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
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mike
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lmao roosh hahaha.

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Really?

Carlos
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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.

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Wow, just wow. wink

Anonymous
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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..”

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Really?? This post was so awkward and creepy.

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

arafat scarf
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Awkward!!!

Wait…what?

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

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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?
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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.

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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.

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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
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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lol

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“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.

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really, roosh? you dirty arab

Ali
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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.

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

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I “really” don’t know what the hell you mean when you say girls are using the expression “really”. It’s one of the hundreds of thousands of words in the English language that we need to use everyday to qualify things. If I like something a lot, I wont just say “it’s good”, I’ll say “it’s really good” and I have nothing in common with the bitch ilk you have mentioned above.

It’s unfortunate that the quality of women is as utterly depressing as it is in North America. The buying price on men is so low though, and it’s because countless men are behaving like beta pussies and now ALL men have been categorized this way. Women can be as low quality as they want, and it’s a fair trade because men aren’t built like they used to. This is how Rome fell. Stay strong, hunt down a quality girl worth finding, never relent.

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Just got back from a year in Finland and this article is spot on.

german guy
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do you american guys think you are any better than your cunts?

western culture (ie usa “culture”), a virus indeed

Jim
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Yep, you can tell all that list of things about a girl just because she uses the word ‘really’.

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I also notice that they yearn for Englishmen along with Spaniards and Italians, which is odd when you consider women from every other country depicts them as ugly, unkempt drunks.

Born Again Alpha
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As a guy dedicated to “power fucking” girls through their 20s I find “really?”, for lack of a better word, really useful. Sort of like “reclaiming” perjorative terms. It’s good to dominate the culture.

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NEED HELP. SEEING THIS GIRL FOR 2 MONTHS AND AT LEAST 3 OF THESE APPLY TO HER. GOOD OR BAD?

She has had over ten sexual partners. YES 20+ BUT THAT STOPPED 6 YEARS AGO
She will not hesitate to get into an argument with a man. NO
She did not vote for Mitt Romney in the last presidential election. N/A
She has read 50 Shades Of Gray, and can actually identify with it. NO
She has taken a self-shot picture in her bathroom, right next to the toilet bowl where she defecates. NO
She believes men make more than women for the same work. NO
She has read at least one article on Jezebel. DON’T KNOW
She has waited in a long line to purchase a cupcake, cronut, or otherwise baked-good equivalent. PROBABLY
She can point out Kony in a crowded bar by not her own Senator. DON’T KNOW
She doesn’t know or care that the USA is raining bombs on countries she can’t pronounce. NO
She has at least one beta orbiter who she uses for emotional support. In return, he gets her “friendship.” NO
Her favorite drink at Starbucks is a frappucino, always with whipped cream and caramel sauce. YES
She has taken over 24 hours to reply to a text message even though she had a functioning signal during that time. NOT TO ME
She has told a guy “Is that a line?” or “Is that your game?” DOUBT IT
She believes it is distasteful and wrong for a man in his 40s to date a beautiful girl in her 20s. NO
She has sent a text that read “Don’t text me again.” NOT TO ME
She’s on birth control. YES
She owns at least two pairs of flip flops. 1 PAIR SHE ONLY WORE TO THE POOL
Getting railed by a Spanish or Italian guy with a thick accent is on her bucket list. NO
She has lost interest in a man for not being abusive enough towards her. NO

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“20+”

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

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Starbucks frappucino with whipped cream and caramel sauce. Really? Really.

I believe it was Tuthmosis over at ROK who referred to Starbucks as a “calorie loading malt shop.” Made me laugh out loud. I can no longer refer to Starbucks as anything else.

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Hey Roosh. Were you high or something when you wrote this?

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Pretty sure I’ve said “really?” before, let’s see how many apply:

She has had over ten sexual partners. – no

She will not hesitate to get into an argument with a man. – I’m not argumentative by nature, but if I got into one for some reason it wouldn’t matter if the person was male or female.

She did not vote for Mitt Romney in the last presidential election. – true.

She has read 50 Shades Of Gray, and can actually identify with it. – no

She has taken a self-shot picture in her bathroom, right next to the toilet bowl where she defecates. – no

She believes men make more than women for the same work. – no idea.

She has read at least one article on Jezebel. – true.

She has waited in a long line to purchase a cupcake, cronut, or otherwise baked-good equivalent. – no

She can point out Kony in a crowded bar by not her own Senator.- No, I’m terrible with faces.

She doesn’t know or care that the USA is raining bombs on countries she can’t pronounce. – not true.

She has at least one beta orbiter who she uses for emotional support. In return, he gets her “friendship.” – no.

Her favorite drink at Starbucks is a frappucino, always with whipped cream and caramel sauce. – no

She has taken over 24 hours to reply to a text message even though she had a functioning signal during that time. – yeah, spam messages. I don’t text that much.

She has told a guy “Is that a line?” or “Is that your game?” – no, but I would if it seemed PUA-ish (well, more likely I’d make an excuse to go away).

She believes it is distasteful and wrong for a man in his 40s to date a beautiful girl in her 20s. – eh, depends. I’m in my twenties and don’t want to date 40 year olds. I don’t really care if others do.

She has sent a text that read “Don’t text me again.” – no, but I wish people wouldn’t text when they could call. I hate it.

She’s on birth control. – no

She owns at least two pairs of flip flops. – yes (three, actually)

Getting railed by a Spanish or Italian guy with a thick accent is on her bucket list. – no.

She has lost interest in a man for not being abusive enough towards her. – no.

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Roosh, I don’t know where you come off thinking that Republican chicks aren’t just as insane/hypergamist/delusional as other American broads, but as someone who has banged a significant number over the years, I gotta tell you are sorely, sorely mistaken if you think that political conservatism of an American female is an indicator of sanity. They are just as insane, if not more so than liberal chicks.

And they say “really” too. A lot.

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I hate it when men say “wow” slowly, stretching out the syllable until their vocal chords rattle. It really fucking pisses me off.

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Hontonee?

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Bro, whatever is you are smoking I want some!!! … Seriously, have you considered writing sci-fi or maybe cartoons? … Lol, what an imagination you have.

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yugos hahahahahaha right on.

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@Matt Shikata ganai.

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Like omg… you are getting so depressing. You need a new angle.

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I hate this too. I wasn’t conscious of it until I used it at the end of a question on the forum a couple of days ago, and immediately regretted it after having posted.

This has definitely caught on in the UK, and as already mentioned, there are loads more too, with “wow” being one of the worst.

Actually, most of what comes out of English girls mouths irritates me these days. One phrase I particularly don’t like is “can I get a …” in bars etc. This maybe okay to Americans (I don’t know), but here it sounds shitty, and when men use it, it sounds extremely feminine to me.

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Roosh back in FORM so quickly from the hiatus!
hilarious yet deadpan? check
informative? check
offers insight/angle into pop culture no other blog has? check
this is another great article in the vein of the “things you can tell about girls with smartphones” classic.
forget lsd this roosh guy really gets you thinking.

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didnt you mean “seriously?”

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“New” Roosh? Really??

Jim
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@34 no he wasn’t high, he’s just hating so much he’s losing his grip on reality.

By now he sounds more delusional than his feminist counterparts.

He used to be a cool down to earth dude.

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‘Really’ ?

Yes, really, you stupid little bitch.

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This observation is SO real its becoming… creepy!!!

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