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? Man, ? Amazing
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quote:
Originally written by Excalibur:

I don't see why so many people call Diprosopus a troll either.
Um, maybe because he trolls and you just not aware enough to recognize it.

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Why do people say, "Bless you!" when they hear a sneeze? Or "Break a leg!" before a performance? Linguistic rituals are part of life.

—Alorael, who wishes you a blessed broken leg. Gesundheit!
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quote:
Um, maybe because he trolls and you just not aware enough to recognize it.
Diprosopus seems sincere in my eyes. I have no reason to believe he wishes to cause trouble, neither has he provoked any flame wars or absurd arguments. Maybe I'm the only one here who thinks that, but you don't need to be rude whenever you disagree.

[ Tuesday, March 04, 2008 20:35: Message edited by: Excalibur ]
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? Man, ? Amazing
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quote:
Originally written by Alorael:

Why do people say, "Bless you!" when they hear a sneeze? Or "Break a leg!" before a performance?
Superstition, based on ignorance.

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Well, wrong. Superstition involves believing something.

Do you believe anything when you say "bless you" or "break a leg", especially that the party just addressed is now blessed or divinely cured from disease, or is (or is not) going to have a bone fracture?

Because I don't. I sometimes even say "good morning" when the morning just sucks.

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? Man, ? Amazing
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quote:
Originally written by Arancaytar:

Well, wrong. Superstition involves believing something.

Do you believe anything when you say "bless you" or "break a leg", especially that the party just addressed is now blessed or divinely cured from disease, or is (or is not) going to have a bone fracture?

Because I don't. I sometimes even say "good morning" when the morning just sucks.

Ignorance doesn't necessarily mean lack of belief. It just implies that the reasoning that arrived to that belief has been ruled as faulty. Remember, I'm commenting on the origin of the phrases, and you are simply in a foul mood.

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quote:
Originally written by Arancaytar:

I sometimes even say "good morning" when the morning just sucks.
Me too, but that's part of customer service.

I think saying "good morning" is a wish to someone else, rather than a statement that it is, in fact, a good morning. Either way, it's kind of lost its original meaning, and is now a generic greeting, kind of like "How ya doin?" When someone you don't know says that, they usually don't really care. They're just expressing courtesy.

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quote:
Originally written by Jumpin' Salmon:

quote:
Originally written by Arancaytar:

Well, wrong. Superstition involves believing something.

Do you believe anything when you say "bless you" or "break a leg", especially that the party just addressed is now blessed or divinely cured from disease, or is (or is not) going to have a bone fracture?

Because I don't. I sometimes even say "good morning" when the morning just sucks.

Ignorance doesn't necessarily mean lack of belief. It just implies that the reasoning that arrived to that belief has been ruled as faulty. Remember, I'm commenting on the origin of the phrases, and you are simply in a foul mood.

Why is it then whenever I disagree with you, I am supposedly cranky or bitter? It's a beautiful, wonderful morning out there, and I'm actually kind of happy right now. :)

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? Man, ? Amazing
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quote:
Originally written by Arancaytar:

Why is it then whenever I disagree with you, I am supposedly cranky or bitter?
Because you have been cranky lately, what with too much to do and too little time in which to do it.
:P

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quote:
Originally written by Nemesis.:

I think saying "good morning" is a wish to someone else, rather than a statement that it is, in fact, a good morning. Either way, it's kind of lost its original meaning, and is now a generic greeting, kind of like "How ya doin?" When someone you don't know says that, they usually don't really care. They're just expressing courtesy.
And of course, it's often abbreviated to "Morning", which is a simple statement of fact.

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quote:
Originally written by Nemesis.:

I think saying "good morning" is a wish to someone else, rather than a statement that it is, in fact, a good morning. Either way, it's kind of lost its original meaning, and is now a generic greeting, kind of like "How ya doin?" When someone you don't know says that, they usually don't really care. They're just expressing courtesy.
When somebody I don't know asks me how I'm doing, I take great care to make them wish they'd never asked me, by dumping all manner of my issues and problems on them.

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Shaper
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I can't imagine you'll make too many new friends with that kind of an attitude. Don't read too much into it and just take it as a friendly greeting. It is really annoying when people are nitpicky about that sort of thing. Like when you ask someone if they are alright and they say 'No, I'm half left'...

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Lt. Sullust
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quote:
Originally written by Lt. Sullust:

I can't imagine you'll make too many new friends with that kind of an attitude. Don't read too much into it and just take it as a friendly greeting. It is really annoying when people are nitpicky about that sort of thing. Like when you ask someone if they are alright and they say 'No, I'm half left'...
Or when someone asks me, "What's up?", and I always reply, "The ceiling." My brother once told me what a jerk I was for doing that. I told him I was being my ordinary, sarcastic self, and he should lighten up.

Though if I asked someone how they were doing and they gave me a sum-up of all the crap in their life, I'd be a bit taken aback. If you start doing that sort of thing to complete strangers, it just creates an awkward feeling.

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Shaper
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I should explain, I work at a supermarket in a town reknowned for the rudeness of it's people. It's only to them that I do it, not to people I meet otherwise. (As if that makes it any better :P )

Of course, getting all the angst out of the way at the start of a potential friendship means the other person knows exactly where they stand in the scheme of things, which must be nice for them. :P

[ Thursday, March 06, 2008 02:56: Message edited by: Henry Plainview. ]

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quote:
Originally written by Arancaytar:

I sometimes even say "good morning" when the morning just sucks.
I don't on such days; I just say "morning," or if someone says "good morning," my standard reply is, "Yeah, it's morning."

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Posts: 558 | Registered: Friday, September 15 2006 07:00
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quote:
Originally written by Henry Plainview.:

I should explain, I work at a supermarket in a town reknowned for the rudeness of it's people.
I can see why!

—Alorael, who sometimes has problems answering simple pleasantries. "How are you?" can require hours of soul-searching.
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Shaper
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I don't live in said town. :)

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Nikki's Nook - Come back to Camden, and I'll be good.
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Shaper
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I always assumed that when you said 'good morning' you were wishing the person you said it to a good morning.

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Shaper
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Oh that is the beauty of all these phrases. You can say them to someone you loathe. The rest of the world might see it as a gesture of kindness. But you know it is just a cheap shot...

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quote:
Originally written by Lt. Sullust:

Oh that is the beauty of all these phrases. You can say them to someone you loathe. The rest of the world might see it as a gesture of kindness. But you know it is just a cheap shot...
It also has a lot to do with how it's said. If you say it in a way that's obviously sarcastic or otherwise blatantly infuriating, it takes on a whole different meaning.

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Electric Sheep One
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I knew a guy once who would announce heartily each morning, "It's a great day to be alive!"

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Shaper
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quote:
Originally written by Student of Trinity:

I knew a guy once who would announce heartily each morning, "It's a great day to be alive!"
Wouldn't it be amazing to actually believe that?

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Nikki's Nook - Come back to Camden, and I'll be good.
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Electric Sheep One
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Oh, he did, though he wasn't notably manic. (Well, maybe a bit.) He just didn't want not to be alive.

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It's so much healthier to come to terms with the possibilities of reality and come up with a more pessimistic mantra. How about, "Today would be a good day to die." That way, if it happens, you're not as disappointed. :P

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