Even those with great people skills at times have trouble interacting with others. We all know how awkward and painful it can be to go through misunderstandings, hurt feelings, and lost opportunities.

But every once in a while something beautiful happens; we connect to another human being. We know exactly what they mean, and — even better! — we're certain they get us too.

Since these magical moments are so rare, we need to treasure them. Which is what the subreddit r/OddlySpecific is trying to do. Kinda.

From the fantasy equivalent of pangolins to fast walkers passing other fast walkers, it collects very specific comments that also somehow feel really relatable. Continue scrolling and check out some of the stuff they have.

#1

Miracle Whip N Slide

Miracle Whip N Slide

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Janus Sanders
Community Member
1 month ago

this should be higher

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u/UndeadCaesar, a moderator of r/OddlySpecific, thinks this online community is really focused on separating out the oddly-specific content from the just-general memes. "Since implementing the 'does it fit here' bot comment at the top of every post, I feel the quality of content has really improved, as usually if enough people are passionate enough about something not fitting in to open the comments and downvote the bot comment, the community is usually right," they told Bored Panda.

"I don't have to do a lot of manual moderation of the community even though it's fairly large now (Top 150 if I recall correctly), usually only stepping in to remove frequent reposts that aren't caught by the repost bot."

#2

Sometimes, Sometimes Sex Is Cooler

Sometimes, Sometimes Sex Is Cooler

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Mimi777
Community Member
1 month ago

Yes!! Such a bittersweet feeling.

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#3

Why Pangolins Are Cute

Why Pangolins Are Cute

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Janus Sanders
Community Member
1 month ago

why is this so accurate tho lol

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u/UndeadCaesar took over r/OddlySpecific after the original creator abandoned the sub and it got overrun with t-shirts saying 'This dad was born in AUGUST, loves GUNS AND BBQ, hates COMMIES, and has a CRAZY WIFE WHO BOUGHT HIM THIS SHIRT' and reposts. "I think it's a much better place now, higher quality content and a more active community," the mod said.

"I think what separates posts that go viral from ones that don't are the ones that hit that fine line of being specific enough that it's striking but about a topic general enough that anyone can relate to it."

From what u/UndeadCaesar has seen, they believe people connect to oddly specific content because it can accurately convey an emotional state with all that "extra" info and seem almost irrelevant at the same time — this duality is really entertaining.

#4

The Different Types Of Badgers

The Different Types Of Badgers

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Essex Eagle
Community Member
1 month ago

Yes but once they do they turn out to be serial killers and bury you in their garden.

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#5

Existence Is Pain

Existence Is Pain

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Mer☕️🧭☕️
Community Member
1 month ago

Ah, the always-illustrious American job scene... We work to live but it all too quickly becomes living to work.

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#6

It’s Just Me

It’s Just Me

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Janus Sanders
Community Member
1 month ago

it's not just you

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With 676K members, r/OddlySpecific is an excellent example of just how well we humans talk to one another. A sentiment philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein, who studied how easily communication between people goes wrong, would probably still be wary of.

While living in Norway, he wrote a book that was published in 1931. The book, Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus, asked a really big question: how do human beings manage to communicate ideas to one another? According to The School of Life, Wittgenstein's answer was that language triggers within us pictures of how things are in the world.

#7

Seems Like This Fits Here

Seems Like This Fits Here

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Janus Sanders
Community Member
1 month ago

that escalated quickly

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#8

Now I Have This Fear

Now I Have This Fear

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Izzy_
Community Member
1 month ago

Yes!!!! It sucks!!!!

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#9

Annoying

Annoying

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James016
Community Member
1 month ago

Then it looks like you are having an impromptu walking race

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Wittgenstein thought of this while reading about a court case. During the proceedings, in order to explain with greater efficacy the details of an accident at a road junction, the court organized a visual representation of the accident using models.

In Wittgenstein's view, much like in these r/OddlySpecific posts, words enable us to make pictures of facts. Something tells me he would be a member of the subreddit were he still alive.

#10

Hmmm

Hmmm

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I I
Community Member
1 month ago

hhmmm sounds like you have a cunning plan

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#11

Cementry Job

Cementry Job

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Giulia
Community Member
1 month ago

i randomly think about this post sometimes

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#12

Doggo

Doggo

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Prilsy
Community Member
1 month ago

I feel like they need boots

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#13

Why Do I Feel Attacked

Why Do I Feel Attacked

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Christian Homuth
Community Member
1 month ago

Yeah, I´m both, so

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#14

Found This Guy On Facebook. Thought It Belonged Here

Found This Guy On Facebook. Thought It Belonged Here

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James016
Community Member
1 month ago

Please be kind Linda

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#15

I Also Can't Stand Them

I Also Can't Stand Them

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Potatogamers2
Community Member
1 month ago

That's where I drive a bit under the speed limit :)

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#16

Okay, Then

Okay, Then

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2WheelTravlr
Community Member
1 month ago

Yep. All my vehicles have names. Some even have vanity plates with their names on them because they deserve a little bling.

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#17

Specific Indeed

Specific Indeed

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If I could I would live under water
Community Member
1 month ago

Haha, kind of true

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#18

Such A Specific Fear

Such A Specific Fear

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Prilsy
Community Member
1 month ago

Mine is swimming alone in a pool because a door could open in the deep part, releasing a huge shark

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#19

Yo

Yo

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the child
Community Member
1 month ago

this makes sense tbh

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#20

Respecc To All Teachers

Respecc To All Teachers

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Kirsten Kerkhof
Community Member
1 month ago

We are sadists. We get to mess with your minds for a whole year, you never know if I'm actually telling the truth because I'm also the one making the test so you'll just have to trust me I'm not lying to you. Nah, just kidding. I love teaching because young adults are the most amazing people out there. They're kind, curious, talkative, epic fun, and just naive enough for me to have a little fun with every now and then.

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#21

Catholism

Catholism

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Prilsy
Community Member
1 month ago

The other creepy thing is how they display pieces of dead saints in elaborate and valuable receptacles. Or even the bloody sheets in which they were killed (yes I've seen all of these).

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#22

Dad's, Start Taking Notes

Dad's, Start Taking Notes

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Essex Eagle
Community Member
1 month ago

oh yes !!!

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#23

I Like Frank The Spider

I Like Frank The Spider

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Chucky Cheezburger
Community Member
1 month ago

Hope this person tips really well.

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#24

Hoas Violate Your Property Rights

Hoas Violate Your Property Rights

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Mer☕️🧭☕️
Community Member
1 month ago

I've never understood people wanting to buy property that they knowingly have limited control over.

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#25

Hopefully He's Ok

Hopefully He's Ok

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Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
1 month ago

Duly noted.

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#26

Oh Whale

Oh Whale

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Bobert Robertson
Community Member
1 month ago

Lol we are a twisted lot, that's for sure.

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#27

I Mean He's Not Wrong

I Mean He's Not Wrong

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Jo Johannsen
Community Member
1 month ago

I pretty much always eat alone. I have noticed that when the hostess asks how many, I say "just one" and I am trying really hard to stop using "just".

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#28

Adam Sandler

Adam Sandler

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Nadia Montera
Community Member
1 month ago

Woody Allen, are you here ?

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#29

This I Found From Another Subreddit

This I Found From Another Subreddit

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Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
1 month ago

What a great way to describe it. Absolutely revolting stuff

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#30

The Bison *will* Kill You

The Bison *will* Kill You

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Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

Is this for real? If it is, it's pretty terrible that there are people stupid enough to go into the animal enclosure. Although I shouldn't be surprised.

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#31

Pretty Accurate

Pretty Accurate

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James016
Community Member
1 month ago

Yes. And the keys are in my coat pocket

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#32

This Is Quite Specific

This Is Quite Specific

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Iesha Rose
Community Member
1 month ago

It's their snack though. As long as they're not giving it to some kids but not others I don't see a problem.

BlackestDawn
Community Member
1 month ago

And why would there be a problem if they give it to just some kids but not others?

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Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

Wait, there must be more to this. Why would a child be forced to throw THEIR snack away. It is not their responsibility to feed the whole class. In most schools near me at least, sharing food is discouraged due to allergies.

Nomadus Aureus
Community Member
1 month ago

This was a thing back in my day. You were not supposed to have sweets unless you shared them with your class.

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Arctic Fox Lover
Community Member
1 month ago

Mr. Hoover is great at wasting food and making kids waste food as well. Stupid teacher.

Anggi Santika
Community Member
1 month ago

The teacher didn't set a good example. Why did he has to throw it out??

Miss Cris
Community Member
1 month ago

He could be told to keep it in his bag unitil the class finishes.

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Gogubaci
Community Member
1 month ago

this guy has no idea what communism is

Mike Rodrick
Community Member
1 month ago

That's Socialism!

Elaine Everett-Klimas
Community Member
1 month ago

Yes, and this is why Americans think universal health care is Communism rather than Socialism. They just don't know/ can't be arsed to see, the difference.

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Nina Khmielnitzky
Community Member
1 month ago

Not my responsibility to share my snacks with others if they can't plan ahead.

Onion rings like to make your breath smelly
Community Member
1 month ago

just give the kid the snack

Randy Klefbeck
Community Member
1 month ago

It wasn't J. Edgar was it?

okpkpkp
Community Member
1 month ago

My third-grade teacher, Miss Terhune, caught me chewing gum. She made me stand in front of the class for 5 minutes with the gum stuck on my nose and didn't punish the kids giggling at me. This was also the class where we heard over the loudspeaker President Kennedy was shot and killed. November of 1963 and I still remember her name.

Granny
Community Member
1 month ago

THATS DUMB...

Jackie Porter
Community Member
1 month ago

A school friend and myself did this too. To be fair to our teacher he let us eat our snack in class.

Tinykame
Community Member
1 month ago

It's common etiquette to not eat in front of others unless you have enough to share with everyone

Chloe *Leah* Pheonix
Community Member
1 month ago

Who's Twitter account I need to follow this person

lara
Community Member
1 month ago

Yeah, you are correct, demanding money from someone who earned it to give to someone whom you want to follow you around. Good teaching.

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#33

Not A Bad Gig

Not A Bad Gig

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WilvanderHeijden
Community Member
1 month ago

LOL, that must be true seeing all those mystic album covers where some guys are in the middle of a forest looking like boy scouts who got lost.

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#34

Or, You Know, Something Else

Or, You Know, Something Else

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Auntriarch
Community Member
1 month ago

My father's father was Adda. Because I tried to call him Dadda (my father was away on national service) and that was all I was prepared to concede. Because I was first grandchild, all the others called him that too.

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#35

I'm Ashamed To Say I've Done This Before

I'm Ashamed To Say I've Done This Before

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James016
Community Member
1 month ago

I do this but lie on the bed staring at the ceiling

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#36

Well... That Is A Description

Well... That Is A Description

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Vic
Community Member
1 month ago

And somewhere there is a whale wondering why you are swearing so much..

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#37

Too Meta?

Too Meta?

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Essex Eagle
Community Member
1 month ago

Try watching the ones where they are making car batteries

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#38

That's Actually Good To Know

That's Actually Good To Know

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James016
Community Member
1 month ago

That seems to be an under estimation

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#39

Roooxaaaaanne!

Roooxaaaaanne!

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David Quick
Community Member
1 month ago

If he shot you to the beat of Roxanne you would get the 16th bullet about the time the guys laughing in the song.

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#40

Pay Up Already...

Pay Up Already...

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James016
Community Member
1 month ago

🤣🤣

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#41

Found This Gem Today On Instagram

Found This Gem Today On Instagram

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Janus Sanders
Community Member
1 month ago

truth

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#42

Of Course We Do Bro

Of Course We Do Bro

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TheLilacButterfly
Community Member
1 month ago

Survival of the Fittest!

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#43

Aight Who Wants To Do A Triathlon With A Shark

Aight Who Wants To Do A Triathlon With A Shark

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WilvanderHeijden
Community Member
1 month ago

In real life the deadliest animal is the mosquito, followed closely by humans who are the deadliest mammals on this planet. Just one example; The tangerine toddler with a dead count of over 500 000 people.

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#44

Worse Than A Breakup

Worse Than A Breakup

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Janus Sanders
Community Member
1 month ago

rip to all those lost pebbles. gone but not forgotten

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#45

That's A Good Plan...

That's A Good Plan...

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Ray Martin
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

This is such a stupid comment, and it's made so often I just wish it would die. Shows like Friends and The Big Bang Theory are recorded in front of a live studio audience. It's not a "laugh track" like you would hear in MASH, for example. Any actor playing comedy learns to pause when there is laughter, and to not say the next line (or punchline) until the laughter is starting to subside. If you take a show like this and deliberately and artificially remove the laughter, of course the show seems weird and unfunny, because the pace seems wrong. Secondly, laughter is a shared experience and is always greater than when alone. Seriously, if you don't like the show, then don't watch it. Don't bitch about it on the internet.

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