Sex & Dating

Common Stripper Phrases, Translated

Published On 10/06/2015 Published On 10/06/2015

Walking into a strip club can be disorienting. There are strobe lights. There's the constant scent of delicious strawberry body spray making you hungry. By the time you finally just get to sit down and enjoy the music of Hoobastank, you're exhausted. And even then, some naked person comes out and then it's "goodbye down time." That's before these glitter-coated beauties start talking to you. It can be a lot!

In my experience, I've discovered that strip clubs aren't just places to hear good tunes and better conversation. They're actual places of business. And that means that sometimes, folks in strip clubs aren't saying exactly what they mean. Lucky for you, I've been to enough to know what a stripper really means when they tell you they like your shirt. Here are 11 common stripper lines, and what they really mean.

Hey handsome!

Translation: I would like some money, please.

Hello!

Translation: I would like some money, please.

Want to buy me a drink?

Translation: I would like some money, please.

No.

Translation: No.

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Yes!

Translation: I would like some money, please.
 

You’re my favorite customer.

Translation: I would like some money, please.
 

I have to use the bathroom. 

Translation: I will be gone for the exact amount of time that it should take you to use an ATM, which is a really good idea, because I would like some money, please.
 

I have to go do a private dance, but stay here, because I really like talking to you.

Translation: I’m going to go make some money, but stay here, because I would also like to get more money from you.
 

I really like your hair.

Translation: I would like some money, please.
 

You’re my type of guy.

Translation: I would like some money, please.
 

Hey, my real name is Tiffany. I really like you. I’m done here in an hour. Maybe we could meet somewhere for a drink? I’m buying.

Translation: Hey, my real name is Tiffany. I really like you. I’m done here in an hour. Maybe we could meet somewhere for a drink? I’m buying.

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Rod Domino is a poet, an airplane aficionado, an once saw Dita Von Teese in a magazine. She smiled at him. Follow him to Tiffany's @roddomino.

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