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i'm "giving up _ for lent"

Postby matt_sharkey » Tue Feb 16, 2010 11:31 pm UTC

I really would like to see Randal make his infamous "google hits" comic comparing the statement of "giving up _ for lent":

chocolate - 115,000
Alcohol - 52,000
smoking - 7,750
chess - 3
xkcd - 0

In the spirit of lent and xkcd post what you plan to give up and the google hits result from

"giving up _ for lent"

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Re: i'm "giving up _ for lent"

Postby Ashlah » Tue Feb 16, 2010 11:35 pm UTC

sex - 27,100
religion - 18,100
grammar - 4
your mom - 6

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Re: i'm "giving up _ for lent"

Postby CHR1110 » Tue Feb 16, 2010 11:45 pm UTC

(I'd just make a blank post, but that wouldn't be as entertaining, would it...)
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Re: i'm "giving up _ for lent"

Postby Kulantan » Tue Feb 16, 2010 11:57 pm UTC

"giving up lent for lent" - 82,000
"giving up being a smart ass for lent" - 2

Heh.
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Re: i'm "giving up _ for lent"

Postby Baldur » Tue Feb 16, 2010 11:59 pm UTC

Results for "I'm giving up _____ for lent":
the internet - 8,870
blogging - 639
Google - 14
masturbation - 10 [Edit: I fucked up, it should be 1040]
music - 3
my family - 2
marriage - 1
condoms - 1
knitting - 1

I'm not giving up anything for lent.
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Re: i'm "giving up _ for lent"

Postby MoghLiechty2 » Wed Feb 17, 2010 12:02 am UTC

"I'm giving up the forums for lent" - 1 hit
"I'm giving up the fora for lent" - 0 hits

I am actually doing one of these for Lent. Can you guess?

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Re: i'm "giving up _ for lent"

Postby You, sir, name? » Wed Feb 17, 2010 12:03 am UTC

"giving up toilet paper for lent" 2 hits.
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Re: i'm "giving up _ for lent"

Postby kevmus » Wed Feb 17, 2010 12:08 am UTC

"giving up lent for lent" 82,600
"giving up giving up for lent" 66900

Lots of meta-lenters

"giving up gay sex for lent" 3
"giving up straight sex for lent" 1

Apparently, gays are more adherent to their religious views

"giving up murder for lent" 81

Also, murderers.


"giving up facebook for lent" 110000
"giving up myspace for lent" 9130
"giving up friendster for lent" 2

Relative popularity of social networks?

"giving up tv for lent" 17900
"giving up school for lent" 10

Relative popularity of tv and school?

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Re: i'm "giving up _ for lent"

Postby Ashlah » Wed Feb 17, 2010 12:11 am UTC

Baldur wrote:masturbation - 10

I'm surprised that one isn't higher. I knew someone who did it. Or at least claimed that was his plan.

I haven't been religious for many years. Last time I participated, I gave up soda for Lent. I keep waiting for the awkward moment when one of my religious aunts asks what I'm giving up this year.

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Re: i'm "giving up _ for lent"

Postby Baldur » Wed Feb 17, 2010 12:18 am UTC

Ashlah wrote:
Baldur wrote:masturbation - 10

I'm surprised that one isn't higher.

I do apologise, re-Googling it I get 1,040 hits for "I'm giving up masturbation for lent.". I'm not entirely sure how I got that one wrong.
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Re: i'm "giving up _ for lent"

Postby Kizyr » Wed Feb 17, 2010 12:20 am UTC

First thought:

"giving up homework for lent"
1,190

Try some from the food pyramid:
"giving up meat for lent"
66,500
"giving up sugar for lent"
14,900
"giving up bread for lent"
3,740
"giving up cheese for lent"
2,950
"giving up vegetables for lent"
797
"giving up dairy for lent"
511
"giving up fruit for lent"
0

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Re: i'm "giving up _ for lent"

Postby CombustibleLemons » Wed Feb 17, 2010 12:23 am UTC

Baldur wrote:
Ashlah wrote:
Baldur wrote:masturbation - 10

I'm surprised that one isn't higher.

I do apologise, re-Googling it I get 1,040 hits for "I'm giving up masturbation for lent.". I'm not entirely sure how I got that one wrong.

I just did it and got 11,600 hits
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Re: i'm "giving up _ for lent"

Postby Baldur » Wed Feb 17, 2010 12:34 am UTC

I do not know if it is the specific search criteria I'm using, but I am only getting 1,040 results, as opposed to the ten I originally put down. Screenshot below.
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Re: i'm "giving up _ for lent"

Postby phlip » Wed Feb 17, 2010 12:35 am UTC

"him": 121,000 (0)
"her": 28,400 (0)
"you": 415 (4)
"everything": 64 (5)
"medication": 0 (0)
"creativity": 0 (1)

I had to use "giving _ up for lent" rather than "giving up _ for lent"... that word order seems more natural, particularly for the three pronoun ones, and got more results for most of them. The numbers in brackets are the results for the original wording.

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Re: i'm "giving up _ for lent"

Postby Ashlah » Wed Feb 17, 2010 12:39 am UTC

Baldur wrote:I do not know if it is the specific search criteria I'm using, but I am only getting 1,040 results, as opposed to the ten I originally put down. Screenshot below.
lent.jpg

Just tried it-- it's the "I'm" that makes the difference :)
Apparently people like to talk about others giving it up.

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Re: i'm "giving up _ for lent"

Postby Squid Tamer » Wed Feb 17, 2010 1:13 am UTC

In no particular order, here are some of the searches I tried:
"life": 3
"my sanity": 3
"water": 3
"air": 1
"plastic": 2
"my diet": 5
"the internet": 250 (The horror....)
"caffeine": 561 (Again, the horror.)
"cancer": 2
"Math": 1
"time": 1
"walking": 3

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Re: i'm "giving up _ for lent"

Postby Amnesiasoft » Wed Feb 17, 2010 1:30 am UTC

"responsibility" - 2

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Re: i'm "giving up _ for lent"

Postby matt_sharkey » Wed Feb 17, 2010 2:05 am UTC

Ashlah wrote:Just tried it-- it's the "I'm" that makes the difference :)
Apparently people like to talk about others giving it up.

my virginity - 497


yes it's really hard to chose the best sentence structure. however given a completely random selection the proportions should be the same so the real point is to have consistency in the searches. you can choose different perspectives or different tenses but i feel that it is all irrelevant because the ratio of occurance should be the same.

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Re: i'm "giving up _ for lent"

Postby You, sir, name? » Wed Feb 17, 2010 2:11 am UTC

"giving up Java for lent" - 2
"I'm giving up sleeping for lent" - 4
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Re: i'm "giving up _ for lent"

Postby WarDaft » Wed Feb 17, 2010 4:53 am UTC

"giving up nothing for lent" - 10,900
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Re: i'm "giving up _ for lent"

Postby aurumelectrum13 » Wed Feb 17, 2010 5:40 am UTC

"giving up piety for lent" -- 5
"giving up church for lent" -- 44,900

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Re: i'm "giving up _ for lent"

Postby Brooklynxman » Wed Feb 17, 2010 6:00 am UTC

thats what she said - 0
4chan - 0
being dead - 0
head - 6
on life - 0
driving - 8
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Re: i'm "giving up _ for lent"

Postby SlyReaper » Wed Feb 17, 2010 8:02 am UTC

"I'm giving up religion for lent" - 10200
"I'm giving up science for lent" - 0
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Re: i'm "giving up _ for lent"

Postby neoconfabulation » Wed Feb 17, 2010 10:50 am UTC

Remember quotes people, but anyway "giving masturbation up for lent" - 0 hits, "giving up masturbation for lent" - 12,000 hits

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Re: i'm "giving up _ for lent"

Postby olubunmi » Wed Feb 17, 2010 12:45 pm UTC

love - 1 hit
living - 2 hits
happiness - 1 hit
hope - 1070 hits

Some people need to get their priorities straight.

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Re: i'm "giving up _ for lent"

Postby Under A Pale Grey Sky » Wed Feb 17, 2010 12:50 pm UTC

"giving up trolling for lent" - 2 hits
"giving up your mom for lent" - 6 hits
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Re: i'm "giving up _ for lent"

Postby thicknavyrain » Wed Feb 17, 2010 12:52 pm UTC

"saying no" - 0

and I'm assuming "saying no except for extreme circumstances and matters of truth" returns every fewer. And Yes, it was inspired by Yes-Man, but not that I've seen it, it's just a friend of mine thought I'd be most up for trying it.
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Re: i'm "giving up _ for lent"

Postby Popidge » Wed Feb 17, 2010 5:39 pm UTC

Kulantan wrote:"giving up lent for lent" - 82,000
"giving up being a smart ass for lent" - 2

Heh.


"giving up meta jokes for lent" - 0
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Re: i'm "giving up _ for lent"

Postby FCN » Wed Feb 17, 2010 6:43 pm UTC

christianity - 2,080
islam - 4
atheism - 9
agnosticism - 5
pastafarianism - 0

abstinence - 1,660
condoms - 5
the pill - 1
lube - 0
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Re: i'm "giving up _ for lent"

Postby neoliminal » Wed Feb 17, 2010 6:55 pm UTC

1,090 for "giving up gaming for lent"
10 for "giving up fun for lent"
1 for "giving up wii for lent"


2 for "giving up thinking for lent"
1 for "giving up logic for lent"

7 for "giving up liquor for lent"
16,700 for "giving up drinking for lent"

10 for "giving up my ipod for lent"
No results found for "giving up my ibook for lent"

25,200 for "giving up work for lent"
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Re: i'm "giving up _ for lent"

Postby kaimason1 » Wed Feb 17, 2010 7:29 pm UTC

"i'm giving up drugs for lent"-1
"i'm giving up food for lent"-1,880
"i'm giving up water for lent"-3
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Re: i'm "giving up _ for lent"

Postby You, sir, name? » Thu Feb 18, 2010 4:35 am UTC

"I'm giving up rape for lent" - 2
"I'm giving up murder for lent" - 4
"I'm giving up shoes for lent" - 8
"I'm giving up clothes for lent" - 4
"I'm giving up hair for lent" - 5
"I'm giving up rice for lent" - 8
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