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ok recently ive been going out with some gay friends from work and we have a real good laugh.
Now im straight not even bi curious (been there didnt like it) but recently ive been picking up mannerisms and phrases. Ten minutes ago i was chatting to my mom and noticed that i was standing legs crossed hand on hip and the other pointed outwards classic tea pot pose. Last night in the pub i was holding my cigarette limp wristed which i never even noticed till my friend picked up on it.
And for the first time in my life a week ago i used the word "lush" that one freaked me (in a comical sense i dont mean literally) seeing as im a goth rocker long hair black clothes plays base likes loud heavy music so the word lush really is not in my vocabulary.

The point is im not bothered by this when i do these things i make a joke about it im just wondering if anyone has found themselves doing the same things when out with friends whom would not nessecarily be in their normal social circles.
Il be wearing pink next (ok no i wont thats the worst colour in the world)
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I think it's perfectly normal to find yourself mirroring characteristics of people you hang out with so don't worry about it! You sound like you have a lot of character to me
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pink is for punks :p:


oh, and if you DONT want to change ur orientation, stop hanging out with those people. a wise man once said "you always become like the people you hang out with" ... a lesson to learn
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yeah iw oudlnt worry its perfectly normal...ive picked up some of the habits my friends have for example with the way they speak..its fine if you dont like try not to hang around with them as much (if you dont want to that is)
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the title of this thread had me
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(Original post by anjurdsg)
pink is for punks :p:


oh, and if you DONT want to change ur orientation, stop hanging out with those people. a wise man once said "you always become like the people you hang out with" ... a lesson to learn
you cant change your orientation you either are or you arnt, hanging round with gay people wont make you gay lmao:p:

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I always end up picking the characteristics of the people around me and I have to conciously prevent myself from doing so. Some people are just more susceptable to it unfortunately.
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Well yes, it's natural to adapt to the people around you.

I go to a private school now and say my consonants and all that... but if I ever find myself talking to people from outside school I have a tendancy to revert to being a bit Norf London.

Even when I speak to my cousins I have to struggle not to start talking with an American accent to sound like them.

Postures etc. are the same, and words - words you can catch like a plague! They're called memes.
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Someone's in denial!

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Yay for gay friends!

However if I were one of them I'd have to give you a full make-over. That goth look has SO last season! Hehe!

How do you feel about short hair and tight, trendy clothes?
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tight trouser yes (ive got a good arse) hair cut and trendy clothes youl have to kill me first
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It's accents I seem to pick up. I have a typical Glasgow accent, but my best mate stays in Ayrshire and I also study there, so if I have been there all day or for a few days, I end up talking like im from Ayrshire. Similarly, I have a friend from Edinburgh and I do the same thing when I have been near her.

It's bizarre.
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I agree on the accent thing, whenever we're at my grandparents, who live in Liverpool, my sister seems to pick up a Liverpudlean (thankfully not scouse) accent.

Oh, I'm as red-blooded and heterosexual as they come, but I still love the 'hands on hips' pose, theres no shame in it.
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when i first read the title of this thread i thought you were going to tell me that youre short and stout...!
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The title of this thread is blasphemous!!
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Alot of people do find it really easy to pick up mannerisms and words/phrases from other people. I know that I do, when I was in halls last year I would pick up phrases etc which I never normally used - would then come home and say something which then felt normal to me and no one would know what I meant!
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I just know I am going to return to Australia from Sheffield and have some *******ised Aussie/Yorkshire accent And my friends will never let me live it down.
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(Original post by rpotter)
The title of this thread is blasphemous!!
He has taken the name of the Tea Lord in vain!
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As long as you don't start tea bagging...
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