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deal breaker

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deal breaker
大煞风景

Date: Jan 12 2012

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“Writing ‘LOL’ in a text is a deal breaker for me. So is using multiple exclamation points.”

- Actress Olivia Wilde talks about judging guys on their texts. (Us Weekly)

“对我而言,在短信中写下‘LOL’真是大煞风景,使用很多惊叹号也起到同样的效果。”女演员奥利维亚·维尔德 (Olivia Wilde) 谈论如何通过短信来评价一个男人。(《美国周刊》)

Definition

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a problem you can’t get past

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A beautiful actress like Olivia Wilde shouldn’t have any trouble finding a date. But she might have trouble finding a date she really likes. Her requirements for the perfect guy include rules for how he should text! She says that writing ‘LOL’ in a text or using multiple exclamation marks is a deal breaker for her.

Do you remember when Jeff told Ella that having a kid was a deal breaker? He meant that he didn’t want to date someone with a kid. For Olivia, having a kid is fine, but putting too many exclamation points in a text is just not OK. Everyone has their own set of deal breakers!

A deal is when two people make an agreement or promise about something. For instance, a teenager might make a deal with her parents to babysit her younger sibling once a week in exchange for some extra spending money. When you break a deal, you end it or don’t fulfill it.

In relationships, a deal breaker is anything that makes it impossible for you to date someone. Deal breakers can be big things like not wanting children, or being selfish, greedy, or mean. Or they can be small things that you just don’t like, such as talking with a full mouth or wearing ugly shoes.

What are your deal breakers? Does it annoy you when people use lots of exclamation points in texts or emails?

Examples

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“They want me to work nights, but I have school at night, so it’s going to be a deal breaker. I will have to quit.”

“John is nice, but I can’t stand his friends. For me, that’s a real deal breaker.”

“Martha’s biggest deal breaker is when a guy dresses badly.”

Winners

1. Winners - See who guessed the slang definition correctly.

A deal breaker is an issue, which is very important and can't be overlooked when negotiating a deal.
by candycandice
Talia Do A deal breaker is the catch that a particular individual can not overlook and ultimately outweighs any redeeming quality the individual may possess.
by Talia Do

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 julito

julito

Argentina

Loool 

07:31 PM Jan 13 2012 |

snoopyboy

snoopyboy

Antarctica

Butta I want to know your secret  and Victoria’s secret Tongue out

07:26 PM Jan 13 2012 |

manu_wj

manu_wj

Italy

thanks julio

04:03 PM Jan 13 2012 |

 julito

julito

Argentina

Manu, you´re welcome .

03:58 PM Jan 13 2012 |

manu_wj

manu_wj

Italy

uuuu, the little mermaid, I’ve seen that cartoon (and the second too) many times, once in italian and more veces in English and Spanish.


I love Walt Disney, Pixar and Dreamworks cartoon so I watch them to train my “listening skills” in English and Spanih”.



well, just to talk



bye

03:55 PM Jan 13 2012 |

kotlesya

kotlesya

Belarus

Dear, Barnacle boy, yes I forgot that Ariel was “the little mermaid”. I guess when you were typing my nickname there was adult mermaid girl beside you :)))) Yours truly, Mermaid Man


03:30 PM Jan 13 2012 |

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snoopyboy

snoopyboy

Antarctica

Thank you!!, no you are mermaid girl (not boy) and I’m barnacle boy..remember?


Ariel  is “the little mermaid”...


(:

03:24 PM Jan 13 2012 |

kotlesya

kotlesya

Belarus

snoopyboy, you are forgiven and mermaid girl as well. :)))) Seems to be it was Ariel, isn’t it? ;)

03:20 PM Jan 13 2012 |

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goodmahsa

goodmahsa

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

my deal breaker is making others cool their heels.I am always very punctual in my appointments and dates in other words I prefer to wait myself than keep others waiting for me

02:54 PM Jan 13 2012 |

Ahoo Golzar

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Thanks julito…


but a question :D what does “kudos to you” mean? LOL

02:51 PM Jan 13 2012 |

 julito

julito

Argentina

Dear Ahoo,   your attitude is the key  to every human relationship, We must be flexible and at the same time stand up  for our own beliefs.   kudos to you

02:40 PM Jan 13 2012 |

Ahoo Golzar

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

I’m flexible in any kinda relation and can make it easy to walk with people..but lying,being selfish and not to care about other beliefs and interests are my deal breakers…

02:33 PM Jan 13 2012 |

AUL

AUL

Azerbaijan

Parion thanks u a lot


but i dont mean it is bad thing i mean LOL


i said i heve never used it i like smiles

01:17 PM Jan 13 2012 |

snoopyboy

snoopyboy

Antarctica

Kotlesya….so sorry for mispelling it . it was a typo, obviously mermaid girl (:


Now that I’m a deal breaker, for mispelling your name … how can I possibly make it up to you?


How about a little serenade for you by your window?


I hope we’re still on good terms  Belarus.

01:07 PM Jan 13 2012 |

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kotlesya

kotlesya

Belarus

snoopyboyOgo! ( in English “Wow”) What a  subtle question has been asked to me or maybe not to me, because I’m not a “kostleya”. Let us assume it was addressed to me. As you said  the aphrodisiac to men is a  female voice and tender feminine  laugh. This statement as bright and understandable as a sunny day is! To your amazement women also prefer the aphrodisiacs. The one of them is to hear and to read their own names or nicknames spelled correctly. Ladies, do you agree with me? We have a saying in my country: “Woman loves by her ears. Man loves by his eyes”. The words of men mean everything to women. Now the answer to the question. According to your descriptions I imagine nice beach and man, who stands in front of me with his charming smile, bare feet, wearing sunglasses and at least something else except sunglasses ( I  suppose it is not a beach for nudists). The well kept toes are the same as well kept shoes. Well done, guy! Go up to your face. What a pity, I can’t see your eyes, because they are hidden behind the sunglasses! What can I do to estimate you for myself? I’m looking at your sunglasses with the question to myself: “Do these sunglasses you wear suit you or not?” (I’m joking) Anyway, if the sunglasses suit you the last attempt is to hear your voice ( the greatest possible aphrodisiac)and to try to understand how do you look like inside? If case you look like as a vulgar and stupid guy inside,  – the well kept toes, the nicest sunglasses, the well shaped body with the wide shoulders  never help you.  The true men’s attraction  is in their intellect ( not in money). The man is quite sexy if he is intelligent himself. Good appearance is just a cover which can be as an addition to the inner cover of a person. That’s all I wanted to say.


11:05 AM Jan 13 2012 |

No0ori_S

No0ori_S

Saudi Arabia

I think having much exclmations in text are very cute, I like it, I just feel who do these stuff is unformal and fuuny. deal breaker is someone very emotion , especialy when he is guy, It is really bad. 

12:22 AM Jan 13 2012 |

nezar bnj

nezar bnj

Morocco

for me a deal breakers are drinking the wine and smocking and hurting in love and lying on someone Cry

11:30 PM Jan 12 2012 |

monaa moon

monaa moon

Egypt

when one breaks deal ,


when one lyies on me ,


when one say i love you but he or she does not love you ,


when i bellived him or her …...

08:51 PM Jan 12 2012 |

refaah

refaah

Pakistan

a deal breaker is when one breaks a deal. 


for me, a dealbreaker in a relationship is when one talks impolitely, when one doesnt pay attention.,, when one insults/scoffs at others around, when one doesnt respect his friends, when one pays more attention to external beauty, smoking is not good though, I dont want to force anyone to quell it. and hey SNOOPYBOY,,, not all girls give that CHRISTMAS WISH LIST , i personally give more importance to one’s personality ,, not car or job. 


G O O D   L U C K   everyone!!!

05:36 PM Jan 12 2012 |

snoopyboy

snoopyboy

Antarctica

Kropeczka, that one hilarious comment!!



C:

04:06 PM Jan 12 2012 |

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