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Show Of Hands December 30th, 2012 12:00am

Would you rather be able to eat anything you want while remaining perfectly fit and healthy, or be able to learn and master any new language within a week (for each new language)?

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01/06/13 10:15 am

This makes me sad :,( I expected the majority to be with languages

01/06/13 7:47 am

You should play sports then!! Lots of fun. It's almost like free exercise!

01/06/13 7:44 am

Not being fat and stay heathy.
Yummmm food ????

anTONIarchist FL
01/04/13 4:02 pm

How about SELF DISCIPLINE! Say no to shittty food for once, America. I'm bilingual and it's gotten me offered 3 internships so far by 17. I'm skinny too, WOW

anTONIarchist FL
01/04/13 4:00 pm

Ha! If it doesn't matter what you eat, being healthy is no longer an issue- ERGO everyone's lazy as h e l l

susanr Colorado
01/03/13 4:06 am

The question didn't specify appearance. It mentioned health. And fitness.

MorganS Ohio
01/02/13 10:44 pm

@RJ1969 - this is based on your current life. not what you think you will look like 10 years from now.

MorganS Ohio
01/02/13 10:37 pm

and do you still know how to speak it?
there is a difference between memorizing and speaking.

MorganS Ohio
01/02/13 10:23 pm

Do you know how many opportunities you can get from learning all those languages?
And what do you get from eating all you want?

MorganS Ohio
01/02/13 10:20 pm

That is the problem. We rely too much on technology.

ketchupman Florida
01/02/13 8:00 pm

Proving thus that the average American cares more about their appearance (shallow) then their intellect.

jamjay Atlanta, Ga
01/02/13 4:31 am

I already speak English. Why would I want to learn anything else?

malibuskie Minnesota
01/01/13 10:35 pm

I'm a woman. Of course I want to eat.

Adric Elkmont
01/01/13 9:10 pm

I'd be willing to pay extra to do both - 'can you supersize that please'

01/01/13 9:09 pm

I just don't get this question. They're so different from each other I don't know how to compare them at all.

halsnobordrgrl CT
01/01/13 7:10 pm

I'd want to eat bcuz I'm not really into languages. but for people who are, it makes perfect sense

01/01/13 6:38 pm

I'm happy that I'm the minority... And yet I wonder how ppl can put food above free knowledge!!!

rth Utah
01/01/13 5:26 pm

Language all the way. I mean, really.

ladyniner81 I hate people
01/01/13 11:08 am

wouldn't you rather be able to pig out on cookies and cake and not get fat? I wouldn't be lazy though.. At least I hope not..I'd still learn German like I want to

ladyniner81 I hate people
01/01/13 11:05 am

I cannot get motivated to exercise..I need to het myself out of this funk I'm in.

susanr Colorado
01/01/13 10:23 am measure, to keep people from getting diseases, notably trichinosis.

So when visiting those places, it might not be a great idea to allude to the high esteem in which they hold pigs...

susanr Colorado
01/01/13 10:14 am

I think you may be thinking of Hindus & cows. Both Jews & Muslims are prohibited from eating pork (and a number of other things) by their holy texts, apparently because they were considered "dirty" - they eat garbage. It's thought now that this prohibition was likely a primitive but wise public...

Kyonkichi Memphis
12/31/12 10:32 pm

Wow, what? Passing up the chance to learn any language? That's crazy!

dispatcher Tennessee
12/31/12 10:11 pm

This is EXTREMELY surprising.

TheOnEdgePro Area 52
12/31/12 9:42 pm

Already am perfectly fit... Ladies.

dflem Arizona
12/31/12 8:06 pm

I can already eat what I want an not gain weight. Can eat a 10lb steak and not gain a lb...6'3" 170 lbs for the past 3 years. Can't gain or lose

n0ibn second star to the right
12/31/12 3:18 pm

I'd rather choose the eating while staying fit. I could always study to learn a new language since I wouldn't have to worry about the gym.

12/31/12 3:05 pm

These results sadden me.

dreamer23 Anchorage, Alaska
12/31/12 12:43 pm

HA! I already Eat ALot without getting Fat!! Lucky Me :))))

natejgardner Edmonds, Washington
12/31/12 12:27 pm

Seriously? People would rather miss out on amazing communication abilities than eat well and go to the gym?

hippiedude fields of green
12/31/12 11:07 am

Eat. I love food. But im starting to put on weight now that I dont play sports.

2katz I live in Nebraska
12/31/12 10:40 am

Being fluent in Klingon and Feline is enough for me. Bring on the bacon!

CTYankee!!! Connecticut
12/31/12 9:48 am

Why be able to communicate with the world when I could be eating pie?
God Bless America!

Zack100 Tatooine
12/31/12 8:41 am

Imagine this on a job resume too!
Hello sir. i can speak 1,000 different languages from english to some random african click language. You'd be a walking C-3PO.

Zack100 Tatooine
12/31/12 8:38 am

I would freakin rock at amazing race if i could learn languages like that. Starting with latin, i would move to chinese, japanese, indian, swahili, arabic, russian, french, spanish, portuguese, italian, german, and so on. Latin is a good basis for learning other languages and I already know some.

Zack100 Tatooine
12/31/12 8:34 am

Haha RJ! Ikr? I eat enormous amounts of food because I burn calories so easily while running. I cant seem to escape 125 but I am happy there. At least Im not fat.

tdaddy Kentucky
12/31/12 8:26 am

Speak. Having that ability would be an indication of super intelligence, so if I was that smart I would be more than capable of learning how to eat a healthy diet that tastes good too.

gonzoboy Northern AZ
12/31/12 7:46 am

@susanr, I certainly took this into account. For those societies that hold the common pig in such high esteem, that it becomes an act of sacrilege to kill, cook, or eat, I totally get it! My stay in these locales will be BRIEF, I'll offer my respect, and move onto a bacon-consuming country!

susanr Colorado
12/31/12 7:09 am

You won't find that in *every* corner (Muslims, Jews).

susanr Colorado
12/31/12 7:05 am

I didn't see it as a question about how one *looks.* It specified being "fit and healthy.* Aren't those good things?

Jason19 New York
12/31/12 6:07 am

Sure of you like that. I'm simply saying that food is a more basic and common pleasure than learning languages. Most of us will never even get a chance to use them though we eat everyday. And that is why most pick food instead of languages.

canesfan Miami, FL
12/31/12 4:21 am

my doctor says i have the fastest metabolism he's seen in his 28 years as a doctor so speak.

lilraerae Tuscaloosa
12/31/12 1:30 am

I'd love to eat anything and stay healthy doing so. Trying to eat foods that are good for you can be expensive. And for those who say "well I can eat whatever and not gain weight" that still doesn't mean it's healthy for you.

deathvalley Chicago native
12/31/12 12:36 am

Assuming you're 43 and live in Cali but maybe not southern Cali you might be ok!
I live in Chicago and have gotten turned down for numerous jobs because I didn't speak Spanish or polish.

deathvalley Chicago native
12/31/12 12:34 am

Probably not for long depending on how old you are and where you live because you can't speak another language!

Asterix Florida
12/31/12 12:33 am

eat. i already speak 5 languages but I am overweight.