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Subject: Re: Three random questions for a Monday morning
Author: Idony   (Authenticated as Idony.)
Date: January 21, 2013 at 11:55:29 AM
Reply to: Three random questions for a Monday morning by Billina
1. When someone else is talking, do you ever unintentionally mimic their facial expressions? I do this all the time, and I'm wondering if anyone else does.
I probably do. I do it with the way they talk or the words they use for sure. I'm not very good with looking at people in the face while I'm talking to them, if I do it's usually a giveaway that I fancy them.

2. Do you think the definition of the word "gay" is changing, or do you think it still means ONE thing, and that it shouldn't be used by people to describe something weak or lame? I work with someone who uses it that way, and we got into a mini-debate over it. WDYT? What are your thoughts on words changing meaning in general?
I like that English is allowed to evolve. I'm not a fan of those committees in other countries that try to keep languages from changing, adopting foreign words or simplifying grammar. I kind of like that it's the language of the people, not dictated to us from on high. Having said all of that, I'm not a fan of using gay in that way and I don't think it's a good idea to do it at work. I suppose it boils down to associating "gay" with something negative.

3. What time is it where you live?

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