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Old November 22 2012, 03:16 PM   #76
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What a terrible lack of character! Everybody knows that we can grow feathers if we only really want to
Yeah, the feather-growing mechanism is closely related to the one that allows us to shut the whole thing down when we've been legitimately raped.

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Old November 22 2012, 03:59 PM   #77
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Snuggling is the foreshadowing of foreplay.
I've never heard that one before. That's fucking creepy!
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Old November 22 2012, 05:23 PM   #78
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There's only one rule. There are no rules.

This annoys me to no end. If there are no rules, then how can there only be one rule!
Because that's the rule.
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Old November 22 2012, 06:59 PM   #79
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"His woman," "her man," and any other version of this. Being in a romantic relationship does not mean ownership of another person and I refuse to acknowledge that it does, even if the people involved don't mind, or even like, being owned. I cringe every time I hear it.
Well, that's a bit silly, IMHO. Use of the possessive pronoun doesn't necessarily indicate ownership; it can also signify endearment.

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What about big girls?
the same. Imho there's no difference between the genders, besides the obvious physical ones.
I assume you did get the musical reference, right?
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Old November 22 2012, 08:55 PM   #80
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Do you mean the song "big girls don't cry" by the 4 seasons? Yep. I recall having it heard on the radio when I was a kid Ah, those were the days -music was still melodious, the frequencies (bases especially!) were well balanced and the drums were played by a living person, not by a computer.

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"Common sense."
I couldn't agree more. If comon sense was indeed common, there'd be much fewer problems in the world.
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Old November 22 2012, 11:13 PM   #81
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"His woman," "her man," and any other version of this. Being in a romantic relationship does not mean ownership of another person and I refuse to acknowledge that it does, even if the people involved don't mind, or even like, being owned. I cringe every time I hear it.
What if it's a BDSM thing?

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Snuggling is the foreshadowing of foreplay.
I've never heard that one before. That's fucking creepy!
Why? It's called living in hope.
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Old November 22 2012, 11:39 PM   #82
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The customer is always right. Bullshit on that one.
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Old November 23 2012, 01:33 AM   #83
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Well, that's a bit silly, IMHO. Use of the possessive pronoun doesn't necessarily indicate ownership; it can also signify endearment.
It's not the possessive pronoun in itself. Things like "my girlfriend" or "his husband" I don't have the same reaction to, as the possessiveness refers more to the relationship. If I say "my boss is a dick because..." no one thinks I'm implying that I own said boss. It's specifically the [possessive pronoun] [gender] thing that makes me cringe.

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"His woman," "her man," and any other version of this. Being in a romantic relationship does not mean ownership of another person and I refuse to acknowledge that it does, even if the people involved don't mind, or even like, being owned. I cringe every time I hear it.
What if it's a BDSM thing?.
That's different, usually. If consenting adults want to pretend that they own each other, that's not my concern. If it's an all the time thing and not just a bedroom thing, it would probably get on my nerves. If it was someone I was dating, and she had a dom/sub thing going on with someone else, and this person punished her by forbidding her to spend time with me, then we would have a problem.
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Old November 23 2012, 01:40 AM   #84
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More things I hate, this time from weather forecasters:

- Phrases like "Tornadic activity." It's either a tornado or not a tornado. There is no in between! If it's tornadic activity, IT'S A FUCKING TORNADO!!!

- Their tendency to create fear where none exists. Some times, like with Sandy here, it's justified. But most of the time they're like "You must go to the store right now, steal gas, hoard food" when there's an inch of snow on the ground.
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Old November 23 2012, 01:43 AM   #85
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"BECAUSE I SAID SO, THAT'S WHY!"

Anyone who has ever dealt with kids has probably said this at some point, or at least heard it when they were kids. I try very hard not to say it to my nieces and nephew because it's a total BS line.
I hated this phrase as a kid! My parents were smart enough not to use it on me; I never would have tolerated a state of authority as a reason for something. But my friends' parents used this phrase and it angered me to no end to hear it.

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My most hated saying is, "Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me."

Wrong.

Sometimes, it's the things people say to you that hurt even worse than a physical injury because you have to live with them forever.
Completely agree! You always remember those wounds.

Now for the phrase (word) I hate the most right now: hecka.

Whenever someone around me uses hecka because they're too polite to say hella (which they probably shouldn't be saying anyway...), I make sure to swear extra on their behalf.
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Old November 23 2012, 02:56 AM   #86
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- Phrases like "Tornadic activity." It's either a tornado or not a tornado. There is no in between! If it's tornadic activity, IT'S A FUCKING TORNADO!!!
Now we're talking about modern jargon rather that sayings per se. But as long as we're off on a tangent, I hate excessive verbiage and gobbledygook in general. Why use an ugly neologism like incentivize? What's wrong with persuade, motivate or encourage?
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Old November 23 2012, 03:10 AM   #87
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"His woman," "her man," and any other version of this. Being in a romantic relationship does not mean ownership of another person and I refuse to acknowledge that it does, even if the people involved don't mind, or even like, being owned. I cringe every time I hear it.
What if it's a BDSM thing?

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Snuggling is the foreshadowing of foreplay.
I've never heard that one before. That's fucking creepy!
Why? It's called living in hope.
Woops, because I misread it as struggling
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Old November 23 2012, 03:48 AM   #88
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- Phrases like "Tornadic activity." It's either a tornado or not a tornado. There is no in between! If it's tornadic activity, IT'S A FUCKING TORNADO!!!
Not fucking so, O binary one. There's quite a range of activity, meteorologically and fluid-dynamically speaking, between "no tornado" and "tornado" (including the sort of activity which could become a full-fledged tornado at any moment.) The word wasn't coined in 1884 solely for the purpose of making you and "tornadic activity" is a perfectly valid and legitimate term.
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Old November 23 2012, 03:56 AM   #89
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"His woman," "her man," and any other version of this. Being in a romantic relationship does not mean ownership of another person and I refuse to acknowledge that it does, even if the people involved don't mind, or even like, being owned. I cringe every time I hear it.
What if it's a BDSM thing?

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I've never heard that one before. That's fucking creepy!
Why? It's called living in hope.
Woops, because I misread it as struggling
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Old November 23 2012, 04:18 AM   #90
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I'm reminded of a radio ad I heard back in the 1980s. I think it was sponsored by the Lutheran church, regarding family relationships, and that Dick Orkin was one of the players.

A father and son are arguing about something, the father issuing demands and the son countering each statement. The father gets increasingly angry throughout the spot until...

Son: But that doesn't make any sense!
Dad (shouts): I don't have to make sense! (pause) I'm your father.
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