1st thing U say when U hear something shocking or a bad news?

@tomitomi (5440)
Singapore
April 19, 2010 8:50am CST
When we hear something shocking or a bad news for example most of us would say something quite spontaneously without much thought. I'm prone to say it in my mother tongue. And it just comes out automatically too. In translation it simply means My God!
4 responses
@Opal26 (17686)
• United States
19 Apr 10
Hey tomi! I think that is what most people say not matter what language they speak! I think that is just the most common reaction that people have to bad news! It translates the same no matter what language one is speaking in! Bad news is bad news and that is usually the first words that one says when hearing something that is distastful! I guess that is just another thing that we all have in common no matter what race, creed, color, religion or language that we speak! Which just goes to prove how similar we all are no matter what anyone says and again, we all bleed red~
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@tomitomi (5440)
• Singapore
20 Apr 10
Hi Opal! I couldn't have agreed have with you more!!! Absolutely yes. Great one there. I feel very humbled. Take care. :)
@setsuna26 (2409)
• Philippines
20 Apr 10
Before i use to curse alot when i hear bad news , but since my pastor told me thats a bad thing he told me to find a way to channel my feelings and urge to say bad words into something else instead. And from that point on when i hear any bad news coming up i tend to raise my eyebrow instead of saying anything bad anymore lol . That will be my left eyebrow haha
@tomitomi (5440)
• Singapore
20 Apr 10
That's cool man. You managed to turn something negative into something positive. Cheers!!!
@setsuna26 (2409)
• Philippines
20 Apr 10
Yeah besides its not that easy to do that kind of stuff you really need to be determined to be able to do that it took me some weeks just to finally change the way i receive bad news so that people wont be offended everytime i curse or say something bad. Thanks for reading brother!Have a great day!
@tomitomi (5440)
• Singapore
20 Apr 10
U too!
• Philippines
19 Apr 10
Well, the first thing that I would probably say is: "Really???!" as if I couldn't believe my ears. When I'm sure the person who told the bad news is not joking, I'll say: "Oh my God.." or "shucks..."
@tomitomi (5440)
• Singapore
19 Apr 10
Hi onlyprincess I hope you don't have to say them a lot as much as I hope for myself and everybody. Thanks so much for sharing. Have a nice day ahead! :)
@junrapmian (2170)
• Philippines
19 Apr 10
Oh! My God! That's what comes out first from my mouth if I heard a shocking news. If it's something unrealistic or unbelievable I would say Oh! My Golly Banana! Really?
@tomitomi (5440)
• Singapore
19 Apr 10
Hi junrapmian Great! Your mind works very fast. I sense the humor in you too. Between the two which would you rather say more? Thanks so much for sharing. Have a nice day ahead! :)