Tuesday, November 10, 2009


We women are often accused of being cryptic.

"Why can't you just say what you MEAN?" men whine.

"Stop playing games," they demand.

"Just TELL ME what you want!" they plead.


We do it our own way and I don't know why. What I do know is that it's not really going to change anytime soon, so here are a few common phrases that I've decoded to take away the great mystery of female communication.

I say: Do you know where the TV remote is?
I mean: Can you find the TV remote so I don't have to get up?

I say: It's cold in here.
I mean: Can you go turn the heat up for me?

I say: Are you thirsty right now?
I mean: Can you go get me some water that I may or may not share?

I say: When was the last time we got groceries?
I mean: It's time for you to put together a Peapod order.

I say: Want to watch a movie?
I mean: I want to want a movie.

I say: What movie do you want to watch?
I mean: What movie do you think I want to watch?

I say: How early are you getting up?
I mean: Wake me up that early and die.

I say: What do you want for dinner?
I mean: Are you cooking dinner tonight or do I need to order something?

I know what you're thinking and, yes, Dave is a lucky man.


chevelin said...

Hate that I'm missing out...

Marie said...

I really don't think it's the difficult for them to understand what we're saying. What's their problem?

Allison M. said...

"my car is really dirty."
Means: You need to wash it for me.

Every so often that works

Anonymous said...

This is good, very good. I like the simple "No" you put in there.

Bayjb said...

Wow you hit the nail right on the head here. Why can't guys understand "girl talk?" Seriously

Anonymous said...

My husband hates it when I drink all his water. But I don't care. I do it anyway. He should have gotten me some when he got up get himself some anyway. :)

Rebekah J said...

What I say:
"Can I have my [burrito/burger/soup/other leftover] please?"

What I mean:
"I already know your stupid brother ate it and I want you to know that I'm mad so you get mad and make him move out. Also, I'm not really hungry."

amber said...

Love this! I do the same thing!

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