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I Think Kidding Is Not a License to Say Whatever You Wish

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    I notice a lot of people use the phrase "just kidding" so they can have their cake and eat it too.  I hear it used to mock someone or to say something rude, but as long as they say "just kidding", then they can get away with it.  Or so they...
    ReformedAutomaton ReformedAutomaton 36-40, M 11 Responses Dec 12, 2007

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    "Just Kidding" Is Justification For Insensitivity...

    and cruelty! I am sick to death of people thinking that those 2 words make it okay to be hurtful, mean, cruel, thoughtless... And then we're in the wrong for being too sensitive and a big baby because we can't take a little kidding.
    Highlandheart8 Highlandheart8 46-50, F 2 Responses Dec 16, 2007

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    It Hurts

    I had a boyfriend that said hurtful things to me and made me feel totally stupid but he would say that he was just kidding. I told him repetedly that it hurt and he would say, "so you don't want me to have any fun or be happy?" I broke up with him though.
    cassandrathethinkerbleedsteal cassandrathethinkerbleedsteal 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 2, 2008

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    Sometimes...

    there are a few things that i just don't think you should kid about. pedophilliac sentiments the WWII holocaust. racial superiority etc... but i also think people can overreact to harmless jokes =P    
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Jul 17, 2008

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    Bless Her Heart!

    She never will learn, Bless her heart! Bless her/his heart is just one more way to say mean things about someone while trying to come off as a concerned and caring person.
    boedacia boedacia 46-50, F 5 Responses Feb 17, 2008

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    I Do Use It Every Now and Then..

    But I'd never say something that could be true and than just say kidding.. I mostly use kidding after telling something that's been a lie about myself..
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Feb 23, 2008

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    Oh Sosososo True

    I abhor people who say something awful and thoughless or cruel and then once they realize you don't think its funny they shout: "I'm Kidding!" OOOOOOHHHHH I hate that, my husband does that and it drives me BONKERS!
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 25, 2008

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    ...

    There is a little truth behind every "just kidding..."
    TiPoupon TiPoupon 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 19, 2008

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    Hell No

    yeah, it's one thing to be kidding around if that's just how you are and somebody knows it, but if someone gets on the defense and you don't tell them right away that you're just joking around then don't get all ****** off that they get pissed at you about it...  ...
    unfucktheworld unfucktheworld 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 5, 2008

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    Well First Of All

    i HATE hint throwing. If something needs to be said or shared ...then let it be known. And to say something and use kidding as an excuse. PUH-LEEZE, that's a child's mentality. Just because you put "kidding" behind it doesn't mean it's acceptable. Some pple are just plain...
    lostprophet lostprophet 22-25, F Jan 24, 2010

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    Kidding!

    As much as I believe in freedom of speech, people should still try and make good decisions on what they decide to say to others. It could hurt others even if you're 'kidding', plus our words can have consequences so even if you can say it doesn't mean it was right. Sure, joking...
    JadedDivinity JadedDivinity 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 21, 2013

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    ....

    There was this girl in my freshman year who would say that all the time. You look alful to day.....just KIDDING. ha ha HA! Your dress makes you look fat....JUST kiDDing!!! Your boyfriend is a total hottie I would bang him in a heartbeat......    ...
    lynnz10 lynnz10 16-17 Jul 19, 2008

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    Oh Haha

    ya your joking of course. oh i want to murder you and cut your eyes out and crave words on your chest oh wait i'm just joking -__- i would gladly murder you .. oh wait i'm just kidding i'm not a psychopath at all -__- i am sick of all the a holes on here who do nothing but tell...
    CaptainJackass CaptainJackass 22-25, M 4 Responses Jan 10, 2011

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    Yeah...

    I try to remind myself this, when joking. But sometimes I do cross the line and I am truly sorry! I will say over and over that I'm sorry and try my best to make it up with the person I offended. Just because something wouldn't bother me, doesn't mean it wouldn't bother someone...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Nov 6, 2008

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    Some Jokes

    Some jokes just arent funny. Jokes at my expense just suck!
    goldie25 goldie25 31-35, F 8 Responses Jun 20, 2008

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    Shaylon Shaylon 26-30, F Jun 26, 2008

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    I Know It's Not

    Kidding is for poking fun at ourselves and friends in a good hearted way. It's never meant to be hurtful. Unfortunately, it happens that way. If you want to say what you think and/or speak the truth do it. Be straight forward about it. Don't ridicule or degrade anyone with...
    Josie06 Josie06 56-60, F 2 Responses Nov 6, 2008

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    Or....

    When people say "No offense but...." Yeah, OK. "No offense, but you're ugly!" No offense taken. LOL
    patchworkofmistakes patchworkofmistakes 26-30, F 8 Responses Dec 15, 2007

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    This Pic

    is really me, no I'm not kitting...
    NoLifeOnEP NoLifeOnEP 22-25, M Dec 31, 2011

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    Just Kidding Not!!!

    If you are kidding and not speaking your mind when you have something to say then I basically think that you are a jackass pulled me or the person in question to the side and let them know what you feel yes there is a 50 50 chance that they might get pissed but that's life stop...
    foreversingle30 foreversingle30 36-40, F Nov 3, 2011

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    This Should Be Outlawed!

    Ugh. Cannot-- I cannot stand people who say cruel things under the guise of humor. Yeah right, sucker. YOU'RE NOT EVEN FUNNY. That may be the biggest offense to me. Beyotch-- you're not clever, or witty. You're just a dumb-as* mean piece of dog-doo. And you can drop dead for...
    mmmcookies mmmcookies 26-30 Sep 17, 2008

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