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    I think it's because STD was kind of a misnomer considering it included many infections without the disease. The bacteria or virus that's transmitted can cause infection without causing disease. 'STIs' just covers everything.

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    My feeling was that over the years, "STD" built up a very negative stigma about it, due to increased awareness. They changed it to "STI" in an attempt to soften it.
    But, AndThen? is probably right.

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    You're being forced to kill an innocent person. If you don't shoot them, the sniper will shoot you. Do you shoot the person, run, or try to kill the sniper
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    feared or respected? (you'll be surprised at some of the answers I got before. -_-)
    Respected.

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    You witnessed a crime. Instead of killing you, they bribe you to keep quiet. A LOT of money. Do you accept the bribe and stay quiet, go to the police, take the bribe money THEN go to the police anyway, oooor, go all Liam Neeson on their ass?
    Take the bribe and then go to the police. If I didn't take the bribe, they'd try to kill me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndThen? View Post
    I think it's because STD was kind of a misnomer considering it included many infections without the disease. The bacteria or virus that's transmitted can cause infection without causing disease. 'STIs' just covers everything.
    1. a disordered or incorrectly functioning organ, part, structure, or system of the body resulting from the effect of genetic or developmental errors, infection, poisons, nutritional deficiency or imbalance, toxicity, or unfavorable environmental factors; illness; sickness; ailment.
    STD was doing the job fine.

    Herpes and AIDS have bad connotations now. We should rename them to Butterflies and Unicorns respectively.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brawny View Post
    STD was doing the job fine.

    Herpes and AIDS have bad connotations now. We should rename them to Butterflies and Unicorns respectively.
    http://www.iwannaknow.org/stiwatch.html
    http://www.immunisation.nhs.uk/Vacci...on_and_disease
    Increasingly, the term sexually transmitted infection (STI) is used, as it has a broader range of meaning; a person may be infected, and may potentially infect others, without showing signs of disease.
    - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sexuall...mitted_disease
    I dunno, that's the way I learnt it when I did biology.

    "Infection"'s hardly "rainbow", anyway. xD

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    That suggests that the name was changed to help stupid people who think they can't spread it?

    I don't know which is worse, changing it for stupidity or for niceties. :/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brawny View Post
    STD was doing the job fine.

    Herpes and AIDS have bad connotations now. We should rename them to Butterflies and Unicorns respectively.
    *ahem*



    everytime i hear the word "AIDS" i immediatly think of this


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    Why were you attracted to the forum initially? What prompted you to make a username and give Wiichat a try to begin with?

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    Why were you attracted to the forum initially? What prompted you to make a username and give Wiichat a try to begin with?

    Nintendo's official forums, the Nsider forums, closed down, so I Googled "Wii Forums" and WiiChat appeared.


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    Quote Originally Posted by BRizer View Post
    OK I got one

    Why were you attracted to the forum initially? What prompted you to make a username and give Wiichat a try to begin with?
    Just boredom, really.



    I never add friend codes.

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    @ROB64 - The longer you spend on this forum, the more you realise that Napalmbrain knows a lot about everything.


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    Quote Originally Posted by 1337endo View Post
    Why were you attracted to the forum initially? What prompted you to make a username and give Wiichat a try to begin with?
    Was looking to invest in a Wii, and wanted to join a community to find more Wii friends. This was the first result in the Google search.

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