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  • at one point they were 'sexy'. People who had clefts; Clark Gable.. Dimples: cute girls on T.V. show 'facts of life'.
  • 9-6-2017 Is that why you change your avatar twice in one day?
    • Linda Joy
      That's got nothing to do with the question I've changed it far more than twice in a day a lot of them don't even work. And I'll change it a hundred times in the day if I feel like it it's my avatar why does anybody care? Some people just love to complain!
    • Jewels Vern
      I thought you might like to know that someone cares enough to notice.
    • Linda Joy
      I'm sorry. I never wanted one to begin with but was talked into it and then got maybe two compliments and a continuous flow of complaints! I think people here like to bicker and complain more than anything else. The negativity is draining and repulsive. Perhaps it's time for a break, but I really don't like the notifications in my email to go unanswered. I feel if people were kind enough to answer and comment I should be kind enough to answer them. But sometimes it gets overwhelming.
    • Jewels Vern
      Well, you know, everybody tends to say what they think without thinking. And everybody tends to assume that their first impression on any subject is the law of the universe. And everybody tends to take offense at everybody else's ill considered remarks. But you don't have to do that. An insult is not an insult if you don't accept it. And if you don't accept a gift, to whom does it belong?
  • So are hermaphrodites! That's a major one!
  • i know that
  • I recently read an old interview with Kirk Douglas, who was once required to fill in his chin with putty for a particular play. After that he was clear:Take me as I am.
  • What else would they be?
  • no but now i do
    • Wakko
      Which is it, Pearl? You can't have it both ways. :P
  • Subjective call. The "normal," have always judged different as less -- defective.
    • Linda Joy
      No one said they were less. They're highly prized. But they're still birth defects.
    • mushroom
      Perhaps they're part of evolution in the making.
    • Linda Joy
      I agree selective coupling is a form of evolution.
  • no but now i do
    • Wakko
      Dang, forgot TWICE that you've already answered it?! xD
    • Linda Joy
      She answers a question every time she sees it in the list. She answered one question of mine THE SAME WAY FIVE TIMES before I flagged them as duplicates. She answers with I don't know when the answer has already been revealed in the thread and she'd know the answer if she only read them - or the links I post with the questions. But everyone can play this game/use this site any way they see fit and just because they choose to use it differently than you do doesn't necessarily mean they're doing it wrong. (a recent personal revelation, not accusation) I'd be more concerned with those who rebelliously and maliciously break the established rules and whose only purpose here is to argue and criticize. But I guess they have that right, too, as long as its done within the rules or not reported.
  • The Dimples of Venus. Awesome. One of the coolest things (next to tan lines)
    • Linda Joy
      To each their own, I guess. I prefer looking into one's face, but I can see how that might be uncomfortably personal for those who want sex and not intimacy. Like the whore in Pretty Woman who wouldn't mouth kiss.
    • Archie Bunker
      Ummm, yeah. That wasn't really my point. I was talking about dimples, not intimacy issues.
    • Linda Joy
      So was I.
  • Well then I'm double damned because I also have blue eyes which are also a birth defect along with my dimples
    • Linda Joy
      Being damned has nothing to do with dimples or blue eyes.
  • Depends on your definition of "birth defect." Some consider a "birth defect" to be any abnormality present at birth, but most medical professionals consider something to be a birth defect only if it is, well, a "defect." To be a "defect," a trait has to be undesirable. So, in that sense, your statement is true, but I'd qualify it by changing "are" to "are considered by some to be."
    • Linda Joy
      No it doesn't! The Smithsonian says its a birth defect: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/ask-smithsonian-what-is-dimple-180960272/
    • bostjan64
      The article doesn't stress that as a stance of the Smithsonian, it's mentioned in passing as an opinion of the author. Read the entire article, including the quotes from the medical professionals, and you see that not one person with a medical background mentions anything supporting that position. Then read the definition of "birth defect" in any dictionary, or check this link: https://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=11042. You will find that a colloquially-termed "birth defect" is what professionals call a congenital malformation. You can also refer to this article from the World Health Organization about cranial and facial congenital abnormalities and birth defects: https://www.who.int/genomics/anomalies/en/Chapter02.pdf Not that there is no mention at all of cleft chin or dimples. Also, refer to the standard dictionary definitions of "defect" and think about the fact that there is a cosmetic procedure called "dimpleplasty," which produces permanent dimples on a person who was not born with them. The existence of such a procedure proves two things: 1. That not everyone with dimples is born with them, thus they are not always a condition going back to birth and 2. They are widely considered desirable. Thus, not strictly a birth defect. So, you can be as contrary as you like, and quote whichever popular magazine article or web blog you prefer, but the medical dictionary and medical professionals simply do not agree with the stance as you stated it in your question, nor does simple logic support it.
  • Well there you go, you learn something new everyday! I thought it was were the seamstress had accidently added an extra stitch.
    • Linda Joy
      You know better! ;-) ;-) God doesn't make mistakes! Every birth defect comes with a reason, a purpose, many are to strengthen us. Dimples are just cute!
    • Creamcrackered
      Well then dimples may well be to an advantage, not sure if they are when they appear on the other cheeks though?
  • Yes I knew both are genetic. Nose bridges, lip shapes, square jaws are too.

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