Your are viewing a read-only archive of the old DiS boards. Please hit the Community button above to engage with the DiS !
Some of the gf friends joke about it but I though it was just something they said. I've never heard it anywhere else.
Or 'resting miserableface' at least. The struggle is real.
sometimes the missus has this and I'm like 'What??? Whaaaaaattttt????' and she goes 'What?' and then I feel bad
Doesn't it come from a film?
move on guys
that they have a particularly steely resting face. And my word they do
because quite often dancers will have this sour look. it's awful, so they quite often have to be reminded to smile.
You'd have to be living under a rock to have not heard of the term in the past couple of years, surely?
How *is* life at 10.15 today?
"Even when I'm not doing ANYTHING I'm in danger of causing offence because I have that much of an effect on everyone!" Literally no-one gives a fuck.
Nah people constantly say things like 'cheer up it might never happen' 'cheer up goth' 'what's the matter' people absolutely love commenting on the miserable faces of others
Can't believe you get called the worst disser on almost a daily basis by a wide range of people, oh wait I totally can
I refuse to believe you're seen as anything but chirpy and upbeat. You seem like such a positive kinda guy?
As do you. Some people look miserable, some people are miserable, nothing wrong with that despite what the non miserablists may try and make us conform to.
No-ones ever tried to make me conform. At least in any way that has made me realise it.
it's definitely a label given to others - and not something self-proclaimed. it's nothing to be proud of and most people don't even realise they're doing it.
Those that don't realise it aren't ever going to refer to themselves as having 'resting bitchface' then, are they? You holocaust denying motherfucker.
which is what makes your "it's about self-obsession" post so misguided.
Everything ok at home, chief?
just don't think you get it. it's okay.
and you're getting very upset, I'm just worried about you if this is enough to cause such a mental breakdown?
you are BOTH completely un-irked.
like whenever DD posts on here.
Then throw my ass in jail
about my resting bitchface, and you bought those feelings bubbling to the surface.
Always seemed a bit attention-seeky rather than self-important, but maybe it's not mutually exclusive.
I think it's a nervous reaction
there was a photo and in the background one of them was looking really miserable and it was a fb with 'xxx is really happy about her best friend getting married #restingbitchface'. Was quite funny.
That when the guy who plays Chandler gained a lot of weight at one point, his face would drop by about an inch (especially at the forehead) when he wasn't making an expression. I think it happens more easily in the chubby-faced ones. An easy way is just to look in the mirror and let your face drop, no expression and you get to see what everyone else does (if you care, which I guess you shouldn't)
And one of the suggestions was a service where you are paid to hand-write comments on various forums, the longer the comment the better and you get a rating out of 5 which (if high) opens up more places to post. Sean's been fleecing us this whole time.
Informative = 1
Good English = 1
Accidental pun about Shaun the Sheep/Sean fleecing us =1.5
Total: 3.5 points, still in the game.
the first time I'd heard of this was the other day, on First Dates.
I've seen it more in the context of people saying it of themselves than I have seen it being used as an insult, it's about miserable faced people rising up and saying this is just how my face looks
I didn't realise it was a thing of people just having a face when not smiling
Well, I read it to be more accurate.
I think it was meow saying she had one.
I don't actually think I have that bad a resting bitch face. I just have a resting face.
It does really piss me off when I see someone walking along smiling. Fair enough if they're listening to a podcast or whatever but if they're not and they're just walking along and smiling i'm like WTF GO AWAY
and instant clock myself looking like an absolute oddball
cover it up with a cough usually
cause that's just my resting face. And a UPS guy was like "where has the happy song gone then?" and I was all like "pfft FUCK OFF" and stropped off in a huff. Tweeted about it and everything. Was proper annoyed.
Told my boyfriend when I got home and he just points to my shirt which has SAD SONGS written on it in big bold letters.
smile and he wins, tell him to fuck off and he also wins.
Permanent sloppy grin like an alcoholic?
bloke with straight faced expression = serious, thoughtful, gravitas, important ?
lady with straight faced expression = bitch ?
There are blokes who have a naturally grumpy or angry resting face, I don't think that is usually deemed serious or important. There just isn't a name for it. It is more than just a straight face, it is someone who looks like they are going to snap with a slight look of disgust.
if people keep insisting it is.
Honestly associate it far more with 'submissive' these days than 'mean woman'.
But I think any bloke with that face is called a "grumpy twat" rather than deemed serious or thoughtful. Perhaps we could even it out by creating a male version.
I think the term refers to both men and women though, but I guess the word bitch is offensive though so can't really be used in a non offensive way, but I don't think the concept behind resting bitch face is offensive it meant as an insult
well like I said upthread, I have mainly seen the term used by people on themselves, and I think that is the sense in which it originated, I don't think people use it as an insult of themselves but rather have gone through life constantly having to explain 'this is just how my face looks' so its good that there is a concept for it, but it would be better if it didn't use the term bitch which obviously is gendered
i especially notice it when i'm getting a haircut - you know how you're trying to keep a neutral expression when you're getting a haircut because you're looking directly at yourself and you don't want to look all smiley or amused (which would be weird) or cross (which would look like you're disapproving the cut they're giving you)? i try to look neutral but it looks like i'm really angry or disdainful.
also, never heard the expression 'til a month or so ago #2015
the same term applies http://www.avclub.com/article/jack-whites-resting-bitchface-has-inspired-interne-207260
so wouldn't feel right claiming it.
people are always asking if i'm upset or 'are you ok?'
Once this girl told me to cheer up/said something annoying like that, but i had actually just ballsed up a uni exam -> told her to fuck off and she didn't really look pleased.
yeah the 'cheer up' thing is super rude, for all they know something awful may have happened and even if not that is just how some peoples faces look. Sometimes it can be out of concern but more often its said in the same way as when people can't understand why someone doesn't drink alcohol, or doesn't eat meat and give them a hard time for it, like they don't understand why everyone isn't just like them.