH: This is not actually a word but 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.

7.) THANKS: A woman is thanking you - do not question or faint. Just say you're welcome.

8.) WHATEVER: Is a woman's way of saying "%@&* 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.

And I think that about sums it up! Men - any words of wisdom to impart to we females?


  1. No.... I'm thinking this is pretty accurate, however.

  2. This is something women will nod and laugh with and men will pay no attention to :)

  3. I paid attention, and I agreed completely.

    There was a poll conducted, and the one thing that all long lived marriages had in common ..... The men had all learned to say "Yes Dear".

  4. Have you been talking to "Mrs. Bulldog"???? Right on the mark, unfortunately for us guys. The only thing I would add is the "Quizzical Look", as if she's saying "Are you *@#%* serious?", usually when you attempt to wear your "favorite" shirt/jersey/bandanna to a family function - involving HER family!

  5. good one bulldog. Hmmm, I think I've seen this one recently, me thinks it's a plan to train us....something about pavlo's dogs?
    but great none the less.
    colorado bob is right too...

  6. You know all of this stuff is correct, however, utilizing this information at the proper time is the hard part.

  7. Anonymous2:17 PM EST

    I actually do some of this stuff.

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  9. A man can get along with any woman he knows to say:

    I'm sorry, my fault, you're right.

    Just know we haven't a clue what we are apologizing for, since we weren't paying attention in the first place.

  10. Great Post! I say all of them.
    I am not creative today, i am ill!
    Just doing my blog rounds.
    Will be putting up counselling homework tomo, so i hope you will join in! Nothing too hard.

    Claire xx

  11. Not currently having a guy in my life (currently = 4+ years) I don't really use any of these phrases unless I happen to use one or two on some of the guys that I work with (who bless them still seem to tolerate me as their dispatcher)! Still, I do know women who use them quite frequently.

    Thank all of you guys for having such a great sense of humor about it. I'd love to see one of you come up with a retaliatory list - I think that could be quite funny!

  12. I think that was very creative post!

  13. LOL! I posted this on my blog when I first started blogging. See? It really is a small world after all...

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