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2013-02-20 05:10:48 PM  

JNowe: Scientists have discovered that women possess higher levels of a "language protein" in their brains, which could explain why females are so talkative.

Which would be fine, if they had higher levels of content.


It's the same amount of content, but now with 50% more volume!
 
2013-02-20 05:10:50 PM  

EightyEight: She's Talking Again
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHoJ26Gcp_E">http://www.youtube.com/w atch?v=KHoJ26Gcp_E


Songwriters so seldomly get to use Anal Hematoma in a love song.
 
2013-02-20 05:11:32 PM  

PsiChick: More like: "We have never once even  heard of linguistic anthropology, because social sciences are for LOOZERS!". Seriously, hard sciences have  got to STFU about soft sciences, because  social sciences occasionally find out shiat that makes you look like a retard, such as the current theory that's so secure it's taught to 101 students: Women and men have differing speech patterns because of cultural hardwiring. Unless you find a pattern that occurs in  multiple different cultures before globalization, you are  not looking at biology, you're looking at culture.

I love hard sciences, but occasionally I wonder if they're trying to parody themselves. Just because you can't measure social influence with decimal points doesn't mean social influence doesn't exist. It just means you need to figure out a different measurement.


People who are big into hard science are very often spooked by softer science.  I think many of them find the idea that human behavior can be studied and understood intimidating.
 
2013-02-20 05:11:48 PM  
It appears that my boyfriend and I are mutants of some sort.  He cannot seem to shut up once he gets started.  Tangents happen, I end up tuning him out, or even moving to another room in the house where the silence is.  BUT it just keeps going as he talks loudly to the TV and computer which interrupts the silence I seek in other rooms, so sometimes I end up nearly losing my mind and do indeed tell him to please shut up.  Maybe he has a woman's amount of this brain protein, and I may have less than the normal amount.
 
2013-02-20 05:11:58 PM  
About 10 years ago I was dating this girl who had oral diarrhea. She'd call me on the phone
and at points I could put the phone down for 4 or 5 minute stretches and she'd continue to talk
and talk and talk. Meanwhile all I'm thinking is jebus she's still yacking and I could have said
what she's been going on about in 4 short sentences. She was lousy in the sack too.
 
2013-02-20 05:11:59 PM  

ciberido: my alt's alt's alt: I think it has more to do with personality type. In the eyes of Myers-Briggs, the typical "most womanly" personality type of ESFP is overtly talkative and superfluous in their speech patterns. Whereas myself, the INTJ woman, considers small talk stupid and pointless.

As an experiment in high school, I spent a week not talking unless it was to answer a question or to ask a question about something I really needed to know.

People asked me if I was sick, had I lost my voice, why I had taken a vow of silence, et cetera.  I said about five things a day, and three of them were answers to questions a teacher had asked.


You should try that same experiment now (on Fark) to see if anything has changed since high school.
 
2013-02-20 05:12:19 PM  
Did they also figure out how to fix it?
 
2013-02-20 05:13:19 PM  
My favorite is:

Her: "I can't find X"
Me: "Did you look for it?"
Her: "Fark you! Why are you such a jerk???"


You are a jerk. "Can't find" means she already looked for it.

1)  Leave work
2) Call wife
3) Tell her I'm on the way home
4) She starts talking and won't shut up
5) Drive 20 minutes home
6) Walk in door while wife is still talking
7) Wife gets pissed


Switch to texting. Tell your wife that you won't text and drive because it is dangerous, text her when you leave work and then put your phone away.

Women don't want you to douse the flames by helping solve their problems, they want you to further stoke their "why me" fires by basically crying and boo-hooing along with them.

I wont speak for all the assholes (just me), but this is just venting/commiseration.


So men biatching is commiserating and women biatching is just obnoxious. Got it.
She is trying to do the work required to maintain a relationship and you guys are having none of it.
 
2013-02-20 05:13:22 PM  
Two hundred comments in two hours.... Fark is a woman.
 
2013-02-20 05:13:59 PM  

treesloth: bunner: "I mean, cause and effect. Have you tried NOT nagging me and seeing what happens?"

See, I've tried to explain that.  I've even had this conversation:

Her:  When are you going to do X?
Me:  I already did.
Her:  When?
Me:  This morning.
Her:  It's about time.
Me:  You first asked me to do it this morning.
Her:  I shouldn't have had to remind you.
Me:  You didn't.  I did it this morning.

And I have the hardest time getting across the fact that her apparent need to remind me of something is not the same as me needing to be reminded.  If anything, if she really thinks I'm that much of a farking idiot, it just deprives her of the opportunity to be surprised when I do it without being reminded... like I absolutely always do.


Pfft. My wife reminds me to do stuff I'm already doing.

Her: could you do the dishes?
Me (standing by the kitchen sink, sponge in hand, dishwasher open: As soon as I finish washing my balls, I'll get to it.
Her: What's wrong with you?
 
2013-02-20 05:14:31 PM  
Of all the women in my life, my beloved mother is the absolute worst. Every 25 minute phone conversation with her is 23-minutes of her regaling me with all the details of what her little-old-lady friends did this past week (a neighborhood walk, widows' support group, whose grandkid is graduating from middle-school, who's getting a hip replacement, on and on and on).

But what is most head-shaking is that I've never met four-fifths of these septuagenarians. And the half-dozen that I have, I haven't seen them in-person in 25 years.  Jeebus.
 
2013-02-20 05:14:55 PM  
TFA is probably full of crap, but I love the term "shut-up sausage" from some wiseass in the comments.
 
2013-02-20 05:15:42 PM  

EightyEight: She's Talking Again
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHoJ26Gcp_E">http://www.youtube.com/w atch?v=KHoJ26Gcp_E


She's a Young Girl Talking about Herself
 
2013-02-20 05:16:04 PM  

Primum non nocere: Of all the women in my life, my beloved mother is the absolute worst. Every 25 minute phone conversation with her is 23-minutes of her regaling me with all the details of what her little-old-lady friends did this past week (a neighborhood walk, widows' support group, whose grandkid is graduating from middle-school, who's getting a hip replacement, on and on and on).

But what is most head-shaking is that I've never met four-fifths of these septuagenarians. And the half-dozen that I have, I haven't seen them in-person in 25 years.  Jeebus.


She's trying to connect you to what is now her life.  Go and visit her.  She misses you.
 
2013-02-20 05:16:12 PM  
I'm surprised no one has brought up the cell phone factor.

When there's a cell phone involved the amount of superfluous b.s. women feel the need to talk about goes up by a factor of about 39 brazillion.
 
2013-02-20 05:16:57 PM  

AncientLurker: Ugh, I hear ya buddy. Mine used to do this immediately when I walked in the door from work. Just venting at me after a long day at the office. Tried to put a rule in for 30 minutes of quiet time after work but didn't last.
I found that the best thing to endure her ongoing biatching about everything was scotch.



Sounds like the standing 6pm session I have every night at my house. Scotch helps, but I can do the whole thing on autopilot now. The trick is to sprinkle in a few vague phrases when she stops long enough to take a breath. Some of my favorites include:


"She's the one who just had the baby, right?"

"The other women at work are threatened by your ideas."

"That sucks sweetheart, I'm sorry to hear that."

"I understand why that would be frustrating."

"You were right to react that way."


If you do it right, you don't have to have heard a god damn thing.
 
2013-02-20 05:17:53 PM  
Fascinating.
 
2013-02-20 05:18:24 PM  

AncientLurker: socquitor: Worst-er is the "midnight download.".....

Ugh, I hear ya buddy.  Mine used to do this immediately when I walked in the door from work. Just venting at me after a long day at the office.  Tried to put a rule in for 30 minutes of quiet time after work but didn't last.
I found that the best thing to endure her ongoing biatching about everything was scotch.


The best I managed was to get her to start saying "hello" before the biatching starts.  That gives me time to grab whiskey.
 
2013-02-20 05:19:00 PM  
Used to have a lot of arguments that seemed like skew lines. I had one point, she had another. I noticed she would talk in one direction and I wanted another.

But I like the science, not the touchy feely self-help books.

So, since we like to read out loud to each other on road trips, while the other drives, we read Deborah Tannen's "You Just Don't Understand." Saved our marriage. Gave out dozens of copies to friends.

She is a linguist that studies how the different genders talk. TL;DR of her book: women talk in terms of association, horizontally, ("she's my best friend." "Let's do this together." That clique stuff.) but men talk in terms of power and control, vertically ("I'm the king." "Who's in charge here?" The totem pole of power).

So, when my wife asks, "Are you up for a movie tonight?" she's thinking "Let's do something together." but I'm hearing "I'm telling you that I've made plans for us."
 
2013-02-20 05:19:18 PM  

ciberido: PsiChick: More like: "We have never once even  heard of linguistic anthropology, because social sciences are for LOOZERS!". Seriously, hard sciences have  got to STFU about soft sciences, because  social sciences occasionally find out shiat that makes you look like a retard, such as the current theory that's so secure it's taught to 101 students: Women and men have differing speech patterns because of cultural hardwiring. Unless you find a pattern that occurs in  multiple different cultures before globalization, you are  not looking at biology, you're looking at culture.

I love hard sciences, but occasionally I wonder if they're trying to parody themselves. Just because you can't measure social influence with decimal points doesn't mean social influence doesn't exist. It just means you need to figure out a different measurement.

People who are big into hard science are very often spooked by softer science.  I think many of them find the idea that human behavior can be studied and understood intimidating.


I think it's partly because, in America at least, we have this idea that a true scientist is unemotional, hyperliteral, and incapable of relating to other humans floating around our grab bag of cultural stereotypes. Drives me farking nuts. If you're scared of emotions because you can't play with decimals, that's called social anxiety, not rational behavior.
 
2013-02-20 05:19:38 PM  

DeltaPunch: YixilTesiphon: WTF is wrong with your wives?

lol, seriously. My wife just asks me to tell her something interesting in order to start a conversation about some current event, or perhaps something that happened during my day. Apparently these Farkers are getting their wives from the bimbo store...


Is this a national chain? I...I'm asking for a friend.
 
2013-02-20 05:19:42 PM  

lordluzr: Two hundred comments in two hours.... Fark is a woman.


OMG. Thread over!
 
2013-02-20 05:21:51 PM  

AncientLurker: This thread is golden.
 My personal fav is when the x-wife used to tell me what was wrong in any situation, I would offer advice on how to fix it, which made me a jerk (if you ask me for advice, you should expect it).


She didn't ask you for advice.  She told you she had a problem, because she wanted a shoulder to cry on.

The problem is, you misinterpreted "I want to tell you about this problem" as "I want you to tell me how to fix this problem."

It's not exclusively a gender problem (both men and women do it, not all men do it), but it seems to happen more often with men for whatever reason.
 
2013-02-20 05:22:41 PM  

bunner: Smelly Pirate Hooker: I'd be sympathetic, but so many of you are also assholes, so I figure you deserve it.

Smelly Pirate Hooker: LOL. You used the word "love," as if you actually meant it.

Yeah, that's my limit for smirky misandry for the day.  *click*


Oh no. But extra points for using the word "misandry." I think you get a free month of Total Fark for that.
 
2013-02-20 05:22:55 PM  

WhippingBoy: wife


Yep.  This is my wife.

Her: We need cat food.
Me: Yeah. (walk out of room) I hear her mumbling as I walk away.. 5 minutes elapses and I walk by kitchen..
Her: So?
Me: So what?
Her: I thought you were getting ready, I told you I was going to have you pick up some other stuff when you went to get cat food here's a list.
Me: realization that I'm a non essential component in our conversations.
 
2013-02-20 05:23:09 PM  
Chris Rock addressed this, actually.

Video.  NSFW language.  Hilarious, and like most comedy, a bit of an exaggeration.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQaLYD6E9Wk
 
2013-02-20 05:24:15 PM  

NotARocketScientist: So men biatching is commiserating and women biatching is just obnoxious. Got it.
She is trying to do the work required to maintain a relationship and you guys are having none of it.


www.trilobite.org
 
2013-02-20 05:25:14 PM  

DeltaPunch: YixilTesiphon: WTF is wrong with your wives?

lol, seriously. My wife just asks me to tell her something interesting in order to start a conversation about some current event, or perhaps something that happened during my day. Apparently these Farkers are getting their wives from the bimbo store...


Or that your wife is a boring person with nothing interesting to say so she relies on you.
 
2013-02-20 05:26:35 PM  

Bronzemom: Bull manure.  Look how many words you knuckleheads use to claim women talk too much.
enough said


Hush, woman! We are trying to fix things.
 
2013-02-20 05:26:37 PM  

YixilTesiphon: WTF is wrong with your wives?


Clearly, you are not married.
 
2013-02-20 05:27:10 PM  
My wife is horrible at communicating.  Incomplete thoughts, wrong words used, etc...

We just had a conversation about it the other day.  She has a bad habit of doing stuff like not actually pointing at things when asking for help retrieving something or whatnot.  She will "point" by looking at the object and then say "can you hand me that".  This typically leads to me or some other poor soul desperately trying to guess what "that" may be while being polite about it.  Meanwhile she gets more and more frustrated.  But dare ask "what does that mean" and she will have some roundabout reason as to why you should have known what she was wanting because she mentioned it in a conversation which happened anywhere from 15 minutes to two days ago.  And she will drone on about it for at least 5 minutes.

I used to think that it was reserved just for me but I've watched her go through this with others.  I tell her to take time, expend the syllables, and just explain what she wants.  The funny part is how frustrated she gets with everyone.  "Nobody ever listens to me!".  I told her we are listening, she just sucks at talking.
 
2013-02-20 05:27:15 PM  
Mine does the talk at you no matter where you are in the house in relation to her.  Loves doing it while I'm in the shower, water beating against my head and she's in another room talking.  Pissed that I don't respond to her.

There's also the constant need to know what time I'm gonna be home.  Later is never an acceptable answer.  Gotta be a precise time whether I know when I'll make it home or not.  And if I say around 8:30, arriving home later than 8:35 will get me an earful.  I don't like drinking and driving, so if I go out with the boys I usually just crash on one of their couches.  She always gets pissed when I can't tell her what time I'll be home in the morning.  I'll leave when I wake up.  What time is that?  No clue, I'm gonna pass out and wake up whenever.

Also a high-on so she thinks she can manipulate me when arguing by saying I did or did not say things.  It's usually a successful tactic, but she uses it every time we fight, even when I haven't smoked in weeks.  Too easy to catch on to her.

And I ignore her when the TV is on.  It's a shiatty thing for me to do, I know.  But if she wants to have a deep conversation, just turn it off.  Don't talk to me about inane crap, then throw in something important in the middle of my show, I tuned you out awhile ago.

I'm not mad if I'm being silent.  I don't feel the need to fill every silence with inane conversation.  We share everything with each other, we were bound to run out of topics of conversation eventually.

I get tons of sex so I don't mind any of this stuff too much.  I dread the day when that dries up though.  Not sure how much I'd put up with otherwise.
 
2013-02-20 05:27:30 PM  

ciberido: AncientLurker: This thread is golden.
 My personal fav is when the x-wife used to tell me what was wrong in any situation, I would offer advice on how to fix it, which made me a jerk (if you ask me for advice, you should expect it).

She didn't ask you for advice.  She told you she had a problem, because she wanted a shoulder to cry on.

The problem is, you misinterpreted "I want to tell you about this problem" as "I want you to tell me how to fix this problem."

It's not exclusively a gender problem (both men and women do it, not all men do it), but it seems to happen more often with men for whatever reason.


Men fix things. It's what we do, and what we've been trained to do. It takes years to figure out that women don't want you to fix their problems. It might take less time f they'd just farking tell us in the first place. But most of them don't. We can't read minds.
 
2013-02-20 05:27:55 PM  
Mandatory viewing?

/I kid Farkettes, I kid
//mostly
 
2013-02-20 05:28:49 PM  

PsiChick: ...Anthropology actually discusses the difference between a social trait and a biological trait as part of its field. Like, again, this is what they teach in 101. As do most other social sciences. Part of the waist-hip thing is that any biological inclination would be very slight, like TFA--so slight as to be, for all intents and purposes, nonexistant. Humans do not have many true instincts, and there are some behaviors that pattern across all cultures. Schizophrenia, for example, manifests the same way in every culture. That's a biological trait.

This study, in my eyes, may well have found a slight indicator of a mild tendency to language. But that's about it. In another culture, it would be unnoticeable, which means there's very little value in the real world in looking at it as an indicator, although certainly it's of value to further research. But at some point, .00000000000000001 is just 0.


Yeah, they discuss it, and they often get it wrong, because they are generally lay people with respect to the expression of biological traits in behaviour who have distinct biases against the very concept. I've got degrees in sociology and psychology. I've taken those 101 classes you speak of and they get a lot wrong when they talk about the natural science when you compare it with what the natural sciences are actually saying (and vice versa, of course; both sides of this issue exasperate me).

To continue the example, the waist-hip thing is found everywhere, in wildly varying cultures all over the world. It's common as dirt and it works cross culturally, in that people from one culture who share the trait will be able to accurately judge the relative attractiveness of women from very different cultures who share that particular trait. There are some culttures that display very different tendencies, but all of those are very specific to the particular cultures, and do not generalize well. The culture can overwrite the basic tendency. But the tendency is there, and it still expresses itself quite strongly in those cases where there is not a cultural norm overwriting it. To ignore that information because it conflicts with the academic ideology of one's discipline is the worst kind of intellectual dishonesty. It is literally a transgression against the critical methodology that we are all supposed to use in the sciences to determine the validity of a knowledge claim.

And the notion that humans do not have true instincts is really garbage. Psychology has been disproving this over and over again for literally decades, and the social sciences have been ignoring this. Sociobiology is still a bad word in the social sciences, despite the enormous body of knowledge coming out of neuropsychology about the ways that our brains determine our cognition and behaviour. It is ludicrous to think that the influence of that biology stops the moment you go from the individual behaviourstudied by psychology to the group behaviours studied by the social sciences. It's utterly farcical, especially given the power of the analytical statistics we now have that can track influence through multiple levels of analysis. Humans have all kinds of inbuilt biases and automatic responses that we simply aren't aware of most of the time, that our cognition often doesn't even let us acknowledge because it contradcts the personal narrative of constant awarenes and autonomy (which is an illusion, btw).

The thing is that the social sciences have a lingering aspect of human exceptionalism to them. We retain this notion that we are somehow distinctly different from animals in our cognition and behaviour and it's bullshiat. Everything we do, cognitively speaking, can be detected in other animals. The difference is in degree, not kind. In fact the rarest traits, the ones that are closest to unique, are not things like cultural transmission of information, but rather obscure things like beat induction, the ability to bob along to a beat. Last I checked, the only other animals that do that are parrots, of all things.

The trick is that human instincts express themselves though our complex social behaviours. They are not as simple to identify as they are in animals that do not have our level of cognitive complexity. That doesn't mean they aren't there. And absolutely does not give the social sciences the mandate to assume a priori that biological influences are inconsequential to human behaviour.

So you want to show that a 30% difference between the sexes in the level of a protein directly related to vocalization in other species does nothing at all in humans? Do the work. Find a way to test it, and run the experiements to isolate the effect and show it does nothing. Because the idea that this has an influence on human behaviour is not implausible, and would be consistent with the results found so far (note, no one is claiming it is completely deterministic). It's not the only influence, but that does not mean it is not an influence. Most social phenomenon do not have single causes, even if you limit yourself only to sociocultural effects. To pretend that they do is a novice mistake. Until you do the work, the only claim that you can make is "We don't know if this has an effect or not". You can not claim this cannot have an effect, and that only social effects matter. That is an unfounded assertion that derives from institutional biases and it is not logically defensible as an argument in any scientific discipline.
 
2013-02-20 05:29:07 PM  

DSF6969: prickly pete v2: Contrabulous Flabtraption: Women do indeed do this. They also "tell" you things without actually doing so, then get angry when you forget.

For example, this past Sunday evening:

Wife: Jen wants to bra shopping. Maybe at Nordys.
Me: Nordys?
Wife: Nordstroms.
Me: That's the same amount of syllables.
Wife: (paraphrasing) They do all the fitting and sizing and what not

Monday afternoon
Wife: I'll head straight home after work.
Me: OK, as opposed to?
Wife: Going bra shopping
Me: didnt realize you had made a plan to that
Wife: i mentioned that yesterday. about going with Jen
Me: I know, you mentioned it, didn't know you had planned to do so today
Wife: well, no matter. it's not happening. I can't believe you don't listen to me. Why don't you love me?
Me: OK What the hell?

FTFY

So much this.


That sounds familiar.  I've actually had to ask "What the fark just happened?" after some unknown female glitch caused absolutely nothing to escalate into an argument.
 
2013-02-20 05:29:23 PM  

my alt's alt's alt: I think it has more to do with personality type. In the eyes of Myers-Briggs, the typical "most womanly" personality type of ESFP is overtly talkative and superfluous in their speech patterns. Whereas myself, the INTJ woman, considers small talk stupid and pointless.

/other women don't "get" me, especially when my eyes glaze over while they ramble about talk shows and shoes
//men think I'm "cold"
///fark the lot of them


INTJ solidarity, yo. Virtual high-5.
 
2013-02-20 05:29:52 PM  

PsiChick: Humans do not have many true instincts,


Wat.

and there are some behaviors that pattern across all cultures. Schizophrenia, for example, manifests the same way in every culture.

Horseshiat, it's demon possession, it's the voice of one god, another, across cultures.

That's a biological trait.

Yeah mostly.

This study, in my eyes, may well have found a slight indicator of a mild tendency to language. But that's about it. In another culture

Agreed, this diff could be all cultural.
 
2013-02-20 05:31:04 PM  
My favorite woman-eese lately "Have you heard of that website, you know, that one, the one that does all the stuff?"
 
2013-02-20 05:31:43 PM  

robbiex0r: I'm perturbed by stories that don't involve last names.  I'm not old, but by now I know many "Katies", "Daves", "Jens" and others.  When a story starts "I saw Jen today and (wwwwwwwwwoooooordddds) and we're invited over to dinner" I kinda need to know which Jen we're talking about, otherwise I'd just ignore me not fully knowing what is happening. Now when I pause her to ask, it's like I'm the idiot for not knowing who she's talking about.  If that's not going on, then it's gratuitous use of pronouns to the point where I can't follow a story.


I have that problem with people a lot (pronouns, assuming I know who they're talking about, etc.).  But  I haven't noticed women doing it more than men.
 
2013-02-20 05:31:50 PM  
 
2013-02-20 05:32:38 PM  

my alt's alt's alt: I think it has more to do with personality type. In the eyes of Myers-Briggs, the typical "most womanly" personality type of ESFP is overtly talkative and superfluous in their speech patterns. Whereas myself, the INTJ woman, considers small talk stupid and pointless.

/other women don't "get" me, especially when my eyes glaze over while they ramble about talk shows and shoes
//men think I'm "cold"
///fark the lot of them


You have a lot of cats, don't you?
 
2013-02-20 05:34:27 PM  

ciberido: She didn't ask you for advice. She told you she had a problem, because she wanted a shoulder to cry on.


Crying on a shoulder doesn't solve the problem. (unless the problem is a dry shoulder). Solving the problem solves the problem.
 
2013-02-20 05:34:59 PM  
There's three pieces of advice that I give to young guys in order to prepare them for marriage:
1. Learn to drink (not binge-drink, but sanity-drink)
2. Convert you next paycheque to $100 bills. Light a bonfire. Slowly throw each bill into the fire and watch it burn
3. On a nightly basis, watch to most boring TV channel your provider offers (local council meeting, etc). Attempt to maintain your interest and keep eye contact with the TV. Start with 10 minutes, and work your way up to an hour
 
2013-02-20 05:34:59 PM  
catmacros.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-02-20 05:35:05 PM  
KiltedBastich


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you're like a woman.
 
2013-02-20 05:36:30 PM  

lordluzr: Two hundred comments in two hours.... Fark is a woman.


Notice how internet comments are usually relatively succinct and get the point across without superfluous information? Internet savvy people know that long text blocks will largely get ignored. This same rule applies to most men and real life conversations.
 
2013-02-20 05:36:32 PM  

Contrabulous Flabtraption: Women do indeed do this. They also "tell" you things without actually doing so, then get angry when you forget.


My mom did this to me the other night at dinner.

Her: "I think I'll have a glass of wine with dinner"
Me: "OK"

Her (later at dinner): "WHY DIDN'T YOU GET ME A GLASS OF WINE?!?"
Ladies, if you have a request please please please phrase it as one, not as a statement we're supposed to interpret.
 
2013-02-20 05:36:39 PM  
blatz514:
1.bp.blogspot.com

Contrast with:
25.media.tumblr.com

So:
A: "What's wrong?"
B: "Nothing."

If A if female and B is male, then A is neurotic to be concerned and biatches be crazy.
If A is male and B is female, then B is neurotic to hide her feelings and biatches be crazy.

/the one valid conclusion is that biatches can't win
 
2013-02-20 05:39:46 PM  

sethen320: My wife is horrible at communicating.  Incomplete thoughts, wrong words used, etc...

We just had a conversation about it the other day.  She has a bad habit of doing stuff like not actually pointing at things when asking for help retrieving something or whatnot.  She will "point" by looking at the object and then say "can you hand me that".  This typically leads to me or some other poor soul desperately trying to guess what "that" may be while being polite about it.  Meanwhile she gets more and more frustrated.


Nepalis often point with their lips.  It seems weird at first, but it homes in handy sometimes, mainly when both hands are already occupied.

Apparently some other cultures also point with their lips, as well.
 
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