It may surprise you how many people feel uncomfortable when they get complimented. It sounds counterintuitive as compliments are there to uplift someone, point out their best features and are overall a positive thing to say. But not everyone feels that they deserve to be praised, so they don’t really know how to react and just feel that the whole interaction is unnecessary.

But there are normal compliments such as pointing out beautiful shoes and there are compliments that can really take you a second to comprehend whether that wasn’t an insult. In this list you will find these kinds of compliments that are so specific or unusual that people really don’t know what to think of them. The thread was created by Redditor Smalie, who asked, “What’s the weirdest compliment you ever received?” and people had some really interesting ones to tell about.

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#1

30 Of The Funniest And Weirdest Compliments Folks In This Online Group Got "you remind me of Kermit the frog. Not in looks, in vibes."

drummerfromjetwash , Eva Rinaldi Report

Sara Marie
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3 weeks ago

That's a great one!!:) he's so kind!

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#2

30 Of The Funniest And Weirdest Compliments Folks In This Online Group Got I once had an old Hispanic lady that didn’t speak English who I didn’t know have someone she was with come over to me at a restaurant and ask if she could bless my eyes for me. She said she wanted to bless them so nothing would ever happen to them because she’d never seen anything like them.

_tarnationist_ , _tarnationist_ (the actual photo) Report

BusyLizzy
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3 weeks ago

That is weirdly lovely.

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#3

30 Of The Funniest And Weirdest Compliments Folks In This Online Group Got A random woman outside a café beside a train station, as I get chased by a wasp:

"You smell very sweet and spicy, that's why he's chasing you. Its very nice!"

Thank you random lady, 2 years later and I'll never forget.

Martini_Man_ , Callum Hampson Report

Pearl
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3 weeks ago

That's an unusual compliment!

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#4

30 Of The Funniest And Weirdest Compliments Folks In This Online Group Got Me : Pulls down mask to drink water

Girl I work with : “You know most people take there mask down and they look worse you look good though”

Me : puzzled look on my face Thank you

Girl : Don’t worry I like girls

Breaded_butter_ , Alexandra_Koch Report

Vibe Check
Community Member
3 weeks ago

The end sent me lol

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#5

30 Of The Funniest And Weirdest Compliments Folks In This Online Group Got I went to Mexico with a buddy about 10 years ago and we were drinking with a bunch of people. Well another group of people were standing near us and kept looking over and whispering to eachother, staring at us until finally a few of them approached us. The one guy looks at me and says "are your calves real?" I was like ughhhhh yeah.. they're real, he turns to his friends and yells "they're real!" They all proceed to walk over and talk to us. A group of maybe 10 people complimented me on my calves, it was very weird.

CdnRageBear , Joshua Ganderson Report

California Jones
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3 weeks ago

I had a gym teacher in middle school whose calves looked like steaks. It was the only part of him that was in shape.

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#6

30 Of The Funniest And Weirdest Compliments Folks In This Online Group Got "your mind is like a kaleidoscope"

MooMoo_Juic3 , Clyde Robinson Report

Luka Verheijen
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3 weeks ago

As in, it makes other people feel like they're trippimg balls?

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#7

30 Of The Funniest And Weirdest Compliments Folks In This Online Group Got I was told by a random lady walking past me in the mall that I had a really large, bright aura. I looked at her kinda confused and she just said she was gifted that way and to have a nice day and kept walking…

wtfdoicare , Leslie Archard Report

Sans
Community Member
3 weeks ago

that's definitely nice

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#8

30 Of The Funniest And Weirdest Compliments Folks In This Online Group Got From a coworker’s partner (a Japanese woman, speaking English): “You have a big eyelash. I am jealousy!”

As a man, I don’t get a lot of eyelash compliments.

Edit: This has been an eye-opener (pun intended). It’s also been cool to learn what is marking the lenses of my specs

Nik106 , davidyrodriguez Report

Francis
Community Member
3 weeks ago

i hate it that men often have way more beautiful eyelashes than me :( i always tell the guys, tho

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#9

30 Of The Funniest And Weirdest Compliments Folks In This Online Group Got “I like your little hat” - a girl working the Whole Foods Checkout. I was having a socially awkward day and she was a bit awkward too. I think she found something endearing in how I was being and felt compelled to say something nice to me. It was just a basic wool hat/beanie for winter, not even that little. I still appreciated it and she was kinda cute.

iStealyournewspapers , Chris Yarzab Report

glowworm2
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3 weeks ago

That is adorable.

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#10

30 Of The Funniest And Weirdest Compliments Folks In This Online Group Got That I looked like I belonged on a shortbread tin.

Gingerbarkid , Open Food Facts Report

Luka Verheijen
Community Member
3 weeks ago

To be fair, that is a beautiful picture.

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#11

30 Of The Funniest And Weirdest Compliments Folks In This Online Group Got A girl in high school told me I have really pretty knees.

Elena_320 , Jenn Turner Report

Pommpeii
Community Member
3 weeks ago

Man that's a great complimenr

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#12

30 Of The Funniest And Weirdest Compliments Folks In This Online Group Got My wife- "You have a nice shaped skull"

AttemptingNormal , Piqsels Report

Jo Choto
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3 weeks ago

Yeah, i admire people who have lovely shaped heads. Mine has corners.

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#13

30 Of The Funniest And Weirdest Compliments Folks In This Online Group Got While doing CPR on an inmate, a nurse showed up to relieve me and before doing so said, “ you look like you’re good with your hands. How else do you use them?”

TheRavingRaccoon , Betsy Weber Report

Jo Choto
Community Member
3 weeks ago

That's more of a come-on than a compliment.

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#14

30 Of The Funniest And Weirdest Compliments Folks In This Online Group Got My first child had been born a few weeks ago. I came back to work and one of the bosses said, "Oh, congratulations on your....on your news...yeah...good luck with that.":

klt2 , Amy the Nurse Report

Vasana Phong
Community Member
3 weeks ago

Because you caught him off guard as he didn’t remember why you were gone

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#15

30 Of The Funniest And Weirdest Compliments Folks In This Online Group Got I was at a pool party in college and I saw two girls that looked like they were talking about me. I asked if I could help them in a flirty way and they straight up said “we just wanted to say you have really nice nipples”…I’m a guy

Sadly I didn’t get either of their numbers but at least now I know that I have nice nipples.

tydro92 , Brian Evans Report

Olivia Lisbon
Community Member
3 weeks ago

Be sure to mention that as often as you can. People just don’t take enough pride in their nipples these days.

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#16

30 Of The Funniest And Weirdest Compliments Folks In This Online Group Got ‘Despite what everyone says about you, I still think you’re quite fun’

Guava_ , Paula Satijn Report

Luka Verheijen
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3 weeks ago

Me to youtubers I like

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#17

30 Of The Funniest And Weirdest Compliments Folks In This Online Group Got "your eyes are so beautiful! I just want to scoop them out and replace them with my own"

I wear sunglasses everywhere now 😑

chocfrogaddict , Marian Ladiona Report

Deutschland Mädchen
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3 weeks ago

What the...

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#18

30 Of The Funniest And Weirdest Compliments Folks In This Online Group Got “Your ears look like tortellini … delicious”

girlwiththesith , fugzu Report

Ian Kelly
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3 weeks ago

“Delicious”

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#19

30 Of The Funniest And Weirdest Compliments Folks In This Online Group Got You smell organic.

iamprettykitty , Dave Crosby Report

Pearl
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3 weeks ago

How does one smell organic? No artificial feelings?

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#20

30 Of The Funniest And Weirdest Compliments Folks In This Online Group Got My eyes were brown like a really nice table

Editor-In-Queef , Piqsels Report

Luka Verheijen
Community Member
3 weeks ago

Well, wooden furniture is often beautiful.

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#21

30 Of The Funniest And Weirdest Compliments Folks In This Online Group Got I was late for school and decided not to shower so i could catch my bus in time. I arrive to school say hello to a girl I barely knew, she comes up to me smells my sweaty shirt and says "Dammn you smell really good". Yeah that was a creepy way to start the day.

hardsleaz , Joel Report

Luka Verheijen
Community Member
3 weeks ago

As I know from the internet, some people have a alarming interest in smells like this

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#22

30 Of The Funniest And Weirdest Compliments Folks In This Online Group Got A drunk old sailor once told me the shape of the top of my upper lip was very nice. Very specific and very odd. He was nice though, gave me some (unsolicited but true) life advice as well.

thelesserbabka_ , Nimfolb Report

Olivia Lisbon
Community Member
3 weeks ago

In vino veritas

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#23

30 Of The Funniest And Weirdest Compliments Folks In This Online Group Got "I like how you look at me, like you are going to kill me" - my gf at the time.

In her defence my resting face does look kinda mean lol

wuxy95 , Rich Moore Report

Devil's Advocate
Community Member
3 weeks ago

She likes the fact you look like you're about to murder her .... let's just digest that a moment, shall we?

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#24

30 Of The Funniest And Weirdest Compliments Folks In This Online Group Got that I looked Pre-Raphaelite

ChocolatteSpitt , Meredith Leigh Collins Report

Steph Harrison
Community Member
3 weeks ago

Ooh, now that's a compliment I'd love to hear

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#25

30 Of The Funniest And Weirdest Compliments Folks In This Online Group Got An older woman said I had nice skin (I'm a dude if it matters.) It came across as a "I'd like to wear it," but then later that evening I realized the party I was invited to was actually a sales pitch to join some pyramid scam to sell skin products. So it was less weird in retrospect, but clearly something had gone wrong.

Boyhowdy107 , adrianbenedictgabriel Report

Ian Kelly
Community Member
3 weeks ago

Young sir, would you kindly hand me your skin

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#26

30 Of The Funniest And Weirdest Compliments Folks In This Online Group Got That I’m vertically fat

MutedHousing , Hana Yamada Report

Scagsy
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3 weeks ago

Tall?

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#27

30 Of The Funniest And Weirdest Compliments Folks In This Online Group Got I once got told "You are not *that* ugly" ... yeah, cheers, did a wonder for my self-esteem. Not.

SimpaSumpaSampa , kafka4prez Report

Scagsy
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3 weeks ago

How very rude.

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#28

30 Of The Funniest And Weirdest Compliments Folks In This Online Group Got someone called me submissive and breedable in a Tesco's

SacredLaundrySauce , jo.sau Report

NsG
Community Member
3 weeks ago

Not completely sure that was a compliment...

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#29

30 Of The Funniest And Weirdest Compliments Folks In This Online Group Got “You’ve got so much testosterone I could probably get pregnant sitting next to you.”- random girl back in college.

NotAGovtPlant , Pxhere Report

M O'Connell
Community Member
3 weeks ago

That probably wasn't a compliment.

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#30

30 Of The Funniest And Weirdest Compliments Folks In This Online Group Got When I was 17 during my first day of work, said by a female coworker: You're so tall and skinny, you'd look great pregnant.

Riska89 , Alick Sung Report

Luka Verheijen
Community Member
3 weeks ago

There are women who are worried about their pregnant figure, but saying it like this is kind of uncomfortsble

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