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Topic: OPPORTUNITYISNOWHERE
Message: Posted by: Danny Diamond (Dec 7, 2006 08:54AM)
Before you read further, say it aloud...

OPPORTUNITYISNOWHERE










How did you pronounce it? Did you read it as “opportunity is nowhere” or “opportunity is now here”? Supposedly, the pessimistic will read it as “nowhere”, whereas the optimistic will read it as “now here”.

Some of you have probably seen this before. I first saw it years ago, but I recently read it in a magazine again, and wanted to share it, because I thought it was interesting. So how did you read it?
Message: Posted by: gsidhe (Dec 7, 2006 09:14AM)
As suspected...I am a pessamist.
But then...I am never disappointed!
Gwyd
Message: Posted by: AAC (Dec 7, 2006 09:47AM)
No where...

Am I a optimist or pessimist?

If you were to ask me, I'd actually have a hard time answering that question...

If it were a a chart .....

Pessimistic -----*---- Optimistic

I'd be right about there.
Message: Posted by: CJRichard (Dec 7, 2006 09:56AM)
I read it, "OP port unity I snow here."

I have know idea what that says about me.
Message: Posted by: MAKMagic (Dec 7, 2006 09:57AM)
I read it as No where when Dan IM'd it to me...and I'm disgustingly optimistic.
Message: Posted by: AAC (Dec 7, 2006 10:01AM)
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On 2006-12-07 10:56, CJRichard wrote:
I read it, "OP port unity I snow here."

I have know idea what that says about me.
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I seriously bursted out laughing when I read this.

I think it puts you under the "different" category. =P
Message: Posted by: rossmacrae (Dec 7, 2006 10:17AM)
Optimist: "The glass is half full."

Pessimist: "The glass is half empty."

Pragmatist: "The glass is twice as large as it needs to be."
Message: Posted by: DerekMerdinyan (Dec 7, 2006 11:01AM)
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On 2006-12-07 11:17, rossmacrae wrote:
Optimist: "The glass is half full."

Pessimist: "The glass is half empty."
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You know, I always thought it depended on whether you had already had some of the water to drink or if you were still filling the glass that determined its full/emptiness ;)

Derek Merdinyan
Message: Posted by: Josh the Superfluous (Dec 7, 2006 11:39AM)
If you didn't want a glass of water, a full one would be worse.

BTW No where. I'm optimistic that we'll all die a fiery death.
Message: Posted by: gsidhe (Dec 7, 2006 12:14PM)
[quote]
On 2006-12-07 11:17, rossmacrae wrote:
Optimist: "The glass is half full."

Pessimist: "The glass is half empty."

Pragmatist: "The glass is twice as large as it needs to be."
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Me: "Who cares? I ordered a cheeseburger dangit! What's with the water?"
Message: Posted by: nucinud (Dec 7, 2006 01:03PM)
Optimist: Sees the Dounut
Pessimist: Sees the hole
Pragmatist: Eats the Dounut
Message: Posted by: daffydoug (Dec 7, 2006 03:42PM)
[quote]
On 2006-12-07 09:54, Danny Diamond wrote:
Before you read further, say it aloud...

OPPORTUNITYISNOWHERE











How did you pronounce it? Did you read it as “opportunity is nowhere” or “opportunity is now here”? Supposedly, the pessimistic will read it as “nowhere”, whereas the optimistic will read it as “now here”.

Some of you have probably seen this before. I first saw it years ago, but I recently read it in a magazine again, and wanted to share it, because I thought it was interesting. So how did you read it?
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Mine came out as "Opportunity I SNOW here!"

Wonder if it has anything to do with the white stuff I see when I look out my window today.

Another little trivia bit about pessimists and optimists..they say it's a fact that (This sounds weird, I know) but they say that usually a pessimist will have a larger left nostril, and an an optimist will usually have, in most cases, a larger right nostril.

I SWEAR I did not make that up.
Message: Posted by: docmagik (Dec 8, 2006 04:26PM)
I read nowhere.

When I read the first post, I was dubious. "Opportunity is nowhere" sounded more natural to me. "Opportunity is now here" didn't seem like a phrasing anyone would ever use, so I doubted anybody would really read it.

But if people have found a port and snow in there, all bets are off. ;)
Message: Posted by: Jim Davis (Dec 8, 2006 05:24PM)
I could see both... I first read no where, but then I read now here..

That was clever..
Message: Posted by: Freak Prodigy (Dec 8, 2006 06:58PM)
Nilist: I don't care.



but really I guess I'm pessimistic.