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?
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!
I love your ears. We should get together. I'd follow you, but I discovered I already am.
And there was me worrying it was just me
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!
"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.)
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."
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!
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.
"that's really interesting"
translates as -
your boring as hell but I'd still like to get in your pants"
"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."
Not that I know of, but I know RealHousewife wrote a hub on Man Talk.
http://realhousewife.hubpages.com/hub/m … e-manguage
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!
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.
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"
I am obsessed with the size of my male appendage."
Speechless! Iv'e never seen this side of you before. Mind you, I don't participate much on the forums these days. Brilliant
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.
A playful side dear Cagsil. Normally your so po-faced. Now don't be an old poop and spoil the moment.
Man says, "What's wrong, honey?"
Wife says, "Nothing."
Translation: Husband is in deep doodoo.
This is right.
How about the difference when a man says
I've actually called more than one hubber here cute. And they are.
Well cute makes you sound like your about 5 years old and in my case, someone saying I was beautiful is :-
b) wanting something
d) all of the above
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.
a beautiful woman
a cute woman
something like that?
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.
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:)
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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