What Women Say ... And What They Really Mean

What Women Say ... and What They Really MeanWhat Women Say ... and What They Really MeanThere is like this secret code that all women have. It's not something we learn in school, and it's not something that anyone really talks about openly. It seems to stem from somewhere deep within, like our uterus. Or perhaps it's hormone-driven.

Have you ever fought with your partner over something you totally don't agree on? Instead of outright saying you don't agree, you'll throw out "fine" or "whatever." Then your partners wonders why you're angry. I've been in this situation more than once. In an effort to save partners a lot of grief, I've compiled a collection of faces and phrases to watch out for.



Face & Phrase #1 Face & Phrase #1
Face & Phrase #1
What we say: [silent treatment]
What we mean: You better figure this out quick!


Face & Phrase #2 Face & Phrase #2
Face & Phrase #2
What we say: "That's okay."
What we mean: You're going to wish you didn't just ask that. It's so not okay.

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Face & Phrase #3Face & Phrase #3
Face & Phrase #3
What we say: "What?!"
What we mean: I heard you - I'm just hoping you didn't actually say that!


Face & Phrase #4 Face & Phrase #4
Face & Phrase #4
What we say: "Go ahead."
What we mean: This one is really a dare. Watch out.


Face & Phrase #5 Face & Phrase #5
Face & Phrase #5
What we say: "Fine."
What we mean: It's in my best interest to stop talking. I know I'm right.


Face & Phrase #6 Face & Phrase #6
Face & Phrase #6
What we say: "Oh wow!"
What we mean: Usually loaded with sarcasm, we're thinking pretty much the opposite.

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Face & Phrase #7 Face & Phrase #7
Face & Phrase #7
What we say: "Are you listening?"
What we mean: We can see your focus isn't where it should be. You're already in trouble so you might as well say "no."


Face & Phrase #8 Face & Phrase #8
Face & Phrase #8
What we say: "Whatever."
What we mean: A child-friendly way of telling someone off. You should apologize.

- By Devan McGuinness

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