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Glass half full or half empty?

Some people like to pour half out, then bitch about it being half empty.
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There is a simple answer.

If it was empty and you filled it half way, it's half full

If it was full and you emptied it half way, it's half empty


It has nothing to do with being a Debbie downer. Lol
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I'm talking about the people that make it that way just so they can continue to be negative.
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Oh you mean crybabies?

Why didn't you specify
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Oh you mean crybabies?

Why didn't you specify
Didn't want to hurt their little feelings.
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Wibbly's post is exactly what I say to the people (read idiots) that still use this expression.

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I don't think I've ever heard anyone use the words "half empty" to describe the quantity or volume of something remaining generally speaking, outside of the somewhat idiotic phrase that is. Half empty makes no sense and it's not a proper thing to say. It's no different than saying "half void" or "half non existent". It either is or is not empty. Saying a glass is halfway full makes perfect sense because you can actually subtract from a preexisting amount given. You cannot subtract something that didn't even exist. At the end of the day, I guess all that matters is when a point is understood from one person to the next with a phrase like that. If I poured a glass of water fully to the top, and poured some out to the halfway point, it does not become even slightly empty to any degree until it is actually rid of all water in the glass. Also, when someone says "empty out", that should always imply the full amount, otherwise you would say "pour out" as you can pour out any quantity without using such a word with one meaning and definition like "empty". You never need to completely empty anything either.
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I don't think I've ever heard anyone use the words "half empty" to describe the quantity or volume of something remaining generally speaking, outside of the somewhat idiotic phrase that is. Half empty makes no sense and it's not a proper thing to say. It's no different than saying "half void" or "half non existent". It either is or is not empty. Saying a glass is halfway full makes perfect sense because you can actually subtract from a preexisting amount given. You cannot subtract something that didn't even exist. At the end of the day, I guess all that matters is when a point is understood from one person to the next with a phrase like that. If I poured a glass of water fully to the top, and poured some out to the halfway point, it does not become even slightly empty to any degree until it is actually rid of all water in the glass. Also, when someone says "empty out", that should always imply the full amount, otherwise you would say "pour out" as you can pour out any quantity without using such a word with one meaning and definition like "empty". You never need to completely empty anything either.
My problem is that full and empty are adjectives IIRC but they're being used as verbs and if a glass can hold 8 oz of liquid and there are 4 oz in it that's all it is, a fvckin glass with 4 oz's of liquid...the context I've heard it in was always related to someone's perception which is infinitely more stupid than trying to analyze (read judge) that to begin with since calling it half full or half empty are then both incorrect. My response is first to ask them if they are familiar with the law of relativity or if they know the story of the zen master and the little boy...it's fun for me, especially when they try dodging either one.

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