There’s always something we don’t like. I can’t stand the taste of beetroots, while my best friend is basically allergic to licorice. Food is just one category where people often express their dislikes, but we see the same bursts of loathing anywhere from the animal kingdom to leisure activities. A relative of mine couldn’t stand stepping into a boat, or rather even the thought of it.

But when you stop and think about the things humans address their hate towards, you start wondering about the reasons why. Maybe we’re simply scared of the unknown (yes, tarantulas, we’re speaking of you!) or maybe it’s our past experiences that haunt us to this day.

In any case, today is the perfect time to step back and reflect on these things. Thanks to these two thought-provoking Reddit threads (here and here) where people listed all the things that don’t deserve the hate they get, we have a lot to uncover!

#1

People Name 50 Things That Should Not Be So Universally Hated But Somehow Are Feminism. It doesn’t mean that women are better than men, it means women are *equal* to men. And because I believe everyone should be equal, I am proud to say I am a feminist

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Great Mushroom God
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5 months ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Yasss! EquALLity Edit: Omg thank you guys for all the upvotes

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#2

People Name 50 Things That Should Not Be So Universally Hated But Somehow Are Black cats

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K- THULU
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5 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

My god, those eyes..... And that little void blep...

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#3

People Name 50 Things That Should Not Be So Universally Hated But Somehow Are Homeless people. It doesnt matter how they lost their home, it doesnt matter if they suffer from an addiction, it doesnt matter if they have a job or not. People have unspoken challenges that you dont know about, and they may have never happened to you, and its none of your damn business why theyre homeless. Housing should be considered a human right, and the fact this is still up for debate bothers me. I've seen how small bachelor pads can get, people really dont need much to survive.

Also, people act as if housing being a human right somehow infringes on their ability to buy property, when it doesnt. It just means those that are less fortunate literally just *CANT* be homeless and would be accommodated with the basics for human survival like running water, power, insolated walls and a bed. The fact that housing has been treated as profitable to exploit the lower class, is the reason we have homeless people. Not because of your pre-conceived idea of their life you know nothing about.

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Emily Phillips
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5 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'm currently homeless and it was because my landlord sold the house without telling us til a week before we had to move out. I have a special needs son and on a fixed income so I haven't been to find anything.

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#4

People Name 50 Things That Should Not Be So Universally Hated But Somehow Are Everything teenage girls like. They get hate for liking girly stuff, they get hate for being 'not like other girls', they get hate for being 'fake-geeks', they get hate for liking edgy stuff.

Just let teenage girls like stuff.

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Lemon Citrus
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5 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Fr like we cant do anything without getting bullied :(

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#5

People Name 50 Things That Should Not Be So Universally Hated But Somehow Are Cats! They’re constantly vilified but if treated right they’re lovely companions. Cats aren’t “a**holes”.

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#6

People Name 50 Things That Should Not Be So Universally Hated But Somehow Are People turning down alcohol

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Patti Vance
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5 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

YAAS!!!! i am an old fart of 64. i stopped drinking alcohol when i was 25. it was a choice. ever since then i have been treated strange when i refuse a drink. i don't like being cajoled to drinking as it will eventually p**s me off. and, no, i am not in recovery. i just don't drink.

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#7

People Name 50 Things That Should Not Be So Universally Hated But Somehow Are People don't deserve hate they give themselves when they are not doing too good at the moment.

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Alexia
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5 months ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

THIS. If you're reading it, know that you're an amazing person. The hardships you're going through do not define you. Be sure that you're already doing the best anyone can do under the circumstances. And that any storm comes to an end, eventually. Hugs.

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#8

People Name 50 Things That Should Not Be So Universally Hated But Somehow Are Actors who played characters that people didn’t like.

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

This role weighed very heavy on this young man. He has had to get out of acting for a while to get over the hate he received for the great job he did of making us believe how awful he was.

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#9

People Name 50 Things That Should Not Be So Universally Hated But Somehow Are Masks. It’s for our own good

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Anna
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5 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Just wish people would put them in the bin or there was a way to recycle them as its pissing me off how many of these I'm seeing littered everywhere!

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#10

People Name 50 Things That Should Not Be So Universally Hated But Somehow Are here’s a big two:

any animals that are seen as automatically evil or bad. some example would be wolves, black cats, sharks, snakes, etc. these same thoughts cause those animals and more to be harmed and hunted simply for the belief that they are bad/bring bad omen. it’s sad to see.

sleeping with stuffed animals. listen, i’m not scared to say that i happily cuddle to sleep with my stuffed bbs. they make me feel safe and secure, and that’s something i’ll probably never grow out of.

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#11

People Name 50 Things That Should Not Be So Universally Hated But Somehow Are Fast food worker’s... they ain’t machines. They are just trying to get through the day like everyone else!. Keep it up y’all

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LMW
Community Member
5 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

To think that customers get frustrated not getting there food in 47.832 seconds....

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#12

People Name 50 Things That Should Not Be So Universally Hated But Somehow Are Introverts in the workplace

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Lisa H
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5 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Introverts, period. It's okay to not be a social butterfly.

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#13

People Name 50 Things That Should Not Be So Universally Hated But Somehow Are Opossums. They're neat little critters. They eat tons of ticks that carry Lyme disease, (mostly) don't carry rabies because their body temp is too low, and they're the only marsupial native to North America! They get a bad rap because their first defense is to hiss and bare teeth, but failing that, they just play dead.

If you don't have the predisposition to hate them, you'll find they're pretty cute too.

E: this is about /opossums/, the north American species.

Kiwis, I feel for you, but this comment isn't about your possums.

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LMW
Community Member
5 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I show my teeth and play dead sometimes when I don't like people

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#14

People Name 50 Things That Should Not Be So Universally Hated But Somehow Are Fat. It's sugar that's what's killing us.

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#15

People Name 50 Things That Should Not Be So Universally Hated But Somehow Are Math.

It's significant for human evolution and society as a whole.

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Artsy Bookworm
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5 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The thing about Math is it's not easy to teach. Very few students have a natural aptitude for Math. If you have a good teacher everything gets easier. I'm not a fan of Math but it's essential. Right now I'm a Biotech student and still using Math so no way to escape

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#16

People Name 50 Things That Should Not Be So Universally Hated But Somehow Are Child cartoons. Some are actually really good, even as an adult.

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#17

People Name 50 Things That Should Not Be So Universally Hated But Somehow Are Vanilla ice cream, it's alright to like it!

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#18

Swear words. Not to be confused with slurs.
Swears are fine and a great way to express yourself at times.

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Katie Lutesinger
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5 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Well, some websites clearly don't f*****g agree with THAT. For f**k's sake.

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#19

People Name 50 Things That Should Not Be So Universally Hated But Somehow Are Pineapple on pizza

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#20

People Name 50 Things That Should Not Be So Universally Hated But Somehow Are Spiders. They're one of the backbones of the earth's ecosystem because they prey on so many pests, but people hate them because they're creepy-looking and occasionally dangerous if provoked.

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Lisa H
Community Member
5 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I genuinely have arachniphobia, but I still try to leave them alone. Unless I see a black widow, then they gotta die because I have cats and a black widow bite can kill them.

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#21

Lady Gaga. She is a very talented vocalist and pianist. People act like she is the worst musician in the history of the world and hate on her so much because she uses clothing as part of her performances.

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Senhorito
Community Member
5 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Something similar happens to Anitta, people always focuses on the clothes she's wearing (or not), or the fact that her song that became number one wasn't in Portuguese. While forgetting all the good she did representing Brazilians worldwide and also being one of the few to break out of there.

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#22

Religious people who are actually chill and not crazy.

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Kusotare
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5 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The problem with religious people who are chill is that the ones that are decidedly NOT chill make a bad name for all of them. That's true of almost any group, though.

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#23

Wolves they are always the villian of the story but in real life they are scared of humans and they have every right. Just a few weeks ago a lot people killed a lot of wolves because its "wolf season" or something that of sorts. These creatures are very misunderstood and yeah they are big and can kill a human but it won't unless its hunrgy or threated. A long time ago, there was a wolf hunt in europe killing a lot of wolves. They are beautiful creatures, strong, fast, loyal to their pack, and very protective of their pack.

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Rhea
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5 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I love wolves. I think they're absolutely beautiful and majestic creatures. People really need to stop thinking that they have the right to decide what animals live or die

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#24

People Name 50 Things That Should Not Be So Universally Hated But Somehow Are People who don’t drive (in the US)

I am still learning to drive at 22 because of anxiety and I can’t count the amount of times people gave me s**t for it.

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Lousha
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5 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'm 41. Had my licence before I turned 19. Have not driven once since. I realised early on that I'm extremely sh@@ at it. I can do lots of things but driving is not one of them. It's not about lack of practice. It's about lack of abilities needed for this. I know myself. I know it would be dangerous to me and others for me to drive, so I do the responsible thing and I don't. And I get so much sh@@ for it. Like there's no way I can know myself better than this stranger who met me 5 minutes ago and can absolutely tell that I just need practice because that's how it worked for them.

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#25

People Name 50 Things That Should Not Be So Universally Hated But Somehow Are Veganism.
Seriously, it's just people trying not to hurt animals.

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abby smink
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5 months ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'm fine with it, I just don't like it when they act like I'm Satan because I don't share their view.

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#26

People Name 50 Things That Should Not Be So Universally Hated But Somehow Are Broccoli. On its own its not tasty...when I say that I mean it doesnt have much taste at all...yet people make it out to be devils food. But once you use it in a soup or spice it up with something on the side it tastes good.

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Shane S
Community Member
5 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I think it’s fine on it’s own. A lot of Americans way overcook broccoli until it’s a soggy mess. It doesn’t take much heat or steam to be just right!

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#27

People Name 50 Things That Should Not Be So Universally Hated But Somehow Are Nickelback.

Sure, they aren't the best band in history, but they don't deserve the meme-like status they've received.

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#28

People Name 50 Things That Should Not Be So Universally Hated But Somehow Are Am I allowed to say country music? Like I don’t even listen to it, but whenever someone says they like country music, someone else is gonna gag in their face. A lot of it is formulaic, but so is pop. And most hit songs of any genre. And there’s also decent country music. The root of modern pop is country rock. Music snobs need to take a seat on this one.

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Shane S
Community Member
5 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Let people enjoy things. Music is art, and art is very personal. If you don’t like it, bring headphones. The only time it annoys me is if there’s gospel music in public places. Simply because gospel is very emotional and kind of moody. Like I just wanna sit here and eat my enchiladas and complain to my spouse about work that day. I’m not really in the mood to drop down on my knees in a fervent worship session at Jose Taco.

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#29

People Name 50 Things That Should Not Be So Universally Hated But Somehow Are Karen as a name, not a personality.

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Senhorito
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5 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It's kind of sad how calling someone Karen now it's starting to mean that someone (normally a woman) is too much for someone's taste.

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#30

Unemployed people. A lot of people genuinely are looking for work and did not want to lose their last job/it was beyond their control (like a layoff) but they get so much hate and called lazy by most people. I know too many unemployed people that are actually really trying hard. They definitely aren’t lazy. (Not saying lazy unemployed people don’t exist, but to be fair, so do lazy employed people too lol)

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Glitterati
Community Member
5 months ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Worked in community services for a few years on a mandatory program for anyone on welfare to get them back to work. There were only three types of people 1. Want to work, 2. Absolutely unemployable at that moment in time, and 3. Incredibly lazy. There was hardly anyone in the lazy category. Some of the people experiencing homelessness or people addicted to drugs or alcohol wanted so so badly to get jobs but had too many personal challenges to be reliable enough to make it to work. Broke my heart.

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#31

Puns, everyone always acts like they're so cringey when secretly, I think we all know how great they are

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T5n
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5 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Yes. But the cringe-inducing aspect of them is one of their good qualities

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#32

Nuclear energy. Of the 3 big nuclear accidents (Chernobyl, Fukushima, Three Mile Island), two of those designs are no longer in use at any plant, and none of the designs have been used to build any new plants in decades. The entire industry has been made far safer as a result of learning from past mistakes and it is now the greenest of energies. But many people are still adamantly anti-nuclear.

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Sonnovab Kegeles
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5 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Not disagreeing, in fact it does seem like a good clean source these days but . . . Have they figured out how to handle the waste (used fuel rods etc.) safely?

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#33

Natural red hair

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Channon Doughty
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5 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

And natural CURLS! I'm so blow out of stick straight, part in center and just hang there. Cookie cutter hair

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#34

People Name 50 Things That Should Not Be So Universally Hated But Somehow Are Meteorologists. They try their best to predict the weather based on patterns, models, and data. They're not perfect because predicting the weather is insanely difficult. When they get it wrong, I think we should go easy on them. It was probably an outlier result almost no one could have foreseen.

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LMW
Community Member
5 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

And this is when I shout, "Thanks Sam Champion! I didn't bring my umbrella!!"

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#35

Optimism.

I'd rather be an optimist who's occasionally wrong than a pessimist who's always right.

I think optimism needs space to breathe and grow.

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AndThenICommented
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5 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It’s true. For some reason few people want to hear ‘alright, let’s get this done! We’ll do what we can to foresee problems, and face challenges head on as they arise’. Humans are even strangely wired to find any change painful

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#36

People who hate popular things just because they're popular/mainstream are ridiculous.

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BenMaharaj
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5 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Anything that’s popular/mainstream is such because it’s just so amazing and original that everyone just loves it, or because it’s engineered to be a safe rehashed, proven product to maximize the chance of having a broad appeal. The former is rare and timeless. The latter is dime a dozen and you won’t even remember it two years from now. I just wait until everyone I know can’t stop talking about it, then I check it out.

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#37

Sharks

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Anna
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5 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I love diving with sharks, they really are such beautiful creatures. I wish more people would experience life under the ocean to see how beautiful it is and maybe experience first hand all the harm that is happening down there. Every dive my partner and I collect bag loads of rubbish, it's getting quite heartbreaking.

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#38

Fast food. It's just meant to be quick and edible, not healthy and sophisticated. And some days I'd rather wait 5 minutes in a McDonald's than spend an hour cooking for myself.

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Shane S
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5 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Depends on what you’re cooking at home too. A fast food meal can be the nutritional equivalent of a lot of typical American home-cooked meals- particularly processed or “quick meals”. Neither is good for you, but nutritionally it doesn’t make a difference.

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#39

MSG has gotten a bad rap but there really is nothing wrong with it.

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Shane S
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5 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

If you can eat anything nacho cheese or ranch flavored, but Asian food gives you a headache, it’s not MSG. It’s racism.

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#40

The banjo, people only associate it with bluegrass and therefore not many people like the instrument. But when playing other styles it actually sound very nice and interesting.

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Lisa H
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5 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Banjo haters, listen to The Dillards. They're amazing.

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#41

Snakes, okay *some* snakes. I can understand a fear or phobia of snakes because we're instinctually afraid of them. Even if you're not scared of them, if you touch or see a snake you'll probably get a shiver up your spine or get goosebumps since they were a big problem for our race WAY back when. Hating snakes though? most of them leave you alone and mind their business as long as you mind yours.

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#42

People Name 50 Things That Should Not Be So Universally Hated But Somehow Are Customer service associates.

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BenMaharaj
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5 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Everyone should work in customer service for a year. It actually makes you a better person, in public anyway lol

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#43

People Name 50 Things That Should Not Be So Universally Hated But Somehow Are The Prius. Rock solid, reliable, cheap on gas, and, as of the 3rd gen, average performance. Lots of storage and utility. People love to hate it. People always want to be in front of it, even if they intend to go slower than it was. Everybody that has a coal tune on their truck has to take a shot at rolling on it, and the list goes on.

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Kusotare
Community Member
5 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I don't care if people hate on me and my Prius. It's approaching 400K miles, and has averaged a little over 50MPG since new (I have the records to prove it). Without question it has been the best car we've ever owned, and the best vehicular investment, too. Not the most fun, admittedly, but I never expected a Prius to be fun.

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#44

SPAM (the canned SPiced hAM product, not trash email). I make SPAM musubi about three times a year. At least once a year, my family has fried SPAM sandwiches for supper. We would probably have it more often if it wasn't so expensive.

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Ian Conelley
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5 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Grilled Spam and cheese sandwiches are delicious. Mmmmm.

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#45

Guy Fieri, he literally is the nicest person in the world but since he looks like he was electrocuted by mountain dew people want to saw his head off

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Jennifer
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5 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I want to see "mountain dew people" now. I know that's not what you meant, but that's what I'm reading and I'm holding onto it until I see one.

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#46

Beans on toast. Had a rough day? Beans on toast! Partner being difficult? Beans on toast? Kids ? Beans on toast

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Rhea
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5 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Beans on toast is one of the best meals, always a fave. Always always always. Respect the beans on toast

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#47

People Name 50 Things That Should Not Be So Universally Hated But Somehow Are Pumpkin Spice. It gets associated as "generic white girl s**t" but goddammit that s**t is tasty! I look forward to every fall when pumpkin spice comes back.

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BenMaharaj
Community Member
5 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I’ve never understood food based stereotypes. “Ha ha! Those people eat that particular food. That’s so like them and why they’re terrible.” And it’s a food with broad appeal. Idiotic.

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#48

People Name 50 Things That Should Not Be So Universally Hated But Somehow Are Can I say Coldplay?

I love them.

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DuchessDegu
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5 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I love Coldplay as well. I mainly like metal but Coldplay have quite a lot of good songs perfect for dancing and jumping around like no one is watching! Amazing live as well, great energy

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#49

<Insert Current Videogame Popular with Kids>

Be it minecraft or fortnight or roblox or whatever, there always seems to be a game out which it is fashionable to s**t all over just because a certain group of people you find personally annoying enjoy.

Sure, I find the minecraft build tutorials narrated by someone who hasn't blown their nose once in their 14 years of life annoying, but you know what he's putting it out there and good on him.

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Mama Panda
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5 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Right now Diablo Immortal is my go to game. I know it's been labeled as pay to win (p2w) but I have found it very enjoyable and I have spent maybe $20 max on it. It's f2p (free to play) and there isn't a spending requirement at all. It's just to help in certain dynamics of the game.

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#50

Furries. They are a bit weird, but completely harmless. Especially compared with many other subcultures nowadays.

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Michael Deyette
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5 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

In Canada, a group of Syrian refugees was booked at a hotel while they got sorted and could figure out where they would be living ect. Unknown to the organizers, the hotel was hosting a local furry convention at the time. The Syrian children, likely terrified from fleeing the ongoing war in their home city, were greeted with brightly coloured and sympathetic fursuits who were absolutely delighted to share a hug with scared children.

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