Some people just looove talking. Like your auntie Betsie who just created a FB account and floods it with posts on chemtrails, or that entitled anti-masker who believes wearing a face covering impinges on their rights. Or many other loud ones on social media who can’t miss a chance to spread some misinformation on drinking bleach to prevent COVID-19. 

But the world is the place of karma, and if there’s yin, there’s always yang. That means that if you throw some nonsense out there into the world, it may come back and hit you like a boomerang. 

To show you how it works in practice, Bored Panda compiled a mesmerizing collection from the witty subreddit called “Murdered By Words.” It’s a prominent corner of the internet entirely devoted to put-downs, comebacks, and counter-arguments.

#1

Shots Fired, Two Men Down

Shots Fired, Two Men Down

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martin734
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1 month ago

This should be higher.

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#2

I'm Gonna Take The Surgeon's Side On This One

I'm Gonna Take The Surgeon's Side On This One

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postboredom
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1 month ago

This anonymous person agrees

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#3

Disabled Parking Should Only Be Valid During Business Hours 9 To 5

Disabled Parking Should Only Be Valid During Business Hours 9 To 5

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Jayne Kyra
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1 month ago

Sounds like something a werewolf would say...

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Being in an argument, whether voluntarily or not, is one of the most emotionally draining situations you can get yourself into. It raises your blood pressure, and you may feel trapped by the opponent trying to prove their point no matter what.

It gets even more frustrating when the person you’re arguing with is proving a point that, in your eyes, doesn’t make any sense to begin with. Whether it’s anti-maskers, anti-vaxers, flat-earthers, or conspiracy theorists, anyone can have their own opinion, but as such, everyone can stand up for their own beliefs.

Luckily, there’re some tricks you should know to winning an argument. According to Susan Krauss Whitbourne, a professor emerita of Psychological and Brain Sciences at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, you should start by knowing your facts.

“How many times have you made a claim about some piece of trivia only to realize, as soon as you’ve made that claim, that you’re completely wrong?” Such a situation doesn’t lead you anywhere and gives your opponent a straight shot to winning.

#4

Now Sit Your Ass Down, Stefan.

Now Sit Your Ass Down, Stefan.

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Chrissie M.
Community Member
1 month ago

Gentlemen. You don't give birth. Sit down when abortion is discussed.

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#5

Find A Different Career.

Find A Different Career.

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Vorknkx
Community Member
1 month ago

Spot on. As a doctor, you are absolutely obliged to treat all patients the same way, regardless of age, gender, occupation, and anything else. If one is unable to do this, they simply aren't doctor material and should not be allowed to graduate.

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#6

Apparently, It's Impossible For Women To Be Smart And Beautiful At The Same Time

Apparently, It's Impossible For Women To Be Smart And Beautiful At The Same Time

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Marc
Community Member
1 month ago

I like that. All those envious little boys (yes, they are boys, not men) who can't imagine that a woman can do more than them. Unfortunately there are still too many of these narrow-minded people. This is one of the reasons why boards of directors in companies and politics are still dominated by men, and why women get less money for equal work. That is why my daughters have to fight for self-evident things every day.

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Seeing other person’s perspective may also help you in an argument. “You don’t have to agree with a foe in order to see his or her perspective,” says Susan.

“However, if you want to win an argument, you do need to be able to see the world the way your opponent does. Stepping into the mental set of those you argue with allows you to figure out what’s influencing them.”

If you figure out what’s triggering the person you’re arguing with, you can direct your focus there and showing a little empathy never hurt anybody.

#7

The Fact That He Never Removed The Post Surprises Me

The Fact That He Never Removed The Post Surprises Me

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Amy Pattie
Community Member
1 month ago

Who the heck gets in an Uber and asks about their religion? Who?

Angela Turrall
Community Member
1 month ago

The thing is they probably just judge on their name and “looking foreign”. Jerks don’t need proof.

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Spankathon
Community Member
1 month ago

Islam isn't a race. Maybe they're anti-muslim.

Daria B
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

True, but I believe racists don't understand that either, so, "Middle Eastern / North African look = Islam race". And that's how it starts.

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BusLady
Community Member
1 month ago

It would serve him right if the boss happened to be Muslim.

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

You know what, I have never been in a taxi where they advertise what religion they are, the only “obvious” ones are the Sikhs which wear the turbans.

Red Hair Blue Soul
Community Member
1 month ago

The President must be late to work everyday!

Anne Reid
Community Member
1 month ago

LOL. Great user name, btw!

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Azure Adams
Community Member
1 month ago

Basically what this guy just did and publicly. I'd fire his ass if I were his boss and publicly

phantom buni
Community Member
1 month ago

What’s sad is that he presumed his driver was Muslim. I don’t fling crosses everywhere (I have gotten tacky gifts) but even if I did and I wore a hijab as a Muslim, I still think I should have the same rights.

Fatima Habu kazir
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

He totally presumed his driver was Muslim which probably Isnt

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Krazy Kanuck
Community Member
1 month ago

Some of the best drivers (Cab, Uber, Lyft) I've had, have been Multicultural in origin, and the worse have been Caucasian.

Rah Soft
Community Member
1 month ago

Imagine how stupid you have to be when you think that Muslim is a racial identity. Do I have the same race as my wife or father in law, or my friends just because we're Muslims? Islam encompasses many races..

Patty Leaton
Community Member
1 month ago

like may be there thinking the same ,who is that s**t hole

Lu
Community Member
1 month ago

Everyone probably looked “Muslim” to this person, including anyone who has a suntan.

Silver Frost
Community Member
1 month ago

What a asshole

Mimi777
Community Member
1 month ago

@Nomadas Aureus I get what you’re saying. I’m Muslim and I have 3 dogs and I love them to death. I don’t think you’re being racist. I’m sorry you weren’t able to take your dog. I hope u were able to get to the vet. And also what the other person said some people confuse Sikh people with being Muslim. I feel like they should accept service dogs at least.

Erika Nichols
Community Member
1 month ago

If you have a guide dog you find out sometimes when people refuse to take you and your service animal. This has happened over ten times to my Godmother who is blind. Most Muslim cab/uber drivers will suck it up and take you with no complaints. Not saying that this was the case here but it is a problem in some places.

*sigh*, The Yellow Teletubby
Community Member
3 weeks ago

A true shame that some unlucky woman had to waste the cells and 9 months of her life creating this POS.

Lunar Owo Potato
Community Member
1 month ago

O.M.G the bottom answer is just- Wow i love it.

Cheche
Community Member
1 month ago

Also, you can see the original post was written by "black conservatives"... How do they not see the problem there is beyond me.

Alan Macphail
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

Ya, that Hindu caste system can be a bitch for a devout believer. But ... Religious Freedom, eh?

Azziza
Community Member
1 month ago

I agree the guy is a bigot, but I have to say that "Muslim" (or Wiccan or Christian or Buddhist) isn't a race, it's a religion, so "racist" is kind of the wrong word here. I'd just stick with Bigot.

B Hobbit
Community Member
1 month ago

What is more likely is that the drivers were Sikh men who are often mistaken by the ignorant for Muslim because of their headcovering. A generation ago this customer might have refused an Uber from someone with a yamlike. Discrimination on basis of religion is absurd and I hope it stops.

rachel carter
Community Member
1 month ago

Seriously just ignorant how some people are...

Edo Alva
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

Yeah sure because people get preached on taxi by the drivers of different belief. Says no one ever.

Cupcakezzz
Community Member
1 month ago

Wow... racist people be like...

⚞ Katniss Everdeen ⚟
Community Member
1 month ago

...if you think like this, you probably shouldn't be a police officer.

Darwinist
Community Member
1 month ago

Who are the 70 arseholes who upvoted this

Saara .
Community Member
1 month ago

Black Conservative as his handle...but a racist too lol!

Douglas Turner
Community Member
1 month ago

Jebus, the whole place would grind to a halt

Mr_Person
Community Member
1 month ago

🤯Who? WHO???!!!!

Truth Monster
Community Member
1 month ago

ANND this is fake news. BLACK CONSERVATIVE appears to be a facetious account in which they post mostly inane content. Given their twitter content, I think this is a joke tweet (saying the NYPD is racist). It also appears that they are Democratic-leaning.

Ojberretta Berretta
Community Member
1 month ago

racist?since when is islam a race?maybe the guy is a orthodox jew and many orthodox jews have been are being attacked by muslimppl all over the world....btw islam is not a race mikte tyson is muslim so is sinead o connor islam is not a race u cannot be racist towards muslims

Russian Otaku
Community Member
1 month ago

Meh nazis pedos and rapists blm kkk are more respectable and worth treating

Nomadus Aureus
Community Member
1 month ago

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Ok, this is a clear case. BUT. Where I used to live in the UK, pretty much all the cabbies and Uber drivers were Muslim. 9/10 times it's not a problem and they are great anyway. However, they don't accept dogs. Any kind of dog. Service dogs including. Which was a lot less fun when there were no buses during a public holiday, the only vet was 2.5 miles away and I had to figure out how to take in my paralysed dog...

M O'Connell
Community Member
1 month ago

9 out of 10 racists can't tell the difference between a Sikh wearing turban and a Muslim wearing one. And even if you did know, would it make any difference?

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#8

That Backfired

That Backfired

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SocksNeverMatch
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1 month ago

Doi! Oh man

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#9

Murdered By Kindness.

Murdered By Kindness.

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SocksNeverMatch
Community Member
1 month ago

That is the way to do it!

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And the third thing is to remember that “Becoming defensive is one of the worst ways to win an argument.” Letting your opponent see that you've dug into your position with no other alternatives may lift the argument from bad to ugly. Moreover, if you let the other person realize that you’re open-minded, even if you're pretending to be, the argument may resolve itself. 

#10

It's Never Just About A Cake

It's Never Just About A Cake

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

Wow, that is absolutely disgusting.

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#11

Just Pulled The Lever To The Verbal Guillotine.

Just Pulled The Lever To The Verbal Guillotine.

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Marcellus the Third
Community Member
1 month ago

It's the same distinction between them being blessed with a fruitful marriage, where immigrants breed like rabbits.

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#12

Mmm Spicy

Mmm Spicy

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SocksNeverMatch
Community Member
1 month ago

YES!!!!!

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#13

On A Comment Thread About UPS And USPS Workers

On A Comment Thread About UPS And USPS Workers

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WilvanderHeijden
Community Member
1 month ago

People that are condescending about other people's jobs are usually parasites with no job at all.

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#14

Well, When You Put It That Way...

Well, When You Put It That Way...

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Steve Barnett
Community Member
1 month ago

I like this comeback alot.

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#15

This Guy Wants All The Cake.

This Guy Wants All The Cake.

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tuzdayschild
Community Member
1 month ago

He really didn't think that one out.

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#16

Wise Advice!

Wise Advice!

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Luisa Vasconcelos
Community Member
1 month ago

On point.

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#17

Cut The Shit Lady. You Chose The Bathroom.

Cut The Shit Lady. You Chose The Bathroom.

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Jaded Queen
Community Member
1 month ago

She shouldn't have said gender neutral ,if she was gonna make a sexist comment. It's like god can u even read

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#18

I Love Arnold's Wholesome Murders

I Love Arnold's Wholesome Murders

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Martha Meyer
Community Member
1 month ago

It's funny how it's always the people with fragile egos accusing others of being snowflakes, when they themselves are visibly half melted in outrage.

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#19

If He Were Here He'd Consume These Morons With Fireballs From His Eyes And Bolts Of Lightning From His Arse

If He Were Here He'd Consume These Morons With Fireballs From His Eyes And Bolts Of Lightning From His Arse

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Krazy Kanuck
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

I was buying a box of masks the other day, and some clown behind me (standing way too f-ing close) said to me "You dont believe all this bullsh!t about masks do you" I turned around (and accidentally smashed his shins with my cane). And told him "No I dont believe it, BUT regardless of what I believe or not, it is the right thing to do, and follow suite in what others believe" I also like shopping in certain places, and a mask is required. I am not going to stop shopping, based upon my belief. BUT if I am around other people, then it is only polite, to wear a mask.

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#20

Yellow Tape Around Her Body It's A Fucking Homicide

Yellow Tape Around Her Body It's A Fucking Homicide

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Bunny Wood
Community Member
1 month ago

Amen. Speaking from NZ and Australia I just laugh at how retarded the Americans are in this topic. Raped by your insurance companies and begging for more

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#21

Good Old Meghan Mccain

Good Old Meghan Mccain

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boredpanDaman
Community Member
1 month ago

bwhuaahah

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#22

The Ramsays Has The Best Insults

The Ramsays Has The Best Insults

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Katrin
Community Member
1 month ago

I like her!

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#23

Don't Defend Corporations, They Will Not Return The Favor

Don't Defend Corporations, They Will Not Return The Favor

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Marcellus the Third
Community Member
1 month ago

This is a famous old case, still worth bringing up occasionally, as many people never questioned the "scamming from poor corporations" line.

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#24

Murdered By The Word Of God.

Murdered By The Word Of God.

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Katrin
Community Member
1 month ago

I googled it, it´s actually true. Love it.

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#25

That's Just How It Is Though, Isn't It?

That's Just How It Is Though, Isn't It?

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Rowlie
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1 month ago

Is there such thing as the "right" house to kill people in?

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#26

An Effortless Genocide

An Effortless Genocide

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

A lot of immigrants work in jobs that others don’t want to do, majority have come for a better life and will take what they can, they have to start their lives all over again and they are not picky like many of us westerners (especially the privileged). They often take the lower paying jobs like trolley collectors, taxi/uber drivers, food delivery drivers and fruit pickers etc. What a lot of people don’t seem to understand is that a lot of these immigrants are well educated but their qualifications mean nothing because of where they are from and studied so they have to do it all over again.

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#27

Very Strange, Indeed

Very Strange, Indeed

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Rabbit Carrot
Community Member
1 month ago

Yeah who wants to go to have a raging know-it-all bigot at a party. No thanks.

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#28

Your “Logic” Deserves A Slap In The Face

Your “Logic” Deserves A Slap In The Face

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Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
1 month ago

Oh damn.

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#29

Homophobia Is Manmade

Homophobia Is Manmade

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Amy Pattie
Community Member
1 month ago

Thanks for the Jewish perspective! I have seen the first one so often, but the second one is a very new perspective. Thanks for the share!

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#30

Taken To School.

Taken To School.

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InstantRamenGuy
Community Member
1 month ago

she got... schooled

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#31

Murdered By Laws

Murdered By Laws

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Katrin
Community Member
1 month ago

Yeah, all this ethic- and law-thingies are hard.

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#32

A Better Headline

A Better Headline

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Amy Pattie
Community Member
1 month ago

I mean I am happily married even though we both lost our job in corona and now live in a church community house. Screw the idea of having kids though, they’d have to sleep on the floor of the games room or something, and I wouldn’t want anyone’s life to start out like that.

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#33

Short And To The Point

Short And To The Point

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@Daisychain
Community Member
1 month ago

And she's such a cute little girl too... :(

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#34

Murdered By Numbers?

Murdered By Numbers?

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Vorknkx
Community Member
1 month ago

Ironically, some statistics show violent crime has decreased since "violent" video games becamse more popular/mainstream.

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#35

Maybe Not The First, But Definitely The Most Famous

Maybe Not The First, But Definitely The Most Famous

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Amy Pattie
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

More specifically, first Innocent brown man killed publicly by a police state while his homies could only stand powerlessly and watched.

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#36

Kill Theirs Or Educate Ours?

Kill Theirs Or Educate Ours?

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WilvanderHeijden
Community Member
1 month ago

It's the same boring song that Republicans sing every time. Why invest 50 billion in education when we need that money to buy tanks and develop nuclear bombs? Because obviously having the power to destroy this entire world 5 times isn't enough....

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#37

Does It Make Sense For You Now?

Does It Make Sense For You Now?

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SocksNeverMatch
Community Member
1 month ago

freaky right!

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#38

Ain't No Right Way

Ain't No Right Way

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Christian Bradshaw
Community Member
1 month ago

Same here! Not everything is as suspicious as you people seem to think!

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#39

Is It True

Is It True

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Marcellus the Third
Community Member
1 month ago

Maybe they think it's part of the uniform? Like typical blue/green "medical color" doesn't really do anything but it's part of the image?

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#40

The Aunt Looks Like Such A Nice Person

The Aunt Looks Like Such A Nice Person

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WilvanderHeijden
Community Member
1 month ago

When you have alcohol problems and are in a divorce but still feel entitled enough to lecture people on how they should live their life.

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#41

Roll Tide!

Roll Tide!

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Martha Meyer
Community Member
1 month ago

Lol, pretty sure that actually applies both to SA and Alabama.

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#42

I Lol'd Hard

 I Lol'd Hard

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postboredom
Community Member
1 month ago

Were they any steel toilets nearby? That would have given them a shock

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#43

Holy Hell! Call The Morgue

Holy Hell! Call The Morgue

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Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
1 month ago

Yuck, why not just say your room is getting a bit stuffy and whiffy so please air it out. No need to go into such detail.

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#44

Say It Like You Mean It

Say It Like You Mean It

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Marcellus the Third
Community Member
1 month ago

"What a trooper" sounds hollow now.

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#45

That Moment When An Anti-Vaxx Mom Is Called Out On Facebook By Her Son's Pediatric Nurse

That Moment When An Anti-Vaxx Mom Is Called Out On Facebook By Her Son's Pediatric Nurse

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WilvanderHeijden
Community Member
1 month ago

Sadly only the Anti-vaxxer lies will be retweeted, adding some more misinformation to the huge pile of BS that's already on the internet.

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#46

Video Games Cause Violence

Video Games Cause Violence

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Krazy Kanuck
Community Member
1 month ago

Pokemon Go, rewards players all the time. It also forces people outside to get fresh air, and to interact with other players.

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#47

We The People

We The People

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kjorn
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1 month ago

looks like the constitution is like the bible for the american... and we see the bible it's a cause of war between the people

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#48

Why Do Old People Insist On Doing This?

Why Do Old People Insist On Doing This?

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Hooked
Community Member
1 month ago

I like the last sentence. The biggest burn is saved for last.

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#49

You Can Disagree With An Opinion, But The Math Never Lies

You Can Disagree With An Opinion, But The Math Never Lies

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WilvanderHeijden
Community Member
1 month ago

It's this kind of "math" that leads Americans to believe that in "Socialist" European countries people pay about 125% of their income on taxes. And that's why healthcare is free.

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#50

Murdered With One Word Almost 3 Years Later

Murdered With One Word Almost 3 Years Later

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Kookamunga
Community Member
1 month ago

Donald Trump is so vile that my cat tried to cover him up with litter.

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