Friday, November the 10th, 2006

(There is nothing yours truly enjoys more than taking a random personal observation, warping it way out of proportion and generalising it to all (wo)mankind.)

It’s no secret that women perpetually yearn for men to “communicate more.” Actually, let me rephrase that. (It’s almost no problem if they just yearned for it wistfully, and sighed softly to themselves in disappointment. But no) Women don’t just yearn for men to communicate more, they often demand it. You know, the incessant phone calls (about why there aren’t enough phone calls!), the constant need to express how lacking their man is when it comes to expression, the need to discuss over and over topics that have already been beaten to death… that sort of thing.

Perhaps they don’t realise that men are entirely capable of expression, just without so much emphasis on the god damned talking. Men are clearly more physical, and vastly prefer touchy-feely means of showing (and being shown) how we (you) feel. That is all ladies, it is not like he doesn’t want to express something to you, he just tires easily when having to go on and on translating to a tongue you’ll understand. In case you haven’t realised, for every time you’ve thought “Oh my god, it’s 3 A.M and I have a meeting tomorrow. Why am I still wasting so much time having <insert pleasurable activity here>?” he’s gone, “Oh my god, why am I still talking to her? We’ve gone so many hours yapping without <insert pleasurable activity here>.”

So there you have it; the simple truth. If you’re so concerned about not conversing, start communicating in a tongue he can understand. Remember that he’s the sorts who probably shaves one leg when alone, to feel like he’s rubbing against a woman’s when he sleeps.

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9 Responses to “Native tongues”

  1. Sangeetha N Krishnan says:

    You may not be far from the truth (read the emphatically male truth!)… But you see, for the woman that lives oceans apart from her emphatically (again that word!) non-verbal man, try as she might, could not put her tongue to a more pleasurable use than… well… talking!

  2. Michelle says:

    Give and take, people. You want sex? Tell me what I need to hear – and mean it. :P

  3. Pramila says:

    Michelle said it!

    Why must ‘she’ be the one learning ‘his’ langauge? It should be a two way street!!

    How you been? send me your cell phone number via mail again – am returning to India soon :)

  4. pundit says:

    Sangeetha N Krishnan: I only call it as I see it.

    The situation you describe is not very normal, is it? I mean, if that is the case, perhaps the emphatically non-verbal man is being so because he’s not getting what he wants. At least he’s not complaining about the woman not being expressive.

  5. pundit says:

    Michelle: Points of view Michelle, points of view. I think I was saying a very similar thing: “You need to hear something from me, and have me mean it? Make me feel the way I need to feel.”

  6. pundit says:

    Pramila: Somewhat true, but hidden in all of this lies something you’re probably missing: It’s the woman who’s nagging the man about not being expressive enough. If you want something, you need to take the necessary steps to get it. (Refer to the replies above.)

    Oh, and I plan to head home too (for about a month) sometime soon.

  7. Sangeetha N Krishnan says:

    Hmm… the simple truth?
    Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus!


  8. Sangeetha N Krishnan says:

    Naah, it couldn’t widen more… Men and Women will continue, righteously set in their orbits, and ‘never the twain shall meet’!

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