Odd Habits

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Do you have strange habits?

Yes, lots of them
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Yes, and they're blatantly obvious
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Yes, but nobody ever notices them
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Nope!
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Odd Habits

Postby Insignificant Deifaction » Thu Jul 05, 2007 3:31 am UTC

Do you have a strange habit, something you do that doesn't really make sense?

An example of a strange habit:

Whenever I encounter a word I don't know, I immediately read it backwards.

Then, after puzzling over it a bit, I'll get sensible and construct its meaning out of the clues and parts on hand.

I have a few more, which I may reveal as the thread goes on.
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Postby __Kit » Thu Jul 05, 2007 3:33 am UTC

Your missing a lot of options brother, just warning you...
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Postby Insignificant Deifaction » Thu Jul 05, 2007 3:35 am UTC

Grr. I added a none option. I think I didn't understand how it works.

It's my first post afterall.

And it's sister.



Could a handy mod please fix my poll to have a none option at the bottom :s?
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Postby Earlz » Thu Jul 05, 2007 3:45 am UTC

lemme see....hmmm....

I love to use dots...
lol...Also like to encase sentences in "lol tags"...lol


hmm...I almost always subconsciously cover my mouth when eating..

nothing much more...
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Postby damienthebloody » Thu Jul 05, 2007 4:04 am UTC

I often take words or sentences and remove matching pairs of letters, then rearrange what's left into something that fits english pseudo-phonotactics.
For example, the previous sentence would become: "koevnlhasmp", which would become "shvonkample"

There's absolutely no purpose or function to this. It's just something I do.
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Postby Ttwitchh » Thu Jul 05, 2007 4:10 am UTC

any time i read a sentence on a builboard or a slogan... anything like that something like:

Rowdy's!
We'll Fix Your Car
And Do A Good Job

I immediately go Rwfycadagj? Wfyc? Adagj? Rwa? Rfa? WaFdYaCj?
No? Fine.

every time though.
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Postby une see » Thu Jul 05, 2007 4:14 am UTC

Yep, lots. They're fun, but fun is kind of overrated.
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Postby Earlz » Thu Jul 05, 2007 4:23 am UTC

@Ttwitchh, I found your avatar just too annoying...of course, I can't stand fake animals doing pointless things...(it's no size matter, just a personal preference)

I hardly read anything lower than mid-screen, I prefer scrolling(though top of the screen I read)
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Postby Lani » Thu Jul 05, 2007 4:26 am UTC

Whenever I'm in an unfamiliar bathroom and the shower curtain is closed, I have to check behind it to make sure there are no psycho killers waiting to attack me.
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Postby Insignificant Deifaction » Thu Jul 05, 2007 4:29 am UTC

O_o I have to do that, with any bathroom, even my own. I never feel safe even in my own house. It's kind of annoying.

Actually... there is one circumstance where I feel safe.
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Postby une see » Thu Jul 05, 2007 4:34 am UTC

Insignificant Deification wrote:O_o I have to do that, with any bathroom, even my own. I never feel safe even in my own house. It's kind of annoying.

Actually... there is one circumstance where I feel safe.


Hmmm...Do explain further...
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Postby Insignificant Deifaction » Thu Jul 05, 2007 4:37 am UTC

When I'm with my significant other.

Sorry if you were expecting something else :roll:

Oh and, I changed back, hope you're happy now :twisted:
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Postby une see » Thu Jul 05, 2007 4:44 am UTC

Nope. I was actually expecting something like "safe under my warm, fluffy quilt made by my dear old grandmother, snuggled deep into my unbelievably comfy bed." But okay...when you're with your significant other works too, I guess.
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Postby 3.14159265... » Thu Jul 05, 2007 4:45 am UTC

1) When I want to google something, and can't remember what it was, I google "SHIT FUCK SHIT FUCKKKK" untill I remember what it was I wanted to google.

2) When I feel sad, I look in the mirror and get an instant laugh. ( I am not funny looking, I am just high on life kinda thing).

3) I can't stop fighting with the only girl (other than my family members) that I really like.
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Postby Ttwitchh » Thu Jul 05, 2007 5:36 am UTC

Earlz wrote:@Ttwitchh, I found your avatar just too annoying


Yeah, i'm starting to as well. I'm probably just switch to my "I eat bunnies". Which is different. Though probably still annoying.


I appear to have a habit of obnoxious avatars.
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Postby saxything43 » Thu Jul 05, 2007 7:56 am UTC

The television or other sound-producing device MUST be adjusted to a multiple of 5. Sometimes 13 is ok, or 7, or some numbers that are like at the halfway betweeen 5's, but NOT 16 or 14 or 26. Otherwise I kill your firstborn child and send a plague of flying hamsters of doom to rain coconuts upon your pitiful city.
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Postby parkaboy » Thu Jul 05, 2007 8:09 am UTC

oh that is SOOOO weird. i cannot set timers to a multiple of 5, or anything that ultimately adds up to a multiple of 5. i'll set an alarm for 3:01 (=4) but not 3 (it reads 300, my brain says NO) not 3:02 (=5). when i'm using the microwave if the instruction are for 5 minutes i'll do 4:59 (=18=9) or something. it gets really complicated sometimes, but i gotta.
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Postby __Kit » Thu Jul 05, 2007 8:48 am UTC

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Postby The Mighty Thesaurus » Thu Jul 05, 2007 9:25 am UTC

I only set timers to a palindrome.

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Postby deadly penguin » Thu Jul 05, 2007 10:25 am UTC

Often when I'm thinking I'll picture some words slowly being spelled out in (usually in cursive) as I'm thinking them (greatly slowing down my thought processes). Also I'll imagine making any symbols that require a dot in an odd way. For example, when I'm thinking about the lowercase I, I'll make the line, then a hook shape (for the dot) and imagine the I pivoting, causing the hook part to swing downwards into white liquid (like milk?), thus hiding the part 'connecting' the dot with the rest of the letter and forming the i
(Yea, I'm strange)

Also if I imagine something that's spinning, for some reason I find it very difficult to picture it stopping.

And I pluck out some eye lashes every hour or so (though it doesn't hurt)

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Postby pete » Thu Jul 05, 2007 10:55 am UTC

deadly penguin wrote:Also if I imagine something that's spinning, for some reason I find it very difficult to picture it stopping.


When I can't sleep I imagine orbits (instead of counting sheep I suppose). I start with a planet and a moon, then add a star and more planets with moons. Sometimes I do binary stars and comets to mix things up a bit.

Surprisingly it actually puts me to sleep. I think it's because all my processing power is diverted from whatever was keeping me awake in the first place. But yeah, it's hard to stop them spinning.

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Postby FiddleMath » Thu Jul 05, 2007 11:09 am UTC

When people sneeze, instead of "bless you," I say "you sneezed." Years ago, this started as an entirely intentional thing. (I was a little more of an asshole then.) But now I do it reflexively, which is exactly the sort of behavior I was making fun of.

This has had social complications.

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Postby Traisenau » Thu Jul 05, 2007 11:13 am UTC

My oddest habit is probably MURDER

I also constantly have to move my hands when I talk.
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Postby Zohar » Thu Jul 05, 2007 6:20 pm UTC

Knuckle cracking (and in the neck, back, toes etc.)
Nail biting
I have a weird need to act symmetrically. I mean, if I walk on a floor which has random circles on it, for example, if my left foot walks inside a circle, I'll aim my right foot for one too. I don't have to, but it makes me feel better.
I'm pretty restless but I guess that's not an odd habit.
I can make a strange noise in my ear (using some kind of muscle, I assume). No one else hears it but I like it... There're probably others.
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Postby LSK » Thu Jul 05, 2007 6:31 pm UTC

This is somewhat surreal, but sometimes I take my watch off my am and pot it into my pocket (or the same in reverse) without knowing it. I mean, COMPLETELY subconsciously.

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Postby Mairead » Thu Jul 05, 2007 6:35 pm UTC

When I get nervous I count up in binary or fibbs in my head.

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I have a billion and a half nervous twitches, but most commonly, I tend to crack my knuckles in order while riding the subway:
8 fingers, 2 thumbs, each wrist twice, then elbows (if I have enough stretching room) and my back if I can.
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Postby ehiunno » Thu Jul 05, 2007 7:08 pm UTC

I chew on things. all things. all the time. subconciously. I have had a number of friends say "dude, what are you doing, stop chewing on my X" when I hadn't even realized I had been chewing on it. I am VERY oral retentive

I pick at the side of my thumbs. Like right where you can touch it with the index finger of the same hand really easily. As a result half of my thumb on each hand has constant handnails, is bright red, and often has little tiny scabs on it. Its kind of gross, but hardly noticable if your not looking for it. I have tried to stop, my girlfriend constantly bugs me about it, but I do it subconciously. Half the time I dont realize I am doing it until I notice.

I crack my knuckles all the time


I used to only set my radio to prime numbers, but then I got annoyed with having the volume difference between 23 and 29 so loud I eventually allowed numbers divisible by 5 as well.

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Postby lukkucairi » Thu Jul 05, 2007 7:17 pm UTC

deadly penguin wrote:
And I pluck out some eye lashes every hour or so (though it doesn't hurt)


I do that too - and put them between the pages of the book I'm reading.

I have a problem throwing away my eyelashes.

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Postby une see » Thu Jul 05, 2007 7:52 pm UTC

lukkucairi wrote:
deadly penguin wrote:
And I pluck out some eye lashes every hour or so (though it doesn't hurt)


I do that too - and put them between the pages of the book I'm reading.

I have a problem throwing away my eyelashes.


When one of my eyelashes fall out, I take it and perch it on the tip of my right index finger very carefully, and then I count to seventeen, whereupon I commence to blow very hard on the fallen eyelash, in an attempt to make it float away on the...wind?

But does it ever actually fall off my finger? No. Stupid eyelash.
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Postby Insignificant Deifaction » Thu Jul 05, 2007 8:10 pm UTC

Whenever I'm nervous (which is quite common) I will start counting in binary without even realizing it on my hand. This is problematic when I reach 00100.
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Postby Matt_B » Thu Jul 05, 2007 8:11 pm UTC

Whenever I see a digital clock I have to look at it till the numbers add up to a multiple of five. Then I'm happy and can look away again. (that's especially annoying with my TV where I always activate the onscreen clock, wait till the numbers add up and force myself to deactivate it again. And a few minutes later it begins anew...).
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Postby bavardage » Thu Jul 05, 2007 8:15 pm UTC

I eat things in multiples of three. E.g. when eating a sausage I will cut it into 3, or if that results in chunks that are too large, 6. When eating a sandwich I will finish it in a-multiple-of-3 bites.

Also when absentmindedly snapping a stick I will snap it into three.

Not sure why really, and I doubt anyone else would be aware of it.

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Postby Alisto » Thu Jul 05, 2007 9:16 pm UTC

I drink my taking the liquid into my mouth, putting it into my cheek like a little reservoir, then drink from that little pocket of water/orange juice/whatever.

I say "shen me" instead of "what?" It's Mandarin and began as just a comical thing. Now, though, it's reflexive. There are certain other words I always think in Chinese, too. If I try to speak any Spanish, I always say "wo" instead of "yo". (wo = I/me in Chinese)

I love to peel things. Paint, sunburned skin, fingernails... if it can be peeled, I'll peel it.
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Postby une see » Thu Jul 05, 2007 10:18 pm UTC

Alisto wrote:I drink my taking the liquid into my mouth, putting it into my cheek like a little reservoir, then drink from that little pocket of water/orange juice/whatever.

I say "shen me" instead of "what?" It's Mandarin and began as just a comical thing. Now, though, it's reflexive. There are certain other words I always think in Chinese, too. If I try to speak any Spanish, I always say "wo" instead of "yo". (wo = I/me in Chinese)

I love to peel things. Paint, sunburned skin, fingernails... if it can be peeled, I'll peel it.


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Edit: I forgot the most important part. *high five*
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Postby Laetificat » Thu Jul 05, 2007 10:24 pm UTC

I eat Skittles in odd numbers, and I can't pick the phone up mid-ring even if I'll miss it if I don't.
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Postby Swordfish » Thu Jul 05, 2007 10:30 pm UTC

My right leg... it's bouncing up and down right now. It's been doing that since I sat down at this chair, and will continue to do so until I actually stand up. I can't stop it either, it's just gona keep going and going...

I also do the volume thing in multiples of 5.
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Postby Alisto » Thu Jul 05, 2007 11:32 pm UTC

une see wrote:*high five*


*high five*

Though in the interest of full disclosure, I'm not actually Chinese; I just speak a little Mandarin.
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Postby pollywog » Thu Jul 05, 2007 11:48 pm UTC

Laetificat wrote:I eat Skittles in odd numbers, and I can't pick the phone up mid-ring even if I'll miss it if I don't.


I have to let the phone ring twice before I pick it up. My odd habits aren't really that odd, just little things like always running my hand along a wall, or always staning on a crack in the concrete (just in case one piece falls away, there will be another to support me). And always going to sleep at the same time and wakng up at the same time, but that's probably just routine.
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Postby Earlz » Fri Jul 06, 2007 1:49 am UTC

when I am typing I move my fingers very weirdly....I actually even cross hands while programming and I usually only use the right shift-key...no matter what key I am shifting up...I use my pinky to shift though, so it is most always convienent...but I can type considerably fast...though I do a lot of "just-in-time" error correcting..(ie, hit backspace a whole lot)..and I can type without looking...and my hands are hardly ever kept over the homekeys..my typing teacher was amazed when she saw me type..

hmm....
I can't stand discolored ends on french fries...I use to not eat the ends of frenchfries period, but I have changed some, so now I can eat ends that aren't too discolored..

I talk to myself when angry...and that's abotu it...though I do sometimes do it subconsciously..

and when angry, I have to getup and walk around my hosue a bit...(my room will sometimes suffice though..)

hmmm....
when I walk by my guitar I just have to pluck the strings at the top of th eneck...

When I'm bored on a computer, I look through my programs list...never finding anything I want to use, just a habit..

When coding, I space out things a LOT, I usually use 2 or 3 for functions, at least 10 at the end of the file, 5 usually after includes, and 1 or 2 when seperating parts of a function...
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