John Curtis

Those who commute to work are always looking for ways to pass the time.

Many take it as an opportunity to catch up on their reading, or in this modern age, binge their favorite show on their laptop, tablet or phone.

Others, however, might make the time it takes them to get to and from work a little more practical, and either hone or learn a skill.

And while one can't master anything too complicated or difficult on the train or bus, there are some skills which can be practiced virtually any time, anywhere.

Redditor This_IsATroll was curious to hear from the Reddit community the ideal skills to fine tune on the way to work, leading them to ask:

"What's a silly little skill one can practice during the daily train commute?"
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People Confess Which Mispronunciations Drive Them Nuts
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It can be so "frustrating" when people mispronounce words.

Very, very frustrating indeed.

Particularly for grammarians, who might as well be hearing nails on a chalkboard when they hear "sherbert" or "libary".

Some words are even mispronounced so frequently, that the majority of people might not even realize they're saying the word incorrectly.

Making things all the more unbearable for sticklers for grammar.

Redditor BubbaClegane was curious to hear which common or not-so-common mispronunciations make the Reddit community want to pull their hair out, leading them to ask:

"What mispronunciation makes you excessively angry?'
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People Describe The Scariest Place They've Ever Visited
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Be it to a foreign country on the other side of the world, or merely a town a few miles north or south of you, there is always a slightly uneasy feeling of being in a new place.

Sometimes, however, you don't only suffer from homesickness upon arriving, but find yourself genuinely scared.

Perhaps you don't find yourself particularly welcome by the residents, or there are no people to be seen for miles around.

Either way, there are places all over the world where not long after arriving, the only thing on the minds of visitors was to get out of there as fast as they could.

Redditor 8-tentacles was curious to learn the places fellow Reddit users would never set foot in again under any circumstances, leading them to ask:

"What’s the scariest town/city you’ve been to, and why?"
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People Divulge Which Addictions Nobody Takes Seriously Enough
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When we hear the words "addict" or "addiction", our mind usually jumps to drugs and alcohol.

But addictive behavior transcends those common vices.

Indeed, people can find themselves becoming addicted to just about anything.

While some pose a less significant threat to one's physical health, they remain no less serious a problem.

Redditor Windsorbear97 was curious to hear which addictions the Reddit community felt weren't given enough attention of concern, leading them to ask:

'What is an addiction that nobody takes seriously?"
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People Share Facts That Sound Comforting But Are Actually Highly Disturbing
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Have you ever had someone try to comfort you, but ended up feeling worse after what you just heard?

It happens more frequently than people would like, when what were meant to be words of comfort and encouragement end up having the exact opposite effect.

Indeed, sometimes we might be better off, or able to sleep somewhat easier had we not been told a certain statistic or recent study, which paints an optimistic light, but is bad news nonetheless.

Redditor Soupmandog589 was curious to learn what optimistic facts aren't quite as comforting as they seem, leading them to ask:

"What’s a fact that sounds comforting but is actually highly disturbing?"
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