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 (stands for Jerk) 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, !
     


  5. lee_44106

    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
     


  10. Get Smart

    Get Smart Don't Crink

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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

    alliswell Senior member

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    People that are 3-4 wide on the sidewalk.

    Fixed.
     


  12. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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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.
     


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    People that buy clothes that are already threadbare and/or have holes.
     


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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".
     


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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.
     


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