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Old 02-21-2013, 12:38 PM   #67821
 
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My friend's friend just got engaged. She spoke with her sister. And vented to me...

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and she goes, "well apparently she was sobbing for an hour at the hospital" (she's a doctor) "because she hated the ring"
so i'm like, ok, what's wrong with it?? is it tear drop shaped or something??
and she's like, it's a square cut diamond, 0.8 carats, white gold band
i'm like, that sounds great!
but she hates it
and i was like, why?
which she didn't answer directly but basically was implying it's too small
that is so rude!!!
esp cuz that's pretty much exactly my ring except it's a round cut diamond
like the fiance apparently said "oh i figured you'd want something on the smaller side"
so she pitched a fit
COME ON PEOPLE
there are children starving!
so i said to her, "well that's about how big my ring is and i don't think it's too small"
and she goes, "well, we have big hands"
WTF
WT Eff indeed!!!
When I was engaged, a woman at my office got engaged around the same time. Her new diamond was about 2x the size of my own. Mine was about .8 as well, but I was living in D.C. where there are some serious status symbols happening, especially with rings. One of my freelance contacts had one that was like 4 carats. So I was quite used to mine being on the smaller side, relatively speaking. [Now I live in Minnesota and .8 is on the higher end of average, I’d say.]

After a few days, she felt compelled to say something about our rings’ different sizes. [Why … !?] She said the same thing! “Well, your hands are smaller than mine, so your stone looks more proportional.

I had one of those moments where I just thought, “Okay, lady, whatever you say.” But why even bring that up? She was one of those people who never stopped talking, so maybe that’s why.
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Old 02-21-2013, 12:42 PM   #67822
 
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and working girl in the sense "a woman who works" is declining in use.
Working girl is used here as a euphemism for prostitute. Does it have the same meaning over there now?
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Old 02-21-2013, 12:52 PM   #67823
 
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^ That is the only way I hear it used.

I know there is a push to stop using words, and an urge for them to become archaic. That is what I have a problem with. That is why I said, "Welcome to the slow boat to silence, leave your context on the shore" the last time we discussed this.

^And I say that because every time you turn around someone is wanting people to stop saying something. Remove bubble gum!! You get my point.

Agreed, words should not be said in some contexts. Bosses should never say those things, but at the same time I would give anything to hear my dad call me his baby girl again.

Just my 2 cents.
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Old 02-21-2013, 01:00 PM   #67824
 
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All I ever hear in my office is girl(s) for the women who work here. It's "my girl will get back to you" or "thanks girls." Husband and wife own the company and she's in her mid thirties. It bugs the crap out of me but there's nothing I'll ever be able to do to change it. It's our company culture.
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and working girl in the sense "a woman who works" is declining in use.
Working girl is used here as a euphemism for prostitute. Does it have the same meaning over there now?
I’ve heard it used both ways. It is sharply declining in use in the non-sexual work meaning of it, in my experience.

There was a movie in the 80s called “Working Girl” and I don’t remember much hoopla about it being a double entendre back then. But I don’t think that could happen today.
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Old 02-21-2013, 01:08 PM   #67826
 
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Agreed, words should not be said in some contexts. Bosses should never say those things, but at the same time I would give anything to hear my dad call me his baby girl again.

Just my 2 cents.
But that’s totally different, he knew you when you were a girl. It’s sentimental.

I don’t think anyone here is suggesting that kind of use is out of bounds. Where are you getting that?

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Old 02-21-2013, 01:12 PM   #67828
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Good thing I'm not trying to look hawt for anyone at school.

I woke up this morning with just ONE inexplicably puffy eye. >_> It's the same eye that has a giant pimple underneath it, too.

I think this means I deserve to treat myself to coffee this morning, probs.
Update: My eye is still puffy. But now it's red, so it kind of looks like I got hit in the face. Yes!

Also, I did treat myself to some coffee... And by treat, I mean IT WAS FREE! I forgot I had a Sheetz coupon for a free specialty drink. Mmm. Honestly, it was surprisingly good. Most people don't associate gas stations with good coffee, but Sheetz sort of knows what they're doing!
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Or in my case once at walmart a little girl handed me a banana (it was her "phone") IN WALMART. Oh hi who is this? oh yea that is so nice. in walmart. I let her make a fool of me.
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Agreed, words should not be said in some contexts. Bosses should never say those things, but at the same time I would give anything to hear my dad call me his baby girl again.

Just my 2 cents.
But that’s totally different, he knew you when you were a girl. It’s sentimental.

I don’t think anyone here is suggesting that kind of use is out of bounds. Where are you getting that?

Because our whole discussion has been about that. I see it offensive in some contexts, and not in others...

You need to realize it's still offensive, even when not used in that context.

I prefer to look at the context, and not the whole word as offensive.

So on and so forth. Lol.
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Old 02-21-2013, 01:25 PM   #67832
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A fellow curly in one of my classes today just got her hair ombred, and now I so want it done, too! I've never seen it on a naturally curly person before, and I like the way it looks... When I was exploring the idea before, any Google Image searches only returned results with curling iron curls. SO not the same!
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This is so timely...

Mr. Spring just sent me an email to ask about something and it started out:

"Hey girl,"

HAHA!!
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This is so timely...

Mr. Spring just sent me an email to ask about something and it started out:

"Hey girl,"

HAHA!!
That was perfect timing.

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^ I had not seen the Joe "Hey Girl" 's.

Oh lard.
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So...how do you tell if someone is about to break up with you?

Because I kind of feel sick.
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Every time the girl discussion comes up all I can think about is the Ryan Gosling meme.



JFC, that toothpick.
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I'm giving Ryan Gosling the express permission to call me girl anytime he wants to...
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