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    How do slang words become used in wider society? Eg. who first used the word 'bogan' or phrase 'too easy' and how did it spread from that first use to something everyone is familiar with?????
    It will start with one group of people who will use it often and then it gets passed on to their friends and their friends an so on. It's like a contagious disease

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    Quote Originally Posted by DesperatelySeekingSleep View Post
    How do people imagine the world of bubhub? Do people think of it like a bunch of people just aimlessly floating into big rooms(threads) without making eye contact and then floating out to check in on other rooms (threads) and just floating around aimlessly in space in between visits? Or each thread is like a piece of paper being passed around? Or something else?
    This is such a spectacular description! I love it How very creative and trippy, haha!
    I don't see it like that, my mind isn't that elaborate

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    *checks @DesperatelySeekingSleep 's water supply for extra fluoride*

    This brings up my regular, random thought: am I the only person in the world with no visual brain whatsoever? Like, when I read a book, I don't have a running picture in my mind. That's why I skip all the pages that spend twenty paragraphs describing flowers in a field. Means nothing to me. And I certainly don't have a mental image of the hub!
    You really have no visual brain or conjure up mental images? Ever? That fascinates me! Wow, I wonder how common that is?



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    Quote Originally Posted by Atropos View Post
    People who are staunchly anti-vax and believe the govt is out to harm us- people scared of "chemtrails"- those who think fluoride in the water is a form of mind control etc..,, what's it like living with such fear and distrust? How do they function day to day?
    I have relatives like this, thankfully they're relatively estranged so I don't actually know what their day to day thoughts are like. I liken it to me trying to avoid added sugar in my daughters diet but 500 times worse - tricky if I'm looking for something quick to give her. So imagine trying to avoid basically everything that main****** people use / consume would be exhausting. Not to mention the added exertion of pushing their beliefs on everyone else!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ~Marigold~ View Post

    You really have no visual brain or conjure up mental images? Ever? That fascinates me! Wow, I wonder how common that is?
    From what I can gather, not very. I got mighty peeved once at a party when I had a roomful of drunken people yelling at me that I had no imagination when I said I had no mental image when reading the Da Vinci code. And everyone was like 'so how do you know what's happening?', and I was like 'I dunno? Maybe because THE WORDS TELL ME?!'

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    I wonder about American thanksgiving. If there are about 280 million ppl in the US, and each household has a turkey, that's like 60 million turkeys. Where the hell to they keep 60 million turkeys ready to be eaten at thanksgiving?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MillieMollyMandy View Post
    I wonder about American thanksgiving. If there are about 280 million ppl in the US, and each household has a turkey, that's like 60 million turkeys. Where the hell to they keep 60 million turkeys ready to be eaten at thanksgiving?!
    In the freezer? :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by MillieMollyMandy View Post
    I wonder about American thanksgiving. If there are about 280 million ppl in the US, and each household has a turkey, that's like 60 million turkeys. Where the hell to they keep 60 million turkeys ready to be eaten at thanksgiving?!

    On the turkey farms.



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    Quote Originally Posted by mrsharvey View Post
    From what I can gather, not very. I got mighty peeved once at a party when I had a roomful of drunken people yelling at me that I had no imagination when I said I had no mental image when reading the Da Vinci code. And everyone was like 'so how do you know what's happening?', and I was like 'I dunno? Maybe because THE WORDS TELL ME?!'
    I'm in a weird position cause I LOVE reading but I speed read. I ignore all the description cause it holds no interest for me but at the same time I build a very vivid mental picture. To the point where I won't watch films/TV series made of my favourite books because it absolutely drives me insane when they get it wrong (according to my brain vision lol)

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    Quote Originally Posted by MillieMollyMandy View Post
    I wonder about American thanksgiving. If there are about 280 million ppl in the US, and each household has a turkey, that's like 60 million turkeys. Where the hell to they keep 60 million turkeys ready to be eaten at thanksgiving?!
    I think it would be much less than 60 million because surely most people spend thanksgiving with extended family.

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