It's amazing that any action can be reduced to survival (of self or species) and happiness, amirite?
@SuperSukh Murdering others? Pouring acid on yourself, purposely getting fat, not doing homework knowing your teacher will...

Many killers/serial killers are sadists, meaning they get pleasure from other people's pain. Pouring acid on yourself would either be an accident or a masochist, meaning they get pleasure from their pain. Purposely getting fat could be seen as survival as you'd be able to live longer without food. Not doing homework would be accepting that you'll get yelled at in exchange for doing someone more pleasurable at the moment.

City Lights, amirite?
@1861203

You missed the part at the start, like TommyUK1234 said, it's not asking if city lights are more beautiful than start. It's actually asking: if you think city lights are more beautiful than stars, were you made for the city?

You appreciate it when a school/team does not use the traditional red and/or blue as its team colors, amirite?

Junior high was maroon, high school is teal... no college yet!

How exactly did grapefruits get their name? They look and taste nothing like grapes. amirite?
@Shrike Sweetbread: The etymology isn't known for certain but: "Pancreas used as food" 1560s, from sweet(adj.); the -bread...

Long Island Ice Tea: There are 2 different stories for this one:

1) Robert "Rosebud" Butt claims to have invented the drink as an entry in a contest to create a new mixed drink including Triple Sec, in 1972 while he worked at the Oak Beach Inn on Long Island, NY. Various local New York references echo Butt's claims.Local rumors also ascribe the origin to either Butt or another bartender at the Old Beach Inn, Chris Bendicksen.

2) Alternatively, a slightly different drink is claimed to have been invented in the 1920s during Prohibition, by an "Old Man Bishop" in a local community named Long Island in Kingsport, Tennessee. The drink was then perfected by Ransom Bishop, "Old Man Bishop"'s son. This drink included whiskey and maple syrup, and varied quantities of the 5 liquors, rather than the modern one with cola and 4 equal portions of the 4 liquors.

*According to www.liicetea.com it's called ice tea because it looks like ice tea and his recipe apparently tastes like ice tea.

Sources: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Long_Island_Iced_Tea
http://www.loving-long-island.c...nd-recipe.html
http://www.liicetea.com/

How exactly did grapefruits get their name? They look and taste nothing like grapes. amirite?
@Shrike Pineapple: The word "pineapple" in English was first recorded in 1398, when it was originally used to describe the...

Sweetbread: The etymology isn't known for certain but:

"Pancreas used as food" 1560s, from sweet(adj.); the -bread element may be from O.E. bræd "flesh."

“Sweet” is perhaps used since the thymus is sweet and rich-tasting, as opposed to savory-tasting muscle flesh. "Bread" may come from brede 'roasted meat' or from the Old English brǣd ('flesh' or 'meat').

Sources: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sweetbread
http://www.etymonline.com/index...erm=sweetbread

How exactly did grapefruits get their name? They look and taste nothing like grapes. amirite?
@Shrike Eggplant: The name of eggplant was given it by Europeans in the middle of the eighteenth century because the...

Pineapple: The word "pineapple" in English was first recorded in 1398, when it was originally used to describe the reproductive organs of conifer trees (now termed pine cones). The term "pine cone" for the reproductive organ of conifer trees was first recorded in 1694. When European explorers discovered this tropical fruit in the Americas, they called them "pineapples" (first so referenced in 1664 due to resemblance to what is now known as the pine cone).

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pineapple#Etymology

How exactly did grapefruits get their name? They look and taste nothing like grapes. amirite?
@Shrike In case you actually wanted to know: Grapefruit: From grape +‎ fruit, an allusion to the grapelike clusters of...

Eggplant: The name of eggplant was given it by Europeans in the middle of the eighteenth century because the variety they knew had fruits that were the shape and size of goose eggs. That variety also had fruits that are a whitish or yellowish colour rather than the wine purple that is more familiar to us nowadays. So the sort they knew really did look as though it had fruits like eggs.

In Britain, it is usually called an aubergine, a name which was borrowed through French and Catalan from its Arabic name al-badinjan. That word had reached Arabic through Persian from the Sanskrit vatimgana, which indicates how long it has been cultivated in India. In India, it has in the past been called brinjal, a word which comes from the same Arabic source as British aubergine, but filtered through Portuguese (the current term among English speakers in India is either the Hindi baingan, or aubergine).

Source: http://uk.answers.yahoo.com/que...3050745AA7Lhsu

How exactly did grapefruits get their name? They look and taste nothing like grapes. amirite?

In case you actually wanted to know:

Grapefruit:
From grape +‎ fruit, an allusion to the grapelike clusters of fruit on the tree.

Ciardi proposes another theory. The pummelo's botanical name was Citrus grandis, meaning "great citrus [fruit]", due to the large size of the fruits. It would be natural to call the new pummelo variety a "greatfruit". By saying that name a few times, with its consonant cluster, it sounds like "grapefruit", and it would easily have morphed to that form. This second suggestion is completely speculative, without attestation, but seems much more reasonable than the equally speculative "grape cluster" theory.

Sources: http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/grapefruit#Etymology
http://www.etymonline.com/index...erm=grapefruit

Rhianna stole "shine bright like diamonds in the sky" from Anjelah Johnson
For a high school student going to college or university, it's a daunting task to figure out what you want to do, where you want to do it and how to get the money to do it. amirite?
@Fv92 The money is easy. Student loans

I don't know if it's as simple as that, they don't give out loans to everyone and sometimes it can be really difficult to pay them back.

Everything we do, at some level, is for selfish reasons. We donate money to charity and volunteer because we feel good about ourselves knowing that we helped someone else. Selfishness isn't entirely a bad thing if it's also the reason we do good things, Amirite?

That's measuring completely based on consequence, someone can do something nice without intending to feel good about themselves.

@okay forget the memories then. Prior to those eight weeks I think that abortion should be legal. By that time you...

I agree with the life threatening situations, but I still thinks it's human at the beginning of conception.

@I mean nothing against the blind, deaf, disabled, etc.. I was trying explain that a recently conceived fetus is not...

Well, the fetus is responsive to touch after eight weeks and at least is experiencing at that point, earlier on the zygote is still alive and responding to the environment. Memories also shouldn't be considered in conferring humanity as that would imply that people who experience any form of memory loss have their humanity erased.

You don’t have to be naturally smart to be intelligent, if you have the will to learn then you’re already smart enough to get the knowledge you want as long as you work for it. amirite?
@UmmmmUmUmUmUmmmmmmm I view intelligence as the individual capacity of knowledge. Knowledge can be learned, intelligence cannot.

Ohh okay, that makes sense, I don't know if I believe there's an attainable limit to how much knowledge we can have though.

@It's not a baby yet, it is still a fetus. It cannot talk, see, hear, etc. For a long time after it is conceived...

I don't see how talking, seeing or hearing affects the humanity of a fetus. That's implying that blind, deaf, or mute people are less human than someone without those deficits. In addition, if someone was unfortunate enough to lose their sight, hearing and speech they somehow wouldn't be human anymore?