GailTheSnail
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May 14 2018
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Sometimes I think I’m fortunate to have really good people in my life, because a lot of comments describe types of people I’ve never met. I have many friends with babies and they’ve never forced me to comment on how good their looks are.

Apr 23 2018
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This has to be the biggest grammar mistake people make. I see it all the time on TV - Jim on the office did it many times. I think it’s because “I” was so hammered into us as kids.

Jan 25 2018
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That’s the part I don’t understand. She was guaranteeing a good review before she even stayed there, so why aren’t people/followers suspicious of these types of endorsements? Or is it that a celebrity or certified cool person choosing to stay in an establishment/use a product is enough for them? Like “I’m staying in Read more

Jan 9 2018
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Totally agree. I’ll never understand people who propose and don’t know what the answer will be beforehand. Or get proposed to and have no idea marriage was on the other person’s mind. Shouldn’t that decision be something that’s obvious to both of you and has probably been discussed before? It’s lovely when the actual Read more

Oct 28 2017
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I live in a very multicultural city and I am also used to it not being a big deal to have conversations with people about our ethnic backgrounds. There’s a right way to ask and a wrong way. As long as people are respectful, I don’t think our unique backgrounds should be taboo subject matter.

Oct 28 2017
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I’m mixed and have never been insulted that someone was curious about my ethnic background, as long they asked respectfully. “What are you” isn’t the right way to do it, and people should always avoid the word “exotic.” But I’m flattered when someone says “What is your ethnic background?” and I don’t mind telling them. Read more

Oct 28 2017
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A friend’s husband admitted to her after 12 years together that he’d had herpes since before he knew her. She’d never had an outbreak and had no idea. Their sex life had suffered because whenever he had an outbreak - like a couple times a year - they wouldn’t have sex for a few weeks. She attributed this to a lack of Read more

Sep 26 2017
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Certain breeds get bad reputations because of a certain type of person they attract: guys who want to look tough. So they’re abused and trained to be aggressive, and make headlines when they attack. It’s tragic.

Sep 13 2017
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Oh I remember this. The fact that she thought her terrible paintings were worthy of the beautiful national parks she used as her canvas, and then her flippant attitude when she was called out, calling herself and “artist,” and THEN the Cosmo article framing her as some sort of rebel hero - it was all maddening. The Read more

Aug 8 2017
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“I” is misused in real life and on TV all the time. Jim in The Office is a culprit, although maybe it’s deliberate because he supposed to be an average Joe. I think that when we were kids, it was hammered into us to use “I” instead of “me” and we’ve taken it too far. All you do is take out the other name.

Aug 3 2017
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That’s what I was thinking, but another commenter explained that it’s involuntary manslaughter because she didn’t take any action to save his life by calling the police or his parents while he was in the middle of it. So it’s not because her words influenced him, which would have been a slippery slope. The article Read more

Aug 3 2017
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I shouldn’t have commented because I didn’t have all the facts. I thought that the charges were because she encouraged his suicide, but another commenter explained that it was because she failed to save his life and now it makes more sense to me: Read more

Aug 3 2017
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Thank you for explaining that. Now that I know it was her inaction in saving his life that brought the charge and not just the words she said to him, this makes way more sense. I don’t know why the articles about this aren’t emphasizing that point.

Aug 3 2017
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I’m honestly asking because I’m not too familiar with the judicial system, but doesn’t the outcome of a case set a precedent to be used in future cases? That’s what I mean.

Aug 3 2017
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She was definitely encouraging and telling him how to kill himself, but there’s a lot of grey area between that and the other scenario you describe, so at what point did it legally become involuntary manslaughter? Read more