Wednesday, October 28, 2009

For The Ladies Only

OK, ladies. It’s just you and me talking here. I know I’m not a woman, though I have been in touch with my feminine side. Syd and Trop have inducted me into a special club where I am considered an honorary lesbian, so I have no reasons of malice by wanting you ladies to answer a question about your secret lady language that men aren’t privy to.

I have been called “Mister Man” by three women that I can remember, and I’ve heard other men called the same by other women. What the hell is Mister Man? Is it an insult? Is it a denotation and recognition of a superiority complex or over-inflated ego?

Come on, Ladies, fill a fella in, please!


Blogger Donna said...

I can't help you; don't have a clue. But then, I'm not proficient at lady language.

4:44 AM  
Blogger darev2005 said...

Give it up. I've been an honorary lesbian for years and I've discovered it doesn't get you any special information. Just another case of them having us on, I suppose.

4:54 AM  
Blogger Tango said...

I've been an honorary woman for year and don't have a clue either.

5:47 AM  
Blogger Auntie said...

Dear Mister Man, It's and attitude thing, I believe and no definition exists as far as i know. My hands are usually on my hips when I call people this. It's like giving the person the courtesy of using the title "Mister", but anonymizing them by adding "Man". Where the hands of your girls on their hips when they called you this? or was it done electronically? Was it me? Because I don't remember, sorry.

5:55 AM  
Blogger Beth said...

I’m out of the loop – never heard the expression.
But I was curious enough to check the Urban Dictionary site: “A name that you use, referring to a Male, when trying to have authority or be flirtatious.”


6:43 AM  
Blogger Syd said...

It means your fly is unzipped.

Honestly, I don't have a clue.

7:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't think its a term of affection Guy.

2:43 PM  
Blogger g said...

as a fellow lesbian - here here!

6:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I usually only use it when a man is being arrogant.

Now I use Mister Mine on my husband as a term of possessive affection.


7:46 PM  
Blogger Jaggy said...

Well I refer to you as Mr. Guy, but that's only 'cuz I'm one of those polite younguns. ;) Mr. Guy and "Mister Man" are very different and should not be treated the same.

I think maybe it has to do with a woman trying to be a bit condescending and still polite when she calls you "Mister Man." I suppose as long as swearing isn't involved, you should go along with it.

8:43 PM  
Blogger Trop said...

"Mr. Man" sounds like a pet name for a guy's manly parts.

5:48 AM  
Blogger The Guy Who Writes This said...

Donna, you still have a great voice in what you do say.

Darev, come to think of it I never did get my membership card.

Tango, that leaves me with several questions about you now.

Auntie, you've been one of them.

Beth, let's just hope it never makes it to Canada. Who knows how Canadian men will react to it.

Syd, I f it is the fly thing, shouldn't one pull their pockets out to make it into and elephant impression?

Anon, somehow I don't think so either.

g, where where?

CC, I've successfully escaped your wrath so far.

Jaggy, good assessment. You have always been a respectful young woman. BTW, congrats on becoming plural.

5:50 AM  
Blogger The Guy Who Writes This said...

Trop, Which brings to mind how people can name their kids Dick and Peter and Willie...

5:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I still can't fathom why a person named Richard would choose to go by Dick rather than Rick........

8:19 AM  
Blogger Guy said...

Though you have to admit that most Ricks are "Dicks" in reality.

9:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My dad is named Richard but goes by Rick. No comment necessary Guy.

9:53 AM  
Blogger a mouthy irish woman? ridiculous! said...

the urban dictionary defines "mister man" as such: A name that you use , referring to a Male, when trying to have authority or be flirtatious.
"Hey Mister Man where do you think you're going?"

sorry i'm a little late with my comment. better late and all...

10:56 AM  
Blogger Teri and the cats of Furrydance said...

Watch the movie "Misery" and then you'll know...

7:41 PM  
Blogger dalia said...

the teachers at my elementary school used to use the term when talking to the boys who'd been naughty - as in, now listen here, mr. man... i guess it was a way of saying they were acting too big for their britches?

i also use the term sarcastically to refer to boyfriends when they've fallen out of favour... "me and mr. man are going to the such-and-such..."

10:09 AM  
Blogger dalia said...

and, by the way, i dated a guy whose last name was dick. :-/

10:10 AM  
Blogger Guy said...

It could have been worse, his last name could have been Dickman.

10:12 AM  

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