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(ScienceDaily)   Researcher dispels myth that "sticks and stones will break my bones, but words will never hurt me"   ( divider line
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634 clicks; posted to Main » on 17 Apr 2003 at 10:34 AM (15 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2003-04-17 09:56:02 AM  
Your momma.
2003-04-17 10:03:57 AM  
And the society of victims takes another bold step forward...sweating and muttering under its breath, looking furtively around for One Of Them.
2003-04-17 10:04:31 AM  
This was submitted (and rejected) a few days ago in a much better writeup. I personally feel that I am rubber, and that the author is glue, and no matter what he says, it WILL bounce off of me and stick on him.

Then again, I dunno if the pansy ass momma lovin ninny who posted this could take such punishment.

Four square anyone?
2003-04-17 10:20:59 AM  
Moth, you whiney-baby!
2003-04-17 10:23:19 AM  
Apparantly, due to a court order, sticks and stones can no longer hurt me.
2003-04-17 10:37:40 AM  
Wow, and stepping on a crack does NOT break your mother's back.
2003-04-17 10:38:35 AM  
So where does the (mis)pronunciation of my last name place me on the "Victim Scale"?
2003-04-17 10:39:33 AM  
still no cure for ca.. ah forget it we'll never find a cure when our scientists are doing this

2003-04-17 10:41:06 AM  
I'm a penis and you're a vagina, fark you.
2003-04-17 10:42:23 AM  
04-17-03 10:20:59 AM Hytes Xian
Moth, you whiney-baby!

Stop! I'm gonna tell yer mom yer bein mean again.

I double triple super dare you to try that again you girl liker.
2003-04-17 10:42:43 AM  
What? No "still no cure for cancer"?
2003-04-17 10:43:51 AM  
Beat me by 3:11, Blazeit...
2003-04-17 10:44:22 AM  
Drew, Moth looked at me!
2003-04-17 10:44:26 AM  
I thought my name was "Shiathead" till I was 5, and I turned out just fine.
2003-04-17 10:45:41 AM  
This headline was extremely creepy to me. I just finished reading Palahniuk's "Lullaby" yesterday.

Good book though.
2003-04-17 10:45:43 AM  
Mike Hunt unavailable for comment...
2003-04-17 10:46:05 AM  
The thing is, in school if you whack another kid with a stick or a stone, odds are you will get in trouble. But if you keep harrassing him and calling him names, you will probably get away with it. And then he will skip the stick and stones and go Columbine on your ass.
2003-04-17 10:46:09 AM  
okay so did anyone ever truly believe that being called names didn't hurt at all?

I think that saying but just to try and help you ignore the constant taunts
and name calling
and teasing
and and and

*takes a deep breath*

sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never...

oh fark it, it didn't work won't work now
2003-04-17 10:46:48 AM  
04-17-03 10:44:22 AM LaExpat
Drew, Moth looked at me!

I looked at you cuz you were lookin at girls. Ha ha! Girls are gross, and you are gross, so you must be a girl.

Take that first grader.
2003-04-17 10:47:41 AM  
"Sticks and stones will break my bones, but screwing a Haitian prostitute can kill me"
2003-04-17 10:47:59 AM  
You have a girlfriend? That's so gay!

2003-04-17 10:48:02 AM  
Yes, well, no one is exempt. Better to learn the tools to defend against it and build a stronger psyche earlier, then take a fall late in life when we least expect it.

When I was young I figured adults were civil because they had grown out of the bullying stage, realized it was useless. These days I know that children learn to bully from the adults they watch, but young victims don't necessarily understand it.

blah blah blah blah blah. but what do i know? :)
2003-04-17 10:48:51 AM  
But when there's a ring around the rosie, people still die from the plague.
2003-04-17 10:49:39 AM  
"I double triple super dare you to try that again you girl liker."

It's double DOG dare, and you don't just start out with it, you doodyhead!

And us girls are better than stinky ol' boys anyways!
2003-04-17 10:49:45 AM  
"I don't wanna talk to you no more, you empty headed animal food trough wiper! I fart in your general direction! Your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries!"
2003-04-17 10:50:13 AM  
So does this mean parents can now go back to giving their children a good spanking when they done wrong? And principals can go back to the paddle?? And if your woman won't shut the *ck up you give her a quick backhand- OUCH - hey...
2003-04-17 10:50:39 AM  
Too bad I ate my pocket full of posies.
2003-04-17 10:50:51 AM  
I wonder how big his government grant was for this research. Nothing like well spent taxes!
2003-04-17 10:51:09 AM  
Just to give it some whimsical thought here instead of dismissing it outright without reading the actual article like all of you are doing....I kinda agree.

Harming people is harming people. Does it really make a difference whether the pain inflicted is physical or emotional? Sure, one is more easily quantifiable, measurable, and visible than the other, but does that make it more serious?

Psychological torture is the most brutal form of torture there is.....the ability to completely and totally crush a man without ever laying a finger on him. To a lesser extent, there is teasing and emotional bullying. Jockeying for coveted social positions among our peers. We call it soap opera, drama, playing mind games, whatever you's still an inflictment of punishment on someone. 99% of the time physical force is rarely ever used or applied. Now, tell me: does that make it any less important?
2003-04-17 10:52:03 AM  
Caution, tastless joke coming up:

What do you tell a woman with two black eyes?

Nothing, you already told her twice.

/tastless joke
2003-04-17 10:52:56 AM  
In a related issue, are there any other high school farkers alive? Besides the fact that Fark is a sausage fest, I think these forums need an infusion of young blood.

Back on-topic, in my little eighteen year-old world, words give people eating disorders. That's gotta hurt.
2003-04-17 10:52:57 AM  
i always knew my mom was full of shiat when she'd tell me that.
2003-04-17 10:53:29 AM  
You're supposed to read the articles? I thought this was fark?
2003-04-17 10:53:36 AM  
What kind of pansy-ass gets his bones broken by sticks in the first place? That whole phrase is a joke
2003-04-17 10:53:43 AM  
You got beat up a lot, didn't you?
2003-04-17 10:54:54 AM  
Wow, my punctuation went to hell in just two sentences. Touche' me.
2003-04-17 10:56:13 AM  
If you know what you're doing, Ishkur, you can return saucy japes from your peers via fists and kicks to the vitals. Or rather, if you don't spend all day on Fark letting your muscles atrophy. Which I don't. Honest.
2003-04-17 10:56:35 AM  
I'd like to buy this thread a round of cooty shots...

/circle, circle, dot, dot
2003-04-17 10:56:42 AM  
Fark Surrenders
2003-04-17 10:56:58 AM  
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2003-04-17 10:57:28 AM  
Ishkur: There's no doubt that bullying and name calling can be harmful, but calling someone "doody-head" is a far cry from psychological torture.
2003-04-17 10:57:55 AM  
Hey Rumsfeld, yo momma so stupid it took her 2 hours to watch 60 minutes.

Yo momma so stupid she took the Pepsi challenge and chose Jif.

Yo Momma so poor she waves around a popsicle stick and calls it air conditioning.

Yo mama's so big, when she went to the airport and said she wanted to fly they stamped Goodyear on her and sent her out to the runway.

2003-04-17 10:58:40 AM  
I gotta agree with the majority here. If someone kicks me in the nuts and calls me a fag, I'd concentrate on the nuts first and formost. After that, I'd still be thinking about how much it hurt to get kicked in the nuts by the person who called me a fag.
2003-04-17 10:58:42 AM  
Chicken McNugget Head.

/Sean sean the leprechaun, who is forever doomed to wear...
yes polka-dotted und...
2003-04-17 10:59:07 AM  

eewwwww, you have a girlfriend. You can't be in my club any more.
2003-04-17 10:59:38 AM  
in other news, kicking a bully's ass has been shown to drastically increase feelings of self worth and esteem.
2003-04-17 11:01:28 AM  

Only girls hafta go through the dare stages. Boys can go straight to double triples. Girls hafta use dog dares cuz they are dogs. Ha!


Wanna beat up Ishkur w/me?
2003-04-17 11:02:35 AM  
Let's face it. If one truly believes in the axiom, one has enough self-confidence that it's a truism. Those that can't handle a little teasing clearly aren't cut out for survival and shouldn't be allowed to breed.
2003-04-17 11:03:06 AM  
shiatfark. I've been counseling for over 5 years and telling people that the words cant hurt them.

If someone calls you really bad stuff in another language, does it affect you? Not a bit. It's not the words that are hurting, but the reception of those words. change how you react to the words and you change the entire victim/bully dynamic.

This is almost the cornerstone of Phil McGraw's stuff as well. change how you react to life and your life will change.

however, it would be a sumbiatch to get that across to a highschool kid getting called out by a bully. I was the victim back then, scrawny and meek and often black and blue. I feel bad for them.
2003-04-17 11:03:30 AM  
obvious tag?
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