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Would you rather be....

Discussion in 'Personal' started by Lascarina, Jan 2, 2016.

  1. Lascarina

    Lascarina Star commenter

    a blind Bulgarian mystic or a mute Mexican muleteer?
     
  2. Flere-Imsaho

    Flere-Imsaho Star commenter

    Mute?
    Not the cheers and the jeers of the young muleteers
    Who hadn't got a penny
    and weren't paying any...
     
    Lascarina likes this.
  3. Dunteachin

    Dunteachin Star commenter

    Is it one of your games?
    Is it double letters or alliteration?
    I need to know.
     
  4. Lascarina

    Lascarina Star commenter

    It could be, if people want to make a game of it.
     
    kibosh likes this.
  5. Spiritwalkerness

    Spiritwalkerness Star commenter

    a hammer than a nail
     
  6. Lascarina

    Lascarina Star commenter

    Would you rather swing on a star or carry moonbeams home in a jar?
     
  7. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    Unspeakable or uneatable?
     
  8. cuteinpuce

    cuteinpuce Star commenter

    I had a friend who went deaf late in life. She hated the way it cut her off from other people; it isolated her so much.
     
  9. kibosh

    kibosh Star commenter

    a humble human or a recidivist robot?
     
  10. Lascarina

    Lascarina Star commenter

    A god or a dog?
     
  11. kibosh

    kibosh Star commenter

    God, if he exists, lives in dogs .. . . . everyone knows that, don't they?

    *I'd prefer to be mute, than blind, if I had to choose*
     
    bombaysapphire likes this.
  12. Lascarina

    Lascarina Star commenter

    Me too!
     
  13. lexus300

    lexus300 Star commenter

    A rich woman's play-thing;)
     
  14. lexus300

    lexus300 Star commenter

    Foxy.
     
  15. ValentinoRossi

    ValentinoRossi Star commenter

    Would you rather have living eyebrows that crawl about your face, or leave a trail of paprika wherever you go?
     
    Orkrider2 and coffeekid like this.
  16. Duke of York

    Duke of York Star commenter

    There was a BBC article today about the unusual case of a man who had a stroke and can now only say yes or no. He can understand a conversation perfectly, but can only participate in it by giving a yes or no answer to questions. To complicate matters further, the stroke left him unable to write as well.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-34524285
     
  17. ValentinoRossi

    ValentinoRossi Star commenter

    Would you rather live in the Star Trek universe or the world of Dr Suess?
     
  18. ValentinoRossi

    ValentinoRossi Star commenter

    Would you rather have veins on the outside of your skin or have your mood directly dependent on how high your socks are pulled up?
     
  19. Orkrider2

    Orkrider2 Star commenter

    My poor nan had a stroke in her final months which left her with a type of aphasia. We believe she could understand what was being said, but her speech was muddled beyond comprehension. If you asked her if she wanted a cup of tea, she would nod and say "fish barrel dancing toot on the wino" or something like that. Sometimes it'd be strings of numbers instead of words. She seemed completely unaware that what she was saying made no sense, which was frustrating and sad for all of us. It was the same with her writing. Her last few letters to me are just a random string of words and letters. I still treasure them.
    There was the famous case of the man who could only say Tan. Can't remember his name (something like Legbourne?). It was analysis of his brain and discovery of certain lesions that led to identification of the parts of the brain that control speech production and understanding.It's a bit in the front left that does the speech production, but further back that does the comprehension bit (and a bit on the right that interprets context, intonation etc). I might have got that the wrong way round, but if you google Wernicke's area or Broca's area, it can explain properly. Fascinating stuff.
     

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