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"Never trust anything that bleeds for seven days and doesn't die":

Mate Griffon To Mare
This phrase makes no sense to me. I think if I couldn't bleed for seven days and not die, and I met someone who could, I'd consider it superpower-like, not a sign that they're untrustworthy.

This is a bit too silly for OTC. Move it to Yack Fest?

edited 5th Mar '11 9:14:19 AM by LeighSabio

"All pain is a punishment, and every punishment is inflicted for love as much as for justice." — Joseph De Maistre.
Nah, if this gets moved to YF, it's gonna be overcome with shitposts within minutes.
I'm convinced that our modern day analogues to ancient scholars are comedians. -0dd1
[up][up]I search - engined this phrase, and most of the instances I found in the first 60 seconds seemed to refer to a woman's menstration cycle.

just bugs meAs a person who gets severe nosebleeds easily, I have had multiple nosebleeds a day for multiple days in a row.

 4 del diablo, Sat, 5th Mar '11 9:24:34 AM from Somewher in mid Norway
Den harde nordmann
Consider that people can have small internal bleedings for quite the time, I think it means external visible bleeding.
If something has been bleeding visibly for 7 days, it must have awesome regeneration powers or not be human

edited 5th Mar '11 9:25:48 AM by del_diablo

A guy called dvorak is tired. Tired of humanity not wanting to change to improve itself. Quite the sad tale.
 5 Karalora, Sat, 5th Mar '11 9:36:16 AM from San Fernando Valley, CA Relationship Status: In another castle
Manliest Person on Skype
Frankly, I just feel sorry for all these women who apparently routinely have 7-day periods. 5 days and done, baby!
Bibliophile.
Due to my stupidity, I Read That As Never trust anything that (1) Bleeds for seven days and (2) doesn't die. Thereby, I had the dumb idea of something that can be injured but cannot die.
  1. Never be without a Hat!

Hot means heat. I don't care if your usage dates to 1300, it's my word, not yours.

My Pm box is open.
 7 Mark Von Lewis, Sat, 5th Mar '11 10:05:31 AM from Somewhere in Time Relationship Status: THIS CONCEPT OF 'WUV' CONFUSES AND INFURIATES US!
KCCO
Shit, man, I've bleed for a week and not died before.

Granted I had recently had a surgery (got 25 teeth pulled, long story) and I think by day 8 the bleeding stopped. The pudding I was eating stopped tasting of blood then, so I think it stopped.
Run the red, won't stop at night, I don't care for traffic lights.
@Kara

Sometimes the phrase is three days, or five days.
25?!

You have got to tell us this story.
I'm convinced that our modern day analogues to ancient scholars are comedians. -0dd1
 10 Balloon Fleet, Sat, 5th Mar '11 10:47:14 AM from Chicago, IL, USA
MASTER-DEBATER
The meaning of that saying is that females are like vampires, or something 'supernatural' and 'non human' and therefore to to trust it as it might turn on you or betray you or something similar. Xenophobia of non-humans, as they claim females are not 'human'. I think that's what the people who make that saying are trying to get across. My intrepretation.

edited 5th Mar '11 10:48:25 AM by BalloonFleet

WHASSUP.......

....with lolis!
I don't trust anything that can have 25 of its teeth removed and still eat pudding.

Although that might be due to a transatlantic translation issue concerning pudding.
Don't just tell us the facts; tell us the memes, tell us the archetypes, tell us the catchy ideas and symbolic roles that get planted in pe
 12 Mark Von Lewis, Sat, 5th Mar '11 10:52:56 AM from Somewhere in Time Relationship Status: THIS CONCEPT OF 'WUV' CONFUSES AND INFURIATES US!
KCCO
Black Humor: I'll assume that was directed at me, and thus I'll tell my harrowing tale.

Well, it's not really all that exciting a tale. My teeth are prone to cavities as my dad's side of the family all had weak teeth. And, as I didn't have dental insurance for a long time, they decayed to the point they would need root canals. So, when trying to enlist in the Navy, the dentist they sent me to for cost estimates put forth two options: root canals and crowns which would total $42, 000, or get the 25 ones that would require root canals pulled and be replaced with partial plate dentures which would only cost $9000.

Thus, I went that route. And the kicker is the Navy still denied me. And the pudding I ate was Snack Pak pudding, in the little plastic cups. And jello and soup, too. Still, my new teeth look a hell of a lot better than my old ones. And the partials don't stain from colored liquids.

edited 5th Mar '11 10:53:55 AM by MarkVonLewis

Run the red, won't stop at night, I don't care for traffic lights.
I am reminded of the Wounded Gazelle Gambit, Decoy Damsel, and other More than Meets the Eye tropes wherein someone is underestimated due to their apparent weakness/vulnerability. And also of The Sociopath Next Door by Dr. Martha Stout, which identifies the "pity play" as a more common tool of manipulation than violence/intimidation.
 
 14 Hungry Joe, Sat, 5th Mar '11 12:11:13 PM from Under the Tree
Gristknife
I think there's a little too much reading into a misogynist joke going on.
Charlie Tunoku is a lover and a fighter.
The line between too much and just enough is arbitrary. Jokes, be they misogynistic or some other sort, come from the human psyche, and are not random.
 
 16 Hungry Joe, Sat, 5th Mar '11 12:37:42 PM from Under the Tree
Gristknife
Yes, but wouldn't the majority of infrences that could be drawn have to do with whoever made up the joke?

And even then, a single joke may not be a big enough sample to determine anything.

Plus what if a woman made the joke up?
Charlie Tunoku is a lover and a fighter.
 17 Drunk Girlfriend, Sat, 5th Mar '11 12:45:35 PM from Castle Geekhaven
Uugh, I usually bleed for seven days. Before I went on birth control, I bled for three months with no sign of it stopping.
"I don't know how I do it. I'm like the Mr. Bean of sex." -Drunkscriblerian
 18 Mark Von Lewis, Sat, 5th Mar '11 12:47:59 PM from Somewhere in Time Relationship Status: THIS CONCEPT OF 'WUV' CONFUSES AND INFURIATES US!
KCCO
Would a Khornate warcry of "BLOOD FOR THE BLOOD GOD!" be considered poor taste here?
Run the red, won't stop at night, I don't care for traffic lights.
 19 pvtnum 11, Sat, 5th Mar '11 1:00:44 PM from Kerbin low orbit Relationship Status: We finish each other's sandwiches
linkup
Yes. Maybe.

Took me about three seconds to see how the thread title could refer to a woman.

Wife bleeds for three, considers herself lucky, but certain birth control forms made her discharge pretty much all the time.

Also, she tore during childbirth (both times). That oozed for a long while.
Happiness is zero-gee with a sinus cold.
 20 Drunk Girlfriend, Sat, 5th Mar '11 1:01:37 PM from Castle Geekhaven
[up] It's an old meme from pre-internet days. Kinda like "Don't trust anybody over thirty".
"I don't know how I do it. I'm like the Mr. Bean of sex." -Drunkscriblerian
 21 pvtnum 11, Sat, 5th Mar '11 1:05:29 PM from Kerbin low orbit Relationship Status: We finish each other's sandwiches
linkup
Crap, I fit in that category...
Happiness is zero-gee with a sinus cold.
 22 Drunk Girlfriend, Sat, 5th Mar '11 1:07:44 PM from Castle Geekhaven
They're just jokes. I don't know why people get so riled up over things that aren't supposed to be taken seriously anyways.
"I don't know how I do it. I'm like the Mr. Bean of sex." -Drunkscriblerian
 23 pvtnum 11, Sat, 5th Mar '11 1:10:24 PM from Kerbin low orbit Relationship Status: We finish each other's sandwiches
linkup
Heh, I forgot to use this tongue, my bad.

I think that the no-trust age is upwards of 45 now, but I could be quite wrong. Could be as low as twenty now, from talking with a few adolescents I know... YMMV indeed.
Happiness is zero-gee with a sinus cold.
 24 Mark Von Lewis, Sat, 5th Mar '11 2:04:15 PM from Somewhere in Time Relationship Status: THIS CONCEPT OF 'WUV' CONFUSES AND INFURIATES US!
KCCO
But yeah, I say anyone who holds misogynistic views should receive one swift punch to the balls.

Because women are awesome. I may be drunk, nay hammered, but this I believe. Hell I'd trust something that bleeds for seven days and doesn't die over anyone who makes this piss poor joke any day.
Run the red, won't stop at night, I don't care for traffic lights.
Women, like men, are human. I find no group of humans awesome or trustworthy. Not even serial killers.
Yes, but wouldn't the majority of infrences that could be drawn have to do with whoever made up the joke?
I have no way of determining a ratio. What I know is that the joke is a successful meme, having been repeated by numerous people besides its originator. Inferences may be drawn from this fact.

And even then, a single joke may not be a big enough sample to determine anything.

Plus what if a woman made the joke up?
Discussion of the joke need not revolve around an empirical investigation into its origins. The OP started this thread to say that the joke makes no sense to her. One need not know the mind of the joke's originator to come up with a viable interpretation that does make sense.
 
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