Nudists Reveal Surprising Details About Their Lifestyle.

You might think a nudist camp is a no-holds-barred kind of place. After all, you're already breaking one of society's biggest taboos. But it turns out there's more to being naked than being naked...

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1/15. I was born at a nudist resort, actually lived there for a few months (my parents had a cabin there when I was born), and spent most of my childhood going there with my family in lieu of the more typical parks and beaches most kids go to.

My father, sister, her children, and I all still go out there a few times a year. My dad is on the shareholder's board, handles the newsletter, and is a more hardcore nudist than I am; he never wears clothes unless he has to because other people.

I have seen thousands of people naked in my life, but never once have I seen an erect one in person (obviously, I am female). Sexual behavior of any kind is not allowed at the resort (except on your own rented/owned property, never in any of the common areas).

A huge part of the reason is that kids are present. We're here to be comfortable in our own skins, out in the peace and quiet of nature, no clothing required, but it must be family-friendly.

New members go through serious screening to prevent perverts (read: pedophiles) and those who have the wrong idea from getting in. One violation, and you're out faster than you can say, "It was an accident!"

Also, no guests without a shareholder's approval and escort. For the same reason: keep out the wrong sort.

Nudists can be rather elitist, I suppose, but it's necessary to ensure that the kids are safe.

-Renegade_Winter

2/15. My parents were nudists when my sister and I were little, so by default, we were too. The only unspoken rule I ever noted was when children were little enough to be at genital height, you knelt, or placed a towel in front of your junk.

It always seemed more 'I don't want a kid to mash me in the junk with their face accidentally' as opposed to 'don't show my kid your privates! It was fun growing up like that.

-TheBatchLord

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3/15. Just because someone is at a nude beach or nudist colony, doesn't mean they want sex all the time (some of the nudists, themselves, need to keep this in mind).

I go to the beaches because they're probably the one place I'm not thinking about sex.

-corystereo

4/15. Taking pictures (without permission) is strongly discouraged. Same can be said for ogling (especially if you're the ogler with clothes on).

I regularly frequent nudist gatherings in town and when cameras come out, it doesn't take long for the mob of angry nudists to put that activity to rest real quick. I've also seen people chased off for getting a full eyeful while wearing clothes while the object of their attention is most definitely not.

That said, there is a caveat to note here: if the camera is pointed at a model off in the corner, with no other people in view, it's totally fine. It comes down to consent and reasonable expectation of privacy.

-TalontheKiller

5/15. I'm 21, and went to a nudist resort. We were the only people there under 40. Maybe under 50. They had a rule about no genital jewelry. It draws attention to the genitals, which is inappropriate.

-robbysaur

6/15. The times that I have been at a nudist beach, I have discovered that there is the 'perfect' amount of eye contact that establishes you are friendly and wish the other person/couple a good day; however, if you go a second past it, then you are creepy!

-complex_personas

7/15. Don't sit on anything other than your towel. No one likes butt sweat

Most nudist establishments are completely non-sexual. You shouldnt do anything there that you wouldn't do with clothes on.

-Ft_Worth_Swingers

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8/15. Had a former co-worker who frequently spent his weekends at a nudist camp. I was shocked to hear that he took his children. I said, "I can't believe they allow children there!" He responded, "I would never go to a nudist camp that wasn't family friendly. Being nude is not about sex, it's about not wearing clothes. If kids aren't allowed, then that clearly isn't the case."

-sciko67

9/15. You should never call it a "nudist colony"; that's considered pejorative.

Also, some nudist communities have non-nudists move in because they inherit the property or something, and the nudists get really pissed off at the fact that people wear clothes to board meetings and such. "It's not clothing optional, it's nudist!"

-neitherjefnorjon

10/15. I can't overstate the importance of the unspoken law of "only sit on your own personal butt-towel, nothing else." While not a big enough issue to get you thrown out, this rule is so ingrained in club members that my dad follows it at home, even in the chairs that only he uses anyway.

About the only ones that don't have a towel over one shoulder at all times (or have it draped over whatever spot they've claimed to sit on) are the little kids.

I think part of the reason why towels are so ubiquitous is because they're also super handy for hiding accidental erections.

-Renegade_Winter

11/15. My parents owned and operated a "nudist camp" from about 1955 until 1986. We lived on the property, so I was raised as a nudist.

Before I start, I think some distinctions need to be drawn between nude beaches, nudist camps and nudist resorts.

Nude beaches are generally under-the-radar public beaches that are used by people who want to swim nude. There are some that are formally recognized by the local authorities and limit the wearing of clothes, and others that are remote enough that the police don't bother them much.

Quite a few unofficial nude beaches have areas where it's considered OK to have sex, but it's generally frowned upon to do that where you can be seen from the beach. (continued...)


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Nudist camps are more like a private campground where people can come for a day, a weekend, or a few weeks.

Life centers around the pool or lake, and sports and games like volleyball, horseshoes, badminton and table tennis. There's usually a small cafe or snack bar, and a lounge for socializing when the weather is bad.

Nudist resorts are kind of like the camps, but are run sort of like condominium associations and cater to permanent residents, but allow some short-term visitors.

At these latter two kinds of places, it's understood that you are there mainly to enjoy living without clothing, so the expectation is simple: if it's reasonable to be nude, be nude.

That means that if it's cold, or raining, you wear clothes. If a woman is on her period, she might wear panties or brief shorts.

Some people worry about erections but it's generally not a problem, because it gets to be normal to see nude people and that takes away some of the thrill.

When I was a teenager, my non-nudist friends from school were obviously really keen to come and visit me at home. They were all worried about getting an erection, and exactly zero had that problem when the day came to visit the first time.

Some commenters have said that it's prudish and inconsistent to be intolerant of erections. There is some truth to that, but remember that the local authorities are generally opposed to the nudist camps, and any suggestion that is was a place where there was open sexual activity, especially since there were always young children around, would be all the excuse they need to shut it down.

So nudists in general want to make sure any sexual activity remains private and feel that too much open sexuality is not a good idea.

-mruehle

12/15. I went to an all-women's music festival last year. It's not a nudist thing per se, but it's very clothing-optional and many women choose to go around in various states of undress. (continued...)


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Showers are also communal, so there's plenty of public nudity. I was uncomfortable for the first day or two, but by the end of the week, I went topless most of the time, and walked back from the showers nude.

Children were allowed to run around nude if they wanted. That was jarring to me the first time I saw two girls around ten completely undressed.

Then I realized that it was actually kind of cool - they had the opportunity to see all kinds of women being comfortable in their bodies and they were learning to be comfortable in their own bodies. Where's the harm in that?

-ParabolicTrajectory

13/15. At 12 or so, I went camping with my family in France. We were at the beach, when I said to my parents that I needed to go back to the campsite to get something.

After 15+ mins of walking, I was lost. I didn't know how to ask anyone for help because i didn't know any words in French except 'hello' and 'thank you.'

I walked into a camp that looked like the one we was staying at, but every person I saw was naked, I didn't know where to look and I felt incredibly awkward and embarrassed. I didn't want to ask anyone for help because they were all naked and I also couldn't work out if anyone was English (back when I was 12 you could normally see who was English based on their clothes)

I finally saw a girl who I had seen at the beach the day before, I knew she was English and I also thought she was very pretty the day before and now I was looking at her naked. I was very very very embarrassed but I had to ask her if she or her parents knew where I should go, she didn't know so we walked back to her tent.

My parents always told us if we get lost ask for help from as adult who has multiple children.

We get to the tent and her 3 sisters are all outside naked, I must have been bright red with embarrassment. None of them covered up and I was acting weird because I felt uncomfortable. I was only 12 and hadn't been around nudists before every time I looked at one of them I couldn't help but look at every part of them and then look away.

One of the older sisters who was about 15 said that her mum and dad had just piped to the shop (5 min walk) to get some milk. (continued...)


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I waited with the girls for a few minutes while awkwardly talking and then her mum and dad arrived they both quickly put a towel in front of themselves and told the girls to do the same.

I explained that I was lost and the mum put some clothes on, so did the daughter who was my age and they walked me to the entrance of my camp. I said thank you then and went and got what I needed, went back to the beach and when asked why did I take so long I just said that had a drink while back at camp.

I never told them that I actually got lost, walked into a nudist camp and had to ask for help. But I was very grateful that those people were so compassionate and kind.

Like many nudists, they were respectful of the values of others, and didn't want to have unintentionally sexual encounters with "normals" like myself. It just never occurred to those poor girls that it might have been unusual for me to see them naked.

-IAmABritishGuy

14/15. This may sound like a small thing, but mosquitoes. I've been to 2 nudist camps, and neither had mosquitoes. I have no idea how they make that happen, but they really ought to share their secret with the world.

-pottzie

15/15. It's not a taboo, really, but there aren't many young adults at our club. Most of the members are in their mid-30s or later, usually married couples who bring their kids along. Often, they were also brought up in nudist culture, or got into it while looking for some way to instill a love of nature into their children (we're on almost 400 acres of protected forest, with a lake, river, tons of hiking trails, an awesome waterfall; there's great hiking and camping out there).

I have seen naked people of pretty much every shape, size, and age, and many are not exactly what is conventionally considered to be attractive, though I think almost everybody looks just fine naked.

As far as I'm concerned, clothes or no clothes makes no difference to me at all, no matter what body type you have, and that seems to be the prevailing point of view at the resort. Perhaps the utterly non-sexual nature of the place, together with perspective.

-Renegade_Winter

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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