25 Astounded Students Recall The Dumbest Thing A Teacher Has Actually Said To Them.

It's a bit awkward when the person expected to teach says something utterly... well, let's just say "uninformed." And it can be touchy to bring up the fact that a teacher is wrong. Sometimes, you just have to let things go...

Here are twenty-five times a teacher said something dumb in class.

Many thanks to Reddit user nosnod for posing this question. You can check out more answers from the source at the end of this article!


1/25. A girl in class asked to use the bathroom during a test. The teacher said no. She said she was on her period. The teacher then said "prove it. Bring me the wrapper (of the tampon)."

He was fired for this.

Arerest59

2/25. Went to catholic school, had a nun for sex ed (I mean, what were they thinking?) class in...6th grade?... Was told if we masturbate too often we'll run out of semen, as the body doesn't produce more, we're born with the amount we have for life...I'll admit, it curbed my want to do it...for about 2 days, then I figured it was worth the risk.

ElefantPharts


3/25. I had a teacher who didn't like students leaving his class to use the toilet. We were aged 16-18 at the time and every time a girl asked to leave he'd say: "Do you really need to go? ... will there be a puddle on the floor if I don't let you."

Well there will... but it won't be what he's thinking...

argonscandium

4/25. In a geography class, my teacher gave us a quiz on population densities. We had to calculate the population densities of a few areas and then rank them from highest to lowest. Population density = population / area.

I got my quiz back a few days later and noticed that I lost a mark because I had an area with a population density of 0.03 ranked higher than a population density of 0.01. I redid my calculations to make sure it wasn't just a calculation error, and then went to talk to her to see where I went wrong or to get my mark back. I confront her about it, and then:

"But 0.01 is greater than 0.03!"

Have you ever heard a teacher say something so fundamentally wrong that you had to stop for a moment to make sure that you haven't made a horrible mistake?

I argued it with her for a bit (the entire class could hear us) before I finally decided a mark wasn't enough to make a teacher hate me and sat back down.

The next day she decided to make a joke about me not knowing how numbers worked during the lesson. I was kind of pissed off at that point, so I offered to ask my math teacher for her next period. She confidently told me that I could just go right now and ask a math teacher, so I did. After explaining the situation, I got the math teacher (who gave me a very confused, concerned look) to write and sign a piece of paper saying that "0.03 is greater than 0.01".

My geography teacher asked me if I finally understood, I gave her the piece of paper, and she didn't talk to me for the rest of the day.

palm_of_a_tiny_hand

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5/25. I was 16 and told by my substitute science teacher that it is impossible for fraternal twins to be boy/girl. I am a fraternal twin girl with a twin brother.

The teacher was not convinced and I was sent out of class for causing a disruption.

HighAsARose

6/25. A friend's world history teacher told his class that Confucius once remarked "It is wasteful to try to kill a fly with a cannon or a bullet." Someone mentioned that Confucius lived thousands of years before gunpowder was invented, in response to which the teacher argued he was right for some time. The next day he told the class "Even though he wasn't right, they shouldn't have questioned him because he has authority and experience."

He is not teaching at our school next year.

PotatoSlapper

7/25. Teacher: Ok class, today we are going to learn about President Roosevelt!

Me: Which one?

Teacher:...President Roosevelt

Me: Oh I'm just asking because there were two

Teacher: No, there was only one president Roosevelt

Me: Well, if I recall correctly, there was Theodore, then Franklin

Teacher: No, there was only one (rolls her eyes, gets this annoyed look on her face and starts going through her "president" flashcards)

Teacher: (Suddenly looks shocked but also even more annoyed), hmm I guess you're right; anyway...

FloralBison

8/25. My biology teacher was asking us for examples of extinct animals, one person said dragons and she agreed with him. I was later sent out of class due to attempting to contradict her.

MrCamman69

9/25. In grade 6 we were doing space topics for a week or so IN SCIENCE CLASS. I asked my teacher why the moon was so bright at night, she said "It's because it's a star up close..."

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10/25. "Snakes regurgitate their waste through their mouth, they don't have any other holes."

I've had pet snakes since I was 5, I knew she was wrong. Had to get a book to prove her wrong. She gave me detention for arguing with her.

I took the matter to the headmaster. He agreed she was an idiot and removed the detention. She was fired 2 months later. She marked students down for submitting work that contradicted her religion.

DistilledHatred

11/25. I had a high school teacher tell the class that if we all sent a letter to Congress saying we were being taxed without representation, we would not have to pay taxes. She was not joking. She taught economics, American history, and civics.

Sporkicide

12/25. "If you turn two pages at a time, you can read a book faster." and "If you find a word you don't know, just replace it with the word 'elephant', and keep reading." Seriously. Year 4 and 5.

qosj


13/25. Not me, but one of my younger brothers. In 4th grade, he had a teacher that was new to the district. I had helped him with his math homework, which was simple multiplication (note that I am 5 years older and was a year ahead in math, so 9th grader taking 10th grade math).

He comes back with his graded paper a couple days later with a few of the problems marked wrong. She had marked 0xn=0 as right, but nx0=0 as wrong. He tried to tell her she had erroneously marked them wrong. She says, no, he had the wrong answers. He asked how. She proceeds to tell him that "Zero times a number is zero, but a number times zero is the number."

Even after my mom sent in a note, she refused to admit that she was wrong and never changed his, and I assume everyone else's, grade.

domino43

14/25. I knew a teacher that hated germans. So at the start of a school year she would have students do a "family background" project. After the projects were turned in, she would be mean and unfair to the students with German backgrounds.

Sir_Rowan_of_Ithor

15/25. I was making small talk with a teacher from my high school that was chaperoning me in an after school activity. I asked her where she went to high school, after she told me, she asked me where I went to high school.

EnemySoil

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16/25. In middle school I had an argument not only with my science teacher, but my whole class, that a mile was in fact longer than a kilometer. They all were telling me I was dumb and didn't know anything.

Evilpuppydog

17/25. I was writing spelling sentences in 2nd grade. For the word "practice", I believe, I wrote "I practiced karate in the dojo." My teacher would not accept that Dojo was a word. She thought I meant dog. Super Mario RPG taught me that word.

Thenobel1

18/25. All of the ink in my pen ran out during class, and I wasn't allowed to ask for a pencil in my elementary school history class. We were required to copy the teachers handwritten notes from these big chalkboards that spanned each wall...

My teacher at the time was this grumpy old lady. I raised my hand several times to ask the teacher who told me to put my hand down and copy the entire 4 boards before asking any questions. None of my classmates had an extra pencil, and I couldn't get anyone's attention to try to throw me a pencil discretely, so I did the only thing I could think of at the time. Being a huge smarta**, I started copying the notes in yellow highlighter, partly to spite the teacher and partly to look busy and kill time while I waited for her to finally answer me. She got up to check on everyone's progress and when she got to my desk, she freaked out.

"WHAT ARE YOU DOING?!"

"Copying the notes."

"With this?!" (She snatched the highlighter from my hands)

"Yeah it's all I had, you wouldn't let me ask for another pencil so it was the best I could do."

"I'M GOING TO CRUCIFY YOU."

I honestly never heard anyone say that before, so I started laughing which was the worst possible thing to do while she was enraged. The whole class was completely silent and I quickly realized that was the wrong move. She sent me into the hallway to wait for the rest of the period and called my parents in for a conference. They took my playstation 2 away for a whole month for being insubordinate and wouldn't even humor the idea that my teacher said she would crucify me.

The rest of the year students would joke about being sacrificed in her class if they didn't do their homework assignments or copy the notes in time. She was never penalized.

AJBURNSRED

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19/25. Year 10 (so I was 15), put in a group with the two "best friends" of the class who decide that, instead of discussing the topic (I dunno what it was, the class was English), they just talk about random stuff (sports and crap). Obviously, I have nothing to do since we're meant to be discussing the topic.

Teacher sees me doing nothing, comes over, tells me I should be doing something.

I say "they aren't doing anything either, they're just talking about personal stuff".

She replies "yeah but at least they LOOK like they're doing something"

So I ask her "...so you don't care what we do, as long as we 'look' like we are?"

She hesitates and says "Well... yeah"

And that was the day I lost faith in the educational system.

MonkeyDJinbeTheClown

20/25. In 3rd grade I wrote a story about a dog named Ferdie, which was short for Ferdinand. I never explicitly pointed out the nickname relationship in the story, and everywhere the dog's name appeared it was marked as a spelling error, resulting in a C+ overall grade.

I was confused and approached my teacher to ask what was going on, and she said that I had misspelled 'Freddie'. I said no, it's Ferdie, short for Ferdinand. She said, oh, okay let me fix that, took the paper, crossed out the C+ and wrote as big as you please, "F, for lying!"

Long story short, this event pushed me to math and science where I could prove that I was right.

EngineerBoy00


21/25. Once a math teacher was really offended with my notebook with a picture of a monkey on the cover. We all gave our notebooks to her so she can grade our homework and later she called me up and told me to change my notebook since it has a monkey on the cover and what is she supposed to think.

i-am-a-rock

22/25. Guidance counselor: "you won't even get accepted to that school and even if you did you'll never graduate", thankfully I did both without his "optimistic nudge". When I was young I did not realize as much that losers walk in all professions of this life.

onetimerone

23/25. In the uk.

Had an accounts and finance class when I was 16. Had a trainee substitute teacher one day and she clearly didn't like me. Obviously thought I was a smartar*e. Maybe I was but I was 16 and got top grades in this class. Unknown to her, I am deaf in my left ear. Since birth and it was on my school files. All my regular teachers and classmates knew.

She was trying to make me look like a jerk and asked me a really obnoxious question. I genuinely didn't hear her and said "pardon."

She then responded in a really cheeky voice "are you deaf or something?"

Couldn't resist at that point........


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"Yes miss, have been since birth. Nothing in my left ear. What was the question again?"

Complete silence as she's just realized she's insulted a "disabled" kid. Everyone else was sniggering and the smug grin on my face probably didn't help. My mates were shocked as I've never shot somebody down, never mind a teacher. She changed the subject but we could all see her trying not to break down.

Got called to the heads offices so she could explain, got persuaded not to make a complaint against her.

I've never been cheeky to a teacher but I hope she learned something from it.

tollcross

24/25. An English teacher once instructed me to capitalize all pronouns after commas.

TheExcelerator


25/25. Hard to choose. In high school my French teacher translated the sentence "Tout le monde avait l'air miniscule" to "Everybody was carrying a small wind". When I suggested it might mean "Everyone looked very small" she insisted her translation made more sense. The text was about a girl standing on top of a tall building, looking down.

In English class we were reading a text about the Northern US, and the text mentioned mountain lions. That made my teacher remark that this made no sense as there are no lions in America. When the rest of the class chimed in, I said that a mountain lion is a cougar / puma.

To this my teacher replied that cougars aren't lions and that I didn't know what I was talking about. So take your pick.

spirito_santo

Source.

Have you ever found yourself in an argument so stupid and/or pointless that you were sure you were being punked? Like you keep looking away from the other person to check your surroundings for places Ashton Kutcher and a camera crew could come popping out of?

You're not the only one.

u/Anti-hollowkid asked: What is the dumbest argument you've ever been in?

Brace yourselves, folks. Some of these arguments are breathtakingly bonkers. The sheer number of people who are willing to argue with someone over provable facts and what that other person likes or doesn't like is just ... stunning. It's stunning, you guys. Just not in a good way.

I Know What I Like

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My wife and I once argued over whether or not I liked mustard on my hot dog. I was for me liking mustard, she was against me liking mustard.

The argument lasted way longer that you could ever imagine it would.

- AardvarkAndy

A Stair Step

My brother and I argued if our staircase had 13 or 14 steps, based on an argument about if the floor of the second floor counts as a stair-step or not. We still have no solution.

- RazerWolf04

My dad is a stairbuilder and I spent many summers working at his warehouse, so I can clear this up. 14.

- Apples9308

Saturdays

My husband and I have this thing where we only say "I love you" on Saturdays. Every other day it's "I love you, but only on Saturdays." I don't know how it started, but it's been going for 11 years now.

We're both shiftworkers, so sometimes we have to stop and think what day it actually is. We had an argument recently over whether it was Saturday or not. I said it was Saturday, he said it was Friday. It was Monday.

- FormalMango

Iraq

I remember when I was about 13 my parents had an hour-long shouting match that ended with them almost getting divorced. The issue? Whether or not the nation of Iraq has a coastline.

My mother arguing that Iraq had a coastline, while my stepdad argued that it did not. This was back in 2004, and they are still quite happily married to this day. That incident is something they look back on and laugh about, and both of them admit it was really a pretty stupid thing to argue over.

- dontcryformegiratina

$40

With an ex:

"I owe you $80 for the bills of ours that you pay, and you owe me $40 for the bills of ours that I paid. Here's $40 in cash; we're even."

She did not understand this.

I literally had to go get another $40 out of the ATM, and hand the $80 to her. Then I had her hand me the $40 she owed me.

"Now how much do you have in your hand?"

She still didn't understand.

She somehow has a college degree.

- Speedly

Mini Wheats

When we were kids my brother and I got in a physical fight because he said I like mini wheats and I insisted I didn't. His argument was that I always sang the mini wheats song and I was deeply offended that he wasn't aware that it was just stuck in my head but I hated the cereal. I actually did like the cereal I'm not sure why I was arguing with him about it but I remember how genuinely angry I was.

- shicole3

Crayons

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I'll tell you about the only legal trouble I've ever been in, the fight that got me arrested. It started over whether we should return a box of crayons or not, and to this day I don't have any idea how it escalated to the point of the cops being called, but they were and I was the one taken in.

- CorrectionalChard

That's Unfair

My boyfriend insisted that when two people are in an argument and one makes a point so reasonable and logical the other one can't disagree with it - it's unfair. I tried, logically and reasonably, to explain several times why that is just winning the argument, proving your point thoroughly and is completely fair.

His answer was that I was being unfair.

- ShyAcorn

Pure Masochism

How the ch in masochism is pronounced. My friend caught me saying "masoKism" while he would say "masoSYism."

To be fair, he grew up speaking French, in which the ch in masochism is pronounced in "his" way. But he insisted that I was the wrong one here and that was just infuriating.

- argofire

Emailing NASA

A woman was adamant that looking at the big solar eclipse on the television was unsafe unless you were wearing glasses. She wouldn't believe us and insisted on emailing NASA to check.

- derawin07

A Non-Standard Ruler? 

I worked for a company that made signs. We had a customer ask for signs that were 7mm wide that were to go on a door. Our sign makers figured the order meant inches because 7mm is pretty small, so made them 7 inches. I got a phone call from the customer who went mad at me for making them the wrong size. So I put a reorder through for 7 mm.

Argued with the sign makers over it but they eventually agreed to do it after I shown them the order in writing. I even had the customer put her complaint in writing, reiterating the size they wanted.

7mm signs went out and a day later I get the customer on the phone literally screaming at me.

Cue the dumb argument - we ended up having an argument over how big a millimetre is, and obviously everyone in the office were laughing, but this customer just wouldn't accept it and said we must be using a non-standard ruler to measure.

Ended up being escalating to the sales department manager who refused to issue a refund. We still don't know what they actually meant.

- Lovelocke

This Unusual Vegan Argument

Was in a pub with a few friends, and some random Dude dropped an ear, and somehow figured I'm vegan. Well, people like him are the reason I usually avoid mentioning it. He came up to me and insisted on starting a discussion about veganism. He claimed that by the end of it, I would be eating meat again.

He listed some stupid arguments, I told him I was not convinced and then tried to keep on drinking beer with my friends. He followed me, and wanted me to "try to convert him to a vegan." I stupidly listed some of my reasons thinking it would make him go away. He told me he still was not convinced, so I was like whatever. Again, I really just wanted to drink beer with my friends.

That dude followed me all night and expected me to try make him vegan. Doesn't matter what I said, and all the reasons that for me are obviously good enough to be vegan. He'd be just like "No, that doesn't convince me, therefore your argument and how you life is stupid."

Didn't matter how often I told him that I honestly don't care; 5 minutes later he would come up to me again "I'm still not vegan, so veganism is stupid, all your arguments were stupid, now give me a good reason to become vegan!" At one point, I was literally yelling at him that I don't give a single flying f about what he eats and why, that it's in no way my responsibility to "turn somebody vegan" and in no way his business what I eat.

Honestly, for that dude, I would have bought a whole ham, just to shove it up his stupid annoying face.

- onlytruebertos

Monty Python

In college my roommate and I argued about a line in Monty Python & the Holy Grail. The scene with the Black Knight where the line "Alright, we'll call it a draw" is uttered. We argued about who said that line, whether it was King Arthur or the Black Knight.

It went on for hours longer than it should have because I was stubborn and refused to admit I was wrong.

- Skrivus

Albert or Arnold

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Whether Albert Einstein or Arnold Schwarzenegger would be more useful to have around during a Zombie apocalypse. How on earth would Albert Einstein come in handy!?

- Gerrard1995

Below Sea Level

I live on an island and when you go upland and you look out the sea looks like it's higher than or on the same level as the land. It's just a weird perspective thing because of the horizon. One day some kid says that it's because the island is under sea level.


I'm like wtf bro all of us would be with the fishes. He argues that no that's not true and if I just go upland I'll see. We then spend a good 5 minutes of my time arguing about it until I decided to leave this kid in his stupidity. He even said we shouldn't believe everything adults tell us and sometimes we need to think for ourselves.

This kid was older than me and was going to a good school. Lost my respect for him ever since then.

- -justforclout-

Tomash

Someone tried to fight with me over how to spell my name.

Now, my name is in a lot of languages with slightly different spellings. I would have accepted any of those spellings, but this one was just... Not even close. It didn't make any logical sense.


An analogous example is if my name was Thomas and someone was insisting it was spelled Tomash. And not just the name Thomas in general, but that me specifically, on my birth certificate, was named Tomash. I know how to spell my own name.

I swear to god, it went on for like an hour.

- TK-DuVeraun

Whales Are Mammals

I was in an online chat room one day, and we were talking about whales. I commented on how whales are mammals and the next thing you know, someone was arguing with me and trying to convince me that a whale was a fish.

- kawaii_psycho451

Microwaves

Stupid microwaves. Having a man child talk down to me about how microwaves work only for him to google it and prove me right. He slept on the sofa that night.

- sun_phobic

Shower Schedule

My friend keeps telling me that the norm is that a person should shower once a week. This has been going on for years. I'm almost convinced he's trolling me.

- LibrarianGovernment

No Balloons For Grandma

My cousin and I argued over a balloon going to Heaven. We were at his big sisters prom send off and he let a balloon go and it went high into the sky.

He then said this balloon will go up past space and go to Heaven and reach grandma (God rest her soul). And I was like no it's not and it's probably not even gonna reach space. Releasing balloons is terrible for the environment and kills/harms so much wildlife.

He got really mad and defensive and started telling me to google it and do my research and I'm like I don't have to google it you idiot. He was mad at me for a good week.

- Dskee02

Spontaneous Dolphin Existence

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How dolphins reproduced. It took me a few solid minutes of explaining to her that dolphins have reproductive organs and that they did not just pop into existence. The argument began with her saying she wanted to work with sea creatures.

Personally, I hope she was messing with me cause I lost a little faith in humanity that day.

- thebeststory

Male Chickens

I repeatedly had the argument with a friend over whether roosters were chickens. She was convinced that only the females were chickens (hens). We were 18 at the time.

- bee_zah

Lightning McQueen

Me and my friend were drinking underage, we ended up in an argument of whether lightning McQueen's eyes were blue or green. Somehow throughout the whole thing both of us never thought to straight up google a picture.

- 23071115

But ... Ice Floats

Waiter/Host here.

Woman wanted ice on the bottom of her drink.

Now read that sentence again and try to imagine arguing with that particular brand of stupid.

- FarWoods

Time Zones Exist

Coworker claimed that it was the same time of day and the same season on the whole globe. Had to get 4 coworkers to confirm to him that time zones do in fact exist.

- JustARegularToaster

Colorblind

My brother is colorblind. And he CONSTANTLY tries to correct me on what color things are.

"Hey could you hand me that red _____?"

"that's orange"

"no, it's red"

"orange"

"YOU CANT EVEN KNOW"

It is the base of our most common and heated arguments.

- droneb2hive

Andre 2000?

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I'm late, but I saw this question and instantly remembered that I was booted from a Facebook group because I called someone out on a lie that was not only bull, but extremely pointless. She was friends with the moderator and they made the case that my argument over such a little lie was more of a problem than the lie itself (though they didn't refer to it as a lie.)


The woman said that she used to babysit for Andre 3000 and that his name was Andre 2000 - but he changed it after the year 2000 had passed. This was so easily disproven it was ridiculous. Their debut album came out in 1994 and he was already going by Andre 3000 at that time.

The argument wasn't a huge long drawn out thing, but the fact that either of us were on Facebook at separate times meant that the responses were over a long period of time so this argument lasted a few days.

It was stupid.

- P1ST0L_Wh1PP3D

Stars Like Our Sun

I was arguing with my grandpa about stars he didn't believe that there are other stars like our sun. Basically he thought there is only the sun, the moon and the earth.

fox_boi2

Richard Nixon

I have a degree in history. I mostly focused on nationalism. Wrote a 50 page paper on it and Richard Nixon with around 50 100 sources. Looked at micro film for hours on end. Part of the paper focused on how Nixon being chair of the house committee of Unamerican Activities was used as a powerful weapon to use against political enemies. It also inspired Joe McCarthy. Have had people tell me I was wrong and Nixon was never elected to a position besides the president and Joe McCarthy came before Nixon. I stopped trying to talk history to people.


I also know quite a bit about the history of the Balkans its amazing how many Serbs refuse to believe Tito did anything wrong.

Wrote 100 page paper on nationalism in Israel. Its frustrating to talk about because for some reason a lot of people think Palestinian firing rockets randomly into Israel is ok but if Israel retaliates the people get up in arms over a targeted air strike that kills 3 people.

grumblecakes1

Balloon to Heaven

My cousin and I argued over a balloon going to Heaven. We were at his big sisters prom send off and he let a balloon go and it went high into the sky. He then said this balloon will go up past space and go to Heaven and reach grandma (God rest her soul). And I was like no it's not and it's probably not even gonna reach space.

And he got really mad and defensive and started telling me to google it and do my research and I'm like I don't have to google it you idiot. He was mad at me for a good week.

Dskee02

Binder Clips

I got into an argument with a co-worker over how we were attaching two pages of a letter together: small binder clips or paper clips.

He felt that paper clips would leave a "dent" in the paper when removed, but binder clips won't. He refused to staple them together. I felt that binder clips would also leave a "dent", so we might as well just use the paper clips.

It ended with him saying: "Do what you want [me], I don't care!" and storming off.

justantherredditgirl

Jewish

Once got accused of faking being Jewish. Why? I have no clue. We argued over the course of a month, any time I'd bring it up and she heard about it, she'd begin going after me for "faking it".

My mother's side is ethnically Jewish. Grandparents were practicing.

Aslkurloz

Nutella

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3 friends and I once got into an argument about how to pronounce Nutella. It lasted for about 3-4 months. It was hilarious how serious we took it, it'd get heated but never for real serious.

I think someone even called the company that made it to check, or that may have been for the Cheetos company. We were really bored in high school.

vault_tec_redditor

Lingerie Boxes

Late to the party, but there it is.

I'm a manager at a small store. We're only 4 working there, so my team and I grew very close and we joke around a lot. Once during a slow shift, my employee and I had an argument because we were looking at the lingerie boxes, and I thought that two specific boxes had the same woman on it, but she was 100% positive they weren't the same person.

Looking back, I don't know why it was such a big deal to us at the time, but we even called another employee who lives across the street to come and tell us what the heck was up with that. Turns out I was right, and she was pretty salty about it. It was a great night.

Meh75

Wicked Witch of the West

I almost got into an argument with an old girlfriend over Glinda the good witch from Oz. She insisted that Glinda was manipulating Dorothy to assassinate the Wicked Witch of the West and convince the Wizard to leave to create a political void she could fill.

I conceded the issue when I heard the whole premise because I thought it was too damn stupid to get worked up over.

weirdatwork2017

Keep Your Hands to Yourself

Just the other day I legit got in an argument with my co-workers on why I don't like my butt being grabbed by anyone (I'm a guy). Seriously.

They went on about "I don't mind it. Mike and I do it all the time and we don't care." Yeah, that's nice dude, but I'm not you, and there's something called "Keep your hands to yourself" (which was taught to a good portion of us growing up). Just like how Karen wouldn't like it if I touched her boobs or her grabbing your crotch or frankly ANY area you wouldn't like being grabbed, keep away. In general, you should not be touching me in any areas after I've told you not to several times before.

So unless you're sleeping me or dating me, keep your damn hands off my toosh.

Frisby2007

Telekinesis

My best friend and I argued over whether or not telekinesis was possible. Her argument was that humans don't yet know what the human brain at 100% usage was capable of, and that telekinesis was inside the possibilities.

I said the brain does use 100%, just at different times.

We didn't speak to each other for four days.

dude_bizarro

Ghosts

How dolphins reproduced and whether or not ghost existed (back to back with the same person). It took me a few solid minutes of explaining to her that dolphins have reproductive organs and that they did not just pop into existence (the argument began with her saying she wanted to work with sea creatures).


How it shifted to the existence of ghosts is a solid and reasonable question to ask (I don't remember why). I had to then proceed to tell her that ghost hunting TV shows do not constitute as undeniable evidence.

Personally, I hope she was messing with me cause I lost a little faith in humanity that day. This was in high school SO... hopefully she was kidding.

thebeststory

Dogs and Chocolate

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I told this stupid woman that chocolate is toxic to dogs. She went on to tell me how a little bit will just make them hyper and then they will calm down. I told her to google it. Her and her bf shut right up. Now they have a kid. Good luck, Jeremy and Andrea. morons.

I should also add that this argument started because Jeremy was giving his tiny dog chocolate and I told him it was toxic.

KlutzyHedgehog

Is water wet?

My roommate and I have a recurring argument over whether or not water is wet l, and whether or not a person is considered wet underwater.

For the record, it is no to both questions.

SFCopperhead

Mission Trip

A kid a church telling me about the mission trip I went on. Not only was I not on that trip, but I had never been on any mission trip. We were good friends, so it's not like he would've mistaken someone else for me.

He insisted I was there as if an entire week long trip would just fall out of my memory. He even had stories of things we'd done together. I'm not sure if he thought I was lying, joking, stupid, or crazy, but I was pretty sure he was some combination thereof.

SirRogers

Dragon Tales

One time I got into a shouting match with my mom and little brother in the car. The issue? The names of the two-headed dragon from the PBS kids afternoon show Dragon Tales. I swore it was Zack and Macie.

It was actually Zak and Wheezie. I don't even remember why we were yelling about it.

MistalQueensglaive

Green Or Yellow?

When I was about 15 or so my mother and I spent about 20-30 minutes arguing about the color of a shirt. We agreed it was blue/green, but to me it was just a shade more blue, while to her it was just a bit more green.

Turns out, your eyeballs yellow as you age and hers were 24 years yellower than mine, so I think that skewed her color vision.

BugsRatty

Stars In Their Multitude

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I once got in an argument over whether or not a line from the song "Stars" in Les Mis says "...but mine is the way of the lord" or "mine is the way of the law".

I didn't even really care what he thought but he was so adamant and cocky that it got me heated. By the end of it we were shouting at each other and I had to apologize, which I think is what he wanted the whole time.

theedjman

Colorblind

My brother is colorblind. And he CONSTANTLY tries to correct me on what color things are.

"Hey could you hand me that red _____?" "that's orange" "no, it's red" "orange" "YOU CANT EVEN KNOW".

It is the base of our most common and heated arguments.

droneb2hive

Hot Water

About five years ago, my girlfriend (now wife) once had a very intense argument about whether or not hot water cleaned things better than cold water.

She genuinely believed that water temperature didn't matter. This is someone who has not one, but two masters degrees.

We argued for something like 2 hours, and we seriously almost broke up over the whole thing.

moniker5000

Biology Class

I had an argument with a girl IN THE MIDDLE OF A BIOLOGY CLASS in high school about how humans are not mammals. She thought a human was a human and we are not mammals because "mammals are animals and humans are not animals"

I tried explaining to her the difference between reptiles and mammals and how humans fall under the mammal category to try and educate her... but she just wouldn't listen.

I still have no idea why the BIOLOGY teacher did not get involved...

10d4plus8

Solid Or Liquid?

Some classmates and I got into a heated debate as to whether or not the human body could count as a soup, salad, or sandwich. The teacher got mad at us, but hey! All we were doing was watching a movie.

For the record, my logic lays with soup- Liquid contained within a solid, at a hot temperature.

ScreamingPotoo