Nine Words Women Use

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I got this forwarded to me by my daughter this morning and I just thought it was so funny I HAD to share it!  I think we should all share this with our girlfriends for a good laugh, and probably share it with the men in our lives as an educational tool! 

1. Fine:   This is the word women use to end an argument when they are right and you need to shut up. 

2. Five Minutes:   If she is getting dressed, this means a half 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.

3. 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.  

4. Go Ahead:   This is a dare, not permission.  Don't Do It! 

5. Loud Sigh:   This is actually a word, but is 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.) 

6. That's Okay:   This is one of the most dangerous statements a woman 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. 

7. Thanks:   A woman is thanking you, do not question, or faint.  Just say you're welcome.  (This is true, unless she says 'Thanks a lot' - which is PURE sarcasm and she is not thanking you at all.  DO NOT say 'you're welcome' -- that will bring on a 'whatever'.) 

8. Whatever:   Is a woman's way of saying  F-- YOU! 

9. Don't worry about it, I've 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.

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Joan Lunden truly exemplifies today’s modern working woman. An award-winning journalist, bestselling author, motivational speaker, successful entrepreneur, one of America’s most recognized and trusted television personalities, this mom of seven continues to do it all. As host of Good Morning America for nearly two decades, Lunden brought insight to top issues for millions of Americans each day. The longest running host ever on early morning television, Lunden reported from 26 countries, covered 4 presidents and 5 Olympics and kept Americans up to date on how to care for their homes, their families and themselves.

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