People Explain Which Meaningless 'Hill' They're Willing To 'Die' On
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Sometimes it's the little things that light the biggest fire in us.


Forget healthcare, economic policy or foreign affairs. What about the minute annoyances of speech? What about the proper way to eat cereal?

We find ourselves in a chaotic historical moment. The pandemic continues to rage and the peaceful transfer of power in the United States has never felt so threatened.

Perhaps a little exhausted by those macro-level, swirling debates, some Redditors took a moment to name the tiny minutiae that always grinds their gears.

wetspider asked, "What's the most meaningless hill you'll die on?"

Mind Your O's

"People saying 'loose' when they mean 'lose' upset me so deeply. I don't correct people, but it hurts my head."

"Wanna loose weight? I'm afraid I'll loose her and I love her so much. Sometimes I think I'm just a looser."

-- tinypiecesofyarn

Writing Off Whole Swaths of the Population

"Oxford comma is best comma."

"Anyone who says otherwise is categorically wrong, and I respect them less as a person."

-- the-tonsil-tickler

Know Your Negatives

It's 'I couldn't care less,' not 'I could care less."' -- homevp

"That one did piss me off.

"If you couldn't care less, then you could not care less, dipsh**. - Sounds like you don't give a F about it. Cuz you couldn't care less."

"If you could care less, then, it sounds like you care more about it than the saying is meant to intend." -- Etil9

It's Fun, But WRONG

"Reese's rhymes with pieces, not feces. It's f***ing obvious." -- sjmp75020

"I ate too many Reese's pieces and it gave me explosive Reese's feces." -- jerrythecactus

"100% agree. Didn't even though this was a thing until I was an adult. Not sure where such appalling pronunciation came from." -- Elation18

Mismatched Priorities

"Drinking age smoking age etc should be 18 not 21" -- threadgrinder

"If you are old enough to join the army you should be old enough to have a beer." -- Mandelbrotpizza

"I don't care what arbitrary number is chosen so long as it's consistent. If you're old enough to vote or join the military then you're old enough to decide what to do with your own body." -- FeatherShard

A Short, Sweet Denunciation

"It's 'by accident' and not 'on accident.'"

"Yes, language is living, but 'on accident' lives in the mouths of the irredeemable. Thank you for attending this talk."

-- HollyHobbyOxenfree

Let's Be Civil

"Barbeques lit with commercial firelighters and cheap charcoal will make all food taste like commercial firelighters and cheap charcoal"

"Use good quality charcoal and use home made firelighters (twisted kitchen-roll soaked in veg oil)"

-- Hugh_Jampton

Entertainment

"Enjoying professional wrestling is no different to enjoying a TV show like game of thrones."

"Tell people you like wrestling and you get the 'you know it's fake, right?' And then go on to rave about whatever tv show they are enjoying."

"It's the same damn thing!"

-- misschanandalarbong

Digging Craters With Each Pour

"Cereal before milk" -- i_need_allthehelp

"Never even considered it could be done any other way,people are monsters." -- Mandelbrotpizza

Hot Take on the Tots

"Tater tots are the superior fried potato." -- NotHisRealName

"This comment really hashed my browns." -- StalinsPerfectHair

"My man, this is the winner right here." -- xDecenderx

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