It's important to use the right words when you want to get your point across. Often, they're the only means of communication available to us.

But expressing nuanced thoughts and feelings through language can be difficult. So let's try to learn from the best!

There's a subreddit called r/OddlySpecific and as the name suggests, its 1.2 million members are dedicated to collecting distinct, precise phrases that strangely make perfect sense.

So continue scrolling to check the best ones they spotted and fire up our first publication on this awesome online community for more.

#1

Adult Books vs. Kids' Books

Adult Books vs. Kids' Books

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Madison Feehan
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1 month ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Kids books for the win!!!! Can I get some YA novel recommendations with decent plots and non-depressing endings???

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#2

Aita?

Aita?

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Ember
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1 month ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is hilarious because it’s so true 😂😂😂

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If you want your speeches to have a stronger impact, American author, columnist, keynote speaker, and former journalist and news anchor Carmine Gallo suggests replacing long words with short ones. "In his groundbreaking book Thinking, Fast and Slow, Nobel economist Daniel Kahneman writes, 'If you care about being thought credible and intelligent, do not use complex language where simpler language will do.' Effective leaders speak in simple language — and simple means short," Gallo explained.

He said this is especially true during a crisis, when attention spans are flagging and noise levels are high. "People are being bombarded by information, some of which is misleading or false. The clearer and more concise you are, the better your chances of getting your message across and persuading people to act on it."

#3

Billionaires Are Boring

Billionaires Are Boring

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Tesla Sulu
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1 month ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Exactly! I knew a very wealthy family with a 14,000 sq ft home and no roller skates to take advantage of it!

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"As you think about how to share your next message, remember that language influenced by the Anglo-Saxon period has been used by many great leaders," Gallo highlighted.

Winston Churchill once said, "The shorter words of a language are usually the more ancient. Their meaning is more ingrained in the national character and they appeal to greater force."

In a memo titled Brevity, Churchill urged government administrators to replace long "woolly phrases" with single conversational words, pointing out that brevity equals clarity and that directness makes things easier to understand.

#7

Oh Mom

Oh Mom

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Next, Gallo thinks you should search for analogies. "Neuroscientists have found that our brains process the world by associating the new or unknown with something familiar. When presented with a novel idea, our brains don't ask, 'What is it?' They ask, 'What is it like?'"

"Analogies answer that question. They serve as mental shortcuts that help us understand complex events. Leaders who are great communicators in a crisis are skilled at finding analogies, because they have to persuade people to act quickly."

#10

This Reply

This Reply

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Kel_how
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1 month ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

"Segregation themed amusement park" really tied that one together

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#11

Rata2ie

Rata2ie

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#12

Even Average Sounds Extraordinary During Victorian Times

Even Average Sounds Extraordinary During Victorian Times

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The human brain is wired for storytelling. In his best-selling book Sapiens, historian Yuval Noah Harari argues that it was only through stories that our species was able to take over the world.

Our advanced language skills — specifically, our ability to connect with one another through narrative — allowed us to cooperate in ways other species simply could not.

#14

It Took Me Longer Than 66 Years

It Took Me Longer Than 66 Years

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#16

Uuh... Fox Title?

Uuh... Fox Title?

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karl briggs
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1 month ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Also looks like Russian Vlad, post plastic surgery!

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#17

Humble Living As A Gnome

Humble Living As A Gnome

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Spannidandoolar
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1 month ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I didn't know that this was what I wanted from life until I read it here.

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Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease at the National Institutes of Health, is widely admired for his straight, persuasive talk. CNN has even called him “a public force” who translates complex medical information into everyday language.

"You don’t want to impress people and razzle-dazzle them with your knowledge," Fauci said. "You just want them to understand what you’re talking about."

#18

The Jeans Discount Is The Cherry On Top

The Jeans Discount Is The Cherry On Top

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#19

This Will Be A Reality One Day

This Will Be A Reality One Day

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Birgit M
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1 month ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I‘d rather be able to delete a few files….

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#20

An Interesting Title

An Interesting Title

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Olivier Caissy
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1 month ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Damn it Rat Snitch Brian The Good Time Ruiner

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#21

When You Get Flashbacks Of Working Retail

When You Get Flashbacks Of Working Retail

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Nitka Tsar
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1 month ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Meanwhile in other countries someone gets praised as a „normal“ or a „peoples person“ for not being born into money/ power.

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Because of that, Fauci often limits himself to just three key points. For instance, in an April 5 appearance on Face the Nation, he said the country would be able to relax social-distancing guidelines only when three things were in place: "the ability to test, isolate, and do contact tracing."

Fauci also pointed out that Americans must continue to “physically separate” from one another by doing three things: staying six feet apart, limiting gatherings to 10 or fewer people, and avoiding mass interactions, such as in restaurants, bars, and theaters.

Words are powerful, and the more mindful you are with them, the more they can offer you.

#22

Not A Squirrel!

Not A Squirrel!

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ohjojo (you/your's)
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1 month ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Keith should try bringing $5 with him to buy lunch instead of bringing his lunch. That is sure to keep the squirrels away

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#23

Rbdbdjddn

Rbdbdjddn

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Ember
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1 month ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

As an avid book reader, this happens to me more times than I can count….lol

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#24

Road Trips Are So Nostalgic

Road Trips Are So Nostalgic

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#26

Smoke

Smoke

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tHeBoRdEsTpAnDa
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1 month ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

My pointed this out to my dad and he said my grandad (RIP) pointed that out to his (Christian) teacher and got detention for saying that lol

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#27

20-20-20 Noted

20-20-20 Noted

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Madison Feehan
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1 month ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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#28

Hmm

Hmm

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#29

Sheeranphobia, An Interesting Disease

Sheeranphobia, An Interesting Disease

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Jul Chv
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1 month ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Ma'm, I have a terrible news. It's only a scratch, They'll be fine but.... They are a secret Sheerfan.

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#30

Oh Cool

Oh Cool

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DennyS (denzoren)
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1 month ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Just last month I saw a bird in the garden and thought...you know, I should get one of those books that bird watchers use.

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#31

Whale Sounds

Whale Sounds

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Szirra
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1 month ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I like to imagine they tell each other dirty jokes

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#32

Found On Meirl

Found On Meirl

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Pernille.
Community Member
1 month ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I feel this, I had to fix my dishwasher last week, and now I'm missing important cat videos because I only get dishwasher videos.

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#33

Eminems More Positive Cousin

Eminems More Positive Cousin

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James016
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1 month ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

He doesn't taste the rainbow, he IS the rainbow

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#34

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

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ohjojo (you/your's)
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1 month ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Wanted, small child. Or possibly a few in case this goes wrong.

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#35

I Have Never Made A Doctor's Appointment By Myself

I Have Never Made A Doctor's Appointment By Myself

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#36

Weird Way To Describe It But I Get The Idea

Weird Way To Describe It But I Get The Idea

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#37

Driver Carries Only

Driver Carries Only

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#38

Sushi No Like Tiktok

Sushi No Like Tiktok

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#39

The Fact That This Is Not An Exaggeration Makes It Even Better. British Football Chants Are Fun

The Fact That This Is Not An Exaggeration Makes It Even Better. British Football Chants Are Fun

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troufaki13
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1 month ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Same in Greece. And it varies from remarks for opponents' moms to seggsual insults to the team

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#40

Living His Best Life

Living His Best Life

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#41

I Can't Say As Though I Disagree

I Can't Say As Though I Disagree

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#42

Ok, Josh

Ok, Josh

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Laura Jackson
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1 month ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

As teens my friends and I would steal a few carved pumpkins off porches late Halloween night each year. We would write the address of the house they came from and put it in a Ziploc bag inside the pumpkins then put the pumpkins in a deep freezer. On the night before Thanksgiving we would then take them back to their porches and leave them. We would hear kids talking about it at school wondering about it. Good times!

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#43

Connor

Connor

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Hannah Hudson-Lee
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1 month ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That is an insult to Honda Accords. At least a Honda Accord will usually get you there.

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#44

No Time To Bleed!

No Time To Bleed!

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Birgit M
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1 month ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Same, but with cats. There‘s never time to bleed.

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#46

Interesting Quiz Options

Interesting Quiz Options

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girlsrock4ever
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1 month ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Exactly! And you know which answer is for which, it's so obvious. Plus, only a small minority of people actually act like a stereotypical introvert/extrovert.

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#47

Vegas Ain't Ready For Them

Vegas Ain't Ready For Them

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#48

I Also Feel This Way A Bit

I Also Feel This Way A Bit

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Mohsie Supposie
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1 month ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Close to the end , but not yet... just a little bit more.

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#49

I Dont *look* Like A R*pist Or Serial Killer

I Dont *look* Like A R*pist Or Serial Killer

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Olivier Caissy
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1 month ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I live at night, I unfortunately cannot tell you the number of women I’ve seen looking scared to even be out or on public transports. I feel sorry and angry at the world at the same time.

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#50

Don’t Steel My Food?

Don’t Steel My Food?

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