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

Atlas
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5 months ago

Exactly! Honestly, the only time you should ask someone to speak x language is when they're talking to you and you just can't understand what they're saying. If they're not talking to you, then why should it be a problem?! Just mind your business!

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Marcellus the Third
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5 months ago

That won't work because 99% of those already don't travel.

Laura Catania
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5 months ago

I've actually come across a few while traveling. Most that do insist everyone and everything in the world should be in English. I have actually had someone ask me why the signs in the Louvre (not sure why but strangers talk to me) were in French...yeah

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Marky Mark
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5 months ago

Sadly the people who say "English Only" tend to: a) speak English poorly b) never go abroad, unless its to 'exotic' Toronto or Vancouver.

Anne
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5 months ago

Well, I try.. if I go to a country that has a language I do not speak, I try to learn at least some basics. It's not that hard to do.

Uchman
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2 months ago

And while you're trying your "basics" in say Greek, someone should shout at you "Greek, please!"

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Stephanie Blasyak
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5 months ago

I'm guessing people who say this aren't cultured enough to travel, they are just ignorant.

Layla Corman
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5 months ago

I never understood those people. Languages are all so beautiful and different.

Jasmina Pavlovic
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5 months ago

I politely ask, if the person speak english or mý own language. Otherwise I try my best in the foreign language or use my hands to point something out. 🐞

T
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5 months ago

Wouldn't do any good since they typically don't go anywhere anyway.

Not what you think.
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5 months ago

Wouldn't work very well. Those are the people who probably don't even set foot outside of their state.

Lisa
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5 months ago

Except most people who say "English only" never leave the US or bother expanding their horizons.

Joe Zaynor
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5 months ago

While this one sounds like a good idea, I would bet that most people who say english only are not interested in visiting other countries.

Daniel Lewis
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5 months ago

That idea doesn't make sense because most of the people who say “English only” are referring to those who who live in the country, not visitors.

Tori Bishop
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4 months ago

I think you are right!!!!

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Bonny Saxon
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5 months ago

I love listening to other languages. I think the bias comes from the idea that it's rude to exclude someone from the conversation. If you all speak a common language you should use it.

Susan
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4 months ago

The "bias" comes from racism my friend. Now, stand back and watch the racists come out from beneath their rocks, and commence to wail.

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Geoffrey Holland
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5 months ago

Yeah but those are the kind of people that never leave their county let alone their state or country.

Mira Maier
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5 months ago

It must be convenient to live in an English speaking country for this kind of people. In my country everyone at least learns one additional language which is English.

El Dee
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5 months ago

Anyone saying this in the US has a cheek, English speakers are immigrants..

Alex Donnatelli
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4 months ago

Maybe I am missing the point of this, but I am one of these that say English only. This though comes based on location. Currently in the U.S., I was born in Italy, I spoke Italian, I traveled spoke french, German, English, Greek, little Russian. But i tried speaking the language in which country i was in at the time. I feel the same now that I am in the U.S., in a professional setting (so not on your own, with friends at home, etc.) should be spoken. I understand the U.S. does not have an official language, but the thought is that in the U.S., American English is the spoken language.

Mark Kelly
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5 months ago

Wrong. We are talking about ones that want to live in English speaking countries?

Cate Partridge
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5 months ago

Indeed.

Carol Lewis
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5 months ago

Most people I know only say that when they go to a store or restaurant, you should be fluent in the language of the country you are working in. I have Korean relatives who, when they arrived in the US could not speak English. They all learned English immediately. All work and flourished. None were wealthy or had higher than high school education. They all have kept their heritage and language. It can be done. I had a co worker from Mexico who had a language tutor on his phone. He learned English and was starting German. It shows a willingness to move forward, to succeed and respect for your new home.

Sea Urchin
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5 months ago

honestly, yeah

Kjorn
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5 months ago

yeah! People in Europe understand that since many of them speak many language. a quality lot of american doesn't have

Felix Feline
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5 months ago

If you decide go and live in a foreign country, you should make an attempt to speak the language of your new home.

earringnut
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5 months ago

But only when interacting with folks who speak that language.

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Sherri McArdle
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2 months ago

It's people who move here and live and get benefits and yet don't give the people the respect to learn the language of the country they are claiming benefits from.

Leah Watters
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4 months ago

If you are going to live in a country you should learn the language & speak it when out in public,so to be understood. If only visiting you should at least learn enough of that language to get you through the day like where is the bathroom, directions, food ect.

Jo Choto
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4 months ago

Moreover they should make damn sure that their own English is perfect. Because they always seem to be barely literate!

Karen Klinck
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4 months ago

People who demand 'English only' should be required to spend a month in Quebec where the inhabitants feel the same way about the bastardized French they speak.

SummerFan21442
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5 months ago

There's a difference between visiting a country and living in one

Karen Klinck
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5 months ago

This assumes these people travel farther than the corner. Most of them don't even know what the next state over looks like.

Amie Thornburg
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5 months ago

I'm betting most of those people don't travel to other countries.

Lars M
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5 months ago

I already try to do this, and I speak German, Italian, Spanish, French, and a bit of Russian, although I have not been to Russia yet. I did have problems in Brazil because I did not speak Portuguese, but I went with a friend who is fluent. It is difficult to find Portuguese classes, and I would have taken them if I could find them.

WilvanderHeijden
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5 months ago

Especially when said people demand it when they are visiting a country where English isn't even the national language.

kathryn stretton
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5 months ago

Yes. Especially when on holiday.

kathryn stretton
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5 months ago

Edit. At least learn to say hello, thank you, please, goodbye.

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Ojberretta Berretta
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5 months ago

idk if u in argentina ppl when they dont speak ur language will tell u solo hablo español its not racist its not discriminating its language of my countryy so i dont think its bad when americans say it

Joseph Georgiadis
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5 months ago

Same applies to MANY peoples. French and German for example.

Hilzillah
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Why is this down voted. It's true. It's only for the past 10-ish years that kids in school learn other languages then their own. All movies and TV shows on TV are dubd. Also in the cinema.

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Peter Bear
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I have no issue at all with anyone who makes an effort to communicate with me, even if it's not in my primary language. I have a good ear, and I know little bits of a bunch of languages, and if you try to make yourself understood to me, I will do everything in my power to communicate with you. But. If we're in a professional situation, working for a company where my primary language is a requirement of the position, and you don't make any effort at all to communicate in any language other than that primary language... then I'm going to get annoyed at you. Because you're just being an ass.

Full Name
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Nobody is yelling that tourists need to speak the language. This is empty virtue signalling.

Lauren Caswell
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5 months ago

In France if you make a mangled effort in French, they tend to be more welcoming and speak to you in English, than if you just ask them. But then again, England and France have a huge history of rivalry to put it lightly ^-^

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That Hockey kid
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Well, some people don't want to learn a language, like how a friend of mine can't speak Spanish, yet visits relatives every year in Spain

Sergio Bicerra Descalzi
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5 months ago

Read again, this is targeted to entitles racist people that don't like people speaking a different languaje besides the mother languaje in that country, or expect everyone on earth to speak english. (Hope I expressed well, english isn't my 1st languaje)

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Karen Johnston
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How about they actually learn to speak English properly, as well? And maybe a little grammar lesson would be nice, too.

Bill
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5 months ago

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So Paris gets a pass? Try speaking anything other than French in that sh*thole

FrancesCat
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5 months ago

Bill, you are truly missing out if you think Paris is a sh*hole.

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If you are going to live in America, you should be required to know (and be able to speak) English. If you are visiting as a tourist, you shouldn't have that requirement. However, you should be able to communicate basic needs, whether through speech, a translating program, or whatever. Personally, I always learned basic phrases for the various non-English speaking countries I've visited. Locals always appreciate it when a visitor at least tries to speak to them in their language. Plus, the more you speak a foreign language in its native setting, the better you will get at it.

Louis Holler
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5 months ago

shut up

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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

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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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