Law, morality, and common sense aren’t always one and the same. We all have our own personal insights into what society does wrong and there’s no denying that there should (probably) be some new laws to improve everyone’s lives.

Well, Jimmy Fallon, the host of The Tonight Show, invited his followers to participate in the #ThereShouldBeALaw challenge. He asked them to tweet out their opinions about what new laws we should totally have.

We collected some of the very best responses, so scroll down, upvote the suggestions for new laws that you agree with, and remember to share them with your friends. If you have any ideas for laws yourselves, share your thoughts with everyone in the comments below.

When you’re done looking through this list, check out our previous posts about Jimmy’s challenges, including the dumbest family fights, ruining movies with one extra word, and the coldest insults they’ve gotten.

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Colleen Coughlin
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5 months ago

If This were physically feasible, this would be a fantastic law!

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Becca Gizmo the Squirrel
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5 months ago

Or if your church openly supports politicians and donates to them.

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Becca Gizmo the Squirrel
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5 months ago

Makes total sense.

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Bored Panda reached out to Abby Lampe, one of the people who responded to Jimmy Fallon and said that people who "can't use the correct use of too, to, two, and your, you're" should go to a mandatory workshop.

She believes that "a lot of people misuse homophones and although they may have been through the education system, they still have flawed grammar."

"I see it all the time throughout social media and people texting," Abby added.

"The law would be helpful for those who maybe were dropouts or didn’t take school very seriously. It would emphasize that grammar is important in today’s society and hopefully would allow them to understand the differences and how to use homophones correctly," she explained why such a law would actually be useful.

Abby told Bored Panda that she's a big fan of Jimmy's: "I’ve been in the audience and I’ve had two tweets appear on his show. I’ve been a fan for about 7 years now."

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Colleen Coughlin
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5 months ago

Couldn't agree more...how is this NOT a law?!

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Louise B
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5 months ago

This should be passed into law immediately! What even are those weird pockets that are sewn up?

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Elsker
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5 months ago

Totally! And managing your money, and proper househhold skills, and dealing with feelings...

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Bored Panda also spoke with Jesser who explained how there should be a law against using the same knife for peanut butter and jelly when making a sandwich.

According to the Twitter user, their family inspired them to come up with this law and they hope that this new law would teach people better manners and etiquette.

Jesser revealed that they're a fan of Jimmy's as well. "I rarely watched The Tonight Show before Jimmy Fallon was the host. He's fantastic!"

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littlesaresare
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5 months ago

Or better yet, the bus doesn't have to stop.

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Andrea Jones
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5 months ago

we'd have just buildings of fried politicians!

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Colleen Coughlin
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5 months ago

I think carpeted bathrooms are so nasty... imagine what grows under there.... barf

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A lot of the things that people tweeted about in response to Jimmy’s challenge have to do with common sense. And you’re probably sick and tired of hearing this, but it’s applicable here: common sense is not common.

According to Dr. Jim Taylor on Psychology Today, common sense is one of the most “revered” qualities in the United States. Unfortunately, not a lot of people are as down to earth and practical as we might expect.

Taylor explains that if common sense were common, most people wouldn’t make the silly mistakes that they do every single day of their lives. In his opinion, if people had common sense, they wouldn’t “buy stuff they can’t afford.”

What’s more, they “wouldn’t smoke cigarettes or eat junk food.” In Taylor’s view, common sense is limited by our personal experience which can lead to bad decisions. In other words, for common sense to be common, we all need more education and worldly experience.

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Kurisurin Sutaringu
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5 months ago

Can I send this to my teachers?

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Colleen Coughlin
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5 months ago

People should just mind their own business, seriously. People can speak whatever language they want... they're not hurting anyone! I commend people that frequently travel or after drive to pick up and move to an entirely different country. It's become so intolerable, I just don't get it

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Colleen Coughlin
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5 months ago

There is actually the CALM act

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But what about morality not always being the same as the law? According to Dr. Eva Tsahuridu, the law “sets minimum standards of behavior while ethics set maximum standards.” That’s why something that’s legal doesn’t necessarily mean that we see it as acceptable or ‘good.’ It also works the other way, too: something that we consider to be ‘good’ doesn’t always become law. There’s an overlap between the two, sure, but they’re not one and the same.

However, that doesn’t mean that laws are useless. In fact, they’re vital for preserving civilization and allowing society to function. But it’s important to keep in mind that laws are very specific while morality is concerned with doing the right thing in life as a whole.

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Colleen Coughlin
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5 months ago

And if they get caught with one, a standard 10 year sentence should be implemented

Pam
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5 months ago

And for the seller too!

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miten sasmita
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5 months ago

The rest of the world do have this law. Illegal ownership of firearms could get you 5 yrs of prison in my country. Learn from us, murica.

St. John
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5 months ago

Not talking about having weapons designed for mass murder. We are just prohibited to have those. You can have a pistol for safety. You can have shotgun for hunting or safety. Both includes background check, and you should have a safe to keep it. You can have other weapons if they are deactivated (welded), for example - historical weapons (and also then you need to inform authorities). But you can't have a working machine gun etc. if you are not a military person (and I think, that even military persons no longer can have mass murder guns at home). As simple as that. USA always talking about "rights to keep firearm", but if you have those rights - why not extend that law and allow to keep nuclear weapons at home. Just in case...?

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Craig Lee
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5 months ago

This shows the complete lack of knowledge by people who know nothing about guns. This is how the U.S. currently works, you can't just go into a store and walk out with any pistol or semi-auto rifle. I have a conceal / carry permit and I can't just go pick up a gun any day I choose. I have a 2-3 week wait like everyone else, and it's extensive. But criminals don't care about laws and new laws don't stop them from committing crimes.

Wilf
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5 months ago

"Criminals will always get hold of guns" is not a reason to make it harder to people to buy them legally. Many mass shootings in the USA are committed by people with no criminal past, and with weapons held legally. These atrocities simply don't happen in the UK because it's almost impossible for an ordinary citizen to legally get hold of a gun. I might have horrible intent against my fellow citizens, but the reality is it would be almost impossible for me to get hold of a firearm in this country unless I was connected to serious, organized crime. Gun laws prevent gun crime. Simple as that.

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Neale Devenish
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5 months ago

I see what you did there: used common sense. Now if only the government...

El Dee
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5 months ago

This must be from the US. I don't get the obsession with guns, I really don't. Where I am we don't have gin crime for one simple reason, no guns. No, not even criminals can get them. Why would you WANT people to have guns?

WilvanderHeijden
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5 months ago

Because of the 2nd amendment. It doesn't matter if it's reasonable, neccesary or rational. "Hurr durr durr, no one is going to take my assault rifle away. I need it to defend myself against a government controlled by zombies or aliens or the Russians or some rich family."

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Sergey Fraimovich
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5 months ago

What the hell is a weapon designed for mass murder? Oo

Lauren Caswell
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5 months ago

One that fires bullets quickly, like an automatic or semi automatic gun, unlike a handgun which is slower and therefore it's harder to kill lots of people quickly before they stop you. I'm from New Zealand, we recently passed a law banning this style of weapon, with the government buying back weapons that were handed in. Sadly though, the police and those who proudly handed in their weapons (after our first and hopefully last large mass shooting), those people were abused online by total strangers from around the world, mostly USA, for handing weapons in :( but I'm proud of my country for doing it.

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Dave P
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5 months ago

You need a bakcground check to buy a nuke already

Peter Bear
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5 months ago

Indeed. Just some simple common sense here; we restrict, legislate, and control cars more than we do guns. And that's just stupid. No way around it. STUPID.

me
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5 months ago

There is, just not in the US of A. ... freedom baby! Yeah!

Martha Meyer
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5 months ago

Better yet, make those weapons designed for mass murder unavailable to anyone. Do checks for those who want a huntung weapon.

Mommyofboth
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5 months ago

In the US there is a federal background check.

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Chabruce
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5 months ago

Definitely, also you should have to buy firearm insurance, and renew a license every year. And most importantly, pass a psychological evaluation before purchase.

Will Hatton
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5 months ago

or... just ban those weapons and be done?

Leah Helbig
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5 months ago

All I have to say is if you wanna start the next civil war come try and take them. Because if any government fears my gun then I fear them. Also the 2nd admendment was put into place to protect our freedoms from threats from aboard and domestic because they new how special this idea of freedom is. And I promise you a lot of people will see gun confiscation of any kind as a domestic threat and then there will be war. Because no government should have that much powerand if that war is to come then I and many others will fight it. I dont expect other countries to understand you have been conditoned all your lives to conform and in America what it great is that we dont take other peoples ignorant bull craps and the silent majority is tired of all the liberalism, political correct bull crap and ready to make our country free again.

Abby Not Normal
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5 months ago

Wow, you gun nuts sound so reasonable and open to compromise around gun legislation so that fewer ppl are murdered with guns. Glad to share a country with you.

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Roald v2
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5 months ago

...and that would include some people's cooking

Jo Choto
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4 months ago

How about people just don’t get to have that shit ever.

Susan
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5 months ago

How about nobody gets anything designed for mass murder?

catmom3
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5 months ago

Weapons of mass murder should be outlawed period.

Pacifico Fernandez
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5 months ago

wait! There is such law, where the heck do you live

Tacitus86
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5 months ago

There is. And you all need to learn about guns before you actually comment. You sound like idiots.

CP
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5 months ago (edited)

She said extensive background checks. PS there isn't. Many guns can be bought without training or a background check. You should actually learn about this before commenting. You should learn about private sales and gun shows, because you sound like an idiot.

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Paula Swanson
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2 months ago

We have those laws....in all States.

ThatOneGirlWhoWon’tShutUp
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4 months ago

Already happening in Australia muahahaha

BusLady
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4 months ago

Problem is, they can get them illegally, or steal or borrow one.

Jane Alexander
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4 months ago

Nah, just make um join the military.

Rage Racer
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5 months ago

MOLON LABE (COME AND TAKE THEM) - King Leonidas

Ojberretta Berretta
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5 months ago

weapons are not designed for mass murder they are tools wich can safe from and cause mass murder mass murder has been commited with knives wich are also tools and cars etc.

Dominik Sauer
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5 months ago

Like.. facebook account?

Cate Partridge
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5 months ago

Sadly, this would not work all the time, I have a perfectly fine background, but what happens if I finally crack and just one day go crazy? The idea is good, but its there are just so many ways around it. Like, for example, buying simpel kits to convert a basic gun to a gun that rapid fires. Or having someone who can buy the weapon for mass murder buy it for you. Its too simple an answer to a very complex problem. But not a bad thought.

Agnes Jekyll
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5 months ago

You should simply not be allowed to have any. What do you need to kill many for anyhow?

J. Kasilo
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5 months ago

They are just FUN to shoot... like maybe driving a car or boat really FAST...

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5 months ago

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Karen Ambler
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5 months ago

Amen x1,000,000

John Napier
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5 months ago

That could be a senior citizen in a car near a farmers market

The Girl on Fire
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5 months ago

#thereshouldbealaw that people can't obtain weapons designed for mass murder. Period.

Whiterain25 furry
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5 months ago

tru tru tru

Dav Carro-Ripalda
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4 months ago

and if they dont, they are packed together, with the weapons ready to use, on a faraway island all by themselves, no animlas or plants eihter. just one glass of water and the winner takes it.

Leah Helbig
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5 months ago

That is already a law

MagicalUnicorn
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5 months ago

there is, just not in USA apparently...

Sharon Butler
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5 months ago

Buying them at all should be illegal.

J. Kasilo
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5 months ago

It is better to have a gun & not need one then to need a gun & not have one.

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Aimy Zodieru
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5 months ago

needs to be implemented ASAP

Maria Rohlen
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5 months ago

#thereshouldbealaw against weapon if you don't need them at work or are a hunter and then you would have to pass extensive background checks before you were allowed to use but not own one.

CP
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5 months ago

More than just a background check. Should need training, insurance and a license that needs to be renewed periodically. Oh and registration of all weapons.

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Johnny Q Mattie
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5 months ago

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Now do speech.

David Macker
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no we need to be able to carry guns for protection

Freya the Wanderer
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5 months ago

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I have no problem with law-abiding citizens owning handguns and rifles, but no private citizen needs an AR-15!

Dave P
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5 months ago

You have a problem with a semi-auto standard hunting rifle that happens to look like a military rifle but is no different than any other hunting gun in terms of use and lethality?

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No available weapon is designed for mass murder, I don' t belive that you can buy a nuclear warhead or some cylinders with mustard gas... (Ready for the downvotes...)

Electric Ed
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5 months ago

Assault rifles are designed for people with bad aim?

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Katie Axon
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But they would just get them on the black market anyway...

WilvanderHeijden
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5 months ago

But it would reduce the number of people having them and police could act on "unlawfull possesion" instead of "Well, yes, we know he's not quite right, but he didn't kill anyone yet, so there's nothing we can do."

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only for obtaining mass murder weapons? you're ok with any single/double/tripple/quadruple/etc murder?

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Living_Shadow
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5 months ago

Defintely. Would prevent a lot of disease

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kathryn stretton
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5 months ago

Yes. I am joining in.

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Atlas
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5 months ago

Companies actually do that?? God I feel so naive right now. That's mean and seriously 0% productive.

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OS
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5 months ago

And cats

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Sea Urchin
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5 months ago

just think of the convenience

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Hans
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5 months ago

The earth isn't dying. We will be if we do not change. The earth wil survive us, like any pest before.

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Colleen Coughlin
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I actually didn't realize until recently how huge of a problem this is. This is a documentary I bumped into not too long ago, and it angered me beyond belief. This couple blatantly admitted having children so they could be taken care of. It's one thing when nature takes its course, and something happens where a parent needs constant care. It's a whole nother ballgame when parents have children only to have someone to take care of them. So angering. https://youtu.be/wzJDpEzpQug

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Becca Gizmo the Squirrel
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5 months ago

Why is this not number one?

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OS
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5 months ago

And cats

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Karen Johnston
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5 months ago

Oh thank god you didn't use Karen....

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Dilly Millandry
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5 months ago

Yeah - once.

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kathryn stretton
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5 months ago

Apart from the problem of employers not allowing you to be off work through sickness

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Colleen Coughlin
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5 months ago

...and there should be a secondary law that they must reply....bc that's just rude.

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Marky Mark
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5 months ago

A corollary axiom to this law - IF you chose to wear skin coloured leggings, they must have a dark triangular patch on the crotch so it looks like pubic hair. If you're not too embarrassed to wear that, then knock yourself out.

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Isidien Gudmundsdottir
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5 months ago

Don't listen to Frankie goes to Hollywood's "Welcome to the Pleasuredome" because you'd think the air raid alarms are going off in your neighborhood and these days it might be more realistic then ever.

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Mihran Hovnanian
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5 months ago

...or if you are facing a huge bill?

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Adrianna Mattox
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5 months ago

Decorations are fine, but Christmas music...

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