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BS: Social lies we believe

Donuel 18 Mar 19 - 05:24 PM
Joe Offer 18 Mar 19 - 05:26 PM
Jos 18 Mar 19 - 06:07 PM
Jos 18 Mar 19 - 06:12 PM
kendall 18 Mar 19 - 07:52 PM
Mr Red 18 Mar 19 - 08:22 PM
Mrrzy 18 Mar 19 - 08:33 PM
Donuel 18 Mar 19 - 09:22 PM
Elmore 18 Mar 19 - 11:14 PM
Little Hawk 19 Mar 19 - 01:55 AM
BobL 19 Mar 19 - 03:15 AM
Mr Red 19 Mar 19 - 03:40 AM
DMcG 19 Mar 19 - 04:49 AM
Steve Shaw 19 Mar 19 - 05:48 AM
Donuel 19 Mar 19 - 06:05 AM
Steve Shaw 19 Mar 19 - 06:26 AM
Donuel 19 Mar 19 - 06:26 AM
Jos 19 Mar 19 - 06:39 AM
Mo the caller 19 Mar 19 - 06:39 AM
DMcG 19 Mar 19 - 06:39 AM
Jos 19 Mar 19 - 06:43 AM
Mrrzy 19 Mar 19 - 08:52 AM
Bee-dubya-ell 19 Mar 19 - 12:36 PM
Bonnie Shaljean 19 Mar 19 - 12:54 PM
Little Hawk 19 Mar 19 - 01:01 PM
meself 19 Mar 19 - 01:33 PM
Little Hawk 19 Mar 19 - 02:15 PM
leeneia 19 Mar 19 - 02:25 PM
meself 19 Mar 19 - 03:22 PM
Bonnie Shaljean 19 Mar 19 - 03:57 PM
Steve Shaw 19 Mar 19 - 07:13 PM
Donuel 19 Mar 19 - 08:01 PM
meself 19 Mar 19 - 08:07 PM
leeneia 20 Mar 19 - 11:31 AM
Mrrzy 20 Mar 19 - 11:48 AM
Jim Carroll 20 Mar 19 - 01:05 PM
meself 20 Mar 19 - 01:36 PM
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Subject: BS: Social lies we believe
From: Donuel
Date: 18 Mar 19 - 05:24 PM

"The greatest thing since sliced bread"
Really, I got news for you, sliced bread is not great.

"Tweet storms"
They are not storms but are ravings and distractions by a dementia patient.


Acceptance of certain lies that hypnotize with repetition are false on their face but I repeat them too.


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Subject: RE: BS: Social lies we believe
From: Joe Offer
Date: 18 Mar 19 - 05:26 PM

Yeah, but without sliced bread, it's a bitch to try to make a sandwich.

I don't tweet, so I can't comment too much on tweet storms - but it does seem that El Presidente's tweets are pretty stormy. And "tweet storm" isn't a "social lie" - it's a metaphor. Ain't it?


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Subject: RE: BS: Social lies we believe
From: Jos
Date: 18 Mar 19 - 06:07 PM

Joe, the French seem to manage. I'd be very disappointed if I asked for 'un sandwich' and was given something made of sliced bread.


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Subject: RE: BS: Social lies we believe
From: Jos
Date: 18 Mar 19 - 06:12 PM

I'm not sure if these would count as 'social lies', but I am often annoyed by people, usually radio or television presenters, who pad out what they are saying with 'We've all done it ...' or 'We all remember ...' or 'You guessed it ...'
In almost every case, no I haven't, and no I don't, and no I didn't.


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Subject: RE: BS: Social lies we believe
From: kendall
Date: 18 Mar 19 - 07:52 PM

French fries. they originated in Belgium.


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Subject: RE: BS: Social lies we believe
From: Mr Red
Date: 18 Mar 19 - 08:22 PM

"The greatest thing since sliced bread"

Not sure it is available, but ready buttered sliced bread would be the best thing since...................


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Subject: RE: BS: Social lies we believe
From: Mrrzy
Date: 18 Mar 19 - 08:33 PM

Whatever happened to the ball-point pen?


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Subject: RE: BS: Social lies we believe
From: Donuel
Date: 18 Mar 19 - 09:22 PM

Silly popular sayings are kinda invisible like the air we breathe.
They are real comedian's bread and butter like AI beats real stupidity.


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Subject: RE: BS: Social lies we believe
From: Elmore
Date: 18 Mar 19 - 11:14 PM

Glad to have met you


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Subject: RE: BS: Social lies we believe
From: Little Hawk
Date: 19 Mar 19 - 01:55 AM

Ha! Ha! Ha! (good example, Elmore!)


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Subject: RE: BS: Social lies we believe
From: BobL
Date: 19 Mar 19 - 03:15 AM

Everyone we meet can gladden us. Some by meeting, others by parting.


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Subject: RE: BS: Social lies we believe
From: Mr Red
Date: 19 Mar 19 - 03:40 AM

Have a nice day, y'all.

First time a coffee seller in a US airport said that I nearly cracked up.


Good morning - no it isn't I have to go to the dentist today! And there will be follow-up visits.


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Subject: RE: BS: Social lies we believe
From: DMcG
Date: 19 Mar 19 - 04:49 AM

In my office - and many others I have worked in - it is conventional to say "Morning!" on arrival and everyone responds "Morning!"

No one ever claims it is good.


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Subject: RE: BS: Social lies we believe
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 19 Mar 19 - 05:48 AM

Kind regards.


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Subject: RE: BS: Social lies we believe
From: Donuel
Date: 19 Mar 19 - 06:05 AM

How are you?
Nobody would want to sit through the true answer.
So we lie and say "fine".


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Subject: RE: BS: Social lies we believe
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 19 Mar 19 - 06:26 AM

I've always loved "Yours, etc", completely daft but at least not insincere!


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Subject: RE: BS: Social lies we believe
From: Donuel
Date: 19 Mar 19 - 06:26 AM

Church sign: Tweet unto others as they would tweet unto you.


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Subject: RE: BS: Social lies we believe
From: Jos
Date: 19 Mar 19 - 06:39 AM

When I was younger when walking in the countryside strangers would always greet each other with 'Good morning' (or afternoon or evening, as appropriate). Now they usually just say 'Hello'. Are they being more honest in not claiming it is good?
A few days ago when I passed a man on the path and he said 'Good afternoon', I felt really happy. It was like suddenly being taken back to a friendlier more familiar world.
In future, I shall greet strangers formally, and reserve 'Hello' for people I know.


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Subject: RE: BS: Social lies we believe
From: Mo the caller
Date: 19 Mar 19 - 06:39 AM

"Cheer up it may never happen"
when it just has. Really insulting.


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Subject: RE: BS: Social lies we believe
From: DMcG
Date: 19 Mar 19 - 06:39 AM

"Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any further questions"


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Subject: RE: BS: Social lies we believe
From: Jos
Date: 19 Mar 19 - 06:43 AM

'"Cheer up it may never happen"'

This can be just as upsetting if you are longing for something to happen.


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Subject: RE: BS: Social lies we believe
From: Mrrzy
Date: 19 Mar 19 - 08:52 AM

Your call is important to us. Wait, that's not social. Let's do lunch.


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Subject: RE: BS: Social lies we believe
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 19 Mar 19 - 12:36 PM

"A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush."

What the hell is a bird in the hand worth? If you have a bird in your hand you're going to get pecked, clawed, and shat on. I don't want a bird in my hand! I want that fucker skinned, stuffed with cornbread dressing, and ready to pop in the oven. Otherwise, leave the damned bird in the bush along with its friend!


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Subject: RE: BS: Social lies we believe
From: Bonnie Shaljean
Date: 19 Mar 19 - 12:54 PM

"Parting is such sweet, sweet sorrow"


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Subject: RE: BS: Social lies we believe
From: Little Hawk
Date: 19 Mar 19 - 01:01 PM

Bee-dub: The bird that is in the hand is already dead, you silly man!


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Subject: RE: BS: Social lies we believe
From: meself
Date: 19 Mar 19 - 01:33 PM

"Violence is never the answer."

I'll give you an answer, right between the ..... !


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Subject: RE: BS: Social lies we believe
From: Little Hawk
Date: 19 Mar 19 - 02:15 PM

Chongo certainly doesn't agree with that. For him, violence is more often than not the answer.


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Subject: RE: BS: Social lies we believe
From: leeneia
Date: 19 Mar 19 - 02:25 PM

"What does Woman want?" It depends on the woman. Duh.

"Whatever doesn't kill you makes you stronger." Not necessarily.

"You need to work through the pain." No. If it hurts, quit.

There's no proverb for this, but there's a widespread belief that only a child's parents may correct a child. I say phooey. If your child is in danger or is hurting someone, I will do something. That's what grown-ups are supposed to do.


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Subject: RE: BS: Social lies we believe
From: meself
Date: 19 Mar 19 - 03:22 PM

People are thoroughly inconsistent on that one: if it means free baby-sitting, they want the village to raise the child, but if it means correcting their child's anti-social behaviour, then it's none of your damn business, who do you think you are? Ya can't win.


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Subject: RE: BS: Social lies we believe
From: Bonnie Shaljean
Date: 19 Mar 19 - 03:57 PM

"Whatever doesn't kill you makes you stronger." Not necessarily [I agree].

Along the same lines: "Suffering ennobles you / makes you grow stronger".

No it damn well doesn't always. It can shrink and harden you into something bitter, mean, and stunted - like a seed fallen into toxic, or simply un-nourishing, ground. Often it causes you to visit suffering on others in turn.


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Subject: RE: BS: Social lies we believe
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 19 Mar 19 - 07:13 PM

Spoons salesman, aka Bernard Cribbins: "I'm not a violent man, Mr Fawlty..."


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Subject: RE: BS: Social lies we believe
From: Donuel
Date: 19 Mar 19 - 08:01 PM

leenia, whatever doesn't kill you...
That one always bugged me.


I've never known anything to heal or become "as good as new".


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Subject: RE: BS: Social lies we believe
From: meself
Date: 19 Mar 19 - 08:07 PM

I always say, Whatever doesn't kill you, cripples you up pretty good.

Along with, quoting someone: No pain, no pain.


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Subject: RE: BS: Social lies we believe
From: leeneia
Date: 20 Mar 19 - 11:31 AM

Yes, meself. That "no pain, no gain" thing is really stupid.

Most of the time, when kids are being worrisome, the parents are not around. In the retail store where I used to work, I hit on a great formula. I'd approach the kid and say sternly, but not meanly, "Where's your mother?" This would send the kid haring straight back to Mama. Problem solved.

Now I believe I would say "Where's your family?" since the kid is just as likely to be with Grandma or some nanny.
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I was in a parking lot recently when I heard a young mother in stupid shoes calling frantically to her three year old boy, who was dashing toward me behind parked cars. I spun around, caught him around the chest and said, "Mommy's calling you. Go to her." He did, and the mother called "Thanks!" Ahead of us, a Hummer went into reverse just where the boy would have been running.

I mention the shoes because when you're the mother of a toddler, you should wear shoes that let you run and catch him.


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Subject: RE: BS: Social lies we believe
From: Mrrzy
Date: 20 Mar 19 - 11:48 AM

I say Where's your grownup.


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Subject: RE: BS: Social lies we believe
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 20 Mar 19 - 01:05 PM

"Social lies we believe"
That the Welsh are good singers !!
Jim Carroll


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Subject: RE: BS: Social lies we believe
From: meself
Date: 20 Mar 19 - 01:36 PM

"I spun around, caught him ... "

Sometimes these sorts of situations can be awkward for men, and I'm reminded of something that happened a short time ago: My wife and I were driving along a busy street, when we spotted a little toddler toddling along all alone on the sidewalk on the opposite side. By the time we got turned around, she had reached the corner, where she had taken the hand of a rough-looking man who would be old enough to be her grandfather - but she was Chinese, and he wasn't. The man seemed to be waving and calling to someone across the street - then three teenaged girls came running over from the high school there, and the man handed the child over to them. I had noticed in the distance, in a green space among townhouses, some children playing - ostensibly being supervised by a teenaged girl who was, all this time, thoroughly engrossed in her cellphone. The teenaged girls with their little charge headed off in that direction so all seemed well. But I sometimes think of what a dicey situation that man could have been in, if those teen girls weren't conveniently there.


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