Before the illiterate get their knickers in twist – “nag” NOT “you are a nag” … aka – the art of complaining persistently until you get your own way …
Google says this about nagging :
harass (someone) constantly to do something that they are averse to.“she constantly nags her daughter about getting married”
synonyms: harass, keep on at, go on at, harp on at, badger, keep after, give someone a hard time, get on someone’s back, persecute, chivvy, hound, harry, bully, pick on, criticize, find fault with, keep complaining to, moan (on) at, grumble at, henpeck, carp at, scold, upbraid, berate; Moreinformalhassle;informalride;informalheavy“I don’t want to nag you but you really should eat something”shrewish, complaining, grumbling, fault-finding, scolding, carping, cavilling, criticizing“his nagging wife”
be persistently painful or worrying to.“something nagged at the back of his mind”
synonyms: persistent, continuous, lingering, niggling, troublesome, unrelenting, unremitting, unabating; Moreaching, painful, distressing, worrying“there was a nagging pain in his chest”
a person who nags someone to do something.
synonyms: shrew, nagger, harpy, termagant, harridan; More
Basically you nag and nag till you get your own way ?
Nagging is same as bitching or complaining or moaning, same as children do ?
Men aren’t allowed to – we get called things like “a whiney little bitch” or told we’re making a fuss out of nothing. So why then do women get away with it ? A special dispensation to be irritating, but on what basis ?
Also, it’s not the nagging itself that’s irritating to us guys (normally I just play Macarena or Spice Girls or the A-Team theme in my head … dun … dun … dun … dun dun dun) …
(Side Note – The A-Team full theme tune is good to extinguish a full 3’12” of nagging – powerful weapons in the “war on nagging”)
No it’s the extent and the screechiness and the appropriateness of the timing which are the issue … there’s no way I can continue to watching my movie totally engrossed with you screechily nagging me about putting the garbage out … totally destroys my Chi, man …
So, Ladies – Do You Nag Your Boyfriend/Husband/Cat/Imaginary Friend ? … be honest now – if you say no, then I’ll know you’re probably lying 🙂
What happened to “woman up” ? Can’t you see we’re exhausted, and need to relax ? Or busy and need to work ? Isn’t nagging us just a little self-centred ? Couldn’t you go and make more baby steps towards world domination instead ?
Last of all, when there’s no one else to left to nag (they’ve all left because they can’t stand it anymore), do you nag your imaginary friend ? Or does poor kitty get earache about not eating his cat food or spending the whole night out chasing tail ?
OR, would we guys miss nagging if you didn’t do it anymore ? Do we secretly love you for it ?
Deep questions today on the Don Charisma blog … serious ? … No don’t take yourself too, you might strain something important …
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