50 Notorious Comebacks That Shut People Down Immediately

Some people just love talking. Like your auntie Betsie who just created a FB account and floods it with posts on chemtrails, or that entitled anti-masker who believes wearing a face-covering impinges on their rights. Or many other loud ones on social media who can’t miss a chance to spread some misinformation on drinking bleach to prevent COVID-19.

But the world is the place of karma, and if there’s yin, there’s always yang. That means that if you throw some nonsense out there into the world, it may come back and hit you like a boomerang.

To show you how it works in practice, we compiled a mesmerizing collection from the witty subreddit called “Murdered By Words.” It’s a prominent corner of the internet entirely devoted to put-downs, comebacks, and counter-arguments.

#1 Shots Fired, Two Men Down

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#2 I’m Gonna Take The Surgeon’s Side On This One

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#3 Now Sit Your Ass Down, Stefan.

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Being in an argument, whether voluntarily or not, is one of the most emotionally draining situations you can get yourself into. It raises your blood pressure, and you may feel trapped by the opponent trying to prove their point no matter what.

It gets even more frustrating when the person you’re arguing with is proving a point that, in your eyes, doesn’t make any sense to begin with. Whether it’s anti-maskers, anti-vaxers, flat-earthers, or conspiracy theorists, anyone can have their own opinion, but as such, everyone can stand up for their own beliefs.

Luckily, there’re some tricks you should know to winning an argument. According to Susan Krauss Whitbourne, a professor emerita of Psychological and Brain Sciences at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, you should start by knowing your facts.

“How many times have you made a claim about some piece of trivia only to realize, as soon as you’ve made that claim, that you’re completely wrong?” Such a situation doesn’t lead you anywhere and gives your opponent a straight shot to winning.

#4 Disabled Parking Should Only Be Valid During Business Hours 9 To 5

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#5 The Fact That He Never Removed The Post Surprises Me

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#6 Just Pulled The Lever To The Verbal Guillotine.

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Seeing other person’s perspective may also help you in an argument. “You don’t have to agree with a foe in order to see his or her perspective,” says Susan.

“However, if you want to win an argument, you do need to be able to see the world the way your opponent does. Stepping into the mental set of those you argue with allows you to figure out what’s influencing them.”

If you figure out what’s triggering the person you’re arguing with, you can direct your focus there and showing a little empathy never hurt anybody.

#7 Murdered By Kindness.

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#8 Find A Different Career.

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#9 Apparently, It’s Impossible For Women To Be Smart And Beautiful At The Same Time

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And the third thing is to remember that “Becoming defensive is one of the worst ways to win an argument.” Letting your opponent see that you’ve dug into your position with no other alternatives may lift the argument from bad to ugly. Moreover, if you let the other person realize that you’re open-minded, even if you’re pretending to be, the argument may resolve itself.

#10 That Backfired

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#11 Wise Advice!

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#12 It’s Never Just About A Cake

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#13 Mmm Spicy

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#14 I Love Arnold’s Wholesome Murders

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#15 On A Comment Thread About UPS And USPS Workers

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#16 The Ramsays Has The Best Insults

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#17 That’s Just How It Is Though, Isn’t It?

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#18 Don’t Defend Corporations, They Will Not Return The Favor

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#19 This Guy Wants All The Cake.

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#20 If He Were Here He’d Consume These Morons With Fireballs From His Eyes And Bolts Of Lightning From His Arse

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#21 An Effortless Genocide

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#22 Good Old Meghan Mccain

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#23 Well, When You Put It That Way…

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#24 Yellow Tape Around Her Body It’s A Fucking Homicide

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#25 Very Strange, Indeed

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#26 A Better Headline

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#27 Kill Theirs Or Educate Ours?

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#28 Cut The Shit Lady. You Chose The Bathroom.

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#29 Homophobia Is Manmade

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#30 Murdered By Numbers?

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#31 Murdered By The Word Of God.

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#32 Holy Hell! Call The Morgue

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#33 The Aunt Looks Like Such A Nice Person

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#34 Your “Logic” Deserves A Slap In The Face

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#35 Murdered By Laws

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#36 I Lol’d Hard

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#37 Say It Like You Mean It

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#38 Maybe Not The First, But Definitely The Most Famous

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#39 Taken To School.

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#40 Does It Make Sense For You Now?

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#41 Video Games Cause Violence

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#42 Short And To The Point

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#43 Ain’t No Right Way

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#44 Why Do Old People Insist On Doing This?

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#45 Is It True

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#46 Roll Tide!

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#47 That Moment When An Anti-Vaxx Mom Is Called Out On Facebook By Her Son’s Pediatric Nurse

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#48 We The People

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#49 You Can Disagree With An Opinion, But The Math Never Lies

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#50 Murdered With One Word Almost 3 Years Later

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