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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wandile dludlu
Community Member
2 months ago

The sad part is that the person who wrote that might not even have enough money to not accept $600

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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
2 months 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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Ray Martin
Community Member
2 months ago

I bet he's the origin of the phrase "you don't know Jack".

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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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Isabella R.W.
Community Member
2 months ago

Epic comeback! 👏👏👏👏

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#5

Sarah Has Been Reported Dead

Sarah Has Been Reported Dead

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James016
Community Member
2 months ago

Sarah doubling down on the nastiness by using that font.

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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
2 months 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
2 months 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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Aroace tiger
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

We do have rights?

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#9

Maybe She's Just Not Getting Any

Maybe She's Just Not Getting Any

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Raven Sheridan
Community Member
2 months ago

The stupidity is strong in this one.

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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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ADHORTATOR
Community Member
2 months ago

The glitter mines...

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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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Jibek Mechler
Community Member
2 months ago

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Both are hypocrites.

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#12

Pray Away The Gay

Pray Away The Gay

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Bacony Cakes
Community Member
2 months ago

It's a circle with a double border. There is a little more people who think you can delete gay by going to [anonymous church in the bible belt] than Covid deniers.

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#13

Such Delicate Snowflakes

Such Delicate Snowflakes

beerbellybegone , scalzi Report

Naima Ebiche
Community Member
2 months 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

beerbellybegone , twitter.com Report

wandile dludlu
Community Member
2 months ago

And? Consuming animals???

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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
2 months 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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Isabella R.W.
Community Member
2 months ago

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loads of respect for the first girl (the one with the green name censorship) that dude's really ignorant (with the red name censorship). But I don't really like that other person's response (the one with the blue censorship) her response was kind of dragging a bit...Sorry.

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#17

Grandmothers Are Overrated

Grandmothers Are Overrated

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wandile dludlu
Community Member
2 months ago

They don't even see their stupidity

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#18

I Love It

I Love It

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Raven Sheridan
Community Member
2 months ago

🤣

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#19

'murica, Heck Yeah!

'murica, Heck Yeah!

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Mohsie Supposie
Community Member
2 months 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
2 months 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
2 months 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
2 months 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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Gulinky Lu
Community Member
2 months ago

Not all pilot jobs pay terrilbe, it highly depends on the region and seniority. In the US, regional contractors like Skywest, Mesa and Republic generally pay lower mainstream carriers like American or Delta. As you progress though, your pay will start to increase.

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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
2 months 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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Jibek Mechler
Community Member
2 months ago

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I think there should be a difference between a mom and pop place and big company like Twitter or Amazon.

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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
2 months ago

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

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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
2 months 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
2 months 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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Premislaus de Colo
Community Member
2 months ago

Apart from the guy being radiculous, there are more variables influencing the value of a produce than just supply and demand...

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#30

Millennials Are Killing The... Baby Industry

Millennials Are Killing The... Baby Industry

beerbellybegone , PlAClD_ Report

wandile dludlu
Community Member
2 months 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
2 months 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
2 months 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
2 months 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
2 months 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
2 months 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
2 months 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
2 months 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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Adam C
Community Member
2 months ago

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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
2 months 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
2 months 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
2 months 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
2 months 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
2 months 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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Marie
Community Member
2 months ago

You can't read a room you're not a part of...

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#45

Lions Don’t Wear Masks

Lions Don’t Wear Masks

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Phoenix
Community Member
2 months ago

Badda Bang Badda Boom

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