What Girls Say vs. What They Actually Mean

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If you take everything that girls say at face value, you’re doing it wrong. Because, while sometimes what we say is exactly what we mean (like when we say “no,” for example), other times our words have a whole different meaning. But don’t freak out — we’ve made this handy guide to help you decode us a little!

So, the next time that you hear a girl saying one of these things, just remember that she might not mean what you initially think she does:

1. WHAT SHE SAYS: “My stomach hurts.”

WHAT SHE ACTUALLY MEANS: “I have my period, but I don’t want to talk about the gruesome details.”

Miley Cyrus Grr

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2. WHAT SHE SAYS: “My stomach hurts.” (ALTERNATIVE)

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WHAT SHE ACTUALLY MEANS: “I have to poop, but this boy thinks that’s impossible and I don’t feel like going through this with him.”

Demi Lovato Eye Roll

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3. WHAT SHE SAYS: *Gives her BFF eyes from across the room*

I Have So Much To Say

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WHAT SHE ACTUALLY MEANS: Any number of things, including but not limited to: “What the heck is going on?” “OMG, I can’t believe she’s wearing that.” “That guy is hot.” and “Hey, girl!”

Easy A Screeam

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4. WHAT SHE SAYS: “Boys suck.”

WHAT SHE ACTUALLY MEANS: “This one boy I like sucks.”

Life Ruiner


5. WHAT SHE SAYS: “Other girls are just so jealous of me.”

Jealous Much

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WHAT SHE ACTUALLY MEANS: “I am terrible and also I have trouble making or keeping friends.”

6. WHAT SHE SAYS: “#nomakeup”

Jenna Marbles No Makeup

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WHAT SHE ACTUALLY MEANS: “Feeling super hot today, you guys!”


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7. WHAT SHE SAYS: “I’m not going to tell anyone.”

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WHAT SHE ACTUALLY MEANS: “I won’t tell anyone, except my best friends and maybe my mom.”

8. WHAT SHE SAYS: “We have to make plans!”

WHAT SHE ACTUALLY MEANS: “I don’t know why I’m saying these words because I don’t mean them and I hope that we never make plans.”

9. WHAT SHE SAYS: “No guy will ever measure up to Zayn Malik.”

WHAT SHE ACTUALLY MEANS: “Literally, no guy will ever measure up to Zayn Malik.”

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