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What´s an "awful line" in a conversation/chat?

Discussion in 'Off Topic Discussion' started by Lulcielid, Nov 7, 2016.

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  1. Lulcielid

    Lulcielid Turk

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    What´s the definition of an "awful line" and why they´re awful in the first place?

    Could someone explain this to a non-native english speaker? (I do understand what the lines mean but not why they´re awful)

    Cause all these these "awful lines" I read and that people look down on, I barely see them as being anything close to "awful", they´re more likely harmless funny lines.
  2. The GemiKnight

    The GemiKnight Red Wings Commander

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    People have different definitions of "awful" but I guess an awful line in a conversation/chat is something that you would normally not want to hear/talk about. An obvious one would be anything that is offensive. At the same time, being constantly negative in a conversation is a sure way to lose the interest of the person you are conversing with. Something like complaining about your job or a certain aspect of your life. I have compassion for others but I personally don't want to hear someone go on and on about why their life sucks.

    I hope this helps answer your question.
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