It's Ash Wednesday, and as we all know, it's the beginning of Lent. Every year, millions of people around the world will be "giving up" something during the next 40 days.

If you partake in the practice, you probably will find out from your friends and family what they are giving up. But, ever wonder if you were on par with everyone else?

For the past seven years Biblical Web guru Stephen Smith, who runs the massive Christian site, has put together a list of the most common things people give up.

But he doesn't actually go out and poll people. Smith pulls from Twitter mentions of Lent and variations of the phrase "giving up". From that, he comprises the list every year.

Here is his top 10 list for this year:

  1. Chocolate
  2. Twitter
  3. Social Networking
  4. Alcohol
  5. School
  6. Sweets
  7. Swearing
  8. Soda
  9. Fast Food
  10. Coffee

If you've been struggling thinking of something to give up, the list seems to be a pretty good idea starter.

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