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People Break Down The Dumbest Things Someone Has Ever Argued With Them About

Composing yourself in an argument is tough. Even if you know in your mind you're right, doing your due diligence to make sure you have enough data and facts to back up your stance can be tricky. Research is necessary. Comprehension of the material is necessary. Synthesizing and combining with other positions is necessary.

Then there are these people...

Reddit user, u/OGJJ, wanted to hear about the dumbest of the dumb when they asked:

What's the dumbest thing someone has argued with you about?

Never Take Cat Matters Lightly


At a house party couple of years ago the girlfriend of a friend argued with me that my cat was a girl, even though he'd been to the vets to get neutered so we knew he was a boy. Anyway this woman would not let it go, and after 15 minutes of arguing about it, other people joined in poking and peering at the cats arse-end.

Poor cat, probably traumatised him.


Even Knowing That, They Were Still So Wrong.

Whether potstickers were dumplings or not. And she meant as in potstickers were just dumplings and dumplings were just potstickers. I'm Chinese here so I would know that potstickers aren't the only dumplings.

She knew I was Chinese and she was all [like] "you're wrong!"


As If It's Your Fault!

Late to the game here, but my this one always makes my head spin. We were in the car with my in-laws (my husband and I) and my husband had just had LASIK. His mother proceeded to argue with him about how his eyes were not blue, they were brown. My husband's eyes are very, VERY blue, and she was looking right at him while this was going on. Who argues with someone about their own features?? She ended up insisting that his eyes must have changed color some time after leaving home.


Good. MAKE Them Apologize.

How much some car insurance was. There was an advert and it always said £39 in big green writing at the end of the advert, buy my aunts husband and most of my family argued for three whole days that it was £59.

When the advert next came on I took a picture and showed my nan, who told everyone else and she made all the adults apologize to me


Arguing Your Case From Down Under

A former friend of mine blocked me on social media for an entire week because he was extremely upset that I was not wanting to go to the midnight premiere of dark Phoenix last year. He saw the film that night anyways and loved it unconditionally even though that everyone else with a brain was able to see how stupid the movie.

When I explained to him that not only did I not want to go, but I was unable to because I was in a different country, he didn't believe me and insisted that I sent him pictures as proof, when I was vacationing in an area with barely any Wi-Fi connection.

The most ridiculous part of this interaction was the timing of it all. Dark phoenix came out in late May or early June in the United States, and I was in Australia the week that it came out. When I returned home to the United States, he was still incredibly pissed off at me all because I never sent in photos as evidence. Apparently my jet lag wasn't enough "evidence" by itself...

Not even the sh-ttiest thing this friend even did to me, but it was the first major turning point in an eventually lost friendship.


Not Always Black And White, But Sometimes It Is

A few years ago, I tried to pawn a western that had been made in the 1950s. It was in color. (I promise this is important.)

The old bat who ran the joint always paid a little more for color movies.

Anyway, she insisted that the movie had originally been filmed in black and white then colorized, so she was going to pay me less.

I am a Movie Fanatic and there is no way in hell I would ever have a colorized movie in my collection!

I told her the movie had been filmed in color, but she said color film wasn't invented until the mid 1960s!

I knew for a fact color films had been around since the late 1930s and I told her so.

Not only did she stick to her guns, but all the lackeys that worked there backed her up.

I took my movie, stomped out, and cussed a blue streak.


It Was Most Definitely Not Over State's Rights

the confederate flag.

we live in PA, he was insisting it's "cultural" and that clearly i didn't understand the origin of it and the "true meaning" of the confederacy. he blocked me on everything after nine years of friendship over a flag. we are both white but apparently only one of us cares that it's disrespectful to parade a symbol of slavery and concession around flying from the back of a truck.


You're Really Arguing Over Apples And Oranges


Oh god, this brings back some major memories. So years ago I worked in a call center. I was working for Best Buy and had a guy call in.

His question was "hey I saw that on your website that you have the new iPhone got $165 and on Sprints website they have it for $1. Why is that?"

I explained that some companies have deals for new customers to get in and we make deals with all different companies, blah blah blah. This is where it gets f-cking unbelievable.

"But if I buy an apple from Georgia and an apple from Florida it should be the same price."

Me: "not really there's inflation in different states and you could have a Granny Smith apple instead of a reg red apple."

Him: "but if it's the same apple then it should be the same price."

Me: "no, different states sell different prices on apples and produce depending on their demographic."

Eventually we argued about different types of pies and chess pieces. It was and will forever be the weirdest argument I've ever had in my life.


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Why Lie About It?

When I was in boot camp my sister sent me a photo of my nephew who had just turned one at the time. All the other female recruits were gushing over him and were convinced he was my son. To the point where they didn't believe me when I said "No that's my nephew"

I literally had to argue with other recruits that the kid was not my son.


Man stuff like this never fails the irritate me.

I was talking with some friends about how my father had passed away, and I was looking through photos on my PC of the two of us. Keep in mind that I'm adopted.

I sent a picture of us when I was about 13 or so. One of my friends said "That's not your dad." And I was like "Yeah, it is." And she kept insisting that it was not because we looked nothing alike. She said "I could see maybe an uncle. Or a cousin. But that's not your dad." Even when I reminded her I'm adopted she still kept insisting this.

What gives you the right to tell me who my dad is or is not? Man I was pissed for that entire exchange.


Just, Like, Look At A Map?

If the [Netherlands] is part of the united states.

As someone who has lived here since I was born. I really don't think so.


That's A Line In The Sand To Draw

A guy I knew hates people that take drugs and was saying how we are all wasters and low lifes, so I said "yea but you drink man" (we were in the pub and the guy was a bloody raging alcoholic)

I continued "Drink is a drug like."

He turned to me and said "No it's not you clown, it's a liquid."

Luckily other people heard and I just looked around and walked away.


So It's Your Preferences Against Their Hunch? That's...

my friend told me i liked pasta salad (really gross, i hate it). i told him i have never enjoyed it in my life. we argued for about 15 minutes on whether i liked it or not. with me very specifically repeating that i, in fact, hate it.


My sister, who will NEVER, EVER, EVER, admit to being wrong argues with me all the time about whether or not I like chicken. I have always hated chicken but according to her, I've always loved it.


Arguing With A Primary Source

Not me, but there was the guy on Twitter that was arguing about how periods work...with a woman.


[Well] if he didn't explain it to her how else was she supposed to know how it worked?


At Least You Owned Up To It

I'm the idiot in this one.

I don't remember what started it, but at some point my wife's birthday came up.

"Yeah, it's the <our anniversary date> right?"

"No, my birthday is <her birthday>."

"Are you sure?"

Went back and forth a couple times with me insisting our anniversary was her birthday and her birthday was our anniversary before I realized, wait a minute, I'm an idiot.


Seriously. Never Take Cat Matters Lightly.

Whether or not a cat in a photo looked exactly like my cat. It turned into an aggressive shouting match that led to a breakup.


That's...Not How Science Works At All.

I once had a person tell me that the reason there are holes in the ozone layer was because we keep sending ships up into space and poking holes in it.

That was a fun half hour...


Does this person thinks the OZONE LAYER is a literal dome around the world, and not a layer of a gas?


...Egg. EGG.


The pronunciation of "egg".

It is still an ongoing argument between my brothers and myself.

The argument is whether the E is pronounced as a hard A or as a soft E


You just made so many people on Reddit question how they say egg and try it with the different pronunciations


People Reveal The Weirdest Thing About Themselves

Reddit user Isitjustmedownhere asked: 'Give an example; how weird are you really?'

Let's get one thing straight: no one is normal. We're all weird in our own ways, and that is actually normal.

Of course, that doesn't mean we don't all have that one strange trait or quirk that outweighs all the other weirdness we possess.

For me, it's the fact that I'm almost 30 years old, and I still have an imaginary friend. Her name is Sarah, she has red hair and green eyes, and I strongly believe that, since I lived in India when I created her and there were no actual people with red hair around, she was based on Daphne Blake from Scooby-Doo.

I also didn't know the name Sarah when I created her, so that came later. I know she's not really there, hence the term 'imaginary friend,' but she's kind of always been around. We all have conversations in our heads; mine are with Sarah. She keeps me on task and efficient.

My mom thinks I'm crazy that I still have an imaginary friend, and writing about her like this makes me think I may actually be crazy, but I don't mind. As I said, we're all weird, and we all have that one trait that outweighs all the other weirdness.

Redditors know this all too well and are eager to share their weird traits.

It all started when Redditor Isitjustmedownhere asked:

"Give an example; how weird are you really?"

Monsters Under My Bed

"My bed doesn't touch any wall."

"Edit: I guess i should clarify im not rich."

– Practical_Eye_3600

"Gosh the monsters can get you from any angle then."

– bikergirlr7

"At first I thought this was a flex on how big your bedroom is, but then I realized you're just a psycho 😁"

– zenOFiniquity8

Can You See Why?

"I bought one of those super-powerful fans to dry a basement carpet. Afterwards, I realized that it can point straight up and that it would be amazing to use on myself post-shower. Now I squeegee my body with my hands, step out of the shower and get blasted by a wide jet of room-temp air. I barely use my towel at all. Wife thinks I'm weird."

– KingBooRadley


"In 1990 when I was 8 years old and bored on a field trip, I saw a black Oldsmobile Cutlass driving down the street on a hot day to where you could see that mirage like distortion from the heat on the road. I took a “snapshot” by blinking my eyes and told myself “I wonder how long I can remember this image” ….well."

– AquamarineCheetah

"Even before smartphones, I always take "snapshots" by blinking my eyes hoping I'll remember every detail so I can draw it when I get home. Unfortunately, I may have taken so much snapshots that I can no longer remember every detail I want to draw."

"Makes me think my "memory is full.""

– Reasonable-Pirate902

Same, Same

"I have eaten the same lunch every day for the past 4 years and I'm not bored yet."

– OhhGoood

"How f**king big was this lunch when you started?"

– notmyrealnam3

Not Sure Who Was Weirder

"Had a line cook that worked for us for 6 months never said much. My sous chef once told him with no context, "Baw wit da baw daw bang daw bang diggy diggy." The guy smiled, left, and never came back."

– Frostygrunt


"I pace around my house for hours listening to music imagining that I have done all the things I simply lack the brain capacity to do, or in some really bizarre scenarios, I can really get immersed in these imaginations sometimes I don't know if this is some form of schizophrenia or what."

– RandomSharinganUser

"I do the same exact thing, sometimes for hours. When I was young it would be a ridiculous amount of time and many years later it’s sort of trickled off into almost nothing (almost). It’s weird but I just thought it’s how my brain processes sh*t."

– Kolkeia

If Only

"Even as an adult I still think that if you are in a car that goes over a cliff; and right as you are about to hit the ground if you jump up you can avoid the damage and will land safely. I know I'm wrong. You shut up. I'm not crying."

– ShotCompetition2593

Pet Food

"As a kid I would snack on my dog's Milkbones."

– drummerskillit

"Haha, I have a clear memory of myself doing this as well. I was around 3 y/o. Needless to say no one was supervising me."

– Isitjustmedownhere

"When I was younger, one of my responsibilities was to feed the pet fish every day. Instead, I would hide under the futon in the spare bedroom and eat the fish food."

– -GateKeep-

My Favorite Subject

"I'm autistic and have always had a thing for insects. My neurotypical best friend and I used to hang out at this local bar to talk to girls, back in the late 90s. One time he claimed that my tendency to circle conversations back to insects was hurting my game. The next time we went to that bar (with a few other friends), he turned and said sternly "No talking about bugs. Or space, or statistics or other bullsh*t but mainly no bugs." I felt like he was losing his mind over nothing."

"It was summer, the bar had its windows open. Our group hit it off with a group of young ladies, We were all chatting and having a good time. I was talking to one of these girls, my buddy was behind her facing away from me talking to a few other people."

"A cloudless sulphur flies in and lands on little thing that holds coasters."

"Cue Jordan Peele sweating gif."

"The girl notices my tension, and asks if I am looking at the leaf. "Actually, that's a lepidoptera called..." I looked at the back of my friend's head, he wasn't looking, "I mean a butterfly..." I poked it and it spread its wings the girl says "oh that's a BUG?!" and I still remember my friend turning around slowly to look at me with chastisement. The ONE thing he told me not to do."

"I was 21, and was completely not aware that I already had a rep for being an oddball. It got worse from there."

– Phormicidae

*Teeth Chatter*

"I bite ice cream sometimes."


"That's how I am with popsicles. My wife shudders every single time."


Never Speak Of This

"I put ice in my milk."


"You should keep that kind of thing to yourself. Even when asked."

– We-R-Doomed

"There's some disturbing sh*t in this thread, but this one takes the cake."

– RatonaMuffin

More Than Super Hearing

"I can hear the television while it's on mute."

– Tira13e

"What does it say to you, child?"

– Mama_Skip


"I put mustard on my omelettes."

– Deleted User


– NotCrustOr-filling

Evened Up

"Whenever I say a word and feel like I used a half of my mouth more than the other half, I have to even it out by saying the word again using the other half of my mouth more. If I don't do it correctly, that can go on forever until I feel it's ok."

"I do it silently so I don't creep people out."

– LesPaltaX

"That sounds like a symptom of OCD (I have it myself). Some people with OCD feel like certain actions have to be balanced (like counting or making sure physical movements are even). You should find a therapist who specializes in OCD, because they can help you."

– MoonlightKayla

I totally have the same need for things to be balanced! Guess I'm weird and a little OCD!

Close up face of a woman in bed, staring into the camera
Photo by Jen Theodore

Experiencing death is a fascinating and frightening idea.

Who doesn't want to know what is waiting for us on the other side?

But so many of us want to know and then come back and live a little longer.

It would be so great to be sure there is something else.

But the whole dying part is not that great, so we'll have to rely on other people's accounts.

Redditor AlaskaStiletto wanted to hear from everyone who has returned to life, so they asked:

"Redditors who have 'died' and come back to life, what did you see?"


Happy Good Vibes GIF by Major League SoccerGiphy

"My dad's heart stopped when he had a heart attack and he had to be brought back to life. He kept the paper copy of the heart monitor which shows he flatlined. He said he felt an overwhelming sensation of peace, like nothing he had felt before."



"I had surgical complications in 2010 that caused a great deal of blood loss. As a result, I had extremely low blood pressure and could barely stay awake. I remember feeling like I was surrounded by loved ones who had passed. They were in a circle around me and I knew they were there to guide me onwards. I told them I was not ready to go because my kids needed me and I came back."

"My nurse later said she was afraid she’d find me dead every time she came into the room."

"It took months, and blood transfusions, but I recovered."


Take Me Back

"Overwhelming peace and happiness. A bright airy and floating feeling. I live a very stressful life. Imagine finding out the person you have had a crush on reveals they have the same feelings for you and then you win the lotto later that day - that was the feeling I had."

"I never feared death afterward and am relieved when I hear of people dying after suffering from an illness."



The Light Minnie GIF by (G)I-DLEGiphy

"I had a heart surgery with near-death experience, for me at least (well the possibility that those effects are caused by morphine is also there) I just saw black and nothing else but it was warm and I had such inner peace, its weird as I sometimes still think about it and wish this feeling of being so light and free again."


This is why I hate surgery.

You just never know.



"More of a near-death experience. I was electrocuted. I felt like I was in a deep hole looking straight up in the sky. My life flashed before me. Felt sad for my family, but I had a deep sense of peace."



"Nursing in the ICU, we’ve had people try to die on us many times during the years, some successfully. One guy stood out to me. His heart stopped. We called a code, are working on him, and suddenly he comes to. We hadn’t vented him yet, so he was able to talk, and he started screaming, 'Don’t let them take me, don’t let them take me, they are coming,' he was scared and yelling."

"Then he yelled a little more, as we tried to calm him down, he screamed, 'No, No,' and gestured towards the end of the bed, and died again. We didn’t get him back. It was seriously creepy. We called his son to tell him the news, and the son said basically, 'Good, he was an SOB.'”



"My sister died and said it was extremely peaceful. She said it was very loud like a train station and lots of talking and she was stuck in this area that was like a curtain with lots of beautiful colors (colors that you don’t see in real life according to her) a man told her 'He was sorry, but she had to go back as it wasn’t her time.'"


"I had a really similar experience except I was in an endless garden with flowers that were colors I had never seen before. It was quiet and peaceful and a woman in a dress looked at me, shook her head, and just said 'Not yet.' As I was coming back, it was extremely loud, like everyone in the world was trying to talk all at once. It was all very disorienting but it changed my perspective on life!"


The Fog

"I was in a gray fog with a girl who looked a lot like a young version of my grandmother (who was still alive) but dressed like a pioneer in the 1800s she didn't say anything but kept pulling me towards an opening in the wall. I kept refusing to go because I was so tired."

"I finally got tired of her nagging and went and that's when I came to. I had bled out during a c-section and my heart could not beat without blood. They had to deliver the baby and sew up the bleeders. refill me with blood before they could restart my heart so, like, at least 12 minutes gone."


Through the Walls

"My spouse was dead for a couple of minutes one miserable night. She maintains that she saw nothing, but only heard people talking about her like through a wall. The only thing she remembers for absolute certain was begging an ER nurse that she didn't want to die."

"She's quite alive and well today."


Well let's all be happy to be alive.

It seems to be all we have.

Man's waist line
Santhosh Vaithiyanathan/Unsplash

Trying to lose weight is a struggle understood by many people regardless of size.

The goal of reaching a healthy weight may seem unattainable, but with diet and exercise, it can pay off through persistence and discipline.

Seeing the pounds gradually drop off can also be a great motivator and incentivize people to stay the course.

Those who've achieved their respective weight goals shared their experiences when Redditor apprenti8455 asked:

"People who lost a lot of weight, what surprises you the most now?"

Redditors didn't see these coming.

Shiver Me Timbers

"I’m always cold now!"

– Telrom_1

"I had a coworker lose over 130 pounds five or six years ago. I’ve never seen him without a jacket on since."

– r7ndom

"140 lbs lost here starting just before COVID, I feel like that little old lady that's always cold, damn this top comment was on point lmao."

– mr_remy

Drawing Concern

"I lost 100 pounds over a year and a half but since I’m old(70’s) it seems few people comment on it because (I think) they think I’m wasting away from some terminal illness."

– dee-fondy

"Congrats on the weight loss! It’s honestly a real accomplishment 🙂"

"Working in oncology, I can never comment on someone’s weight loss unless I specifically know it was on purpose, regardless of their age. I think it kind of ruffles feathers at times, but like I don’t want to congratulate someone for having cancer or something. It’s a weird place to be in."

– LizardofDeath

Unleashing Insults

"I remember when I lost the first big chunk of weight (around 50 lbs) it was like it gave some people license to talk sh*t about the 'old' me. Old coworkers, friends, made a lot of not just negative, but harsh comments about what I used to look like. One person I met after the big loss saw a picture of me prior and said, 'Wow, we wouldn’t even be friends!'”

"It wasn’t extremely common, but I was a little alarmed by some of the attention. My weight has been up and down since then, but every time I gain a little it gets me a little down thinking about those things people said."

– alanamablamaspama

Not Everything Goes After Losing Weight

"The loose skin is a bit unexpected."

– KeltarCentauri

"I haven’t experienced it myself, but surgery to remove skin takes a long time to recover. Longer than bariatric surgery and usually isn’t covered by insurance unless you have both."

– KatMagic1977

"It definitely does take a long time to recover. My Dad dropped a little over 200 pounds a few years back and decided to go through with skin removal surgery to deal with the excess. His procedure was extensive, as in he had skin taken from just about every part of his body excluding his head, and he went through hell for weeks in recovery, and he was bedridden for a lot of it."

– Jaew96

These Redditors shared their pleasantly surprising experiences.


"I can buy clothes in any store I want."

– WaySavvyD

"When I lost weight I was dying to go find cute, smaller clothes and I really struggled. As someone who had always been restricted to one or two stores that catered to plus-sized clothing, a full mall of shops with items in my size was daunting. Too many options and not enough knowledge of brands that were good vs cheap. I usually went home pretty frustrated."

– ganache98012

No More Symptoms

"Lost about 80 pounds in the past year and a half, biggest thing that I’ve noticed that I haven’t seen mentioned on here yet is my acid reflux and heartburn are basically gone. I used to be popping tums every couple hours and now they just sit in the medicine cabinet collecting dust."

– colleennicole93

Expanding Capabilities

"I'm all for not judging people by their appearance and I recognise that there are unhealthy, unachievable beauty standards, but one thing that is undeniable is that I can just do stuff now. Just stamina and flexibility alone are worth it, appearance is tertiary at best."

– Ramblonius

People Change Their Tune

"How much nicer people are to you."

"My feet weren't 'wide' they were 'fat.'"

– LiZZygsu

"Have to agree. Lost 220 lbs, people make eye contact and hold open doors and stuff"

"And on the foot thing, I also lost a full shoe size numerically and also wear regular width now 😅"

– awholedamngarden

It's gonna take some getting used to.

Bones Everywhere

"Having bones. Collarbones, wrist bones, knee bones, hip bones, ribs. I have so many bones sticking out everywhere and it’s weird as hell."

– Princess-Pancake-97

"I noticed the shadow of my ribs the other day and it threw me, there’s a whole skeleton in here."

– bekastrange

Knee Pillow

"Right?! And they’re so … pointy! Now I get why people sleep with pillows between their legs - the knee bones laying on top of each other (side sleeper here) is weird and jarring."

– snic2030

"I lost only 40 pounds within the last year or so. I’m struggling to relate to most of these comments as I feel like I just 'slimmed down' rather than dropped a ton. But wow, the pillow between the knees at night. YES! I can relate to this. I think a lot of my weight was in my thighs. I never needed to do this up until recently."

– Strongbad23

More Mobility

"I’ve lost 100 lbs since 2020. It’s a collection of little things that surprise me. For at least 10 years I couldn’t put on socks, or tie my shoes. I couldn’t bend over and pick something up. I couldn’t climb a ladder to fix something. Simple things like that I can do now that fascinate me."

"Edit: Some additional little things are sitting in a chair with arms, sitting in a booth in a restaurant, being able to shop in a normal store AND not needing to buy the biggest size there, being able to easily wipe my butt, and looking down and being able to see my penis."

– dma1965

People making significant changes, whether for mental or physical health, can surely find a newfound perspective on life.

But they can also discover different issues they never saw coming.

That being said, overcoming any challenge in life is laudable, especially if it leads to gaining confidence and ditching insecurities.