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People Share What It Was Like Growing Up With LGBTQ Parents.

Every single family is unique they have their own problems, their own strengths and their own quirks.

Here, people reveal what it was like growing up with LGBTQ parents.



1. "I went to Catholic school for 15 years so that was tough at times."

I've had an incredible upbringing. Based on all of the families I've seen, I'd say we communicate and know each other better than 95% of families. I doubt that has very much to do with their being lesbians, though, but rather just them being people they are and by virtue of that me being who I am.

I can admit it's really nice to know that I was an incredibly wanted child--similar to being adopted, my parents had to work very hard to be able to have me (and this was late 80s when they started trying so it also wasn't super common or accepted). I grew up in Louisiana so there were people who weren't fans of our set up, and I went to Catholic school for 15 years so that was tough at times (try writing "TRUE" on a religion test stating that gays should not be able to have children), but I wouldn't trade anything.

I argue with my parents like normal children do, they argue with each other, and honestly 99.4% of the time I forget that my family is in any way unique or different. I've definitely enjoyed opening some minds in the past 21 years, though.

BnInTheKitchen

2. Even if you don't always see eye-to-eye, you can still relate to people on a human level.

I'm not adopted but my mother "realized" she was gay 5 years into her marriage with my father, divorced him, and moved in with some chick who is now her ex. It was a little awkward for me growing up,- especially considering my religious affiliations and how deep those roots go in me (I'm a fairly conservative minister now).

But it's amazing. I don't say this often enough but I absolutely love my mom and her partner, they're both great people. So open and loving to everyone, always helping me with girl problems- it's pretty dang awesome. As a kid I wasn't bullied as much as I had those douche-y kids coming up to me saying "Your mom is only a lesbian because she hasn't met me", I got that a TON in high school.

The biggest way it has influenced me is in my understanding of others. My mother was raised in a very strict "King James Only" kind of Christian household and I've had so many conversations with her in tears telling me that she doesn't want to have feelings for the same sex and that if she could change she would. This stuff rocks my world, being a Christian minister it forces me to challenge the religious norm and truly inspect an issue that is glazed over by the church. Thinking through my mother's life and the "issues" she has have made me a billion times more empathetic towards people- not just the homosexual community but humanity as a whole. My mother and her partner remind me on a daily basis that we're not just discussing laws and policies, we're discussing the everyday lives of living, breathing people.

JordanBlythe

3. "Family is family."

I lived with my mom and her partner for 10 years until I was 18. We lived just like any other family. If anything it made me value women more (I'm male). I definitely went through a phase at around 16 where I was just starting to explore faith and had a hard time processing what I thought were biblical principles with respect to my mom being gay. It led to some rough patches for us at home. I eventually grew up and learned to think for myself and realized that what I felt so sure of as a teenager about the my home situation was ass backwards. Although my mom and her partner split a few years ago, I still go and visit her and call her my stepmom and her daughter my stepsister.

Family is family and as a child you don't see the difference.

Thoranus

4. "I've grown up with both at almost every milestone of my life, so as far as I'm concerned they're both my mothers."

I am the son of a lesbian mother, who wanted a child badly enough that she was artificially inseminated as a single mother (before the maternity leave stuff) and was already having trouble making ends meet. I never would have known that we weren't very well off financially from the way my mother and I were. My mother "dated" 2 women I think in the time since I was born and has been with the same partner for about 20 years now (story continued on the next page...).

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From as early as I can remember to about age 10, we lived alone together, watching Star Trek: TNG and playing Zelda and Final Fantasy together every night. Felt like a pretty standard childhood, although I've since learned that not all parents play video games with their kids.

She has always been incredibly open with me about anything, and never tried to force any sort of choices on me. She considers herself roman catholic (not practicing in any way though) but told me when I was young and asked about such things, that when I was older I would choose for myself.

When I hear people saying that it is a poor environment for children to grow up in, and that it will be the end of our species, it infuriates me. My mother once told me (not sure how we got on the topic) with a completely straight face that she wouldn't ever wish for me to be gay, because it was so incredibly hard for her growing up, and still is. So when I see people say that gay parents means gay children, I just shake my head at the ignorance.

Back to my 2nd mother now, she was married to a man and had 3 children with him before she realized something wasn't quite right and came out as a lesbian. She had a son who was 1 year older than I, so we were around 9-10 or so when we met, and we've been brothers ever since. This was about the only awkward part of my childhood, because there was still a taboo about being from a gay family, so among my friends, my brother was my cousin; and among his friends, I was the "adopted" one. The reason for that was because he and his 2 sisters are black, and I am white, so people could see we weren't complete brothers. I can't speak for all of Canada, but once we were past the teenage-stage of our lives we didn't have to hide it anymore. No one really cares about my gay mother, they're all much more fascinated by my lack of a father.

We usually call our parents "the moms." "You wanna come with me to the moms' Saturday?" Even though only one was my mother at birth, I've grown up with both at almost every milestone of my life, so as far as I'm concerned they're both my mothers.

Furious_ferret

5. It shows that if people are loving, they'll raise great kids.

I'm not, but my first girlfriend had two mums. She wasn't adopted. Her mother was bisexual and her dad ran off when her mom was still pregnant and then her mom met her wife and they got married when she was like a year old. Her moms were awesome. She was smart, happy, and extremely well rounded. I know they still argued and whatever, but from everything I saw they were totally normal parents who loved the crap out of their daughter.

Oh, and yeah. She got some crap at school for it, but no more than she got for being a lesbian. I think it's pretty rare that gay parents make gay babies so she got teased a bit by our gay friends for being a statistical anomaly. We lived in a pretty liberal area though so other kids probably have it worse at school in the southern USA and stuff.

reithegenki

6. "I have two moms and I am also gay."

I have had same sex parents since I was ten. My biological mother came out after her and my bio father had divorced.

I'm also gay. I'm not entirely sure what it means. I didn't come out until sixth grade, but looking back I think I have "been gay" from birth. I love having two moms. The woman my mom married is 100 times better than my bio father and I'm so thankful to have her in my life. It was kinda weird having friends come over when I was younger or it was awkward when they asked who that woman was at various events where parents attend or when she would drop me off or pick me up from school because I didn't know how they would take it. I was always afraid they would freak out, tell their parents, and we wouldn't be friends anymore (I grew up in a small, conservative town). I always called her our roommate. Now that I'm grown up and out myself, most people think it's really cool.

I think it's really cool for that matter. To wrap up, I think it is the greatest thing ever and feel like I actually benefited from having my mom's wife in my life and being able to be who I am without any judgement.

sprinkle_monster

7. You get a bit from each of your parents.

My brother was three and I was in the womb when my Dad came out. My earliest memories involve him and his partner, Adam. The hardest thing was just the fact that I lived with my mom and didn't get to see him a lot. So I had three parents I guess. But I'll just talk about Dad and Adam.

The most relevant thing about these two is how they play off of each other to teach me things. My father is a really intelligent and well-spoken man. He always taught through stories of his life. He taught me tolerance, even in a world that doesn't necessarily tolerate him. He is more serious than Adam. Adam is quite a goofball. He teaches me that life is lived in the moment.

So they taught me about life. If anything I would say that being the child of a same sex couple has been enlightening. I see so many different perspectives of life than other people. Am I different than your average child? Perhaps. But that's just because I am not afraid to be myself.

And that's something my fathers have taught me that I will never forget.

SatansGinger

8. It's not only your parents that determine whether you have a good childhood or not.

My childhood and adolescence were terrible, not due to having lesbian parents, but due to the bigotry, hatred, and ignorance of the people that exist in this country. To me there is no hope that any of these anecdotes, especially mine, is going to ever turn these people toward rational thought, but luckily they're not going to live forever.

sooperdoopersekrit


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9. We all just want to find love.

My birth father is gay, and came out shortly after I was born. We still had a great relationship growing up and I would spend my summers at his house, and many weekends. Since I was very young at first, I didn't know he was gay, and just thought I had a lot of "uncles," which were what we would call his boyfriends. He eventually settled down with another man and being that he was gay and couldn't have kids of his own he treated us like his own.

Growing up in this environment was very normal to me, and helped me realize that all people are the same, and deserve nothing but love and compassion. I was a jock in high school and most of my friends had a significant problem with gay people. I felt a deep sense of responsibility to stick up for any gay kids in my high school and let them know that we all weren't jerks. So in this sense I feel it really helped my become a well rounded, less ignorant human being. Other than that, everything is pretty much the same being that we are all human and pretty much the same.

Toodl

10. There is no good argument against a loving home and caring parents.

I just want to point out that as the child of a single parent, I also find a lot of the arguments they make regarding this personally offensive since most of it focuses on the lack of both gender roles. They make the assumption that each gender can only do certain things. My mother taught me to cook and embroider, as well as how to maintenance a car and how to patch a hole in the drywall. I never really noticed any difference between myself and my friends who had both parents. In fact, I was (and still am) closer to my mother than most of them were to either parent.

Nyxalith

11. Kids will be kids.

A coworker of mine and her wife (they finally got married a few months ago!) adopted two children who were already brother and sister, not wanting to tear them apart. Their kids call them Momma A and Momma B (with A and B being replaced by each parent's name), so they aren't confused by just saying Mom. Watching the kids interact with others, you could never really tell that anything is different. They're polite and generally well-behaved.

Xervicx

12. "They're wonderful ladies, and they clearly love him very much."

A good friend of mine was raised by two moms. His father and mother were married, but divorced when he was a baby. His mother had custody of him, and she met and fell in love with another woman when he was 2 or 3. They are still together. He said that his life was pretty much exactly like every other kid, except that when someone at school wanted to tease him, it wasn't for being too smart, or bad at sports, but for having two moms. He also grew up in a pretty liberal area, so even that didn't happen that much. They're wonderful ladies, and they clearly love him very much.

Delores_Herbig

13. "In the end, love is love."

My parents divorced when I was 12 when my mom came out saying she was in a relationship with another woman. I ended up living with my mom and her girlfriend until I was 17 and moved out on my own.

At first being really immature and in an attempt to make sense of it I fell in with kind of a religious crowd and was convinced my mom was seduced by the devil (story continued on the next page...).

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After I grew up a bit and lived on my own and saw more of life I realized that my mom was probably gay her entire life but because of her upbringing suppressed it and tried to lead a 'normal' life. I've also realized that my mom's partner is not the incarnation of evil and is in fact a very great person who, among other things, makes my mom really happy.

I'm an atheist now and feel pretty ashamed when I think back to the way I felt when I was a teenager and I'm pretty glad I never expressed my thoughts on it to them. It will always be my little secret.

My mom is retired now and is living happily with her partner of 16 years. My dad is doing great, has a girlfriend and him and I are very close. My kids call my mom grandma and her partner grandma (name).

The strangest part about my coming around to respecting and now being strongly for LGBT rights is kind of a philosophical problem. In a way I owe my existence to attitudes of 50 years ago. If LGBTQs had always been accepted in the way we are moving towards it is guaranteed certain that my brother and I would not exist.

In the end, love is love. The whole experience led me to understand that love comes regardless of the labels society puts on relationships and I'm proud my kids will grow up thinking absolutely nothing strange about the idea of same-sex relationships and only identifying it for what it is, love.

Drunkymcclown

14. Definitely some perks to having same sex parents.

Best part, I get double the mother sympathy. Bad day? I can call both of them and have them shower me with love and compliments. There is nothing better for the soul than a mom telling you how awesome you are when you've heard the opposite for eight hours from your boss.

bluerazz_

15. Every family is a bit unusual, anyway.

I was raised by two moms and two dads. My dads are married to each other. My moms were married, but are now divorced. I can honestly say that I wouldn't have it any other way. Sometimes it is pretty weird explaining my family to people, but I still would not change it. I have both male and female role models, and a unique perspective from how unusual my family structure is. Also it is pretty fun saying that I have the gayest family in the world.

ZCDUBZ

16. The most annoying part is really just explaining it to other people.

My biological parents were married until I was 3, so single parents for awhile. Dad remarried when I was 9 and when I was 10, mom came out of the closet and got a civil union with stepmom (now a marriage). When all the drama died down, things got pretty normal. It does get annoying explaining the whole thing to people, but it's really nothing unusual for me.

rcg99

17. Pretty much every teen goes through a period where they hate their parents, regardless of their sexual orientation.

I have two moms, although I'm the biological son of one of them. I think I probably had one of the best upbringings of anyone I know. My moms are some of the most sensible, good-hearted, selfless people in existence as far as I'm concerned, and provided an incredibly loving and supportive environment for me and my brother.

When I was in my younger teens, I definitely went through a period of hating my parents for depriving me of a "normal" childhood (story continued on the next page...).

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I've always been somewhat effeminate and much better at connecting with females than with males, and I have no doubt that that's because of my upbringing.

As I've gotten older though, I've kind of levelled out. I would never in a million years trade a second of my childhood for anyone else's.

PurdyCrafty

18. Everyone should have the right to choose whether or not to have kids.

Not me, but a coworker. He's gay and has adopted kids. I can't say from the kid's perspective, but they seem well adjusted and polite. They lost power for an extended period of time (Sandy) and the two dad's took turns taking the kids with them to work. The kids were kids, but still well behaved. So as a non kid-haver, I approve.

kuj0317

19. It must be great having parents that fully understand what you're going through.

My girlfriend and I are in a lesbian relationship, and her mom has been with her girlfriend for like, 10 years. It's funny because her mom and this woman have been living together for like, 9 of these years (even moved states together twice) but never admitted to being a lesbian until my girlfriend came out to her. So they kinda came out to each other at the same time.

I love it because they're both SUPER crafty. My girlfriend and I have a fixer-upper together and her moms have helped us replace the front door, replace the kitchen floor, repaint most of the house, and repaired my kitchen cabinets. And they raise chickens so we get free, fresh eggs all the time.

hannahprettyinpunk

20. "Taught me to be open and understanding."

Having two moms has taught me to be open to understanding people whose family makeups are less common, and it made the entire gay marriage legalization thing very important to me as it was happening.

All in all, I suppose by now I know for sure that there is nothing inferior about being raised by same-sex parents, as used to be the predominant thought in the US up until sometime in the 2000's.

Aloysius_Chinigan

21. More parents equals more perspectives.

I have two lesbian moms and two gay dads... it's an odd situation I know. I'd say the overall best part is just having four different viewpoints to grow up with. I think it's made me understanding of most people's personal issues on a different level than most.

SSSambo

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22. "Normal family, through and through."

My biological mother is a lesbian and in a 10+ year relationship and we're just a normal family, through and through.

TheMightyDendo

23. Always there to lend a hand.

I once dated a guy with lesbian mothers. Let me tell you, when my crappy craigslist car had any sort of issue, his other mom would always come to the rescue.

macaroni_veteran

24. Some definite upsides to being raised by LGBTQ parents.

I was raised by two moms. I can't really think of anything that would make it any better or worse.

I guess I was eligible for a pflag scholarship... so I'll go with that.

Jonowar


25. That is what matters most.

So many great people grow up in messed up households. And so many messed up people grow up in great households. But I can can guarantee you growing up in a loving household, no matter the gender makeup of the parent or parents involved, is what matters most.

Rockmaker77

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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