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17 Things We Tell Guys And What We Actually Mean

See the differences in vocabulary between American English and female English in this translation of commonly confused words we tell guys. "Go ahead. Have fun."


1. "Do I look okay?"
Translation: "I feel fat. I need words of affirmation." (Alternately, "I feel pretty, oh so pretty! Kindly affirm.")

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2. "You're not dressed yet???"
Translation: "HURRY UP."

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3. "You sure you want to wear a sando?"
Translation: "Please change into something else."

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4. "I have nothing to wear."
Translation: "I don't have anything that makes me feel like Beyonce."

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5. "I'll have a salad, please."
Translation: "I hope he orders French fries so I can pick from his plate."

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6. *takes the bill and stares at it*
Translation: "PLEASE, please, please get this one."

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7. "Can I check something from that store?"
Translation: "Could you please wait for 30 minutes?"

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8. "Being a girl suuucks."
Translation: "A boy hurt me." / "I'm on my period."

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9. "You don't care!"
Translation: "You are so insensitive. Take it back."

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10. "It doesn't matter… I don't care."
Translation: "I care so much and you will pay for your mistakes."

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11. "Oh, you're friends with (insert girl's name)?"
Translation: "Did you used to date?"

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12. "She's not THAT pretty."
Translation: "UGH. She's perfect!"

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13. "Go ahead. Have fun."
Translation: "I dare you to have fun."

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14. "Nothing, forget it!" / "I'm over it." / "I'm fine."
Translation: "You did something wrong. Please try to remember it."

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15. "WHATEVER!"
Translation: "Ugh, don't kill my vibe."

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16. "WOW."
Translation: #NotImpressed

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17. "I wasn't into him anyway."
Translation: "I was friend-zoned."

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