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Friday, March 10, 2006

Reading Between the Lines

Joe Carter of the Evangelical Outpost has a great piece titled "Reading Between the Lines". It's a short translation guide to what some common phrases really mean. Here are a few choice snippits:
While you may not be able to read her mind, you do need to read in between the lines. Here is a brief guide to what people say and what it is they really mean:

“I don’t kiss up to anybody.” -- Translation: I’m a tactless jerk.

“It’s not you, it’s me.” -- Translation: Let’s not kid ourselves, you’re definitely the reason we’re breaking up.

“We need to talk about our relationship.” (Spoken by a woman) -- Translation: We need to talk about what you’re doing wrong.

“Fine, let’s talk.” (Coming from a man) -- Translation: Please, please, let’s get this over with before the football game comes on.

Read the whole thing here.

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