People Share The Strangest Compliments They Ever Received.

It's not always enough to say a nice thing. You need to say it in the right way.

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1. It's the inside that counts.

I was in the middle of a vaginal ultrasound. That is where they probe you with this long thing to get a better look at your organs (I was having abdominal issues).

The tech looks at the image and exclaims, You have a beautiful pancreas! She calls over another tech to see, as I'm laying there with a wand up my hooha. They basked in the glory of my most perfect pancreas.


I have yet to update my Tinder profile with this information, but I can now say that I am literally beautiful on the inside.

Erin Smilkstein

2. You slay me.

"Youre like a less attractive version of Jaime Lannister."


Ayden Jozwik

3. Runs in the family.

My old boyfriend kissed the top of my head and said, I love the way your hair smells. Delighted I asked oh, thanks. What does it smell like? To which he replied, it always smells like lasagne.


Cut to a couple of decades later, tucking my 5 year old son in bed at night with a big cuddle. He says hmmmm mummy you smell so nice! Me: really darling, what of? Him: mMMMmmm chicken nuggets AND mayonnaise!

Jane Sullivan

4. Hands-on policy.

We had just moved to Florida and I was still wearing my wardrobe from the Northeast, which was a little too formal and a little too warm for the environment. My wife and I worked in the same building and constantly saw each other throughout the day.

One day I was bending over a desk examining some proofs for the next days paper, and I suddenly felt a hand running up the inside of my thigh from behind, right up to my, well, parts. I didnt think anything of it for a moment because my wife and I constantly teased each other.

So I let her grope me for a moment while I finished reading, then straightened and turned to face her and was eye-to-eye with a woman who was definitely not my wife. (continued...)

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Her face was about six inches from mine. "I simply love that fabric," she cooed in a husky voice. "Id love to get my husband a pair like that. They feel marvellous" Her lips curled into a twisted smile and she slinked away like a cat.


As the years went by, we got to know each other quite well, (no, not that well) and I once asked her about whether she always groped strange men.

"I just really liked your pants," she said. "And the way you wore them."

Tom Kehoe

5. Almost famous.

I had just gotten off a bus at Port Authority, which is the giant transportation hub about a block from NYCs Times Square.

I was going down an escalator when a guy asked me for my autograph. "Im not famous," I responded.

He replied, "Well, youre famous in my book, baby!"


Colleen Broomall

6. Pop goes the collar.

I was in my 20s, at a bar drinking a casual beer with some friends. I still remember the shirt I had on - a bright red (dont judge) Gap tee shirt with a henley collar. Being in my 20s and it being the early 90s, obviously the collar was as open as possible. Again, killer.

One of our crew was quite attractive but with a definite "fatal attraction" edge. She looked at me and said: "youve got this one collar bone that is so attractive" and stroked my left collar bone with her finger as she sipped her beer, staring at it.

Mind you, she didnt reference both collar bones. Just the left one. My right collarbone is apparently horrendous.


Matt Cauthorn

7. Watch your mouth.

This was more than a decade ago, before I got married and had kids.

I was traveling through India. Along with some friends, I went to a little Japanese restaurant. As soon as I walked in I noticed a very attractive-looking young woman. I felt immediately that I wanted to get to know her better.

As luck would have it, I found myself sitting across from her in a small caf the following day. It turned out we had mutual friends. We got to talking, and we got to liking each other, and we got to spending time together.

A friend who saw us together several days afterward told me that he had also been interested in her, but was rejected. He said that there were other suitors who had been spurned.

I thought that I must have had something very special to have attracted her affection. So one day I asked her. (continued...)

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"Why do you like me? What is it about me?" I expected her to say something about my charm or intellect or mysterious beard.


She smiled and she answered, "Its your teeth!"

Flabbergasted, I frowned. "What about my teeth?!"

Now one thing that you need to understand is that I have some kind of genetic disorder that makes my teeth fairly non-white. The only time I tried to bleach them at the dentists turned out to be a complete disaster. I had these sparkly-white swirls of bleached white surrounded by oceans of off-white yellowness. Not pretty.

"Theyre so small! I love them!" she gave an excited giggle and touched my incisors with a forefinger. "Absolutely tiny!"

My ego was crushed. The tininess of my teeth is what set me apart from other men. Nice.

Ben A. Wise

8. Eye love you.

A gentleman walks up to me at the library desk.

"Good morning sir. How can I help you today?"

"Oh my God" The man stared intently at me, mouth agape, and there were a few awkward seconds. "Your eyes are so mesmerizing I can't remember what I was going to ask you for."


And he walked off.

Angel Elms

9. No ifs ands or butts.

My 4-year-old son is all about me. Hes totally a mamas boy. He smacked me on the butt one night and said: "I love your big, fat butt."


He was looking up at me, all doe-eyed and adorable. I had to explain to him that while the sentiment was sweet, no woman likes having her butt called big or fat. It still cracks me up when I think about it.

Mary Osborne

10. Let's 86 36.

"Hey Mark, look at number 36, its beautiful!" my dentist said to his partner in dentistry crime, while my jaw was sore from being so widely open. (continued...)

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"Oh, such a perfect example of #36."

Of course, I couldnt respond to the compliment regarding the perfection of my tooths mineral, dentine, and enamel composition. Ive been on that chair for 1 1/2 hours, trembling for half of the procedures time, and really regretting eating so much candy prior to that lovely experience. Stupid cavities.

By the way, I am terrified of dentists.


Anna Sharudenko

11. Two sets of footprints...

Once I was walking by the beach, near the Atlantic, in typical board shorts and flip flops and some random girl walking by looked down at me and and literally startled me by saying. "nice feet." Never have I ever been complimented on my feet...

Then after I said thanks, she stood there for a few seconds and said "...and, nice legs." We ended with that awkward stare people sometimes share.


Zack Jaffri

12. Model behaviour.

When I was around 18, I dated this man who looked like a model. This only lasted a couple of weeks, as I couldn't keep up with his gossip-like conversations. Always criticizing the way people looked or dressed.


Other than that he was a pretty nice person but for me the constant bashing was a major no-no.

Anyway, he would a-l-w-a-y-s compliment me on my future looks.

Never once did he call me beautiful or pretty, at least not in the present moment. Instead he would always tell me how gorgeous I would look when I turned into an old lady or a "mature" woman. One time he did "compliment" me - in the present - by saying that I looked "good" which is pretty sad considering that he was, at least according to his words, truly interested in me.

Stephanie Bojorquez

13. Too bad it wasn't a mute date.

I went on a blind date once with this guy. I was 29 at the time and was feeling uncomfortable approaching my thirties.

After a few drinks at the bar he told me that I looked a lot younger than 29 - which was nice. He should have quit when he was ahead. (continued...)

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I told him thanks, my youthful look must be due to my excellent genetics or vegetarian diet. He replied, "No, you look so young because you act so immature." Gulp.


He tried to backtrack by explaining how great that was.

He did not get a second date.

Aly Boily

14. Nice to know you have a fallback.

I had to go to the dentist one morning. It was early for me, so I just threw on a sweatshirt and some boot-cut jeans. My long hair was thrown up in a ponytail.

I was sitting in the waiting room when I noticed an old woman staring at me. I smiled, trying to be polite. That's when she said it.

"What a handsome young man!"

I have to say, that doesn't happen very often. But at least I'm handsome.


Katie Powers

15. You don't know you're beautiful.

I was doing the retail grind, working in the bakery of a grocery store. An older woman came up to me and asked somewhat gruffly, "Do you own a mirror?" Startled, I said, "Yes. Why do you ask?" I thought maybe I had something stuck in my teeth. God bless people who will honestly tell you when that happens!

She stared at me for a long moment. "You should look in it often. Youre beautiful."

As she abruptly walked off, I stammered, "Thank you." She didnt just make my day, she made the rest of my life.


Cardinal Robbins

16. Got my goat.

"You have the legs of a mountain goat!" That was said to me by a coworker with whom I shared an office.

We would frequently walk over to another building for lunch, and I generally wore high heels. To get across the street, we had to scale a frequently muddy hill. I was quite adept at scaling this muddy hill while wearing high heels and without getting my shoes dirty.

He meant it as a compliment, but most ladies do not want to be compared to goats for any reason!

Jenni Williams

17. Feast or famine.

One day I was at a mandatory after-school band rehearsal. The band teacher walked past me while I was chilling, and I nodded to him. He paused, laughed, and said the following (continued...)

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"Cayden, whenever I look at you I can tell there's always something going on in your head. I think you're going to become a famous poet one day. Or a serial killer. Either way, when that time comes, I'd love to be able to say I knew him."




18. Footloose.

Friday night.

I was reading online when I heard the familiar ping from FB messenger.

"You busy?" my friend from Language class messaged me.

"No. Whats up?"

"I broke up with my girlfriend."

I blinked. That was it? Not to disregard his feelings but why was he telling me this?

"Im sorry to hear that."

"Its ok. I have a foot fetish."

Wait, was that why every single time he and I would talk, he would keep his gaze fixed down at my feet???

"Thats not bad. Everyone has feet." I replied weakly.

"I broke up with my girlfriend because of her feet. They were ugly."

"Thats tough. I guess you should find a girl with nice feet?"

"Yeah, I guess. But its harder than it looks."

"I know. But be patient. Youll find her."

"Thanks. You have nice feet by the way..."


Ill admit I was flattered and somewhat confused. It was one of the weirdest compliments Ive ever received.

Irah Ty

19. Textual healing.

Someone once texted me, "Youre the type of conversationalist that makes me want to text and drive."

Dont get me wrong, I was hugely flattered. Pretty sure I walked around for the rest of the day with my head swelled up three sizes.

But my immediate response was still, "Please dont."

Hannah Yang


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


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


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


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


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



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


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-


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


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


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


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"



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

- droneb2hive

Andre 2000?


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.


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.


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.


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.



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.




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.


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.


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.


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.



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.



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.


Dogs and Chocolate


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Stars In Their Multitude


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.



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.


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.


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...


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.