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    purpletouch is offline Newbie
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    Default got a bit of sweet tooth?

    just to double check. does having a sweet tooth mean having sweet cravings? and if you tell somebody you got a bit of sweet tooth are you telling that person you just had a sweet craving. i told somebody that today and i'm wondering if i said it right. . i'm really grateful this site exists so i don't have to go through the awkward moment of asking somebody. thanks

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    Default Re: got a bit of sweet tooth?

    Someone who has a sweet tooth likes sweet things. I drink coffee black with no sugar, some people put four spoons of sugar in a cup- that's a sweet tooth. It doesn't mean a craving, but a preference.

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    Default Re: got a bit of sweet tooth?

    Note that the phrase is: "got a bit of a sweet tooth".

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    Default Re: got a bit of sweet tooth?

    It all sounds a bit insane: people who like sweet foods are someone just generally nicer than people who don't. It sounds like the latest example of dubious evolutionary psychology, but it's actually about how language subtly shapes our behavior.
    A team of researchers from North Dakota State, Gettysburg College, and Saint Xavier University designed a series of five experiments to see how taste preferences related to behavior. One experiment showed participants that ate a sweet food like chocolate were more likely to volunteer to help somebody than those who had eaten a non-sweet food like a cracker. Another study revealed how people view the taste preferences of others. It turns out people tend to think those with a sweet tooth are more agreeable and helpful than others, and less likely to be neurotic or extroverted.... Thanks

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