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So glad you asked this. I also have a lot of questions:

I can help w/ 3 of the 4.
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Why do all the attractive women in America marry dumpy, unintelligent men?
Because the young white ones are on mountain bikes and snowboards.
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Why do so many blonde American girls get kidnapped? Do kidnappers target them?
It's what the Arabs and the Sultan of Brunei ask for. Higher resale value.
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Do young white American men really spend all their time on mountain bikes and snowboards?
Only when they're not kidnapping blondes.
post #62 of 69

Because they are to busy contributing to global warming and keeping third world countries poor!

post #63 of 69
I can't tell you how long I've been waiting for this thread to come back. (Well, yes I can actually; I've been waiting since April.) Unfortunately, I'm not convinced that that's the true reason why Americans never say "goodbye" when hanging up the telephone. But the question has been opened up again, and for that I am grateful.

I can only speak for myself here, but I say "goodbye" just before I hang up. There are two discrete acts in my routine, not just one. And I don't really say "goodbye;" I say "bye bye" or sometimes "bye bye sweetums."
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I can't tell you how long I've been waiting for this thread to come back. (Well, yes I can actually; I've been waiting since April.) Unfortunately, I'm not convinced that that's the true reason why Americans never say "goodbye" when hanging up the telephone. But the question has been opened up again, and for that I am grateful.
I can only speak for myself here, but I say "goodbye" just before I hang up. There are two discrete acts in my routine, not just one. And I don't really say "goodbye;" I say "bye bye" or sometimes "bye bye sweetums."

Cool story.....
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Cool story.....

Yeah, it's that kind of compelling writing that's kept this thread so vibrant over the years. It's not just me; we've all been writing at a high level here. Pat on the back for all of us.
post #66 of 69
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 "bye bye sweetums."

Does your cat use the earpiece or speakerphone?

post #67 of 69
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Does your cat use the earpiece or speakerphone?

She uses both at the same time. That's because she doesn't really understand how things work. (Because she's a cat.) I should take a photo of her doing that sometime, as it would make a good meme.

It looks like you thought I used "sweetums" when my cat is on the line, but the truth of the matter is that I say that to lots of people in real life. For example, when the pizza guy delivers my order, I say "thanks, sweetums." That often leads to things.
post #68 of 69
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 That often leads to things.

Extra sausage?

 

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Also, I'm not sure I like what that smiley is doing with his thumb.

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It's probably already been said, but "goodbye" feels very final. I go with "adios" or "anyeong" or "talk to you later." I don't feel like the person I'm saying goodbye is going off to war when I say these things.

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Extra sausage?

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Yes, you got the idea!
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