How's a man to know?
"there could be one real 19-year-old cutie who happens to look great in a bikini and just wants to be your friend. How's a man to know?"
Cos she wouldn't add me!
Men are more likely to be suckers for Facebook scams than women, according to a new survey by Bitdefender, and it's usually because they're hitting confirm on friend requests accompanied by pictures of hotties in bikinis. Female Facebook users tend to avoid temptation when faced with attractive photos of strangers - either …
Stating the obvious I know, but anybody who's observed closing time at the local nightclub will have seen essentially the same kind of behaviour there. Though I guess the addition of quantities of alcohol to the mix means that 'female' and 'pulse' are the only entries on the requirement specification of some male individuals - 'attractive' being a somewhat flexible definition in that situation.
with fake photos out there, there could be one real 19-year-old cutie who happens to look great in a bikini and just wants to be your friend. How's a man to know?
You have shown great insight into my personality.
I'm sure anyone with as much understanding as you have must indeed be beautiful.
I feel we could and should be friends.
In my next email I will send you my bank account details and passwords
"from randoms"?! What are you, a 17-year-old girl?
From Merriam-Webster. Random (n): a haphazard course.
This is a word in modern misuse that annoys me particularly. Random as an adjective should by rights means statistically so, chosen by a random-number-generator. A person may be odd, eclectic, surprising or just plain weird. They cannot be 'random'. They cannot be 'a random'. The English language is full of wonderful and varied words (which El Reg are normally quite good at employing). Why not use one of these, rather than forcing a word to do their job just because it's popular?
Language rant over.
The language you hold so dear evolved over time and guess what - it carries on changing all the time. Language is a beautiful, flexible thing that can be sculpted and moulded in all sorts of weird and wonderful ways
Words change, meanings change. Get over it.
gr8 dis iz a wicked sick language well av in d future innit lol
The English literary greats of the past would be proud, I'm sure.
I'm not, in fact, protesting the change of language. New words, new sentence constructs, new abbreviations can all be good things, and of course are required for us to express new ideas, or talk about things in new ways. I fail to see though how we are progressing the language when a word that has a specific, scientific, meaning, is given a new and vague meaning that fails to convey the subtleties of the myriad alternatives which already exist.
Or, to put that another way: why describe so many things as 'random'? This reduces various situations or descriptions to a single nondescript word; when you could instead use 'unexpected', 'unusual',, 'assorted', 'odd', 'eclectic', 'diverse', 'rare', 'weird', 'bizarre', 'eccentric', 'varied', or any of the catalogue of synonyms.
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