February, 2013

Reasons Why Women Type Like Thissss ‘Words Elongation’

Posted on 23 Feb 2013 at 5:34pm

After reading the below article which considers how women change the English language (words) when they aren’t able to verbalize their thoughts, I felt they were talking about me so I have decided to share it with you.

All of a sudden, we have all started changing the meanings of words by adding extraneous letters to words to emphasize a point we try to get across-words elongation.

I am sure you are doing it or have received text messages and e-mails where such techniques have been employed.  If you want to understand the emotions or intent behind some of the common words we elongate, read the article below…

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Female “word elongation” is the topic of an Atlantic article and an academic study this week. “When people talk, they use intonation in a number of varied and subtle ways,” a linguist told the Atlantic‘s Jen Doll. “There’s a lot of emotional nuance that can be conveyed that you can’t do in writing.” Accordingly, I have identified five types of keystroke repetition, and the emotionally nuanced variations therein.

1. The Kindness of Word-Stretchers Perhaps because it is associated with young women — or perhaps because it is playful — word elongation disarms. Thus, when asking a favor or making a demand, extra letters soften the blow. “I reeeally need that memo by 2 p.m., can you skip lunch?”

Subcategories: Apologetic Os (soooo sorry); Pleading Es (pleeeease); Reluctant interruptions (buuut, wellll).

2. The Passive-Aggressive Repeat Politeness, like nutmeg, is toxic in large doses. A few extra As in “thaaanks” is polite, but too many in the wrong context suggests sarcasm. Cruel word-elongaters take advantage of this principle, often pairing passive-aggressive word elongation with bemused punctuation repetition. “You gave me hand sanitizer for Valentine’s Day? Thankss …”

Subcategories: Sarcastic affirmation (riiiight); Means-the-opposite vowels (sorryyy, well excuuuuse me). 

3. The Iterative Intensifier How do you scream on the Internet? WITH CAPS LOCK is one option. Keystroke repetition is another. In the example of my male friend’s work e-mails, “Thaaanks!” replaces “Thanks so much.” Extra vowels replace intensifiers like “very.”

Subcategories: Baleful Os (nooo); Hyperbolic disbelief (whaaat); Keening (waaahhh).

4. The Sexiness of Length As illustrated in the endlessly reblogged chart above, letter replication is sexy. This is mostly because of the association with drunk people. (Though drunkenness is not actually sexy, drunks are known to vocalize and act on sexual desires, creating halo-effect sexiness for their booty-call texting patterns.) At the end of a word, letter repetition suggests seductive murmuring or vocal-fried Britney Spears voice.

Subcategories: Booty-call drawl (heyyyy); Seductive sing-song (can’t wait for tonightttt); Cybersex utterances (oh ohh fuuck ohhh OH GODDD YYYES).

5. The Playfulness of Repetition Like clapping hands, banging “Chopsticks” on a piano, and turning people’s names into songs (Stella Stella Bo Bella Banana Fanna Fo Fella), keystroke repetition is fun. Holding down shift+1 and watching your screen fill with !!!!!!!!!!!!! is simply satisfying. It’s the repetitive joy of popping bubble wrap, the glee of shouting, and the spatial luxury of lying across two seats on an airplane just because you can.

Subcategories: Gleeful Es (wheeeee); Celebratory vowels (yayyyyy); Nonsense emoticon intensifiers ( :-((((( ).

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Is This One More Reason Why You Should Not Marry? Couples Start Taking Each Other For Granted After Just Three And A Half Years Of Marriage

Posted on 10 Feb 2013 at 1:51pm

I bet you did not know that, the honeymoon period lasts for only 3 and half years after marriage. After that, couples start taking each other for granted says a new research.

Is this one more reason why you think marriage is not for you? I have heard someone say, this is one of the major causes of divorce. After all, if you buy a fridge and it stops cooling your drinks, all you will have to do is buy a new one.

According to the research;

after three and a half years of wedded bliss, cuddling up on the sofa in the evening is a thing of the past, with couples more likely to go to bed at different times.

And by this time in a relationship, rather than settling down to enjoy an evening together, the likelihood is that couples will eat at different times, sit in different rooms and zone out of a conversation in favour of watching television.

Kate Jones, of Co-operative Food, which commissioned the study, said:

‘This research shows once they’ve tied the knot, it’s all too easy for couples to start getting complacent and start taking each other for granted”.

I think this even happens if you’ve been with your boyfriend for long enough.  The initial days are full of all the hugs, touching and cuddles. But with time, things can get really sloppy and uninteresting, especially in bed.

Once the honeymoon period is over couples often let bad habits take over, and forget to go the extra mile to make each other happy.

‘We all know that it’s the little things that make a big difference, so adding a bit of quality time, like re-introducing ‘date nights’ or enjoying a meal in together, could be a good way to show you care.

‘Bad habits begin to creep into the relationship, such as breaking wind in front of each other, showering less, women forgetting to shave their legs, not closing the bathroom door when using the toilet and leaving the toilet seat up.

This is where I think most of us women fall (married or in long term relationship)

The study also found appearance takes a turn for the worse, with many dressing down in tracksuit bottoms or pyjamas before their partner gets home.

Not bothering with make-up and ditch matching underwear in favour of granny pants also becomes common place.

Additionally, this is the stage when familiarity with each other leads to memory loss regarding events such as wedding anniversaries, Valentine’s Day, Christmas and even birthdays. (more…)

Ladies Don’t Know Jack About Valentines

Posted on 05 Feb 2013 at 10:20am

There is a lot of common wisdom about relationships, but some of it can be wrong or outdated. At least when it comes to Valentine’s Day, common “wisdom” can be a little misguided. The truth behind some of these Valentine’s Day “myths” might surprise you!

Valentine’s Day is a Holiday for Women

The reality is that only 19 percent of women feel that Valentine’s Day is for women, and only 25 percent of men feel that way. So ladies, the pressure is also on you to come up with a romantic gift that says “I love you.”

Men Don’t Want to Be “Spoiled” On Valentine’s Day

Not true! Eighty-one percent of women surveyed agreed with this statement, but only 55 percent of men did so. This means that 45 percent of guys want some special attention on Valentine’s Day, too.

This Valentine’s Day turn the tables on your special guy. One thing a majority of men agree upon is what they would love to have for Valentine’s Day. Sure, if you guessed some sort of intimate surroundings and acts you would likely be correct— but the research did not cover that. So what is the gift they most want that research covers?

Flowers!

According to research done by Bruskin Goldring Research of Edison New Jersey, 61 percent of men said they would like to receive flowers on Valentine’s Day. However, of the men surveyed, only 40 percent indicated that this was a gift they had received. It seems that there is a large “Valentine’s Day flower gift deficit” for men.

Men seem to have an innate understanding that giving flowers, from a single rose to a huge arrangement, is a romantic gesture that pleases women. Why not men? The very same message of love is what men get from a gift of flowers. However, make it just flowers— an accompanying Teddy Bear is way too girly!

When he sees or smells the flowers you give him, his thoughts will immediately turn to you. It’s hard to go wrong with this Valentine’s Day gift! A tie may not be his taste, cologne he may have just bought for himself. Flowers are always convenient and affordable. If you order early, they can be delivered to where ever you want them to go.

Women, Take Charge

This Valentine’s Day, acknowledge your guy. There is a good chance he will be surprised (but happy) with a bit of attention on Valentine’s Day. Let him choose a restaurant and you pick up the check! Or, if he tends to select pricey places mostly to impress you, show him how happy you are to reserve a table at an intimate neighborhood restaurant.

Stay close, be affectionate. Occasionally touch his arm or shoulder. Let him know that you care for him and generate true electricity by your touch and body language.

New Craze…Textured/Velvet Nails: Like it ?

Posted on 04 Feb 2013 at 5:03pm

 

Just when I’m getting my head around the leather  polish craze a new one pops up! However I’m not the type to jump on a trend just for the sake of it and truth be told…it’s highly unlikely i’ll be trying velvet/textured nails. Though it’s said don’t knock it till you’ve tried it so I’ve been roaming many a blog/website to check out the new textured nail.

The textured nail is basically as it sounds, it uses a nail polish and ‘fluff’ to give a textured finish. The new look seems to be a hit among the beauty blogs which claim the manicure will last up to three days, even stays  intact when it becomes wet and is easily removed with standard nail polish remover. So if you’re looking for something a little current and unique….check out the video clip below by MUA  (Make Up Academy) which talks you through applying a textured manicure.

 

 

 

photo credit: MUA, The Black Pearl Blog

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TopVincent.Com: Are You Losing Yourself To Robots? Get A Real Life With The Real World…

Posted on 03 Feb 2013 at 2:07pm

From TopVincent.Com

Life is beautiful, full of magnificence and elegance. Life can also be a painful journey, full of anguish and mistakes.

The uniqueness of real life events and real life journey is embedded in the non-existence of a DELETE button-forget the time travel theories for now.

There is more to life than we know, there is more to see in life than we have ever seen and will ever see… The whole of life can never be boring because it is full of shock waves, pleasant breezes, surprises and uncertainty.

Our best and probably superior characteristic as human beings is our ability to have face to face communication and experience one another.

However, it seems many of us give no relevance to this amazing ability we have in life as we prefer to become machines (robots) than the human being that we are.

I love technology and I appreciate all the goodness and splendidness that comes with it, but I won’t ever want to trade my human capacity, experience and existence for it.

Gradually and unconsciously, it seems we are trading being complex human beings for being robotic individuals congregating in a virtual world where our thoughts and actions are interpreted by machines.

Am I the only who feels we are gradually losing an important part of our existence as human beings-personal communications and interpersonal experiences?

We do not seem to care much about each other anymore; at least that is how it seems if you will rather text your friend to find out how he/she is recovering from a sickness instead of going there to see him/her.

The beauty of the human relationship seems to be gradually losing its importance to technological inventions like Facebook, Twitter, BBM, SMS, Skype and several others.

As I mentioned above, I love and cherish the fast lanes these technologies bring into our lives. However, instead of complementing the beautiful lives we had, it is gradually taking over our sense of gathering.

We are being defined by technology; our human activities are losing their importance as we delve deep into the world of robots.

When was the last time you heard the real voice of your best friend (I mean not through a technology)? We seem to have cut down all the efforts we cherished and had to pump in to interact and meet our loved ones.

Most of us tweet more messages in a day than we actually say with our mouth. Many of our thoughts and words are not being sent out by our mouths, rather by tiny robots in our hands.

What happened to visiting real friends in the real world we find ourselves? I have a friend who is able to visit 300 of his friends in just 30 minutes. It sounds impossible right? But he does that almost every day through their face book pages. What a wacky life we have!

If I was told few years ago that, a time will come when people will prefer visiting you virtually to check on you rather than coming to see you in real life, I would have never believed it. Today, almost everything we do relegate the importance of the real world and real life experience.

Maybe we love to use the many DELETE buttons rather than correct our mistakes with a follow up action. What is life if we do not make mistakes and do not put in efforts to correct and learn from them?

Are you not scared that the machines will soon take over? I think they have even taken over most of the things that make us superior animals.

No one seems to care about expressing real love with real world things anymore. I have kissed my girlfriend more times with smileys and emoticons than I have in real life.

I think I have even said I love her more with technology than I have actually told her in person. That is sickening right? But it seems that is what we are all doing…

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Research Shows That Women Moan & Scream In Bed Because They Think It Makes ‘Banging’ Better, What The HECK?

Posted on 03 Feb 2013 at 8:44am

Sometimes I wonder the sort of women these researchers use and those who pay for the funding…

If an overwhelming 92 per cent of women questioned by researchers at Leeds University said they felt “vocalisation” boosted their partner’s self-esteem, then I am sure these researchers are definitely talking to the wrong women.

According to a recent research, men find it easier to climax if their lovers do a lot of panting and moaning — and 87 per cent of women quizzed said they used noise deliberately for that purpose…REALLY?

What about the many of us women who truly enjoy the act and truly moan and scream because we are enjoying the experience and journey?

I hate it when I come across such researches because it makes it seem, we are a bunch of fake women out there and our only prime purpose is to pleasure men, nothing more than that.

The same research claims that 9 out of 10 women admitted making more racket than their partner — and seven out of ten men agreed…

If the journey is good, you will definitely fly with the noise as a woman but to think about faking it purely to satisfy your man surely sounds like you do not have your own bed needs, and it is all about the needs of the man…

I moan but only when I am having the best journey of my life…What about you? Are you one of the many women faking it purely to please your man?

What Does Laser Bikini Hair Removal Feel Like?

Posted on 01 Feb 2013 at 12:26pm

Hair removal sucks, no two-ways about it. Razors nick the sensitive bits, hair creams burn and smoulder, waxing is as much fun as a medieval Spanish Tickler torture session- and all of it is a temporary solution.

Laser hair removal is as close to permanent hair-be-gone as it gets, and yet for the majority, it is still largely unexplored territory. And maybe that’s because nobody can really explain what it feels like to laser your vagina.

Obviously, pain perception is hugely personal and perceived in different ways by everyone. BUT. Most patients under the care of a man with a laser beam i.e. a qualified laser hair removal technician report that the sensation is not dissimilar to a rubber band snapping against the skin. The words stinging and burning often crop up, too- probably because that is essentially what the process is.

It’s an uncomfortable feeling. But it’s the only long-term process for removing hair- even if it does normally take four to six sessions. Discomfort can be reduced by using a numbing cream or popping painkillers before your appointment- just like any seasoned waxer would do. You won’t be subject for more than half an hour, and a good technician knows how to gague your pain threshold.

The process isn’t unlike getting a Brazilian at the beauty salon- your technician will leave you to change into paper panties and lay down on a raised bed. On their return, the technician will squeeze a jelly-like goo onto your soon-to-be-lasered spots, designed to protect your skin. Often you’ll be asked to wear protective sunglasses as the laser ‘wand’ is worked over the area. This is the bit where the ‘rubber band snapping’ comes in. Within the half hour you’ll be ready to clean off, get dressed, and carry on with your day.

Laser hair removal works by using a high level of heat to damage the hair follicles. Newer technology couples this with a follow-up cooling mechanism to reduce burning and discomfort, so risks are minimal. Some hypo- or hyper-pigmentation might happen (lightening or darkening of the skin), and with all procedures infection is always the teenie-tiniest bit possible- but at the end of the day you’re working with a qualified professional who will probably expose you to less risk than you’d manage locked in a shower cubicle with a rusty razor alone. (more…)



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