History SeriousBusiness / RealLife

11th Jan '17 11:28:32 PM Ramona122003
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* In the anime world, SubbingVersusDubbing. Those who love subs will say that any dub is ''always'' inferior to seeing an anime in its original, pure form and call those who watch dubs as not being true fans. Those who watch dubs will say those who watch subs are otaku and ask how can they form a deep emotional connection with the story and characters if they don't understand what the characters are saying and have to read text at the bottom of the screen. This argument becomes ridiculous when you consider that most modern anime [=DVDs=] offer both subs and dubs. Let's not [[SpellMyNameWithAnS even get started on the spellings]].

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* In the anime world, SubbingVersusDubbing. Those who love subs will say that any dub is ''always'' inferior to seeing an anime in its original, pure form and call those who watch dubs as are not being true fans. Those who watch dubs will say those who watch subs are otaku and ask how can they form a deep emotional connection with the story and characters if they don't understand what the characters are saying and have to read text at the bottom of the screen. This argument becomes ridiculous when you consider that most modern anime [=DVDs=] offer both subs and dubs. Let's not [[SpellMyNameWithAnS even get started on the spellings]].
7th Jan '17 8:05:43 AM SeptimusHeap
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* [[FreudWasRight Sex.]]

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* [[FreudWasRight Sex.]]
20th Dec '16 9:24:24 PM Discar
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** There are people who take the SexIsCool trope so far that they think that if you ''don't'' think that sexual intercourse is factually the single most fulfilling, enjoyable, and important activity one could ever hope to accomplish, then something is wrong with you. Or you've just had really bad sex with ugly people. Or you can't get sex regularly/at all so you are lying to yourself as a coping mechanism. Either way, you're wrong and YouNeedToGetLaid. Even more so if you are [[AManIsNotAVirgin a man]].

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** There are people who take the SexIsCool trope so far that they think that if you ''don't'' think that sexual intercourse is factually the single most fulfilling, enjoyable, and important activity one could ever hope to accomplish, then something is wrong with you. Or you've just had really bad sex with ugly people. Or you can't get sex regularly/at all so you are lying to yourself as a coping mechanism. Either way, you're wrong and YouNeedToGetLaid. Even more so if you are [[AManIsNotAVirgin [[DoubleStandard a man]].



** Mainly, if you're a man [[AManIsNotAVirgin it's not okay to be a virgin]], if you're a woman [[MyGirlIsNotASlut you're supposed to be a virgin]]. Yes, there are strictly noted societal norms trying to defy the fact that it takes two to tango.

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** Mainly, if you're a man [[AManIsNotAVirgin [[VirginShaming it's not okay to be a virgin]], if you're a woman [[MyGirlIsNotASlut you're supposed to be a virgin]]. Yes, there are strictly noted societal norms trying to defy the fact that it takes two to tango.
7th Dec '16 4:08:36 PM lucy24
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** And since most people already do First Communion, many families will go one step beyond and make their children confirm[[note]]Basically, when children are baptised, they are "against their will". Confirmation is that now that the child has grown up, he or she must confirm they are indeed Catholic[[/note]] their faith so they can be granted permission to marry[[note]]This means that you must be confirmed in order for the ''Church'' to grant you permission to marry.[[/note]].

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** And since most people already do First Communion, many families will go one step beyond and make their children confirm[[note]]Basically, when children are baptised, they are "against their will". Confirmation is that now that the child has grown up, he or she must confirm they are indeed Catholic[[/note]] their faith so they can be granted permission to marry[[note]]This means that you must be confirmed married in order for the ''Church'' to grant you permission to marry.[[/note]].Church.
7th Dec '16 4:06:20 PM lucy24
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* Cars are very serious business. Since a car is one of the two most-expensive things most people will ever buy (a house being the other) it's not unreasonable to spend time making sure it's comfortable and reliable, but some people go well beyond that. You have to listen to everything your car is trying to tell you and you can't just get a car and ride it from Point A to Point B. Oh no! you have to get a car that says good things about you, has a high maintenance record, has a high safety record, is made in * Insert country here* ...

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* Cars are very serious business. Since a car is one of the two most-expensive things second-most expensive thing most people will ever buy (a house being the other) first) it's not unreasonable to spend time making sure it's comfortable and reliable, but some people go well beyond that. You have to listen to everything your car is trying to tell you and you can't just get a car and ride it from Point A to Point B. Oh no! you have to get a car that says good things about you, has a high maintenance record, has a high safety record, is made in * Insert country here* ...
7th Dec '16 4:01:26 PM lucy24
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** This is justified, as it is motivation in getting students to learn better. Though this can ''really'' bring out the RulesLawyer in some people when the teacher tries to decide a tough call.
* If the Texas school system has to update the text books due to a [[SocietyMarchesOn change in society]] or [[TimeMarchesOn time]], keep in mind that the entire United States is also paying attention because those books tend to be adapted by other states (Texas is one the largest textbooks purchaser, so things are marketed to them first). The other state to try to get to adopt your textbooks in is California.

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** This is justified, as it is its motivation in getting students to learn better. Though this can ''really'' bring out the RulesLawyer in some people when the teacher tries to decide a tough call.
* If the Texas school system has to update the text books due to a [[SocietyMarchesOn change in society]] or [[TimeMarchesOn time]], keep in mind that the entire United States is also paying attention because those books tend to be adapted adopted by other states (Texas is one the largest textbooks purchaser, so things are marketed to them first). The other state to try to get to adopt your textbooks in is California.
7th Dec '16 3:58:30 PM lucy24
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* In the USA, SAT scores. A four-digit number given to each student who graduates from that country's highschools, the number determines the student's chances of getting a job and/or into higher education. They are the most important 4 digits of its citizens' lives.
** Assuming one gets four digits. [[note]]Getting less than 4 digits was more likely to happen before 2005, when there were only two sections, and a composite score of 1000 was considered average. After the Writing section was added in 2005, the average composite score rose to 1500. In other words, before 2005, a sub-1000 score was merely below-average; since then, a sub-1000 composite score is considered ''very'' poor performance... it's impossible to score lower than 600 on the three-section test, and due to the way the test is scored, you'll probably get slightly over 600 if you hand in the test completely blank.[[/note]]

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%% * In the USA, SAT scores. A four-digit number number[[note]]more exactly, the sum of two or three three-digit numbers[[/note]] given to each student who graduates from that country's highschools, the number determines the student's chances of getting a job and/or into higher education. They are the most important 4 digits of its citizens' lives.
%% ** Assuming one gets four digits. [[note]]Getting less than 4 digits was more likely to happen before 2005, when there were only two sections, and a composite score of 1000 was considered average. After the Writing section was added in 2005, the average composite score rose to 1500. In other words, before 2005, a sub-1000 score was merely below-average; since then, a sub-1000 composite score is considered ''very'' poor performance... it's impossible to score lower than 600 on the three-section test, and due to the way the test is scored, you'll probably get slightly over 600 if you hand in the test completely blank.[[/note]]
23rd Nov '16 9:43:49 AM ZombieAladdin
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** Pouring soy sauce directly onto sushi is a trait associated with westerners and highly looked down upon. The most common reaction, however, is not cringe or anger, but of mockery: An easy shorthand in anime to indicate a character is western and unsympathetic is that he or she pours soy sauce directly onto sushi.[[note]]Proper sushi etiquette--which is itself SeriousBusiness in Japan--states that you are to put soy sauce in a separate, small dish and dip the sushi into it. Also, not every kind of sushi is to be dipped into soy sauce, so more detailed depictions will show a character pour soy sauce onto everything.[[/note]]
22nd Nov '16 2:30:21 PM Jhonny
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* Mention Israel on the Internet. Or in any political discussion regardless of topic. [[SchmuckBait Come on. Do it.]] For the small territory involved and the low body count (compared to other conflicts) the ArabIsraeliConflict really is an insane source for FlameBait and SeriousBusiness.
22nd Nov '16 11:29:31 AM ZombieAladdin
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** Some areas are so into motorized transport that non-motorized methods of transportation are still looked down upon and not taken seriously by most others even if they can also travel the long distances required, most notably bicycling. Many employers are also more hesitant to hire non-motorists; a common interview question in these parts is, "Do you own a car?" Until recently, an adult bicycling in these areas were viewed as either too poor, too snotty, or too cheap to buy a car. This was exacerbated in southern California due to a small but highly visible subculture of bicyclists who liked to flaunt their bikes and get in the way of motorists. It's not as pronounced anymore due to an increasing stigma of cars as being expensive and environmentally unsound and highly publicized bicycling events, however.


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** This is a matter of contention between countries too. The United States, in particular, has a tipping culture focused around generous tipping, to where some states allow people in the service sector to be paid less than minimum wage under the idea that tips can cover for that. On the other side of the continuum is Japan, where tipping is considered an insult as it is seen as the customer taking pity on the server and thus one should never tip outside of businesses with a western focus.
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