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    More: Interesting, Sianne Ngai, Ngai, Edmund Burke, cultural development, Immanuel Kant, Sonic the Hedgehog, Lucille Ball  
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2012-12-02 11:00:57 AM  
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2012-12-02 11:12:09 AM  
3 votes:
Finds the article VEERRRRY....
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... well, you know...
2012-12-02 12:10:54 PM  
2 votes:
it's more polite than saying 'what the hell it's terrible who would even think that's a good idea.'

kind of like when somebody you hate tells you of their good fortune and you say 'that's nice' instead of 'fark off.'
2012-12-02 11:47:42 AM  
2 votes:
Why DO we call everything "interesting"?

That reminds me of an interesting story...

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2012-12-02 11:42:17 AM  
2 votes:
We use the word "interesting" because all of the truly descriptive and useful words have been deemed politically incorrect or socially insensitive. What you are witnessing is the initial phase of the collapse of the ability of human beings to communicate meaningfully. It is a very dangerous and frightening thing to anyone who has studied the history of human civilizations.
2012-12-02 01:06:50 PM  
1 vote:
I didn't reading the whole thing but I am pretty sure that article was written by a pretentious random word generator.
2012-12-02 12:03:13 PM  
1 vote:
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2012-12-02 11:50:08 AM  
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Raider_dad: Interesting has always been code for SUCKS , at least to me.

To me 'interesting' has always been the equivalent of the "Well bless your heart" statement made by southerners. Which is a polite way for old ladies to say fark you.
2012-12-02 11:37:25 AM  
1 vote:
Because it's nicer than saying "Well, that story was boring as fark and now I'm going to go to something more interesting, like scratch my junk and then rummage around in the communal doughnut box."
2012-12-02 11:36:31 AM  
1 vote:
Yet another convoluted tome describing nothing more than some young person's inner exploration of their own psyche as they try to better understand themselves.

/what do you mean "WE", Kimosabee?
2012-12-02 11:19:05 AM  
1 vote:

prjindigo: It is because most of you shiats are too stupid to understand there is a maximum level of intelligence that can be forced through a language but that level is so far beyond your comprehension that you say "interesting" when it is NOT interesting.

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2012-12-02 11:06:29 AM  
1 vote:
i knew a very maladjusted, disturbed nitwit. one of the rare fellows you'll ever meet that has one hand permanently in contact with his package, even if he was talking to his mother. i doubt even he knew what was going on his mind most the time. his go-to response for way too many things was to utter "interesting".
2012-12-02 11:04:26 AM  
1 vote:
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Monsters are such IN-teresting people!
2012-12-02 11:03:35 AM  
1 vote:
One of my Linguistic Anthropology professors forbade the use of the word "interesting" in our assignments.

He said it's the word people use when they have nothing to say.
2012-12-02 11:02:52 AM  
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2012-12-02 10:48:32 AM  
1 vote:
May you live in interesting times.
2012-12-02 10:27:34 AM  
1 vote:
2012-12-02 10:27:32 AM  
1 vote:
Maybe I really DO find people's love of Honey Boo Boo and her fat redneck clan interesting. You don't know.
2012-12-02 08:50:14 AM  
1 vote:
Because "boobs" was already taken. Duh.
2012-12-02 08:33:52 AM  
1 vote:
Because all of a sudden idioms become normal speech. How come? Ask your physician
2012-12-02 08:22:28 AM  
1 vote:
Interesting that you would ask subby,
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