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    what is "safe panic"?

    "Women and children may scream in situations of safe panic, such as at the fair."

    What is "safe panic"?

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    Re: what is "safe panic"?

    I guess it's a form of panic in a situation where you know that really, everything is perfectly safe. A fairground ride, such as a roller-coaster, is a good example: you know that it's perfectly safe and that nothing bad is going to happen to you -- but you still have feelings of panic and you still scream. But it also gives you a thrill, and that's why you subject yourself to that kind of panic. A horror movie is similar: you know that it's just harmless pictures projected onto a wall, but it still scares you when the monster appears from nowhere and roars at you.

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    Re: what is "safe panic"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Eway View Post
    "Women and children may scream in situations of safe panic, such as at the fair."

    What is "safe panic"?
    I've never before run across that phrase. Rewboss may well be correct, but this phrase may not be generally understood.

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