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So when someone says you're a brick house, is that supposed to be taken as a compliment?

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Absolutely! Listen to the words ...

If you can't take that as a compliment, you may need therapy.

You know you've arrived when people are quoting Lionel Ritchie lyrics atcha.

I could make a "lettin' it all hang out" joke but I won't. Cuz your boobs are nicer than mine. :-)

hmmm well i had an entire construction company sing it to me once
and i did not take it as a compliment
i took it as they think im a big ass mama
but you know thinking back
i guess its not bad to be a brick house
better than being
a
mother fuckaaaa
or some such salute

but i would say it also depends on the context
for instance i would never call someone that in bed

sounds better than brick shithouse, doesn't it? it originally meant "foin!" as applied to boys. like very muscular. i have no idea how it transferred to girls.

in your case, i think "the lady's stacked and that's a fact. ain't holdin' nothin' back" is the operative line.

(shake'a'down shake'a'down-down)

I think it is better than "This old House" too!

Yeah, if you hear my daddy or one of my oh-so-southern relatives of that generation refer to a woman being "built like a brick shithouse", that is high praise indeed.

Of course, I was nearing thirty before I figured that one out. I mean, it just sounds so disparaging! But in reality, it is a compliment.

yep, red's all over it. it's a compliment if you wanted whoever said it to notice that you are hot and make moves on you. otherwise it sort of sucks, but you are still hot like lava in july.

The highest form of compliment, Michele! Especially in the 'hood. When we say YOUR A BRICK HOUSE, your sll that and a bag chips, gurl!

Brick House

What's up? Put your hands together! I like it!
Owwww, she's a brick house
She's mighty mighty, lettin' it all hang out
She's a brick house
I said the lady's stacked and that's a fact
Ain't holding nothing back

Owwww, she's a brick house
Well we're together everybody knows
And this is how the story goes

She knows she got everything
That a woman needs to get a man, yeah, yeah
How can she lose, with the things she use
36-24-36, oh, what a winning hand

She's a brick house
She's mighty mighty, lettin' it all hang out
She's a brick house
I said the lady's stacked and that's a fact
Ain't holding nothing back

She's a brick house
Yes, she's the one, the only one
Who's built like an amazon

Shake it down, shake it down now (3x)
Shake it!

Shake it down, shake it down now (3x)
Ooooh, she's a brick house
She's mighty mighty, lettin' it all hang out
She's a brick house
I said the lady's stacked and that's a fact
Ain't holding nothing back

She's a brick house
Well we're together everybody knows
And this is how the story goes
She's a brick house

Ben! Hit me one time! (bam!)
Ben! Hit me two times! (bam bam!)
Ben! Hit me ten times! (bam bam bam bam bam bam bam bam bam!)
That was only nine times! (bam!)

She's a brick house

I believe the original saying is "She's build like a brick shithouse", so, depending on your state of mind, that MIGHT not be a compliment. Then again if you're talking about that funk song Brick House, well, the lyrics of that song are complimentary to the woman it's about, generally.

of course when you go by the lyrics to Brick House, Yeah, it's definitely a compliment. Though, Michele, anyone with your wit and substance would be a brickhouse no matter what she looked like. Though I have seen a pic of you I think, not a clear one, if that one pic is you, and if it is you you're pretty hot. :)

Built like a brick shithouse...nope, I never understood how that could be a compliment either (except insofar as a brick outhouse is probably better built than a wood one).
This suggests that "built like an indoor flush toilet" should, logically, be an even greater compliment, but I don't see that catching on anytime soon.

"Build like a brick house/outhouse/shithouse" refers to the fact that such buildings are stacked, rather than nailed. So it is saying that the woman in question is as well. Stacked, that is.

I presume Jack Brickhouse, the former announcer for the Chicago White Sox, took it as a plain statement of fact.

Um, okay Morpheus, I'll buy that. But in that case I'd rather have a gal getting nailed than just being stacked.

But maybe that's just me.