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I Take Things Literally

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    People Tell Me It's Funny

    A lot of people think it's funny, some find it annoying and just a very few think it means I'm dull-witted (which I secretly find highly amusing myself). It doesn't show much here because it only takes me couple minutes to detect the difference between a sarcastic or jesting...
    Powderblue Powderblue 36-40, F 8 Responses Aug 10, 2009

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    Taking Things Literally

    I get into trouble with relationships because I am inclined to take things literally and I feel like an idiot in the process. I attended a Bible study and the leader said, "Your a child. What do you love?" I said, "Nature." He than said, " You don't...
    literal2009 literal2009 51-55, F 2 Responses Jun 28, 2009

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    Why Can’t People Say What They Mean?

    I do tend to take things literally, I have to really think sometimes to interpret what people mean and even then I can be left a bit perplexed and unsure.  Eg did they really mean that? Or did they mean that?  Probably best to say nothing and smile rather than look...
    eelarc eelarc 26-30, F Mar 2, 2010

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