Really?

One of the more fascinating catch-phrases in America is “Really?” While mostly used by girls, it’s quite common with men as well, even men who I would describe as masculine.

Midway through my month-long stay in American last year, I found myself saying it quite often. It would give me some pleasure to do so, but that pleasure turned immediately to regret, similar to how I’d feel as a confused teenage boy after masturbating. I’ll admit it’s a handy retort, but I have since gone to great lengths to eliminate this word from my speech, even as I hear its use increase among foreigners.

The problem with really? is not only with the word but the women who use it. The mere utterance of this word by an American girl actually reveals a host of lame traits and behavior. If you hear a girl say really?, this is what you already know about her:

  • She has had over ten sexual partners.
  • She will not hesitate to get into an argument with a man.
  • She did not vote for Mitt Romney in the last presidential election.
  • She has read 50 Shades Of Gray, and can actually identify with it.
  • She has taken a self-shot picture in her bathroom, right next to the toilet bowl where she defecates.
  • She believes men make more than women for the same work.
  • She has read at least one article on Jezebel.
  • She has waited in a long line to purchase a cupcake, cronut, or otherwise baked-good equivalent.
  • She can point out Kony in a crowded bar by not her own Senator.
  • She doesn’t know or care that the USA is raining bombs on countries she can’t pronounce.
  • She has at least one beta orbiter who she uses for emotional support. In return, he gets her “friendship.”
  • Her favorite drink at Starbucks is a frappucino, always with whipped cream and caramel sauce.
  • She has taken over 24 hours to reply to a text message even though she had a functioning signal during that time.
  • She has told a guy “Is that a line?” or “Is that your game?”
  • She believes it is distasteful and wrong for a man in his 40s to date a beautiful girl in her 20s.
  • She has sent a text that read “Don’t text me again.”
  • She’s on birth control.
  • She owns at least two pairs of flip flops.
  • Getting railed by a Spanish or Italian guy with a thick accent is on her bucket list.
  • She has lost interest in a man for not being abusive enough towards her.

As I’ve described in the past, Western culture is a virus, and it tends to display a similar set of symptoms in the hosts that it infects. Girls who really uses really? have a personality that depends on snark and insult instead of kindness and warmth. They all consume the same media, they all believe the same propaganda, and they all think a woman should power fuck her way through her 20s while giving men hell. They’re the product of an assembly line that produces not Mercedes or BMWs but Yugos and Saturns.

When I look in the mirror, I don’t see a Yugo staring back at me, so it makes no sense for me to use a word that Yugos use. How they act, I will not act. How they think, I will not think. How they speak, I will not speak. I fail to find any justification for men to adopt the habits of the female gender that opposes them.

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Good old Roosh
Good old Roosh
7 years ago
mike
mike
7 years ago

lmao roosh hahaha.

Anonymous
Anonymous
7 years ago

Really?

Carlos
Carlos
7 years ago

I think “really” must mean something completely different in the US. Here in the UK (the home of english)it is most often used a means of seeking confirmation, assurance where there is disbelief or to display deeper inquisition.
You might need to add video link to demonstrate the context you’re describing.

Anonymous
Anonymous
7 years ago

Wow, just wow. 😉

Anonymous
Anonymous
7 years ago

Synonymous with this are guys on FB or other social media that post shit like western girls. Like telling us you just worked out. Wow, aren’t you a special go-getter. Or posting gay little sayings about life-perspective b.s. Western culture, motto: “Turning one man after the other, into a worthless bitch..”

Rakishness
Rakishness
7 years ago

Really?? This post was so awkward and creepy.

REALLY!!!
REALLY!!!
7 years ago

Isn’t “really?” something that Tome Leykis would throw around when hearing something suspicious from a caller.

arafat scarf
arafat scarf
7 years ago

Awkward!!!

Wait…what?

shut-the-fuck-up
shut-the-fuck-up
7 years ago

seriously! -thats another one i hate, especially with a high pitched whiny accusatory voice.

josh
josh
7 years ago

The “really” phrase can actually be pretty funny when someone like Bill Burr says it, as a kind of verbal punctuation mark. After he has said something funny. Or before.

It means: what you are saying is so stupid, I can’t believe you are saying it.

What ruins it is when self absorbed millenials use it because to them it means either: “I didn’t get what I wanted” or “I didn’t hear what I wanted to hear.”

They can’t tell the difference between something being objectively ridiculous, and the obvious ridiculousness (to them) of their needs not being instantly met by whoever is near:

Stranger: Gimmee your cell for a sec.
You: No.
Stranger: Really?

They often follow it up with a “wow” for emphasis, which they pronounce in an elongated way:

waahahaow.

Stranger: (Interrupting your conversation on a cafe patio) Hey bro, watch my bike for a sec.

(He has a lock, doesn’t feel like using it.)

You: No.

Stranger: Really? Wow.

That’s what makes it annoying to me. The self absorption and over confidence. Also, it doesn’t really stand alone. You have to expand on your theme. Otherwise it is a lame and over used catchphrase. Like “Ackwarrrrrd.”

What Happened?
What Happened?
7 years ago

I fucking hate that one guys and gals use it. Nothing happened, if you didn’t hear the question say, “excuse me could you repeat the question?”

Fucking morons. Strike what happened from your vocabulary kids.

Long Duc Dong
Long Duc Dong
7 years ago

And I thought I was the only one who didn’t like this faddish expression. It reminds me of something like grody to the max or gag me with a spoon from the 80’s. Very annoying but I think it serves that purpose.

doclove
doclove
7 years ago

Stop insulting Saturns as they were better built, did what they were designed to do and produced more happiness than Western or more specifically American women. Actually, the same thing could be said about Yugos although to a much lesser degree than Saturns. The highest value in women are simultaneously good wives and good mothers. The next highest are good wives only. Third, come pleasant professional honest prostitutes. Fourth are pleasant sluts. If you add unnecessary unpleasantness to wives, mothers, prostitutes or sluts then these are at the bottom. Most American women are gold digging(can you say whore or prostitute) unpleasant sluts whatever their status of relationship be it single, divorced or married. Before you say sluts are better than whores, remember that at least whores are smart enough to be provided for all the dicks which get stuffed into them while sluts get nothing but dick and a worn out stretched out pussy. Ladies, failure to get men to provide or protect you may or may not mean you have failed as a human being, but it does mean you have failed as a woman.

Quincelius Godsize
7 years ago

Yeah, “really” is the witless(es)’ fallback phrase. One suggestion for a new default comeback is: my dick, your mouth.

Or maybe kick in them in the tits.

Revo Luzione
Revo Luzione
7 years ago

Yes, agree, these words are linquistic pariahs, and indicate major character flaws in the user. “Really?”, “Seriously?”, used accusingly, imply impropriety, as if the user of these words is the ultimate arbitrager of “appropriate” behavior.

Don’t even get me started on “inappropriate.”

Yet for needling American girls, if she’s laughing and responding with “really” and “seriously,” I know I’m pushing her buttons, which is a good thing.

Oh, one more which annoys me to no end: When chicks write or say “totes” instead of “totally.” If a guy says it, he’s clearly gay as could be. When a girl says it, it’s clear she’s a pop-culture groupthink sheeple.

kasparov
kasparov
7 years ago

I think you just described like 95% of the 20-something American female population. even if she doesn’t use that expression, you can safely assume that at least half the things on your list are true.

Ted
Ted
7 years ago

What’s even sadder than the use of “really” is someone spending the time to write an article complaining about it and then trying to correlate it to what the woman using it must be like. Does a real man blog about words he doesn’t want people to use? Talk about a desperate/pathetic stretch (and waste of time). Roosh, research confirmation bias…this post is a prime example of it.

decomposer917
7 years ago

Another super annoying conversations habit is saying “I know, right?” Absolutely cannot stand it.

Daniel
Daniel
7 years ago

lol

Pablo
7 years ago

“She did not vote for Mitt Romney in the last presidential election.”

Why somebody that does not belong to the 1% would do that? Even you Roosh must know about the disastrous distribution of income in the US.

“Getting railed by a Spanish or Italian guy with a thick accent is on her bucket list.”

YES! I AM GOING TO SCORE!

“She doesn’t know or care that the USA is raining bombs on countries she can’t pronounce.”

So she would vote Romney, but you said that she will not, so.

“She’s on birth control.”

I hope so, I don´t want children with her.

“She owns at least two pairs of flip flops.”

And if it is for the beach? I mean, everybody owns flipflops in Brazil.

John Rambo
John Rambo
7 years ago

really, roosh? you dirty arab

Ali
Ali
7 years ago

Roosh, brilliant. This has been one of my pet hates for a while now. Carlos – it is used in exactly the same annoying way in the UK as in the USA. Indeed, use of the phrases ‘reeeeally’, like ‘wow just wow’, ‘awkward’ and ‘creepy’ has crossed the Atlantic. As several commenters have noted, using ‘modish’ fallback phrases like these really does indicate a lack of originality in thinking, feeble-mindedness and the sort of mentality that absorbs and latches onto whatever shit is currently fashionable, in addition to being a clear and instant indicator of a cuntish personality. This is all spot on and the comments in near 100% agreement reflect that, so Ted: fuck off.

Lucky
Lucky
7 years ago

I loved the bullet points, I just woke up and read this and started laughing. Good way to start the day.

“Midway through my month-long stay in American last year, I found myself saying it quite often.”

Was this sentence inspired by Dante? I just read The Inferno and the opening begins

“Midway on our life’s journey, I found myself In a dark wood, the right road lost.”

Hipstersstink
7 years ago

Really? Oh that’s totally me. Like… totally.