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Man talk - translations please!

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    Kathryn LJposted 6 years ago

    Do men really talk in some kind of weird code?  Do they really have a totally different internal dialogue whilst conversing with the opposite sex?

    For example:-



    I love your hair - (and any other positive comment on a persons appearance,) -- I want to sleep with you.

    Or alternatively ------

    I like that dress - ---- please get out of my face, I don't care what your wearing to your best friends wedding, the World Cup's on, for heavens sake!

    Your thoughts?

    1. paradigmsearch profile image90
      paradigmsearchposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I love your ears. We should get together. I'd follow you, but I discovered I already am. big_smile

      1. profile image0
        Kathryn LJposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        And there was me worrying it was just me smile 

        My personal favourite is -- I'd love to ----- which actually translates as -- I would rather poke my eye out with a sharp stick.

        Maybe I just mix with the wrong blokes!

        1. paradigmsearch profile image90
          paradigmsearchposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          "Blokes" sounds non-U.S, but I will say what works in U.S. You will have to extrapolate to whatever the equivalent Ed system (money-wise). (Gosh, paradigmsearch gets all serious.) big_smile

          From somewhere that will remain nameless: "Take a class at your local community college. Pick a subject that interests you. Amazingly, you will end up in a room full of people that have the same interests."

          1. paradigmsearch profile image90
            paradigmsearchposted 6 years agoin reply to this

            Follow-up. This option is no longer viable, in my neck of the woods at least. Even the community college fees are just too much now.

    2. mega1 profile image76
      mega1posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I like best when men just look at you - not responding isn't even an option for me or most women I know - but you can actually ask a man a very direct question and if he doesn't want to answer or is afraid his answer will irritate you he will just stare at you - it is unnerving!

      1. profile image0
        Kathryn LJposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        That is so true!  My fella does that all the time.  I'm afraid it probably says more about me than him.  I used to think I'd stunned him with my wit but I now suspect the silent stare is more a defence tactic to avoid engaging in what he deems uninteresting topics.  A bit like this thread really, come on you lot, this is meant to be fun.

        For " I'm not being funny"

        translated from man-speak  -

        "No I'm really not being funny, I'm about to say something - mean / offensive / shallow / critical.

        or

        "that's really interesting"

        translates as -

        your boring as hell but I'd still like to get in your pants"  smile

    3. toomuchmint profile image73
      toomuchmintposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      "Yes, dear" is the worst! 

      It really means, "You are unreasonable, but I love you anyway, so I'll let you get it out of your system." 

      smile

  2. Cagsil profile image81
    Cagsilposted 6 years ago

    Not that I know of, but I know RealHousewife wrote a hub on Man Talk.

    http://realhousewife.hubpages.com/hub/m … e-manguage

    1. profile image0
      Kathryn LJposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Yes good hub but far too academic, I was hoping for silliness, witty comments and good old fashion sexism, rather than an in depth analysis of the psychology of gender.  And don't get me started on the Nature/Nurture debate.  That's female speak for - I'm pulling my hair out for a bit of attention!

      1. mega1 profile image76
        mega1posted 6 years agoin reply to this

        altho I have done many things to get attention I haven't ever tried pulling out my hair!  my hair is too precious and falls out on its own!  but I must admit that as a woman, getting attention is right up there on the agenda and that's one of the things that puzzles me about men - when they want attention they make a lot of money or excel at sports or buy a flashy car - all of which really seems geared toward attracting other men -  and I am talking about straight men right now.  so what's the deal?  do they want our attention?  and they certainly don't seem to want to try to get it by talking to us.

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          Kathryn LJposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          Weird isn't it?  I think some men,(we can't generalise, it wouldn't be fair,) are really craving attention from their male peers as you say.  Women seem to be right up there with the flashy cars and except for the sat nav, they don't talk do they?

          "Yes, I've just bought the XL Turbo-Nutter Rally edition, it goes like sh** off a shovel" 

          read "

          I am obsessed with the size of my male appendage."

      2. Cagsil profile image81
        Cagsilposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Attention? I see. Good to know. wink

        1. profile image0
          Kathryn LJposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          Speechless!  Iv'e never seen this side of you before.  Mind you, I don't participate much on the forums these days.  Brilliant smile

          1. Cagsil profile image81
            Cagsilposted 6 years agoin reply to this

            What side of me are you seeing? I'm not sure I follow.
            It's common for a lot of hubbers.
            Again, I'm not sure I follow. Couldn't have been all that brilliant. hmm

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              Kathryn LJposted 6 years agoin reply to this

              A playful side dear Cagsil.  Normally your so po-faced.  Now don't be an old poop and spoil the moment.

              1. Cagsil profile image81
                Cagsilposted 6 years agoin reply to this

                I see.

              2. paradigmsearch profile image90
                paradigmsearchposted 6 years agoin reply to this

                I had to look that one up. lol

                1. profile image0
                  Kathryn LJposted 6 years agoin reply to this

                  Which? Po-faced or old poop?

                  1. paradigmsearch profile image90
                    paradigmsearchposted 6 years agoin reply to this

                    I've noticed something... Is your browser set to chrono or threaded? Try chrono (near top-right of screen). smile

  3. paradigmsearch profile image90
    paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago

    Man says, "What's wrong, honey?"

    Wife says, "Nothing."

    Translation: Husband is in deep doodoo.

    1. prettydarkhorse profile image63
      prettydarkhorseposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      This is right.

      How about the difference when a man says

      You're cute!
      or
      You're beautiful!

      1. paradigmsearch profile image90
        paradigmsearchposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        I've actually called more than one hubber here cute. And they are. big_smile

        1. prettydarkhorse profile image63
          prettydarkhorseposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          smile

      2. profile image0
        Kathryn LJposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Well cute makes you sound like your about 5 years old and in my case, someone saying I was beautiful is :-
                                                                       a) lying
                                                                       b) wanting something
                                                                       c)  insane
                                                                        d) all of the above smile

        1. paradigmsearch profile image90
          paradigmsearchposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          This is interesting. The same word in different countries can have different innuendos. And this is a world site. I gotta be more careful; especially when it comes to slang.

        2. prettydarkhorse profile image63
          prettydarkhorseposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          a beautiful woman
          vs
          a cute woman

          something like that?

  4. profile image0
    Kathryn LJposted 6 years ago

    http://s1.hubimg.com/u/6769900_f248.jpg

    Something for the guys to ponder on. smile

  5. Will Apse profile image92
    Will Apseposted 6 years ago

    Some men and some women do actually talk to each other. This can be an alien concept to anyone from a family where power is more important than respect.

    1. profile image0
      Kathryn LJposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Aww Will, it's supposed to be a piece of light entertainment and not to be taken seriously.  I'm not the slightest bit offended by your intimation that I may be spawned from a family of control freaks and I would like to point out that men and women do communicate differently, hence the amount of humour generated from their encounters.  Of course, to some people, this is an alien concept:)

  6. Wesley Meacham profile image93
    Wesley Meachamposted 6 years ago

    It is funny to say so but honestly no.

    For most men if they say, "I like your hair," they are really just being polite. They probably aren't thinking about sleeping with you. Half the women I've said this to I didn't even find attractive and I actually didn't care about their hair. I just noticed that it was different from the day before. Someone told me a long time ago that you should always notice if a woman changes her hair. The theory is that changes to hair are made because the woman in question wants attention. I think it was actually a woman who told me this. So if you've noticed then you've given her the attention that she craves. For me this kind of social capital is useful just in case the woman in question goes postal on the office one day. In such an even she may overlook you for having given the compliment.

 
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