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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  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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