Words of Wisdom: Words Women Use (and Their Real Meanings)

This month's words of wisdom most likely sound familiar. I found the following text on a little card at Hyman’s Seafood restaurant in Charleston, SC. I read the card and laughed myself silly because it is so true, at least for me. My husband, Bill, laughed too because it is so true, at least for him. 

The nuances of language are amazing.

FINE – This is a word women use to end an argument when they are right and you need to shut up.

FIVE MINUTES – If she is getting dressed, this is 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.

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.”

GO AHEAD – This is a dare, not permission. Don’t do it.

THAT'S OKAY – This is one of the most dangerous statements that a woman can make to a man. “That’s okay” means that she wants to think long and hard before deciding how and when you will pay for your mistake.

THANKS – A woman is thanking you. Do not question it or faint. Just say you’re welcome.

Are you guilty of saying these things and meaning something completely different?


Posted on February 15, 2016 and filed under Words of Wisdom.