Bless your heart

English South East, United States

Expression USED Frequently BY Mostly women in the Southern USA

To someone from outside it sounds like a compliment but it is really a polite way to say “you’re an idiot”. Can also be used at the end of a rude sentence to try to end the sentence on a “positive” note.

“Someone called saying I won a cruise and all I have to do is give them my bank information! Time for a trip!” “Oh honey, bless your heart”.





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es un mango*

* he's a mango

Spanish Guatemala

Expression USED Frequently BY Women

In Guatemala we say "he's a mango" to a man who is really handsome.

"mira ese muchacho, es un mango."

"Look at that guy, he's a mango."





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כפרה*

* atonement

Hebrew Israel

Expression USED On Occasion BY older women, especially Mizrahi women

A term of endearment by a woman towards a woman. The idea is that the receiver wards off the evil eye.

"?כפרה, את יכולה לתת לי את הסוכר"

"Dear, can you give me the sugar?"


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