Our planet is home to billions of people with unique qualities and traits – and each of us has a different opinion.
Is it permissible to have breakfast at dinner? How important is a college education? Is social media creating a toxic culture or helping us stay connected? Is Shrek the best animated movie of all time? The list could go on, but you get the gist.
Some may argue that over-polling is somewhat scandalous – however, everyone understands life in their own way. Differing opinions promote debate – and debate is great, because you get to see the world from someone else’s point of view:
“What’s the smallest, smallest hill you’ll still die on.? – This web user turned to one of Reddit’s most thought-provoking communities, wondering what seemingly inconsequential beliefs people are willing to defend, no matter what the cost. The thread has garnered over 14K upvotes in just a few days, as well as 14.5K worth of comments and interesting examples.
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If today is Monday, the coming week is considered “next week” not “this week”. “Next” will be two weeks from now.
Adding ‘s’ to the end of a word does not make it plural.
I’ve seen it in commercials. I’ve seen it on cue. I’ve also seen it on a flyer advertising my services as a writer.
People walk around like it’s normal! Out in the street! By saying they have 14 chickens! Like monsters!
I will continue to die on this hill until my accumulated corpses turn it into a slightly larger hill.
When it’s a kid’s birthday, he’s the only one who lights the candles! It makes me uneasy in my soul when I see others trying to blow up children. The only thing worse is when adults let them go.
Do not talk with a mouth full of food.
Maybe it’s just me, but I don’t want to see partially chewed food in your mouth.
Being late, making others wait, or any other way of wasting someone else’s time, is stealing the most precious, irreversible, irreplaceable thing in their life.
It’s possible to look at something on a grocery store shelf without blocking an entire aisle. Looking at you, a shopper at a certain Aldi this afternoon…
When I get time off work and something goes wrong, no it’s not my responsibility to log back in and take care of it.
Use the left lane to pass and then Dagon back into the right lane. Grew up in Germany where it is enforced on the Autobahn. American left lane hogs drive me nuts, especially when they go five miles under the speed limit. What is it about?
Bank of America charged me $2 for a miscellaneous charge in 1997. I called to ask what it was for because there was no reason. The lady on the phone said, well, I can’t tell you because it’s miscellaneous. I asked him to turn it over again and he refused.
I pulled all three of my accounts from them and transferred them to the credit union and since then, Full Stop has refused to have anything to do with this company.
Fish is meat.
I had a friend who wouldn’t let it go and argued that it wasn’t and that it was ‘just fish’ so much so that it became a running joke.
Scrolling through TikTok/Reels/whatever with your volume up in public or semi-public places (transit, waiting rooms, restaurants).
That you need to get people off the f*****g subway before they get on the subway. My boy, you will go ahead – let me go first!
Don’t wave me through a 4-way stop to “be nice”, just take your turn.
An apology should be used when you are genuinely sorry, not as an apology. Nor should forgiveness be expected from him.
Edit: Being a Canadian, I’ll admit I use “sorry” several times a day, but trust me; I’m sorry to be in your way.
Don’t ask questions you already know the answer to. “Are you crying?” no sharon my eyes are just sweating, that’s why i look so upset.
If you clear the timer before opening the microwave, the next person doesn’t have to figure out why it’s not starting.
Many people, movies and TV shows misuse the phrase “divide and conquer”.
This does not mean “split up and attack on multiple fronts,” which is a terrible idea for large-scale military strategy.
It means dividing your enemy and conquering them one by one.
Before placing the Ziploc bag in the refrigerator or freezer, squeeze the air out of the bag. I don’t know why my wife doesn’t, and one day I will have to choose.
Sidewalk and hallway traffic should behave like road traffic. Stick to the edge of the sidewalk or hallway, depending on the direction you’re going. I won’t go out of my way for you if you’re headed in the wrong direction.
This is a PIN, not a PIN number. PIN stands for Personal Identification Number.
Like it’s an ATM, not an ATM machine.
Cereal then milk. What kind of idolaters would do the opposite.
Saying “careless,” despite the fact that it’s in the dictionary (albeit, as a “nonstandard”), makes you look and sound like an idiot.
“Regardless” works. It means “careless”. So adding the prefix “ir-” is redundant.
I can’t abbreviate every movie/game title or band/artist name these days. What is TLAT? SWTROS? When you say BTS, are you talking about the musical group or something behind the scenes? It’s like learning a new language.
In the business of hanging someone with a rope around their neck until they die, that’s “hanging,” not “hanging.”
Rudolph is not a core member of Santa’s reindeer team. The song specifically says “Then a misty Christmas eve…Rudolph with your nose so bright, Won’t you lead my sleigh tonight.”
Why would Santa risk being seen with a red nose light if he didn’t have to? Rudolph is like your car’s headlights, you only need them when you need them.
“Begs the question” does not mean “raises the question” or “raises the question”, although recently it has often been used that way.
This is a specific term for a logical fallacy (basically, circular reasoning) — because instead of arguing the question, you’re begging it to be admitted. “You’re begging the question,” meaning you’re trying to prove the same point as an argument to prove it.
Edit: Guys, I get it. “raises the question,” is now a common usage, the language is defined by usage, it is not prescriptive, and so on. Please, let me refer you to the title of this thread and ask you why you didn’t *expect* less? Pedantry If we can still be angry about ‘uncaring’, we can still be angry about it.
My mom was wrong when she said my prom date shouldn’t wear black and red together because those colors look garish.
Edit: For those of you trying to picture it. The dress was of black lace, and very short. My date wore bright red lipstick and pumps.