Guy Advice: If You Hear These, Head Directly to the Doghouse
Five Deadly Terms Used By Women
The fact that there are multiple versions of five deadly terms used by women is a pretty good indication that it is common knowledge among women that there are certain code words to be used in emergency situations. Each of these phrases is a warning unto itself and should be treated with extreme seriousness. The real danger, though, is when they get combined, the dreaded "Double Hex": "Whatever, go ahead" is the most reported instance, especially while shopping. The Double Hex also sometimes is observed in the subject when she raises her eyes skyward or folds her arms tightly together. Using one of these gestures with a Double Hex combination is known as the "Terrible Trifecta," while combining all four at once is the fabled and rarely seen "Fleeing Foursome," last reported by William Jefferson [name withheld] of Little Rock, Arkansas when he came home from "bowling" at 3 a.m. with the excuse that the match "went into extra frames."
Here's an example of the extremely rare Fleeing Foursome: woman crosses arms, looks skyward, and says in a low voice, "Fine, whatever." This is your signal to FLEE FOR THE HILLS. If she is tapping her foot at the same time, it's already too late.