[nine phrases women use]

[nine phrases women use]

Inspired by a post by Bernard Shuford called “Mandom.” Check it out – it’s quite fun and at the same time, eye-opening… So many things we do and don’t even notice.

Someone has sent me this as one of those standard forward e-mails. Granted, this actually made me laugh.


This is the 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 means a 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.


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!

Loud Sigh

This isn’t actually a word, but it’s a non-verbal statement often misunderstood by men. A loud sigh means she thinks you are an idiot and wonders why she is wasting her time standing here and arguing with you about nothing. (Refer back to #3 for the meaning of nothing.)

That’s Okay

This is one of the most dangerous statements a women can make to a man. That’s okay means she wants to think long and hard before deciding how and when you will pay for your mistake.


A woman is thanking you, do not question, or Faint. Just say you’re welcome.


Uh oh… Better run. Fast!

Don’t worry about it, I got it

Another dangerous statement, meaning this is something that a woman has told a man to do several times, but is now doing it herself. This will later result in a man asking, “What’s wrong?” For the woman’s response refer to #3.

  • I laughed with "mandom" and thought, "Bernard, you are in deep deep trouble." Zee I gotta say that if I had had something in my mouth it would have been all over my computer. printed this one out for future blackmail..I mean…use. πŸ˜€

    • LOL, glad you liked it, Bill πŸ˜€ i was reading this list and thought "wow, this is SO spot on!" (and yeah, i say my share of #3's and #8's) πŸ˜€

      lemme know what Jo thinks about it πŸ˜€

    • Actually, "Mandom" isn't aimed at women at all. It's more aimed at society. I hear very few of those things from women specifically, but more from the surrounding culture and society. It's often "men" critiquing other men. The goal was to simply put a little bit of a humorous but pensive twist on the conflicting messages that men hear.

      Thanks for reading, and thanks to Zee for the link. If anybody goes to my blog and only gets an error, please accept my apologies. The hosting peeps promise me it's fixed, but I don't really believe it.
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      • I know it wasn't πŸ™‚ But we sure like to boss everyone 'round :D:$

        your blog page opened when i tried it – granted it took a few seconds, but then, it worked… πŸ™‚

  • This is hilarious. I think I used all of those phrases in an argument, I mean convo I had last night with my husband. I should give him this to decipher. I actually ended it with "fine, go ahead". I didn't use "5 minutes". My husband actually takes longer to get ready than I do. LOL
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    • haha, nice, Michelle πŸ˜€

      you can use 5 minutes in the sense of "Five minutes is only five minutes if you have just been given five more minutes to watch the game before helping around the house." πŸ˜‰

  • I actually laughed out loud at "that's okay". That's my signature line when my husband does something that I don't want to scold him for immediately, but have every intention of bringing up again later. Ha!
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    • my trademark is "whatever" and "nothing" πŸ˜€

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