There are a few ways to describe the time when period strikes a girl, the monthly thing .
Here’s a collection of the terms that I’ve found / heard / noticed all these while. Welcome you all to add to the list.
This thing all started from a friendly chat with a friend, when my friend asked another colleague whether she’s joining us for a badminton game. Apparently she’s having it and she mentioned to my friend and my idea for this article immediately sparks off!
So today, i’m gonna write bout this, here goes :
Some common terms for Period/Menstruation
Using Female Relatives
Auntie Lai Liao (Auntie Arrived)
Sister visiting today (Sister Lai Liao)
Granny came (never used lah, granny where got, already menopause liao)
My Girl is here
Little miss came over
My cousin’s in town
Using Date/Calendar Related
Beginning of the month (A more subtle way of saying that)
First day of the month (similar to Beginning of the month)
Calendar day starts
My Cycle starts (u know what cycle, don’t u)
Using International Bodies and Signs
Palang Merah (Red Cross ~ Heard this in Indonesia)
Red Crescent (if you are in Islamic countries)
Call 999, we’ve got a bush on fire! That bush is on fire (Semak dijilat api – kakakaka)
Call the ambulance, we’ve got a situation down here
Even without all those terms, one can still guess if a girl’s having her period (menstruation) or not by focusing on the following symptoms or words that come out from their mouth
~had PMS earlier (Pre-menstrual Syndrome)
~can’t go swimming
some uncommon ones
I’m making Bloody Mary now (even tho she’s not holding any glass)
My drain is leaking, i need to fix it
using financial terms
I’m in the red (bad loan, overdraft)
My server is down it’s been attacked by the Code Red Worm
Ok, if it’s from a Sex Worker, it might sound like this
Closed for business
Closed for maintenance
Red Carded (Just like soccer, kekekeke)
STOP ! Red Light!!!
I’m not pregnant will be the best music your ear will hear if you had unprotected sex and waiting for judgement day.
Not this time
Not tonight, dear (also applicable for boyfriends)
Might just tell the husband straight away without using any indirect methods.
Now for the conclusion
Next time if someone who usually joins you for sports and suddenly says that she’s not going, probably there’s an alert on her system, RED ALERT.
Some girls are just not as open, and telling you if she’s having her monthly thing or not, but as a guy, we need to be considerate and don’t push too hard to get answers. =) Jadi, pandai-pandai lah!!
I wonder why those acidic liquid solution are labelled as feminine wash?
Is there any masculine ones out there?