What Girls Say and Actually What They Mean

The words that come out of a woman’s mouth can be vastly different than what they really mean. From commenting on a friend’s haircut to a roommate’s messy room, all women seem to do it. Fajlami staffs breaks down the most common things women say but don’t really mean. Read the list below to see which ones you’ve said before!

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To their friend who just got a really bad haircut:
What She Say: “It doesn’t look that bad.”

What She Mean: I’m so glad that didn’t happen to me.

To their enemy who just got a really bad haircut:
What She Say: “It looks good!”

What She Mean: asshole you are.

To their moms:
What She Say: “He’s a doctor!”

What She Mean: Of love.

To their roommates:
What She Say: “Hey, I might have some friends stopping by later.”

What She Mean: Pick up your sh*t.

To the guy they aren’t attracted to who bought them a drink at the bar and is now asking for their number:
What She Say: “I’m kind of seeing someone.”

What She Mean: I am so not interested, but thanks for the drink.

To the hot guy at the bar who’s been flirting with their beautiful friend, as soon as she goes to the bathroom:
What She Say: “She’s kind of seeing someone.”

What She Mean: Everyone says we look like sisters.

To their ex when they run into each other and she doesn’t look her best:
What She Say: “I have the flu.”

What She Mean: Sh*t.

To the friend who just asked her to be in her (destination) wedding:
What She Say: “Oh my God! Of course!”

What She Mean: Well, there goes my vacation this year.

To their boyfriends:
What She Say: “Karen just got engaged. Did you know they actually started dating after we did?”

What She Mean: Propose or else.

To their friend who just announced she’s pregnant:
What She Say: “That’s fantastic! I am SO excited for you!”

What She Mean: I’m so excited for you! But . . . who am I gonna go to happy hour with now?

To their husbands:
What She Say: “I don’t know where it is, I didn’t move it!”

What She Mean: IT’S WHEREVER YOU FREAKIN’ LEFT IT, PROBABLY RIGHT IN FRONT OF YOUR FACE.

To their wives/girlfriends:
What She Say: “You haven’t seen so-and-so in a long time.”

What She Mean: There has GOT to be someone else for you to talk to.

To the person they’ve been seeing for a couple months who “isn’t into labels”:
What She Say: “I know, right? Why do we need labels anyway? What do they even mean, you know?”

What She Mean: Just call me your girlfriend already! I want to put in on Facebook!

To the person they’ve been dating for a few weeks but want to stop dating:
What She Say: “I just don’t think I’m really ready to date anyone yet.”

What She Mean: I met someone else I want to spend all my time with.

To their moms:
What She Say: “I’m sorry, I didn’t hear the phone ring.”

What She Mean: I didn’t feel like talking to you / being criticized / answering questions about my love life and job.

To their bosses:
What She Say: “I’m sorry, I’m not going to be able to come in today. I don’t feel well.”

What She Mean: Cramps from hell / hangover / bad breakup / interview for another job / go f*ck yourself.

To their co-workers:
What She Say: “Oh, I deleted my Facebook account.”

What She Mean: Because I was sick of seeing pictures of your cat.

To their co-workers:
What She Say: “Pinterest just sort of overwhelms me.”

What She Mean: You can take your mason jars and papier-maché flowers and quinoa recipes and shove them up your butt. (But I did like those maple bacon cupcakes you brought in last week).

To themselves:
What She Say: “I’m done dating losers.”

What She Mean: I’m so sick of being dumped by losers!!!

To themselves:
What She Say: “I didn’t even want that stupid job.”

What She Mean: I don’t want to work at all!!!

To themselves:
What She Say: “I’m totally over him.”

What She Mean: I want a cupcake.

To themselves:
What She Say: “He’s really nice and sweet and treats me great.”

What She Mean: There’s no way I’m having sex with him.

To their FWB:
What She Say: “I’m so glad we can just have fun together without any drama.”

What She Mean: There’s about to be some drama.

To their significant others:
What She Say: “I have PMS.”

What She Mean: Please pick up some magazines and chocolate and a bottle of wine on your way home, thanks.

To themselves:
What She Say: “I’m way too busy for a relationship!”

What She Mean: I’m so lonely.

To the salesperson:
What She Say: “I think I’m like a size 6?”

What She Mean: I was a size 6 in college for about two weeks right after my boyfriend dumped me and I didn’t eat for a month. Now I’m a 10.

To their spouse:
What She Say: “It was on sale!”

What She Mean: So I also bought a pair of shoes, a dress, and some jeans that will hopefully fit after I lose five pounds!

To their friends:
What She Say: “None for me, thanks – I’m Paleo now, three days!”

What She Mean: I’m about to become the most annoying person you know.

To themselves:
What She Say: “I feel fantastic on this Paleo diet!”

What She Mean: I want a cupcake.

To their cats:
What She Say: “I love you so much.”

What She Mean: I love you so much!!!