Talk like a (Traveling) Girl: Decoding the Language

Talk Like a Local — By Alexi Ueltzen on October 7, 2009 at 10:17 am

Whether it’s a rapid-fire cell phone conversation with her “bestie” or a market place haggle, girls speak…differently than boys. The real meaning of their message is often disguised within undercurrents of sarcasm, hidden meanings and subtle calls to action, making interpretation hard – even impossible – sometimes.

Luckily, we’re here to help you out. Read on for our list of common travel phrases the female species uses, and just what they really mean.

What she says: (while sight-seeing) “Oh my gosh, where I’m from…”
What she means: “I’m about to launch into an only-slightly-relevant story about my hometown.”

What she says: “I’m kind of tired of sight-seeing. Want to just wander around for a while?”
What she means is:”Let’s find somewhere I can buy something and call it a ‘souvenir’.”

What she says: “Your accent is adorable.”
What she means is: “I immediately find you more attractive and interesting.”

What she says: “Can I pull this off?”
What she means is: “Will people make fun of me if I wear this back home?”

What she says: “I would, but I have a boyfriend/husband back home…”
What she means is:”Please leave me alone. I like my imaginary boyfriend/husband more than you.”

What she says: “I’m too full for dessert.”
What she means: “I don’t want to look like a whale in my bathing suit tomorrow.”

Have another girl-talk phrase we left off the list? Leave a comment and let us know.

[Photo: Pink Sherbet Photography/Creative Commons]

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