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Things you just can't understand...

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Fade to Black, Mar 14, 2008.

  1. Biscione

    Biscione Senior member

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    - '+_'. That is, why people here give numbers to each other. I don't see what's to gain. It seems like a juvenille way of giving kudos, but that's just my opinion (and I'm not a native speaker or familiar with all of modern American culture).
    - Drinking laws in America.
    - The appeal behind most sexual fetishes.
    - The appeal behind most modern music.
    - How much certain things cost.
    - That other individuals often find what I consider to be cheap (generally in terms of clothing) to be very expensive, when they're well off.
    - The tastes of the majority.
     
  2. j

    j Senior member Admin

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    - '+_'. That is, why people here give numbers to each other. I don't see what's to gain. It seems like a juvenille way of giving kudos, but that's just my opinion (and I'm not a native speaker or familiar with all of modern American culture).
    I think you're talking about "+1"ing a certain post. It just signifies agreement with the post, nothing else that I'm aware of. It's like adding a vote. Sometimes people +1000 or whatever a post in hyperbolic over-agreement.
     
  3. Biscione

    Biscione Senior member

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    But then, what's wrong with "I agree"?
     
  4. robin

    robin Senior member

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    But then, what's wrong with "I agree"?
    --, or alternatively, !
     
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    lee_44106 Senior member

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    But then, what's wrong with "I agree"?

    We 'mericans love efficiency. Why the extra letters when you can +1. [​IMG]
     
  6. NorCal

    NorCal Senior member

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    We 'mericans love efficiency. Why the extra letters when you can +1. [​IMG]

    +1
     
  7. Fade to Black

    Fade to Black Senior member

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    yeah i don't see what's wrong with "+1" i've started using it since i came to this forum, i find it a very efficient way of stating your agreement with something.
     
  8. Biscione

    Biscione Senior member

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    Maybe it's just because I'm not American.
     
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    ikemen Well-Known Member

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    another one - like hell i would understand why someone would find sandra oh pretty?!

    i mean i respect her as an actress and i love her work on TV, but she just isnt pretty... just go ask any asian
     
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    another one - like hell i would understand why someone would find sandra oh pretty?!

    i mean i respect her as an actress and i love her work on TV, but she just isnt pretty... just go ask any asian



    or Amerikajinda [​IMG]
     
  11. alliswell

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    People that are 3-4 wide on the sidewalk.

    Fixed.
     
  12. Piobaire

    Piobaire Senior member

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    another one - like hell i would understand why someone would find sandra oh pretty?!

    i mean i respect her as an actress and i love her work on TV, but she just isnt pretty... just go ask any asian


    Body is not bad. Hit it from behind. But yeah, not a face you want to wake up to. Ditto Padma Lakshmi, who rather resembles Aahnold in the face if you look closely.
     
  13. Conrad

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    People that buy clothes that are already threadbare and/or have holes.
     
  14. hi-val

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    We 'mericans love efficiency. Why the extra letters when you can +1. [​IMG]

    Also, you get to be meta by writing "plus one".
     
  15. username79

    username79 Senior member

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    Something similar happened to me yesterday with some yokel's large SUV where he tried to speed up when I signaled to pass into his lane. Then he gave me the finger, the whore.
    Just merge anyway.
     
  16. LabelKing

    LabelKing Senior member

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    Just merge anyway.
    Merging brings up a whole new set of foolish drivers--people who drive so slow you actually have to brake significantly to allow them to pass, or crazed people who thinks this is Road Atlanta.
     
  17. tiecollector

    tiecollector Senior member

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    I live downtown in a large city and how the hell do I still see wild animals roaming around? Today I saw raccoons and turkeys!! Like seriously, how do they manage to breed?
     
  18. GoSurface

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    Last night, as I was getting into my friends car, he mistook me for turkey.

    I don't get it Andre, I don't get it.
     
  19. Piobaire

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    Merging brings up a whole new set of foolish drivers--people who drive so slow you actually have to brake significantly to allow them to pass, or crazed people who thinks this is Road Atlanta.

    Agreed. Why do some people seem to think a "Yield" sign actually is a "Stop" sign? What logic dictates that it will be easier to merge into traffic going 75mph by coming to a complete stop and slowly waddling into traffic?
     
  20. username79

    username79 Senior member

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    Agreed. Why do some people seem to think a "Yield" sign actually is a "Stop" sign? What logic dictates that it will be easier to merge into traffic going 75mph by coming to a complete stop and slowly waddling into traffic?

    Wow! A yield sign is a stop sign, if there is traffic already in the lane that can hit you.

    I was going 75mph in the right lane of a two lane highway when someone came to merge on the highway. There was a yield sign. I could not merge lanes to the left (someone next to me.) This driver pulled out at about 30mph. I had to brake hard and then take evasive action to avoid a collision. The merging driver should have stopped in this case and nearly caused an accident.

    That's the logic.
     

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