10 Things Men Say, And What They Really Mean!
Tolu Oniru blogs about what men say and what they really mean. Last week, she wrote something on what women say and what they mean. This week she delves into the men. In her words:
Last week I put up a post on 10 Things Women Say, And What They Really Mean! and the feedback was quite interesting. I initially received a lot of emails from guys saying well my girlfriend says this or this a lot, please translate, then I started getting emails from women saying, that men are guilty of the same thing… i.e saying things they don’t mean.
Anyhow after a fair bit of research, I present to you 10 Things Men Say, And What They Really Mean! for the ladies out there that need help with their Martian to Venusian translations.
Please note: These translations are not 100% scientifically proven, but are close enough. A panel of my male friends agreed (ok were coerced) to help with verifying the accuracy of the translations below.
- “I’ll call you later”
Venusian translation: I may or may not call you at some point between now and six months from now.
- “My ex is crazy”
Venusian translation: I messed up - hurt and infuriated my ex so much, that she turned into a demon.
- “That’s not what I meant”
Venusian translation: That’s totally what I meant, but now that I see it has made you angry I’m going to try my best to wriggle out of this hot spot.
- “It’s a long story”
Venusian translation: The story makes me look bad, and I haven’t quite figured out how to tell it without making myself look bad, so let’s leave it.
- “That guy seems like a good friend of yours”
Venusian translation: You’ve slept with him before haven’t you? And he really wants to sleep with you again – don’t tell me you can’t see that!
- “Why are you being so emotional?”
Venusian translation: WHY ARE YOU ACTING LIKE A CRAZY PERSON??
- “She’s just a friend”
Venusian translation: this could mean just that, but then he could mean ‘I’ve slept with her sooo many times you have no idea’
- “Can we talk about this later?”
Venusian translation: I don’t want to talk about this again, please free the issue.
- “I don’t want a relationship right now”
Venusian translation: I’m just not that into you.
Painful, but the truth is if he liked you enough, he would change his world to make sure you were a part of it.
- “I’ve got a really early meeting” – (after you’ve had sexy time)
Venusian translation: If you don’t know what he means, then you are a Learner, with a bold and capital L!