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Ecessary to read it through like a novel Why Because its really a dictionarybut of girlie terms you know like Hipsters nderwear to Not So Fresh Feeling We don t need to define this for you rightIf you need a pick me Rebels Guide to Rosa Luxemburg up just open to any page and read for a bit Its a guarantee that in a few minutes you ll be laughing and smilingIts also a given that you ll know many of the words Anna defines in this book Of course you may not know everything about those words So crack the book and be prepared to laugh for hours on end I actually read most of this when my father was in the hospital near Thanksgiving and let me tell you it helped me keep a smile on my face Plus I learned a few things wink wink Oh and the book also has some fun facts that we all will be nodding our heads over Case in pointIf you ve been waiting impatiently for a package to arrive slip into your rattiest t shirt liberally apply the facial mask of your choice then sit back and wait Your doorbell will ringThis book is definitely the best 1200 a girl can spend Anna Lefler standp comedian and writer at Life Just Keeps Getting Weirder has a fresh intelligent sense of humor that shines in The Chicktionary Meant as a reference book to the sometimes mystifying and always evolving language of women Lefler s satirical book is a barrel of laughsFrom bandeau From the French word meaning there s no way that s staying The Christian at Mass up to clitoris the original Like button Lefler s book is amusing and informative though it occasionally verges on TMI speculum kind of like a really mean platypus beakMuch of the humor seems directed at women such as her description of maxi pads Some pads even come wrapped in sassy colors to match your sassyterus and her instructions on diagnosing your face shape Stand in front of a mirror view your face and ask yourself this Sunce je počelo da se zlati uestion What shape is that But even Jack found several of the entries funny reading aloud the entry for bangsThe one aspect of the book that I didn t like was its rigid structure It adheres to the structure of a dictionary which makes it fun to flip through but not something you d want to say read all the way through in almost one sitting Ahem Despite thatalm I m going to start reading from Ms Lefler starting with her blogThe book raises a few ハリー・ポッターと賢者の石 (ハリー・ポッターシリーズ uestions that it can t answer such as whether men really call their penises Mr Shock and Aw Yeah But overall The Chicktionary is the perfect gift this holiday season for the frenemy who has everything especially a good sense of humorFor a full review visit my book review blog Melody Words Can you define these terms bag hag Dude Biffle George Glass Kryptonite Guy Well then you need to pickp the handy Chick tionary From A Line to Z Snap the Words Every Woman Should Know by Anna Lefler Included in this hot pink paperback are often 450 Terms That Every Woman terms that every woman heard but may not know what it means This prevents you from stumbling over a reply to any of the terms listed above because you don t know what to say because you have no clue what they are talking aboutTo DE mystify the terms listed above by the Chick tionary terms in the book are as followsBag Hag More flattering known as a purse enthusiast the bag hag is the woman who tirelessly and annoyingly pursues a state of perfect handbag self actualization through aggressive acuisition of every it bag that comes on the market A willing slave to the whims of designer supply and demand the bag hag happily announces that her man Silvio at Barneys just bumped her p on the wait list for the new Balenciaga In contrast a self proclaimed bag hag is simple a woman who loves purses but knows her limitations and is satisfied to worship the objects of her affection from afarDude Biffle a variation of BFFL best friend for life the dude biffle is the male version of the female biffle Filling the gap between the female friend and the GMF see also gay male "Friend The Dude Biffle "the dude biffle someone who regardless of attractiveness or availability is never given romantic consideration but rather bypasses any sexual tensions and lands directly in the best friend categoryGeorge Glass Originally invented by Jan on the Brady Bunch after Marcia Marcia Marcia won yet another boy s heart George Glass is now the generic term for an imaginary boyfriendKryptonite Guy The one man in your life past or present against whom your womanly superpowers are seless No matter how many tough talks your friends give you no matter how many times you swear him off for good you are a sitting duck for this guy again and againSo as you can see if any of your teens come home referring to any of these terms you now know precisely just how to answer them At the very least this book will serve as a delightful reminder that everyone has a skeleton in her closet right next to her fat pants I received this book compliments of TLC Book Tours for my honest review and found it very amusing to know there are now terms out there for virtually anything Be warned there are some sexually provacative terms in this book so it is not a book for teens With that being said I would rate this book a 4 out of 5 stars Book DescriptionAs the subtitle states The CHICK tionary covers From A Line to Z Snap the Words Every Woman Should Know Containing 450 words that no woman can live without well I could do without cameltoe and cankles The CHICK tionary is that rarest of reference books one with attitude and a sense of humor Organized by alphabetical order like a real dictionary. Ms including some you know terus and some you might not flexting and defines each from the perspective of a typical contemporary woman a woman who avo. A hilarious and fun read this book is perfect for both the clueless man and the cosmopolitan lady From the definition of a pencil skirt who knew that it was also called an H line to the funky fauxga Anna Lefler doesn t disappoint with a cleverly original collection of words every woman should know So funny Ask any man and he will tell you that women have a language all their own It s true There are issues related to being female that are niversal and From Mistress to Wifey understood by women of all ages nationalities creeds races whatever You don t have to be bosom friends or even speak the same language tonderstand when another woman says to you Does this make me look fat This was probably my most favorite definition Does This Make Me Look Fat phraseA seemingly straightforward yet treacherous Disney Infinity: Character Encyclopedia uestion that reuires different responses depending on the gender of the person to whom it is addressed When asked of a male the reply must be a swift and emphatic No Ideally this will be followed immediately with glowing modifiers such as You look hot and Are you kidding You need to gain a few pounds hon When asked of a female an honest response is acceptable provided it is couched in camouflage comments that blame thenflattering appearance on the hateful designer lousy dressing room lighting andor cheap construction of the offending garmentSeriously a funny book I don t know that it s one you d sit down and read cover to cover but it s one that is hysterically funny to read in snatches It would make a terrific gift for the girlfriend with a healthy sense of humorMany of the topics and definitions are mature definitely a PG 13 rating but I found nothing profane or inappropriately vulgar Rather many definitions were straightforward I found myself educated and enlightened at times as there were many words that I didn t know This is just a funny book and one that will have you nodding in Dance With The Devil understanding and laughing out loud OK so I haven t read every entry worse dependingpon your sensitivities this book is on the shelf in the bathroom If it were a guy s book say titled PRICK tionary you know it would be a bathroom book Has that been done It s a perfect little break from work with 200 word definitions of head scratchers like Security Clearance noun A ranking scale that measures the intimacy of a friendship by the degree of personal information divulged to that friend For example the receptionist at your office might have Level One security clearance meaning that she knows your car and that you have a boyfriend but not whether the car is paid for and how you met the boyfriend Your former college roommate s Level Five clearance however indicates that she not only knows that you re two car payments behind but that you re about to dump the boyfriend because of that thing he does in bed with Still wondering how it is that women communicate in such odd and sometimes seemingly telepathic ways Wonder no longer Anna Lefler s debut non fiction novel The Chicktionary From A line to Z snap the words every woman should know shares the essential verbiage for communicating effectively and intelligently without looking like a hot mess This was a hysterical look at some of the terms Smitten used on an almost every day basis in my life Yes growingp with two sisters and no brothers I m pretty well versed in the sometimes subtle or not so subtle ways women communicate What was hilarious about Lefler s book was her ability to put each word into a specific scenario in such a short amount of space Take the phrase I Hate You for exampleThis is of space Take the phrase I Hate You for exampleThis is of those expressions that is as they say all in the delivery If spoken in a menacing or even straightforward manner it s meaning is well pretty clear If on the other hand it s exclaimed by one female to another with a seemingly warm or jovial inflection it becomes a complex expression of admiration andor envy An Example Of This Subtle example of this subtle of the phrase might be Omigod that dress makes you look so skinny I hate you It s important to realize that when someone A White Slave in Turkey Book 1 - A BDSM Novel uses this expression with you she actually does in some small way hate you p 97 The Chicktionary by Anna LeflerIt s endings like that that have you rolling on the ground laughing because honestlywho hasn t said or thought that very thing at one point in their life If you haven t you probably need to spend hanging out with your girlfriends In some places it did remind me that I need to get together with my sisters again in the very near future actually To be honest after reading it I felt a bit of pressure to incorporate as many words as I could from the book into my review but I m just not that funny I ll leave that to Anna as she has perfected the artAnna Lefler has a knack for knowing just how women think and The Chicktionary is brilliant It s obvious Lefler spent countless hours with other women because I m not sure how you could comep with all the terms found in this little gem Even after growing 1898 up in a family of all girls where my father constantly felt like the odd man out I still discovered a few new terms to add to my own Chicktionary If you are in need of either a fantastic guidebook to women s communication or simply a laugh out loud afternoon of reading then you must pickp The Chicktionary by Anna LeflerMy original review was posted at Chick Lit Reviews and News We girls have an entire vernacular that is all our own and the males in the room often have no idea what we are talk Keep this book around at all times It isn t The CHICKtionary is a humorous dictionary of the words and phrases women Night of the Werewolf (Choose Your Own Nightmare, use and what they really mean when theyse them The book corrals than 450 ter. The CHICK tionary is perfect for browsing for a giggle or for times when you hear a term and wonder exactly what it meansMy ThoughtsI m one of those clueless dorks who is aware of various pop culture terms but don t really know what they mean For example back when MILF started floating around I was mystified about what it stood for Same for when cougar started being bandied about I d have to ask Mr Jenners what those terms meant and have to endure both his incredulity and mocking So for someone who is perennially out of touch with pop culture slang The CHICK tionary helps me save face and seem with it Also this was my first glimpse into all the possibilities of what could be done with your pubic hair from landing strip to vajazzle to merkin I had NO IDEA there were so many possibilities for that areaBesides illuminating me about the meaning of various terminology The CHICK tionary was a fun read as well Anna Lefler has a sense of humor and she s not afraid to se it or tell it like it is Perhaps the best way to convey the tone and feel of the book is to share a few of the definitions with you Beta Baby noun The heavily scrutinized first child born int There are two things that I never miss an opportunity to tell my husband 1 He s damn lucky2 He s damn lucky that I am not a high maintenance girl Now high maintenance isn t among the 450 words no woman can live without that are included in Anna Lefler s The CHICK tionary although it probably should be but that s not the point The point is that before reading this I never realized how lacking I am in the girly girl department Girly girl is included in The CHICK tionary Although I think I just sed it in the wrong context Because I will never be mistaken for being an ista anything or a Goddess or a Diva I am apparently missing out on like HALF THE WORLDThat would be the half of the world that runs on all things female The half of the world that knows about such crucial matters like fill and acrylic nails and mani pedi s My first and last mani pedi was for my sister in law s wedding in 1999 before the mani pedi was actually called suchuite possibly you own an it bag maybe one made of something called shagreen which connotates for me a bad 70s rug that resembles a forest whereas I m a little perturbed that my one and only purse might need to be replaced after only a year A Bag Hag I am most certainly notAnd I know I am woefully lacking in the Black Shoe department I might have Vérité (Love at Center Court, um three pairs OK maybe four but no than thatYou see You see what I mean about not being high maintenance I am a dream wife I tell you I don t do ANY of this fashion or shopping orpkeep shit and I don t know why I don t Well yeah I have a theory but that s a whole nother story one that s generally told after a few cocktails or six You will not see me getting Botox for the purpose of eradicating my future Marionette Lines or ParenthesesBut regardless of whether one plays in this particular playground it is helpful to know the lexicon of the game In fact it s downright necessary And that s where my new wingwoman Anna Lefler comes in with her new book The CHICK tionary Wingwoman the female version of the wingman your wingwoman has got your back and all of your other sides as well Mutual and deeply committed the wingwoman relationship is most observable in large scale social situations such as clubbing that reuire complex reconnaissance and secure transmission of sensitive information pg 219As my wingwoman Anna s given me and admit it maybe you a primer on all matters pertaining to hair and nails and fashion It s all here in The CHICK tionary right at my Beyond the Qumran Community unmanicured fingertips There are alsoite a few terms related to the machinations of relationships and the goings on in and near the Hoo Ha everything from waxing techniues to the instruments sed at the Gynie Lest you all think I m some sort of a Hot Mess when it comes to these things I m some sort of a Hot Mess when it comes to these things did recognize ite a considerable number of terms included in The CHICK tionary For example Anna has the whole male relationshipFlirtationship spectrum covered defining everything from Friends with Benefits to the Himbo to the George Glass who is not to be confused with the Kryptonite Guy while clarifying the all important difference between the Office Spouse and the Internet Spouse The CHICK tionary as one might expect is a "light and fun and humorous read It s fresh in a "and fun and humorous read It s fresh in a way In the way that Anna defines it on pg 74 This is a book to give your BFF or your Biffle for her Bachelorette Party or for her Unwedding or just when she is feeling Wifed than MILFedThis is probably not the book to have on the nightstand in the guest room when your conservative in laws come to visit Or if you do make it an Losing Control unhighlighted versionAnna knows the world of the chicks As well as those who are chic according to my Betty who claims that Ms Lefler s people have the wrong variation of Chick in the title A Chick is a baby chicken my all knowing Betty states adamantly A Chic pronounced chick in her vernacular is someone who walks around in bikinis all the time That book because it is pink and LOOKS like it is for people who walk around in bikinis all the time should be called The Chic tionary Good Lord I think my 10 year old has a better handle on this girl stuff than I do Still regardless of whether you are a Chick or a Chic or someone who is a hot mess when it comes tonderstanding Chicks and Chics don t despairAnna Lefler can be your Wingwoman to. 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