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Monday, April 14, 2014

A to Z Challenge—S.K.-isms! L is for . . .




L is for Lowmantic. Stands for not very romantic. Example:


“Dude, why are you in the doghouse?”
“She’s mad at me, bro! She said she didn’t want anything for her birthday, and I listened to her.”
“Dude!”
“I know, but what was I supposed to do? Chicks are so hard to figure out. If I’d decided to get her something, it would have been the wrong thing anyway.”
“Well, where did you take her out to dinner?”
“She told me before not to worry about it, so I brought her Chinese food.”
“Dude!”
“What?”
“Dude!”
“What?”
“Dude! Of course she would say that. Taking her out to dinner would have at least softened the blow.”
“Bro, she said—never mind what she said, I’m just a lowmantic. I’m not cut out for reading chick’s minds; my romantic levels are too low.”
“Word.”


*S.K.’s original. Dudes! Dudes? O_o


49 comments:

  1. HA! Love it! I think I can credit you with a new description for myself. I think I may just fall into the lowmantic world. Not so good at the relationship thang myself because I just don't behave like the trained puppy they want me to. Ahhhh living with no romance or lowmance now is just Me. Thanks for my morning smile!! Ironically my L is love...take that universe!

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  2. When a woman says she doesn't want anything, she never means it. Ever.

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    1. I do! I do! And when I want something, I say exactly what it is...or you know I get it and thank the husband later lol

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  3. *hehehe* Great word! My daughter + I had a similar conversation this weekend. When I say I don't want something, I mean it, but she doesn't. Luckily, her bf is not a lowmanic and ALWAYS gets her something.

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  4. My poor hubby suffer my lowmanticness! Lol!

    shahwharton.com

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    1. LOL he accepts you for who you are, that is all :D

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  5. Awesome. Although are you sure it's the lowmanticism that's put him in the dog house, and not his conversational skills?

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  6. Love it. I'm SO glad I'm not married to a lowmantic! I have to say, I honestly don't care when I say he doesn't have to get me gifts or anything, but I am tickled when he brings home something because he was thinking of me. Not nearly as tickled when those things are more kittens and puppies, but I'll take it, until the house runs out of room. He's been known to bring home a pint of Ben & Jerry's on occasion, so I forgive him for all the animals running around.

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  7. LOL. These isms get better and better. :D

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  8. Lowmantic . . . funny, but so true to life. :)

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  9. Dude! Great word, and just for the record, I am not a lowmantic.

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  10. Dudette, you rock!
    And I think you should hook up with those Wordspy people. After all, it seems like somebody there has hijacked your brain... LOL

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    1. Right back atcha, dudette!
      They did hijack my brain! I knew I felt like I was loosing some awesomeness, now I know why.

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  11. I'm no lowmantic, but I still can't stand it when she says, "No, I don't want anything. Don't make a big deal out of it." Because if I don't make a big deal out of it now, she's gonna make a big deal out of it later. Yeesh. Great word.

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    1. Oh women! Its a big deal either way lol

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  12. Hahaha! :D So true. I'm one of those who might say I don't want anything, because I don't like to feel needy. I suppose everyone has their reasons. :)

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    1. I guess they do have their reasons. Seems simpler to not play the game though lol

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  13. Lowmantic... Sounds like my fiance! :)

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  14. so lowmantic ?? you are really smart I know a lot of lowmantics lol

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  15. lol awesome. I am a highmantic.

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  16. I'm using this in a conversation sometime today! There has to be a lowmantic moment in my life where this will come in handy.

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    1. There are moments out there everyday, Lee. I guess we just have to reach out, grab 'em, and use my words? lol

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  17. I confess, romance is like nitro boost in a video game--awesome full power...but it doesn't last long LOL. The average male "reserves" are about six months...after that it takes some work or being single again :)

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    1. Either work for it or become single again lol Wise words, very wise words :P

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  18. Love it. The best word for Ghanaian men. Lol.

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  19. I like this one, I've always thought there should be a word for it!

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    1. And now you here it is. The world is better now. o_o

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  20. Willy Dunne Wooters tends to be on the lowmantic side, but I can accept it because, in general, he's kind and generous.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Kind and generous beats a fake highmantic any day :D

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  21. Bwahaha!! Love this one! Thankfully, my husband isn't a lowmantic. But really, when are guys gonna learn that women typically say one thing and mean something completely different? If only they could read our minds... :)

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    1. Thankfully, my husband isn't either! But are you sure you want your mind read? lol

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  22. I love the word Lowmantic. Most men are lowmantic ;)

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  23. Can you hear me laughing all the way from Connecticut!?

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    1. Yes! And what a fantastic laugh you have! :D

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  24. I'm going to use that word this evening and see what reaction I get. :)

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