What I Said vs. What I Actually Meant…And Meaning of Facebook Poke

What I said vs. What I actually meant.  There’s always a deeper meaning to words and acronyms.  Stay informed!

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What I said.
LOL

What I actually meant.
I have absolutely nothing to say in response.  What you said is mildly amusing to me.  I want to assure you of our friendship and my response is merely an acknowledgement of your post.

What I said.
Haha or hehe

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What I actually meant.
I’m not laughing.  I cracked a smile but nothing more.  Typing H then A or E is a lot easier than typing a coherent sentence.  Learn the Haha’s below.

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What I said.
Umm, I’ll see you tomorrow.

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What I actually meant.
I probably won’t.  My mattress is too comfortable to move a foot away from it.  Spent almost a thousand on this bed including my lovely pillows.  I want to make sure it’s safe.  I’m not going anywhere.

What I said.
There’s someone on the other line.  I’ll get back to you.

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What I actually meant.
I don’t want to talk to anymore.  This meaningless conversation has yielded absolutely nothing.  I rather watch paint dry or watch C-SPAN.  There’s a 50% chance of rain and a 20% chance of a call back.

What I said.
I’m going to bed now.

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What I actually meant.
I can’t stand today as we know it.  The thought of coexisting makes me nauseous and I just rather not look, feel, taste, smell, or see anything that has to do with living.  I’ll be back in 8 hours. Oh, leave me alone and turn down the tv.

What I said.
I’m going to sit in the back.

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What I actually meant.
If this meeting, program, movie is boring at least I can make a quick exit without being seen.  I don’t want to be here in the first place.  Also if there’s mass confusion at least I’m first to the exit.  I’m going to see tomorrow no matter the circumstances.

What I said.
Can you pass the salt?

What I actually meant.
Cardboard tastes better.  What is this drab, tasteless mess on my plate? This unappetizing, less than an entree lacks the one quality food should have; flavor.

What I said.
What is your name?

What I actually meant.
Yes, I want to know your name please.

What I said.
Good night Facebook I’m going to bed.

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What I actually meant.
I’m staying up until 2am.  Going incognito and turning chat off so I can creep Facebook profiles and not be bothered.

What I said via text.
Call me

What I actually meant.
The ball is in your court.  Instead of picking up the phone and calling you I have shifted responsibility so if this conversation doesn’t materialize it’s your fault.  Texting you was so much easier.

What I said.
Can I have a water?

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What I actually meant.
Don’t ask me if I want a refill of Coke, Pepsi, Sprite, or Dr. Pepper.  I originally asked for water and I’m sticking with it.

What I said.
I like your purse.

What I actually meant.
How did you afford that?  We work the same job, same salary.  You must be dating someone on the down-low.  Maybe one day I can ask her to borrow it and hopefully she forgets it’s in my possession.

What I did on Facebook.
I poked you on Facebook.

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What poking on Facebook actually means.
There’s somewhat of an attraction but I don’t know how to formally express it.  It’s more than platonic at this point.  This one button keeps me engaged but at a safe distance.  Aside from being in a relationship I can draw attention to the fact that I’m into you without physically cheating on my significant other.  It’s a win win situation.  Occasionally poking on Facebook lets me act young and live free without the consequences or embarrassment of admitting you’re plan B or C if A fails.

What I said.
I’m in a relationship.

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What I actually meant.
You are not physically attractive.  You have my permission to leave me alone.  Whether I’m lying or not at least this will hopefully end this encounter for good.

What I said.
Nice ride man.

What I actually meant.
Are you a drug dealer?  I’ve never known you as the working type.  You have nice things but when I do a Google search for your employer it doesn’t exist.  I wish that car was mine.

What I said.
No cheese please.

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What I actually meant.
I meant absolutely no cheese as previously stated.  I don’t want some or a little.  Universally no cheese means no cheese.  I don’t need to be reassured of what I don’t want. This is a public statement and verbal request to not include cheese or anything that starts with C and H on my food that I am about to purchase.

What I said.
You have beautiful eyes.

What I actually meant.
You’re so fine.  You single?  I’m too afraid to ask.

What I said/typed.
I’m just sayin’/ijs

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What I actually meant.
Go sit down.  I’ve never read or heard anything so dumb in my entire existence.  How dumb can you be should not be accepted as a challenge.  My rebuttal is supported by history, experience, and cold hard facts so next time please do your research before you talk or type.  I was right from the beginning and you know this.

 

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SCAM ALERT: Carnival Cruise Lines 50 tickets left Giveaway if shared on Facebook is Fake, Scam, Malicious – Fake Facebook Page

WARMING WARNING WARNING Facebook and social media users don’t like or Share posts that state Carnival Cruise Lines will give away 50 tickets or any tickets. This is definitely 100% a pure scam intended to trick social media users. The fake carnival post encourages people to share by stating the following:

————-START OF SCAM MESSAGE——————

We have 50 tickets left, we will pick 10 people who will receive 5 tickets each and we’re giving them away in the next 24 hours.

To enter just share this status then go here: www.carnival-christmas.com. Good luck.

————-END OF SCAM MESSAGE——————

I am particularly interested in informing users because I recently sailed the Carnival Dream for 7 days with a friend. We had an unforgettable time shopping, eating cuisine, meeting locals, doing excursion, and exploring the culture in Cozumel, Belize, Roatan (Honduras), and Costa Maya, Mexico. Carnival did a fantastic job, as usual, in the food and customer service department so I will return to the seas very soon. I’m a veteran cruiser and Facebook user so I found this informative article to be appropriate. I hope it helps someone.

So the click, share scam is very clever and convincing at first. It starts by asking you to share the post and then go to www(dot)carnival-christmas(dot)com. Now sharing doesn’t initially do any harm but these fraudulent people may be mining your Facebook profile using social engineering to get your personal information which is only intended for your friends or pages you intentionally like on Facebook. Depending on your privacy settings, which can vary person to person, you may be exposing them to your friends list or your activities on Facebook. There’s a lot of uncertainly; just DON’T SHARE OR CLICK THE LINK. As you can see (below) their page is very convincing.

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…..BUT (above) isn’t the real Carnival Cruise Lines Facebook Page. The correct and official Carnival Cruise Facebook page looks like (below).

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Here’s the main difference! Notice the real Carnival has over 2.4 million likes versus the fake carnival Facebook page with only 3,396 likes (below) as of today. Carnival sails millions of happy customers so obviously obviously their page will have millions of likes. Now, to an untrained eye you can’t tell the difference because they are illegally using Carnival’s images and logo but also note that Carnival isn’t a church/religious organization (below). The scam/click artists even go as far as stating they are the official Facebook page; NOT TRUE (below)

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I encourage you to look at the initial image and then the official one to note the differences. More importantly, if you want to book legitimate travel with Carnival go to Carnival’s website www.carnival.com or contact a reputable travel agent. I know several. Now, let me show you another red flag. Open Facebook and search for Carnival and the auto-suggestions will populate the following groups…

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Again, the highlighted one is the fraudulent Facebook group. The group with the official, blue checkmark is Carnival’s Official Facebook Page which is safe to click. I’ve already reported the group to Facebook and I’m not sure how well they are policing these fake pages which are more frequent as Facebook’s user-base continues to grow.

So, what will happen if you visit the fake website that they encourage you to click? You will be directed, possibly based on location or other factors to the following…

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and/or you might also see the following: (do not agree or click)

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INSTRUCTIONS: What do you do if clicked? If you did click it then I’d immediately close the window or your browser complete and run a virus scan just to be safe. Most likely you’re good but it’s better to be safe than to compromise your computer. Furthermore, by clicking share I cannot confirm or deny if there is any immediate impact but there could possibly be social networking privacy issues as a result of you the user. Always remember, computers are only as secure as the user (You) who allows information inside irrespective of OS (Windows/Mac/Linux) or browser (Crome/Mozilla/Safari). By clicking the website you are possibly being lured into a click-scam or some type of malicious website that wants you to purchase, buy, give away more personal information, or possibly download a virus (can’t confirm).

You can contact me (link on the left) if you need more information. Also Carnival Cruise Lines @carnivalcruise @carnivalpr is a legitimate travel/cruise company and I’ve given them and the industry a lot of my business because it’s a safe, affordable, and fun way to vacation. I was not paid for this article. Safe travels on and offline. Stay informed.

Trae

Update: 12/16/13

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Carnival wrote back thanking me (screenshot above). They stated these pages are being created quicker than Facebook can remove them.

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WARMING WARNING WARNING Facebook and social media users don’t like or Share posts that state Carnival Cruise Lines will give away 50 tickets or any tickets. This is definitely 100% a pure scam intended to trick social media users. The fake carnival post encourages people to share by stating the following: ————-START OF SCAM MESSAGE—————— […]

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