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Try as I might, I've never quite taken to clothing with crazy patterns or designs on them. Perhaps some people can pull off a button-down with a fruit-and-veggie pattern plastered all over, but I feel kind of silly if I try one myself. Those who manage to pull it off though: Good for you! You do you.

After Redditor SorryforBadEnfiish asked the online community, "What do you refuse to wear regardless of its popularity?" people shared their opinions. Fashion certainly has a way of polarizing people!

"You know what's not sexy?"

High heels. Too painful. You know what's not sexy? Orthopedic problems.


"I don't like being a billboard..."

Clothes with big logos. I understand it's a status symbol, but it's not something for me. I don't like being a billboard and I don't like people knowing where I likely bought my clothes or how much I paid for them.


This is the one.

Brand names––especially giant brand names––are no bueno.

"Some are more subtle..."

I just don't get the appeal of ripped jeans at all. They don't look good, they seem less comfortable, and you're letting the cold air in. And they seem to want to charge you more for this privilege.

The other big one for me is the jean shorts where the pockets hang down below the bottom of the shorts. Some are more subtle but a lot of them are almost cartoonish looking now, with huge white pocket fabric bulging out (funny how they never seem to make pockets this big on actual women's pants). It just looks so freakin stupid.


Hey, hey...

You'll have to pry my ripped jeans out of my cold, dead hands.

"I didn't spend 12 years of my life..."

Jumpsuits. I didn't spend 12 years of my life in leotards just to be an adult who still has to take off everything to pee.


"As a woman..."

Shoulder pads! As a woman, I already have pretty broad shoulders. I don't need to look like a football player!


Shoulder pads need to stay in the 1980s, where they belong.

Let's burn all those terrible photographs of people wearing shoulder pads while we're at it.

"I get that they're comfortable..."

Sweat pants. I get that they're comfortable, but I just don't like the way I look in them. Also, I like having pockets that don't let my phone fall out of my packet every 10 damn minutes.


"They hurt..."

Wired bras. They hurt, they're uncomfortable and for some reason, I have an irrational fear that they cause breast cancer.


"I was so pretentious..."

I was so pretentious in the very early 90s that I refused to wear Doc Martens because they were brand-name combat boots. Didn't stop me from wearing low-top Chuck-Ts, but I rationalized it was ok because they were men's.


"It looks nice..."

Fake fur. It looks nice but doesn't work as well as the real thing. I know how to take care of actual fur too, the mimic is completely different, and won't protect me from the roaring -10f/-24c winds that happen every winter. It also doesn't last nearly as long and isn't water-resistant.

Long story short, I'm far enough north that the mimic has no real purpose.


"Any tight clothes..."

Any tight clothes, but especially leggings as pants. I'll wear them under a dress but they just don't feel right with a shirt.


As I finished this article...

...I saw a man pass by wearing a sweater that said ABERCROMBIE on it in giant letters. I was immediately reminded of a bright yellow Abercrombie sweater an aunt purchased for me one Christmas. I must have been about 13. I felt RIDICULOUS wearing it because I felt like a giant billboard. Trust, it wasn't fun.

Have your own thoughts on the clothes you see out there? Feel free to tell us all about it in the comments below.

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Schools aren’t always so lucky to have the cool kinds of weird kids though. The spectrum of weird extends even further than that, and can sometimes end up very disasterous.

U/Imaginary_East5786 asked: What was the weirdest thing the weird kid did at school?

​Let’s start with the grossest of the gross. Because why not.

Was it worth it?

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He heard that you'd automatically get suspended if you peed your pants at school. He wanted to find out if it was true, peed his pants, got suspended.


Scientific method:

> Observation: 'I've heard that by peeing your pants you will be suspended'

> Hypothesis: If I pee my pants I will be suspended

> Experiment: I peed my pants and I got suspended

> Conclusion: If I pee my pants I get suspended


Uhhh what was the intention here?

He got mad that he didn't understand how to play a game at lunchtime so he started hitting and punching the nearest person to him, who happened to be me. When I shoved him away and asked him what the hell was he doing, he whipped his unit.out, charged at me and when I shoved him away from me again he started crying and ran away with his member still sticking out.


​Next ones up are the lowkey (or even highkey) disturbing stories. These weird kids can get a little scary.

Boom theret.

At my middle school, someone decided to get a little attention with a good old fashioned bomb threat. Except they thought that a bomb threat meant literally writing "bomb threat" somewhere. Worse yet, they misspelled the f*ck out of it, and wrote "boom theret."

So we had to go on a brief, very awkward lockdown while the police checked the perimeter for booms.


I hope there was no overlap in the columns.

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She wrote a list of all the girls and boys she wanted to kiss and murder and then casually passed it out on the playground.


2 separate lists or just the 1?


Same list 2 columns lol.


Holy crap.

Had the weird kid in high school ask the teacher to use the bathroom. She said no and this dude legit stabbed his hand with a pencil. Went all the way through then asked if he could*t was wild.

This was Pearl High School in Mississippi. This was the school Luke Woodham shot and killed his girlfriend and her friend at the school. This kid stabbed himself with the pencil about 2 months after that happened. This was late 1997.


​Most of the time, however, the weird kids are pretty d*mn funny.

Ok, but this takes a lot of skill.

Had a kid nicknamed "cheeseburger" in the grade ahead of me in high school. He got his nickname because when it was time for his class to go to lunch, he snuck into the roof and crawled his way into the cafeteria, dropped down and proceeded to steal all the cheeseburger put out for lunch. Unfortunately they caught him in the act and sent him to the principal's office.

A year later he was caught stealing a teacher's computer, and in the process of being arrested he bit the officers hand, getting him sent to juvi never to be heard of again.


Every school had the cat girl.

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The weird kid at my highschool tied a string around his pencil case and pulled out around the halls pretending it was a dog. He still lives in my hometown. I think unemployed.

Oh also weird girl in middle school acted like a cat. She would meow and hiss at people, lick the water fountain and rub her body on the teacher's legs. In 8th grade. I have no idea where she ended up.



Weird kid in elementary was a self proclaimed alien. Once, while waiting for the bus, she told me "On my planet we eat people like you" and proceeded to bite me. We later became friends in high school and she used to give me massages during lunch break in the quad. Just realized now she was likely tenderizing me.


I was exactly this kind of weird.

He didn't say much, but if asked, he would go to the front of the class and perform Tip-Toe Through the Tulips with all of the emotion and volume of Tiny Tim, holding nothing back.

The last I heard, he became an energy trader, made a ton of money and married well.


I can definitely relate to that last one. In middle school, my English teacher would let me go to the front of the class and perform monologues or songs from Broadway musicals. Weird, but that’s what happens when schools cut funding for the arts and the theatre kids have no outlet.

As long as you’re not hurting anyone, I say let your freak flag fly, man

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