Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Not tonight honey, I've got a headache/toothache/pain-in-the-ass

...to which the standard response should be, 'why don't you take some
painkillers. Wait let me fetch you a glass of water'.

So I was lying in bed last night thinking which is the best sounding language to say 'no I'm not in the mood' nicely. I think Swahili 'sitaki' is a little too harsh. Same for English 'NO'. That small word is so final it might put someone off you for a long time. I think 'nyet' (Russian) has a nice ring to it. Like I'm not in the mood today so please don't even touch me just go to sleep, yet. It's a no with a maybe. The hope to keep the fires burning until the other party just falls asleep...

Of course you could just elbow them or kick out!

12 comments:

  1. Oh well lets put it this way, there are just those days. I use beating about the bush tactics, that way I am saying no without saying no.

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  2. You could use 'nie nou nie' - it means not now, but maybe later...

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  3. seems HIV prevalence amongst ass lickers scared the shit out of your ass (te he he heee how poetic). sorry matako..sorry again Tamako but you need to get a HIV test. Drag George along and pray for the best.
    Cheers

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  4. Hi Mystic

    Gay men use different channels, allegedly! Lol! I've heard of 'sorry I think I had a dodgy pizza!'. Uh? xxx

    Hi Billy

    I likey...vague is fun. xxx

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  5. Hi Taabu

    Sound advice but your delivery is wanting :(
    xx

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  6. As in you, Tamaku, not in the mood? na vile huyo George wako ana-sound ni mnoma? eish...... how about honesty?

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  7. Hi Rox

    Si honesty will get the person thinking they need to work harder (in vain, lol!)...as for George, he does go to great lengths to please ;)
    xxx

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  8. My girl used to say, 'Kababy NO!' .. haha! Sweet and sour.

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  9. Eh Mwistar,

    Lol! That's a nice one! And if you turn it around 'NO Kababy!' takes on a new meaning (time for the contraceptive!!) xx

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  10. My boyfriend says... 'lets sleep, when I wake up, I will be nice and warm'....and since he never its not often... I usually agree.

    You may wonder what I say when am not in the mood.. WAIT I have never not been in the mood!

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  11. Why are we going to great lengths to get a euphemism for 'no'? In my world, a polite 'no' works just as fine - I don't want to make any stories. God knows by the time I'm saying 'no', I don't even want any other conversation (normally because I've had a long day at the office) about anything else, let alone justifying my total lack of interest in sex at the time...

    Though after saying 'no' I quickly follow it up with an offer to spoon instead ;-)

    W

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  12. Hi GNM,

    'WAIT I have never not been in the mood!' - lol!
    Many would wish to always be in the mood. Nice day. xxx

    Hi W,

    Yeah, there are those days too but I guess it's compromise that wins the day. Cheers. xxx

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