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English English speaking countries

mentrification

Neologism USED On Rare Occasion BY women

When a field of interest of women is taken over by men, subsequently pushing out the women who were previously there.

"Computer science used to be filled with women until men came in and mentrified the field."

Confirmed by 3 people

Italian Italy

ho le mie cose

Expression USED Very frequently BY Women

(I have my things) • It litterally means 'I have my things' and it refers to the menstrual period.

"Lasciami stare che ho le mie cose."

"Let me be, I have my things."

Confirmed by 3 people

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English United Kingdom

car crash underwear

Expression USED On Very Rare Occasion BY women

The kind of underwear women are supposed to wear, just in case you end up in a car crash.

"I don't want to show you my underwear, cos obviously I haven't got my car crash underwear on."

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Spanish Guatemala

es un mango

Expression USED Frequently BY Women

(he's a mango) • 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."

English South East, United States

Bless your heart

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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Hebrew Israel

כפרה

Expression USED On Occasion BY older women, especially Mizrahi women

(atonement) • 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?"

Confirmed by 4 people