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lambchopsil
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8:47 pm, Sep 18 2010
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Here's the old question of how full your glass is. Half empty? totally empty? Really full? Perhaps halfway full?

Or...how much did you drink out of the glass? Perhaps you're greedy, thus it's totally empty. Or you gave all the water to someone else, thus it's empty. Oh, so puzzling...

Question: Glass of water is...
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Half empty - votes: 5647 (45.7%)
Half full - votes: 6712 (54.3%)
There were 12359 total votes.
The poll ended: September 25th 2010

Last edited by lambchopsil at 6:05 pm, Sep 25

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tactics
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Half empty.

It's always been half empty.

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Hanae
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8:50 pm, Sep 18 2010
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Depends on what's inside wink

Chocoroll
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9:06 pm, Sep 18 2010
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I would always say half empty instead of half full.
But I chose the latter.

belerophon
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9:16 pm, Sep 18 2010
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Neither half-full nor half-empty, the glass is the wrong size.

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9:21 pm, Sep 18 2010
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It's usually half full biggrin

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9:28 pm, Sep 18 2010
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I have a thing with leaving part of what I was drinking in the glass...
So I finish it.
Oh, it's not that I'm greedy.
It's just that it's a waste to leave it and then spill it in the sink. :3

As for the metaphorical sense...
Well, I try to view things in a positive light.
Sadly, I more often than not still see the half that is empty.

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Hijiri
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Firstly, we must define what the cup and the substance which fills it represents. I see it as the cup being the concept of life, and the liquid being life experiences.
When one is born, there is nothing in the cup. Slowly, as one grows and learns, the cup is filled. Once reaching one's "peak", one drinks from the cup of life, experiencing it with a new maturity and with insight from a different perspective than they had while the cup was only filling. Once finished drinking, the cup is now empty, and one's "life" returns to what it was before they were born.

Some people will never have their cup filled, some will always be empty, some will be half full at any time, as well as half empty, and even more rarely, some will have their glasses overflow.

Looking at it from a technical and literal point of view: When a cup is made, it is always first empty - then half full - then filled - and then half empty. So my answer would be, without any more information than a linear time frame: It is half full.

As for the poll.. well I don't remember what I picked... but I'm a heavy drinker, so my bottles are always half empty.

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9:33 pm, Sep 18 2010
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if it was full beforehand and half was drunk then it's half empty
if it was empty beforehand and filled to half then it's half full



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9:39 pm, Sep 18 2010
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The question is retarded.
It is half full, because nothing says
that there needs to be liquid in a glass
by default.

Just like this teabag is half empty of
platypus hair.

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Hijiri
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Quote from Mamsmilk
The question is retarded.
It is half full, because nothing says
that there needs to be liquid in a glass
by default.


In that case, it would not be half full. It would be completely filled with air.

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Just like this teabag is half empty of
platypus hair.


confused confused eek confused confused

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Half full.

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KungFluFighter
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10:10 pm, Sep 18 2010
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I got some alternatives :

1. The glass is full, half of water, half of air.
2. The glass is twice as large as it is needed.
3. Who drank my water?
4. Umm... Refill? Anyone?
5. It'll be empty by the time I get my hands on it.

But yeah....I usually see empty glasses, so when I see a glass filled with water near it's middle, the first thing that pops up in my mind is "half full".

Mamsmilk
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Quote from Hijiri
Quote from Mamsmilk
The question is retarded.
It is half full, because nothing says
that there needs to be liquid in a glass
by default.


In that case, it would not be half full. It would be completely filled with air.

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Just like this teabag is half empty of
platypus hair.


confused confused eek confused confused

It's not completely filled with air if there is liquid in it...
And we are discussing the liquid in it, we do not necessarily
have any air in the equation.
The glass could be in a vacuum.

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lynira
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10:50 pm, Sep 18 2010
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I've never been able to pick one or the other. It's always both, isn't it? Both are accurate descriptions. The glass is half full of water and also half not full of water, aka empty (with respect to water). I say that ignoring philisophical implications and all, though.
When these objects are talked about as symbols, additional meanings get attached to them, and then we're talking about a completely different system, and also depending on what those additional meanings are you can say certain things, but there are a lot of different combinations of meanings you could use, and you'd have to assess the validity of each of them and then compare them all to find the best one, and more than one combination might be equally valid and... oy. I don't really want to get into that.

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