In the wake of successive sexual scandals of IMF Chief, Dominique Strauss-Kahn and Congressman, Anthony Weiner, I learned that there’s no shortage of euphemisms for expressing love (or sexual) affairs in modern English such as tangoing, one night stand, Okay fluke planetary alignment, etc. from recent newspapers.
However, I don’t understand (1) what the word, “socially imposed judgments,” in the sentence of Carolyn Hax’s column of Washington Post’s Lifestyle section (June 6 issue), though I think I can guess it roughly. Also I have no idea about (2) what “Keyboard, face, keyboard, face,” means. Can someone clarify the meanings of these two phrases in the following sentence?
Do you have any advice on how two people who really hit it off after a mutual friend’s birthday party might see past their own hang-ups and begin dating each other with open minds? We’ve both got some socially imposed judgments about how easy it was for the other person to jump into bed right away .
One-night stand to relationship? [This is how the asker signed her question.]
Here begins Carolyn Hax's reply:
Keyboard, face, keyboard, face.
How about: “Why don’t we go out to see if we actually like each other?”
Unless you don’t feel as if you can do the asking?
Edited to add more context by Robusto