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When Is It Okay To Ask A Woman If She’s Pregnant?

Jonah Goldberg passes along a helpful hint:

Also men, if your significant other asks you “Does this make me look fat?,” the answer is always, without question, no.

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Doug holds a B.A. in Political Science from Rutgers University and J.D. from George Mason University School of Law. He joined the staff of OTB in May, 2010 and also writes at Below The Beltway. Follow Doug on Twitter | Facebook

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  1. Jeff says:

    As in “No, this doesn’t make you look fat, you look fat on your own?”

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  2. @Jeff:

    Yea I don’t think that’s gonna work out so well for you. Unless you have a really comfortable couch.

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  3. Argon says:

    You may safely ask once you can see the head crowning. Before then, it’s risky.

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  4. Ron Beasley says:

    If she is not my wife/significant other it’s none of my business. If it is my wife/significant other I have a new set of problems.

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  5. Franklin says:

    I agree, you would never ask that particular question. You might ask “when are you due?” if you are certain she is pregnant.

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  6. Anderson says:

    When Is It Okay To Ask A Woman If She’s Pregnant?

    When you’re sleeping with her.

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  7. Hal 10000 says:

    I did once tell my wife a dress made her look fat. I never saw it again. I think she took in the back yard and burned it.

    Related question: if a man is fat, but entirely in the belly, when is it OK to ask him if he’s pregnant?

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  8. Andre Kenji says:

    In Brazil it´s worse. Like in the rest of Latin America, people sees motherhood as something sacred and federal law mandates seats for pregnant women in public transportation. But I never ask, I simply cede my seat. 😉

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  9. ernieyeball says:

    So Beasley is a comedian! Somebody call David Letterman…

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  10. Peacewood says:

    Finally, “news you can use” on OTB.

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  11. Phillip says:

    @Hal 10000: When he’s proposing laws/regulations to restrict contraception/abortion, or loudly proclaiming his support within earshot of such policies.

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  12. rodney dill says:

    …when she’s not within arms reach or holding something big enough that it will hurt you when thrown.

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  13. James H says:

    … Only if I might be the father. Otherwise, I stay out of it.

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  14. DRS says:

    When you’re prepared to take the punishment if the answer is “No, why do you ask?”

    Seriously: if you have to ask, you’re not close enough to the family to know. If she’s far enough along, it will be obvious and you don’t have to ask.

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  15. OzarkHillbilly says:

    When Is It Okay To Ask A Woman If She’s Pregnant?

    Never.

    @Hal 10000:

    Related question: if a man is fat, but entirely in the belly, when is it OK to ask him if he’s pregnant?

    Anytime. But that is only because men have a sense of humor.

    duck.

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  16. Barry says:

    @Doug Mataconis: “Yea I don’t think that’s gonna work out so well for you. Unless you have a really comfortable couch. ”

    Doug, no couch is comfortable when your significant other is beating you over the head with it :)

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