You know the feeling. You get into an argument with someone, the two of you are going at each other back and forth, and they get you so riled up that you suddenly can't think of a good comeback until long after the fight is over.
There's actually a French term for this called l'esprit de l'escalier. It describes the feeling you get when you come up with the perfect reply after the fact.
We've all been there. It's devastating.
So let's take a moment and pay our respects to and celebrate the really good comebacks—the ultimate expressions of wit and cleverness. Taken from the appropriately titled subreddit r/MurderedByWords, here are some of the best ways people have ended their disagreements.
The Best Putdowns Come From The Truth
Honestly, You're Not Important Enough To Be Microchipped
Let's Blame Children's Knees For Making Men Uncomfortable
I'll Bet They Do, At Least The Senior Ncos
And This Is The Truth
That'll Show Them!
Why Even Publish This Story?
Complete Slam Dunk From This Dude
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