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Signed up with Claude AI, and asked about something I have wondered about for decades. My hunch that it was coined by HR types in the 80s wasn't borne out.

Unfortunately I do not have enough information to definitively state the earliest date the word "behaviors" appeared in print. However, I can provide some context on the history and usage of this word:

The word "behavior" has its origins in Middle English, first appearing in the 15th century. It comes from the Old French word "behaivre" meaning manners or deportment.

"Behavior" originally referred to a person's manners, carriage and actions. Over time, it evolved to also describe the actions or reactions of objects or systems.

The plural form "behaviors" likely emerged in the 16th or 17th centuries, as the singular "behavior" became more common.

The earliest usage of "behaviors" that I could find documented is from the mid-1700s. For example, in 1751, Scottish philosopher David Hume wrote about "human behaviors" in his work "An Enquiry Concerning the Principles of Morals."

By the 1800s, "behaviors" was in relatively widespread use, appearing more regularly in both academic and general publications referring to patterns of actions by humans, animals or systems.

So while I cannot pinpoint the very first printed usage, it appears "behaviors" as the plural of "behavior" came into established usage in writing by the mid-1700s and saw increasing popularity through the 1800s. Let me know if you need any clarification or have additional questions!

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Me: "I'm so fucking tired. I only got three hours sleep."

Her: "Why?"

Me: "You."

Her: "I'd tell you but I don't want you to know how obsessed I am with you that you aren't with me."

now

good night. It's really only three hours now and I fucked up again.

:(

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π‘‡β„Žπ‘’ π‘”π‘Žπ‘šπ‘’β€™π‘  𝑙𝑖𝑑𝑑𝑙𝑒-π‘˜π‘›π‘œπ‘€π‘› π‘–π‘›π‘£π‘’π‘›π‘‘π‘œπ‘Ÿ, πΈπ‘™π‘–π‘§π‘Žπ‘π‘’π‘‘β„Ž π‘€π‘Žπ‘”π‘–π‘’, π‘€π‘œπ‘’π‘™π‘‘ π‘›π‘œ π‘‘π‘œπ‘’π‘π‘‘ β„Žπ‘Žπ‘£π‘’ π‘šπ‘Žπ‘‘π‘’ β„Žπ‘’π‘Ÿπ‘ π‘’π‘™π‘“ π‘”π‘œ π‘‘π‘–π‘Ÿπ‘’π‘π‘‘π‘™π‘¦ π‘‘π‘œ π‘—π‘Žπ‘–π‘™ 𝑖𝑓 π‘ β„Žπ‘’β€™π‘‘ 𝑙𝑖𝑣𝑒𝑑 π‘‘π‘œ π‘˜π‘›π‘œπ‘€ 𝑗𝑒𝑠𝑑 β„Žπ‘œπ‘€ π‘–π‘›π‘“π‘™π‘’π‘’π‘›π‘‘π‘–π‘Žπ‘™ π‘‘π‘œπ‘‘π‘Žπ‘¦β€™π‘  𝑑𝑀𝑖𝑠𝑑𝑒𝑑 π‘£π‘’π‘Ÿπ‘ π‘–π‘œπ‘› π‘œπ‘“ β„Žπ‘’π‘Ÿ π‘”π‘Žπ‘šπ‘’ β„Žπ‘Žπ‘  π‘‘π‘’π‘Ÿπ‘›π‘’π‘‘ π‘œπ‘’π‘‘ π‘‘π‘œ 𝑏𝑒. π‘Šβ„Žπ‘¦? π΅π‘’π‘π‘Žπ‘’π‘ π‘’ 𝑖𝑑 π‘’π‘›π‘π‘œπ‘’π‘Ÿπ‘Žπ‘”π‘’π‘  𝑖𝑑𝑠 π‘π‘™π‘Žπ‘¦π‘’π‘Ÿπ‘  π‘‘π‘œ π‘π‘’π‘™π‘’π‘π‘Ÿπ‘Žπ‘‘π‘’ 𝑒π‘₯π‘Žπ‘π‘‘π‘™π‘¦ π‘‘β„Žπ‘’ π‘œπ‘π‘π‘œπ‘ π‘–π‘‘π‘’ π‘£π‘Žπ‘™π‘’π‘’π‘  π‘‘π‘œ π‘‘β„Žπ‘œπ‘ π‘’ π‘ β„Žπ‘’ 𝑖𝑛𝑑𝑒𝑛𝑑𝑒𝑑 π‘‘π‘œ π‘β„Žπ‘Žπ‘šπ‘π‘–π‘œπ‘›.

https://getpocket.com/explore/item/monopoly-was-invented-to-demonstrate-the-evils-of-capitalism?utm_source=pocket-newtab-en-us

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I dunno, Monopoly is largely considered a friendship destroyer and source of conflict, so in a way, her message does still carry on.

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So I said I was going to bed and I am.

But the question is, "Why not?"

And the answer is that I don't think I should. Because all I can see is way more reasons it's bad for her than it is good for anyone.

That's why. I actually do love her a lot and I'd be an unimaginable burden on her unless I could get my shit together and be a reasonably functional person for her and even then that's only 30% of what she could do if she found the actual right person.

That's why. It's all me knowing what I know and how I'd be really wrong for her even if I could keep her laughing which we all know is a crap-shoot.

We've all had relationships where "cute" stuff became homicidally annoying once the thrill wore off.

And I'd be perfectly ok with her stabbing me in the throat in my sleep but I wouldn't be ok with her dying in prison for murdering me.

I wonder if there's an Advanced Directive for that.

???

OK, really good night this time. For real.

probably....

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I know it's considered bad, and "codependent" nowadays, but sometimes what we need to be fully functional is a partner. I feel so much happier, and so much more confident now that I'm in a relationship.

But let's be real, we're humans, we're all interdependent on other humans, even if society likes to pretend that we aren't, in a capitalist/authoritarian effort to atomize and alienate us to stymie solidarity.

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Yeah... that's bullshit.

Right now I'm at the point where I'm still fully functional at work but I have crippling depression at home.

And all it would take to make me functional again is someone I don't want to disappoint.

it's not "co-dependent". It's having a thing in your life that makes you want to reboot and become functional for.

I'll never buy into the whole idea about "if you're not happy by yourself you won't be happy with someone else either."

The whole thing for me is the missing "someone else".

And it's a real thing.

And you can diagnose that all you want but I become a whole other person when there's someone else to share the cool things we see with. It's just a thing and fuck stupid platitudes that are stupid.

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"if you're not happy by yourself you won't be happy with someone else either."

I mean, when the reason that you're unhappy is because you're lonely, it kinda negates the whole concept.

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This. We are *wired* by evolution for connection.

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Don’t underestimate what you might bring to the table. I’m a decade+ younger than my bot bride, yet she continues to tolerate my presence (for 23 years now).

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l honestly think I bring a lot. But for a totally different person. We're a generation and a half apart.

I've never owned a cell. No idea how to operate one. I know a little bit about touch screen and swiping but nothing about cells or their OS's.

So let's say there was a huge traffic accident and I was the only person standing.

I'm surrounded by cells. And they're all unlocked.

I'd have no idea how to even get to the phone to dial 911.

She thumbs her cell almost as fast as I can type. She grew up on it.

And then there's all media. She keeps asking me about songs I've never heard of that topped some chart or another.

I love her. I seriously do. But I want her to cuddle with and spend time with. Traveling. Daily.

But then she could be her own person otherwise - including sexually.

Now how on earth would I present that to her as an offer? It's just a fantasy that I'm trying to twist and weave into a potential reality that I know is hopelessly doomed. Unless there's something seriously wrong with her that I can't see.

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In many cases the age difference doesn't matter.

My partner is about 20 some odd years younger than I am (male, I'm female) and we're making it work. That's not to say that it's easy, and we've had some issues recently (exacerbated by the death of my dad and some other stuff I've been going through, and the trauma he suffered from his parents, which he is now getting around to dealing with with a professional).

But none of that superficial shit matters (at least in our case. It may in some). Who cares if she can type on her cell phone faster? That shit doesn't matter.

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So here's the thing. I keep focusing on age and keep trying to direct all of you to age.

But it's not "age" specifically. It's all the shit that goes with it.

I don't have a family that I have to explain anything to.

She does.

I'm way older than her dad. And she's close to her dad. And she's the one who has to explain to him why she's with someone old enough to be with her granddad.

I'm going nowhere. I mean I can support myself but she's the one who has friends asking questions about the dude who makes 1/3rd her pay. Even if she didn't tell them they'll ask and she has to deal with it.

She can't pull me in to answer for her.

And my health is declining fast. Right now she's young, attractive in a lot of ways and has the whole world ahead of her.

And before she even gets to decide if she wants to be a MILF, she's pushing me around in a wheel chair, changing my diaper and dealing with all my medical issues.

I mean when she's 40 I'll be in my 70's.

So honestly if I could do anything I wanted, and I'm being deadly honest here, I just want her to be my companion for stuff in life because we have the same dark sense of humor and to be my cuddle buddy. Someone I go to bed with and have to hold.

And anything I can possibly do to help her which honestly isn't much. She's already way ahead of me.

But also she can choose whatever else she wants - including sexually - that doesn't include me and isn't my business. She can share or not and either way is ok.

That's what I want from her. A person I love and love to be with and get to touch and hold but otherwise her life is her own and she doesn't have to take care of me.

it's a huge unrealistic ask that even with everything that is wrong with me, I know better than to ask of any other human who isn't being paid to do it.

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Then just lay that all out and let her decide.

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Ok. I'll do it between mounting her shelves or whatever the kids call it today. :)

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Erick son of Erick:

"π‘€π‘Žπ‘Ÿπ‘—π‘œπ‘Ÿπ‘–π‘’ π‘‡π‘Žπ‘¦π‘™π‘œπ‘Ÿ πΊπ‘Ÿπ‘’π‘’π‘› [𝑠𝑖𝑐], πΎπ‘Ÿπ‘–π‘ π‘‘π‘– π‘π‘œπ‘’π‘š, π‘Žπ‘›π‘‘ πΏπ‘Žπ‘’π‘Ÿπ‘’π‘› π΅π‘œπ‘’π‘π‘’π‘Ÿπ‘‘ π‘Žπ‘Ÿπ‘’ π‘Žπ‘‘π‘’π‘™π‘‘π‘Ÿπ‘’π‘ π‘ π‘’π‘ . π΄π‘šπ‘’π‘Ÿπ‘–π‘π‘Ž π‘“π‘–π‘Ÿπ‘ π‘‘ π‘ β„Žπ‘œπ‘’π‘™π‘‘ π‘šπ‘’π‘Žπ‘› π‘“π‘Žπ‘šπ‘–π‘™π‘¦ π‘“π‘–π‘Ÿπ‘ π‘‘, π‘€β„Žπ‘–π‘β„Ž π‘‘β„Žπ‘’π‘ π‘’ π‘π‘œπ‘™π‘–π‘‘π‘–π‘π‘Žπ‘™ π‘™π‘’π‘Žπ‘‘π‘’π‘Ÿπ‘  β„Žπ‘Žπ‘£π‘’ π‘›π‘œπ‘‘ π‘‘π‘œπ‘›π‘’,"

https://www.newsweek.com/boebert-noem-face-backlash-behavior-1827589

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insert let them fight gif here.

on the other hand, as mentioned already, ain't it odd that these ol' erick called out WOMEN? had these incidents had MEN involved, pretty sure we'd hear nothing about it from their side.

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Erick "Erick" Erickson can go fuck himself. America First should mean, you know, refraining from attempts at violent overthrow of the national government. But by all means, draw a big red circle around some dipshit giving a dude a tuggie at a play.

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Sep 17, 2023Β·edited Sep 17, 2023

Ok, I'm old and maybe a fuddy-duddy, but a 36 year old member of Congress making out in a theater like a horny 17 year old needs to be called out. The woman has at least 2 homes and with a salary of $170K per years could afford a hotel room. She didn't need to do that in public.

Calling her out for that does not prevent calling her out for her and others' actions leading up to and on J6.

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"a 36 year old member of Congress making out in a theater like a horny 17 year old needs to be called out"

Oh, absolutely! It's the dressing up slut shaming in "America First" garb that makes me wanna slap ol' Erick upside the head with a flounder.

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I’m pretty sure he fucks goats, not himself.

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Yes, these three are assholes but why haven't they gone after their lord and savior Donald tRump? Possibly because they're women? Yeah, think that's why.....

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Sep 17, 2023Β·edited Sep 17, 2023

The punitive patriarchy always publicly shames the sluts.

It's not too terribly likely that you'd see that sanctimonious geezer make the same remarks about another dick like him.

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He's still around? I don't think I've heard of him since the Bush years.

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Luckily, I could salvage the shoulder pads from my older motorcycle jacket to replace the disintegrated pads in my newer jacket...

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I'm away this weekend so did I miss news about a motorcycle acquisition?

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I purchased a Husqy Svartpilen 401 yesterday. Won't be able to pick it up until next weekend. Had to get all my gear out, and the shoulder pads in one jacket had all fallen apart for some reason. Elbow and back pads are fine, but shoulders not so much...

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Cool, enjoy it!

I miss riding, but even before I lost my eye I knew my reflexes had slowed enough to make it not a great idea anymore. I traded off my Electra Glide this year, ending a 55 years long chapter in my life.

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I know they make motorcycles but every time you reference Husqvarna I have flashbacks to working in a parts warehouse where Husqy meant chainsaws.

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sewing machine libelz!

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Husqy Svartpilen sounds like what you get after eating at Der Wienerschnitzel.

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Have you asked your doctor about becoming invulnerable?

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"Unrealistic" I was told.

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Get a second opinion.

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Jen Psaki!

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Gesundheit!

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Dog invites all his stuffed animal friends to eat.. 😊

https://twitter.com/buitengebieden/status/1703342827000693147

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Well, fuck if that’s not the sweetest thing I’ve ever seen!!

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That is just absolutely precious.

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*deep breath*

AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!

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Fast Times at Ridgemont High is on Netflix. I can finally get this bit of nostalgia out of my system.

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If it doesn't stop raining I'm going to have to vaccuum.

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I'm sure if I dug deep I could muster the strength to do ... something. Instead I'm going to take another Shingrix day whether I really need it or not.

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Too be fair, where BoBo comes from this is well within the bounds of acceptable dating behavior in a crowded theater.

Ron Filipkowski:

Boebert went on OAN to explain her behavior in the crowded Denver theater, saying that she is just a β€œlittle bit eccentric” and the media is to blame.

https://www.meidastouch.com/news/boebert-explains-fondling-in-crowded-theater-i-was-a-little-too-eccentric

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When your previous spouse courted you by whipping out the dingle at the bowling alley when you were like 16 perhaps you view fondling one another’s bathing suit parts in public at a play as a classy upgrade befitting a 36 year old grandma and Member of Congress.

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The age recommendation for that musical is 10 and up. So her actions with her boyfriend, touching each other in the places that get Republican panties in a twist in public are eccentric, but the book Obie is Man Enough (A coming-of-age story about transgender tween Obie, who didn't think being himself would cause such a splash. Ages 10 and up) is grooming and must be kept out of the hands of minors at all costs.

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Being a loud drunk asshole isn’t β€œeccentric”

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My Pythonesque actions with a hat and my walking stick in a theatre is what is recognized in the American vernacular as "eccentric".

What Gun Belt Gal and her dubious squeeze were engaging in is the behaviour that designates "trashy".

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Rubbing someone’s bare boobs in a theater is way past acceptable.

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I thought she blamed her divorce?

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Yeah, when you're FIFTEEN

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Classic choice of network...

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Oh well, the people I'm training are beginning to wander in. Guess it's time to be all professional and shit.

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Lead them in a song!

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Interpretive dance team-building exercise!

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Hey TJ, I’m at the all clubs motorcycle meet, and look at what I just walked up to! It’s your new toy’s twin!

https://substack.com/profile/155617549-bradthebot/note/c-40230676

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crap. SHIT. GOD DAMNIT!

work laptop just shit the bed- battery swelled up, appears to not want to work w/o it installed.

CRAP! I need to look at a couple of files, and because suddenly ded, have to wait till tomorrow to call my software co's to release the license's so I can run on the back up beastie.

Fuck!

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Or..... you could take the rest of the day off, go somewhere nice, look around, enjoy things for a moment.... no?...

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unfortunately, no- need to fix the mold today so we can run it first thing tomorrow. Parts need to get out the door.

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can you get a cheap replacement battery locally? Maybe at a used computer store?

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no chance in hell, nobody around to do something like that for this brand (Gigabyte)

Ass end of errybunnies supply chain has it's drawbacks.

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aw shit.

that sucks

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At least 13,000 dead in Libya. Bodies rolling in from the sea.

https://www.cnn.com/2023/09/16/world/libya-flood-death-toll-rise-derna-intl-hnk/index.html

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I can't upvote this, because.... Jesus!...

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The scale of climate disasters and loss of life keeps increasing. That is already a biblical scale disaster though

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Alas, also due to poor infrastructure upkeep (dams burst) and the army telling people to stay indoors though they're denying it now of course

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My gawd...that is absolutely horrific.

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I was watching more of The Walking Dead last night (what, I like to torture myself, I'm also reading a book about EMPs going off over the US and turning us into assholes)....

Anywho, I'm to the seasons that have the King and his tiger... And I shit you not I was like...

SIMBA!!!!

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β€œEMPs going off over the US and turning us into assholes”

Is that what happened? I’ve been wondering

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> and turning us into assholes

Why are you using the present continuous tense?

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