This is a sample of some of the hidden messages we find in our communication when we don’t really mean what we say.  I pulled this off of a funny email that a friend sent me. I have to admit, that I’ve dished out a few of these myself. Ladies, be careful with what you are saying and how you say it.  Men, if the women in your life are communicating this way, we need to get you some help so the words that are said match the meaning intended.  In the meantime, hopefully this will help you translate.

What Women really mean when they say…
Fine: 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 half an hour. Five minutes is only five minutes if you have just been given five 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!

Loud Sigh: This is not actually a word, but it is a nonverbal statement. A loud sigh means she thinks you are an idiot, and is wondering why she is wasting her time arguing with you about nothing. (Refer back to the meaning of nothing)

That’s OK: This is one of the most deadly words a woman will say to a man. That’s OK actually means she wants to think long and hard before deciding how and when you will pay for your mistake.

Thanks: Believe it or not, that means she is thanking you. Do not question, or faint. Just say you’re welcome. (*NOTE* That is unless she says thanks a lot. –which is actually sarcasm, and she is not actually thanking you. If she tells you this, DO NOT say “You’re welcome”. That will bring on a whatever.

Whatever: Watch out, because this really means you are in trouble and roughly translates to SCREW YOU!!!

Don’t worry about it, I got it: Another dangerous statement to men, which means this is something that she has told a man to do several times, but now is going to do it herself. This will later result in the man asking her “what is wrong”. Which will return the answer nothing (refer to the meaning of nothing)