As long as people throw around some questionable bits of wisdom like it's no big deal, we have the unofficial karma police, aka ‘murderers by words.’ Except murder by words has nothing to with violence, weapons, or blood, which makes the act inherently peaceful, yet brutally powerful.

It’s because the fight is fueled by words, but not by any words. I mean witty, well-argued, and solid arguments that pierce straight through misinformation, fake news, and any other online BS that's so prominent these days. The targets can be anyone from Covid deniers to anti-vaxers to flat earthers and extreme right Trump supporters who support the Capitol riots or similar bursts of terror. And when the words come back, they do so with double the initial power.

Thanks to the prominent corner of Reddit known as the subreddit “Murdered By Words,” the karma evening selection of putdowns, clapbacks, and counter-arguments are in to show that everything you utter in this world can come back to you. Psst! Part 1 of the post with people who got brutally shut down is available here.

#1

You Dense Mother ---!

You Dense Mother ---!

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troufaki13
Community Member
1 month ago

I'm sure the first person thought he said something very profound...

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#2

Due For Some Good Luck Eventually

Due For Some Good Luck Eventually

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wandile dludlu
Community Member
1 month ago

Ouch

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#3

Beautifully Pointing Out How Jack Doesn’t Know Why A Vaccine Is

Beautifully Pointing Out How Jack Doesn’t Know Why A Vaccine Is

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me
Community Member
1 month ago

I wonder if Jack even caught on

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Previously, comedy writer Ariane Sherine told Bored Panda that when it comes to witty comebacks, they can be both planned and totally spontaneous.

"I've definitely come up with comebacks that are spontaneous. For instance, I told my daughter that if she didn't behave, I'd give her inheritance to a donkey sanctuary. She said, 'You wouldn't,' and I came back, 'You bet your ass!' But though I hadn't used that comeback before, I clearly had knowledge of the pun and might have used something similar in the past."

But not every comeback is equally powerful. The ones that make us thank the lord it’s not us who received them have to be well-timed, super-fast, exceptionally witty, and totally understandable to everyone. If it’s super complicated or said at the wrong time, or worst, in the wrong place, you can get scolded with an agonizing moment of silence.

#4

Dammit George!

Dammit George!

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Troux
Community Member
1 month ago

How unusual to actually respect people outside of your own household...?!?!

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#5

Sarah Has Been Reported Dead

Sarah Has Been Reported Dead

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Hans
Community Member
1 month ago

So polite!

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#6

Apparently She Was A Raging Dumbass Five Years Ago, Too

Apparently She Was A Raging Dumbass Five Years Ago, Too

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Ray Martin
Community Member
1 month ago

I'm very much against violence towards women, but Katie Hopkins might have turned out to be a more worthwhile human being if she'd been punched in the face a little more often for saying things like this.

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#7

This Belongs Here

This Belongs Here

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Aroace tiger
Community Member
1 month ago

Yas!

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#8

Room Temperature Iq Is My New Favourite Insult

Room Temperature Iq Is My New Favourite Insult

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soni w
Community Member
1 month ago

And that's Celcius not farenheight 😂😂

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#9

Maybe She's Just Not Getting Any

Maybe She's Just Not Getting Any

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Vic
Community Member
1 month ago

D**k masks! I'm using that one.. the word I mean..

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#10

I Proudly Served In The Gay Wars Of '07

I Proudly Served In The Gay Wars Of '07

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Micah Patchen
Community Member
1 month ago

The glitter mines need to be closed!!!!! They are polluting the environment and that damn glitter gets every where for days!!

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#11

All Of A Sudden “Law & Order” Doesn’t Apply?

All Of A Sudden “Law & Order” Doesn’t Apply?

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MRSS
Community Member
1 month ago

I love this chicks reply. This woman was told multiple times to stop or they WILL SHOOT HER!! Just because she was a woman and in the service does not mean she does not need to comply with the law. My niece is retired from the Marines and I would say the exact same thing if she were dumb enough to do what this woman did, thankfully my niece has common sense. It sucks she was killed but she broke into a FEDERAL BUILDING WITH SECRET SERVICE AND POLICE AND MILITARY OFFICERS!!!!

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#12

Pray Away The Gay

Pray Away The Gay

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satan's girlfriend
Community Member
1 month ago

i laughed so hard am sorry

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#13

Such Delicate Snowflakes

Such Delicate Snowflakes

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Naima Ebiche
Community Member
1 month ago

Kindness is the easiest and the hardest quality depending on who has to show it

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#14

Cow Goes Moo

Cow Goes Moo

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Fred and George Weasley
Community Member
1 month ago

if they seriously didnt know only female cows give milk i-. smh

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#15

I Think You Will Survive The Vaccine

I Think You Will Survive The Vaccine

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Raven Sheridan
Community Member
1 month ago

Nobody knows what's in a hotdog either, but I bet they've eaten one of those.

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#16

And Now, For Something Not Involving Politics

And Now, For Something Not Involving Politics

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Tim Stoneman
Community Member
1 month ago

From a man: Well said! :)

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#17

Grandmothers Are Overrated

Grandmothers Are Overrated

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troufaki13
Community Member
1 month ago

Every live matters except pedos

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#18

I Love It

I Love It

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Raven Sheridan
Community Member
1 month ago

🤣

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#19

'murica, Heck Yeah!

'murica, Heck Yeah!

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Mohsie Supposie
Community Member
1 month ago

In America, the customer is expected to pay the workers through tips.

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#20

Hits It Right On The Nose

Hits It Right On The Nose

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Vic
Community Member
1 month ago

Morons! Why hide the name? They have put it on a public forum. Everyone should who the person is.

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#21

The Nerve Of The Man!

The Nerve Of The Man!

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Rabbit Carrot
Community Member
1 month ago

I can’t wait for this guys reaction to Trumps biography then. Sure it’ll be written in crayon and printed on orange paper but that s**t will have a million i’s in it because it’ll be all me, me, me.

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#22

Who Need Vaccine

Who Need Vaccine

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Wendillon
Community Member
1 month ago

I've said this before but I guess I'll say it again: No thanks, I don't need birth control cause I'm not pregnant.

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#23

The Part About Pilot's Salary Surprised Me

The Part About Pilot's Salary Surprised Me

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Naima Ebiche
Community Member
1 month ago

In Luxembourg, teachers and most of state essential workers (bus drivers etc) are paid between 4000 and 7000 euro a month. An it’s formidable

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#24

Do Some Research Before Spouting Nonsense

Do Some Research Before Spouting Nonsense

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Bacony Cakes
Community Member
1 month ago

I was tupperware once.

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#25

Murdered By The Movement They Were So Eager To Have

Murdered By The Movement They Were So Eager To Have

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PristineMisty
Community Member
1 month ago

Covering up a comment, keep scrolling

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#26

It's Simple Logic, And Therefore Completely Unfathomable

It's Simple Logic, And Therefore Completely Unfathomable

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wandile dludlu
Community Member
1 month ago

That stat is also not true, heart disease kills about 600k

_
Community Member
1 month ago

I wish I still had the source, but I saw an article stating in 2019, car accident fatalities were the number one killer in the US. Sort of pertinent, mostly interesting. And people still think it's fine to go more than 20 mph over the speed limit because they have all those safety features on their car...

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Pamela24
Community Member
1 month ago

Also - Obama by working towards universal healthcare has actually done a lot to help to prevent those 5 million deaths. With accessible healthcare people are more likely to get regularly checked, they're not afraid to go to the doctor if something feels wrong and can get proper treatments when something does occur - all that together leads to people less likely to die from those causes. And Michelle Obama worked a lot towards fighting obesity which also leads to heart disease and strokes.

Eric Law
Community Member
1 month ago

Note the CDC did not say half those deaths were preventable *by Obama*. Apparently that subtlety is lost on some people.

N G
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

Brad is probably one of those people who think 9/11 should have been prevented by Obama. (Everytime I hear that argument I roll my eyes so hard I get a migraine)

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felixreychman
Community Member
1 month ago

It's not impossible Brad's breathing, while making sounds, near me could cause me a cerebral haemorrhage or a heart attack...

Bacony Cakes
Community Member
1 month ago

I'm pretty sure hearing Brad talk causes your proteins to go "nah f*ck this" and yeet themselves out of your lymphatic system at top speed before they misfold.

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Vic
Community Member
1 month ago

Oof! The stupidity is mind-boggling! I don't know whether to laugh or cry..

Nubis Knight
Community Member
1 month ago

Also I'm sure if you forbade the origins of heart diseases and stokes - fast food, Softdrinks, sweets and tobacco - the conservatives be the first one to scream bloody murder for stealing away their foodchoices and bankrupting fastfood- and food/tobacco industries.

Curry on...
Community Member
1 month ago

I really don't think some covid deniers know what asymptomatic means.

Colin Mochrie At Its Finest
Community Member
1 month ago

*stabs self in the eye* Those. Are. Not. Contagious.

Ivana
Community Member
1 month ago

Said someone who I am sure threw a fit when Michelle Obama re-vamped the school lunches.

Marcellus the Third
Community Member
1 month ago

It's a novel idea, suing Obama for the 5M Americans that died while he was president. Just looking at the possibility for a class-action status with the rest of the world, and sueing for the global roughly 100M that died during his presidency. Also, penguins. Thousands of penguins died during Obama's presidency. And owls. And ferrets. Have I mentioned the spiders?

Marlowe Fitzpatrik
Community Member
1 month ago

We should continue this with Trump, too. I mean, the heart-disease-deaths still occurred, we just need to add the 400k who died from covid to the score.

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Alexander Hoover
Community Member
1 month ago

Brad's small brain almost caused me to have a stroke. And he didn't even have to breath to do that.

J. F.
Community Member
1 month ago

And those people would have if Obama brought up laws for a healthier lifestyle

Jay James
Community Member
1 month ago

Wasn't that one of the goals of Obama Care?

J. Zingler
Community Member
1 month ago

Around 43% of all German daths are coronary desease related.

Catherine Spencer-Mills
Community Member
1 month ago

Strokes and heart attacks are not necessarily preventable. I recommend "My Stroke of Insight" for a first person account of a massive unpreventable stroke.

George Hudacko
Community Member
1 month ago

If his admin had banned obesity less wouod have died too!

BigCityLady
Community Member
1 month ago

George Hudacko, Agent Orange is a walking advert for obesity!!

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Lily Lu
Community Member
1 month ago

Also Covid overtook heart disease as the No.1 killer in the US and a bunch of other nations near the end of 2020.

Steve Cruz
Community Member
1 month ago

Maybe BRAD's breath is horrid enough that he can cause death by breathing on others.

Woody
Community Member
1 month ago

stop the spread wear a face mask to prevent heart disease! 😷

Mita Ghosh
Community Member
1 month ago

No point of ID blurring. We know the git is named Brad... Lol

Ole Peder Amrud Hagen
Community Member
1 month ago

Brad can.

Roxy Eastland
Community Member
1 month ago

I sort of feel like Brad actually could . . .

Sasha Kuleshov
Community Member
1 month ago

But whataboutism? :O

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#27

Found In The Window Of My Very Small, Very Red, Upstate NY Town Hardware Store

Found In The Window Of My Very Small, Very Red, Upstate NY Town Hardware Store

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Rabbit Carrot
Community Member
1 month ago

Wear a mask. It won’t kill you. COVID will.

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#28

He Is Right!

He Is Right!

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Nela Rothenbach
Community Member
1 month ago

Why is it people fail to understand that?

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#29

I Wonder If Op Ever Saw That, But Nevertheless

I Wonder If Op Ever Saw That, But Nevertheless

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Isabella R.W.
Community Member
1 month ago

the fact that the dude has 6.9k upvotes but the person who clapped-back only has 1.1k upvotes is very sad.

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#30

Millennials Are Killing The... Baby Industry

Millennials Are Killing The... Baby Industry

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wandile dludlu
Community Member
1 month ago

I'm not having a kid until I can afford that little s**t...

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#31

Better Hope His House Doesn't Catch On Fire!

Better Hope His House Doesn't Catch On Fire!

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Marie
Community Member
1 month ago

Well, I wouldn't have been surprised if the firefighters sent a bill in the US...

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#32

They're Complaining About The Wrong Type Of Female Armour

They're Complaining About The Wrong Type Of Female Armour

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Jibek Mechler
Community Member
1 month ago

This was probably the stupidest complaint about Star Wars I’ve seen, and that’s saying a lot

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#33

Mbw And Accurate ! 1 - 0

Mbw And Accurate ! 1 - 0

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Aroace tiger
Community Member
1 month ago

True... I admit it. I'm sorry

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#34

How The Turns Have Tabled. Trumper (Red) Gets "Triggered" And Blindly Defends Ashli Babbit

How The Turns Have Tabled. Trumper (Red) Gets "Triggered" And Blindly Defends Ashli Babbit

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Rabbit Carrot
Community Member
1 month ago

She is absolutely a terrorist. And a douchebag. And now she’s dead. Stupid is as stupid does.

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#35

1) Open Mouth 2) Insert Foot 3) ??? 4) Profit!

1) Open Mouth 2) Insert Foot 3) ??? 4) Profit!

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James016
Community Member
1 month ago

Step 3 is remove foot and insert the other foot

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#36

Red Is An Investor Who Keeps A Doctor On Staff, So You Know He Knows What He's Talking About

Red Is An Investor Who Keeps A Doctor On Staff, So You Know He Knows What He's Talking About

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Jibek Mechler
Community Member
1 month ago

Seriously, people should wear masks at flu season. I’ve never been so healthy as I was the last year. When I get sick it can drag out for months (I’m not exactly healthy) and I have disabled friends who could die from a cold. If anything, Corona proved that we should keep in wearing masks and washing our hands, even after it’s over

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#37

Oh Boy, Alanah Pearce Didn't Hold Back

Oh Boy, Alanah Pearce Didn't Hold Back

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Isabella R.W.
Community Member
1 month ago

Good for her! 👏❤❤

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#38

Ben Franklin Was A Smart Fella

Ben Franklin Was A Smart Fella

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Frank Ropen
Community Member
1 month ago

World population 1820 around 1 billion, 2020 nearly 8 billions. Partly thanks to vaccines.

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#39

I'm Betting Corgis Taste Like Chicken

I'm Betting Corgis Taste Like Chicken

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Wendillon
Community Member
1 month ago

Why shouldn't we pay people to exist? None of chose to exist, we were all forced into life whether we wanted it or not if you really think about it.

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#40

Just Wow

Just Wow

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Vicky Zar
Community Member
1 month ago

People like that always have double standards

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#41

It's My God-Given Right To Spit On Other People

It's My God-Given Right To Spit On Other People

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Raven Sheridan
Community Member
1 month ago

Be gentle. You can't expect a person such as this, to strain the few brain cells they actually possess by thinking, do you?

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#42

Chinese Government Celebrates Their Human Rights Accomplishments

Chinese Government Celebrates Their Human Rights Accomplishments

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Bacony Cakes
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

👉 The entire f*cking west of China is a political mess. (edit)👉Just look at Chinese Traditional Medicine for ONE second.

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#43

Wth Are Light Language And Sacred Geometry?

Wth Are Light Language And Sacred Geometry?

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Raven Sheridan
Community Member
1 month ago

The nurse of the tinned foiled hat brigade.

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#44

How Much Could A Private Island Cost, $10?

How Much Could A Private Island Cost, $10?

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troufaki13
Community Member
1 month ago

These people only thrive because other people give them the power. Take that away and they have nothing to offer to society

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#45

Lions Don’t Wear Masks

Lions Don’t Wear Masks

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Phoenix
Community Member
1 month ago

Badda Bang Badda Boom

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