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Question #9491 posted on 10/29/2004 4:13 a.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,

Do you have any good tips on how to stop the habit of popping my back all the time? It seems pretty hard to concentrate on it all the time and I always catch myself after I have committed the act.

-puer cum malum reduncumque dorsum

A: Dear Boy,
You could try negative reinforcement. A friend of mine tried to stop swearing by wearing a rubber band around her wrist and snapping herself everytime she slipped. I think it worked pretty well for her, because I never heard her slip more than once or twice.