Thanksgiving is just around the corner. That means that the event of awkward reunions, family quarrels, uncomfortable conversations, and embarrassing auntie questions is dangerously close.

No wonder that hashtag #ThanksgivingClapback has started trending on Twitter, with people arming themselves with the most savage responses to serve at the dinner table. Even if your Thanksgiving goes smooth like butter, it’s better to be safe than sorry.

Below we wrapped up some of the funniest clapback memes people shared online for your inspiration, so pull your seats closer!

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Mistiekim
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1 week ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

“Decided” to be a lesbian. Aunty apparently decided to be a moron.

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When a family gathers around a large table, anything can go wrong. The truth is, whether we like it or not, the iconic Norman Rockwell scene isn’t always a reality. Blame Thanksgiving stress, but we all know what it feels like to feel electric air at a dinner table where every little word can turn into a huge conflict.

For many people, Thanksgiving is a tinderbox of family-related stress. Think of anything from political arguments and table manners to clashing beliefs and old arguments, it seems like Thanksgiving offers a perfect opportunity for them to come to the surface.

One of the major sources of Thanksgiving stress is cooking for too many people. The solution is to do more planning to avoid irritations and feel as prepared as possible. From making a grocery list to doing shopping in advance, little things make wonders. Also, think of recruiting help in the kitchen, inviting friends and family members to help you out, and spending some bonding time together. 

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Sergy Yeltsen
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1 week ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Savage. I love it. Wish I had the guts to say that to some of my relatives.

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The stress management and mindfulness expert Dr. Kathleen Hall argues that pairing up with a partner can help you to minimize stress this Thanksgiving so you're not in charge of making sure that everyone and everything is running smoothly. "I believe in the buddy system. If you're having it at your house, have a sister, friend, a mother, a relative — somebody" to help with the general atmosphere, she told Insider.

Creating a seating chart can also help keep stress at bay. From "playing music all the time," to "too much activity, or not enough, someone's gonna start complaining" about what's going on around them, Hall argues, so try to keep people who antagonize each other apart during dinner.

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Cassi Lyris
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1 week ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It's: "No, but I wonder why your kids all have different last names!"

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Lauren Rainey
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1 week ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Ok this is funny but some people are just happy dating and aren’t ready to take that big step.

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Cyber Returns
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1 week ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

You have to be careful with that question. It could be a genuine question by someone trying to cater a menu for you and is taking your dietary requirements into account

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Amity Blight
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1 week ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

i get called a toothpick at every single family gathering :') i might have to use this

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