32 of the Dumbest Arguments People Have Been Involved In

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32 of the Dumbest Arguments People Have Been Involved In

While there are some indisputable facts like murder being wrong and Jimmy Fallon not being funny, it’s perfectly healthy to disagree with someone over certain topics. But if you’ve ever met an Italian, a Leo or anyone from New Jersey, then you know that some people like to argue just for the sake of argument. It doesn’t matter what the topic is — they’re going to choose a dumb hill to die on. 

We’ve rounded up some of the stupidest fights Redditors have gotten into over the years — from an unbelievable mustard argument to a debate over Iraq’s coastline. As the famous meme says, “LET THEM FIGHT…”

shicole3 . 4y When we were kids my brother and I got in a physical fight because he said I like mini wheats and I insisted I didn't. His argument was that I always sang the mini wheats song and I was deeply offended that he wasn't aware that it was just stuck in my head but I hated the cereal. I actually did like the cereal I'm not sure why I was arguing with him about it but I remember how genuinely angry I was. ... 759

dontcryformegiratina.44 I remember when I was about 13 my parents had an hour-long shouting match that ended with them almost getting divorced. The issue? Whether or not the nation of Iraq has a coastline.

RazerWolf04 . 4y My brother and I argued if our staircase had 13 or 14 steps, based on an argument about if the floor of the second floor counts as a stair-step or not. We still have no solution. ... 3.3k

Dr_Chemiramen . . 4y With a woman who claimed that -2 < -5 because, when talking about temperature -5 is more cold ... 2.1k

ShyAcorn . 4y My boyfriend insisted that when two people are in an argument and one makes a point so reasonable and logical the other one can't disagree with it it's unfair. I tried, logically and reasonably, to explain several times why that is just winning the argument and completely fair. His answer was that I was being unfair. ... 589

TK-DuVeraun 4y Someone tried to fight with me over how to spell my name. Now, my name is in a lot of languages with slightly different spellings. I would have accepted any of those spellings, but this one was just... Not even close. It didn't make any logical sense. An analogous example is if my name was Thomas and someone was insisting it was spelled Tomash. And not just the name Thomas in general, but that me, on my birth certificate, was named Tomash. I swear to god, it went on for like an hour. ... 1.3k

derawin07 . 4y A woman was adamant that looking at the big solar eclipse on the television was unsafe unless you were wearing glasses. She wouldn't believe us and insisted on emailing NASA to check. ... 266

AardvarkAndy. 4y My wife and I once argued over whether or not I liked mustard on my hot dog. I was for me liking mustard, she was against me liking mustard. The argument lasted way longer that you could ever imagine it would. ... 6.6k

Fiatfahrer87. . 4y My girl believes she can divide by zero. This argument goes on now for more than a decade. ... 663

Awkward_Aspy . 4y I once had a nice little debate with someone over whether or not ducks were birds. I said that ducks are birds. The other person said that ducks are not birds, because they're ducks. That one lasted a while.

Hypnoticsloth . . 4y If you listen to an audiobook, can you say you've read the book? That showerthought escalated to an argument that escalated to sleeping on the couch. ... 55

ff2488 . 9y Fighting with my brother about which fruit would win if they were sentient and could fight. ... 1.6k

rush_into_safety . 9y My wife and I got into a shouting match as to whose friend's wedding we would attend IF they scheduled them for the same weekend. Neither was even engaged yet.

Djlionking . 9y I had an ex argue with me over which would weigh more, a pound of bricks or a pound of feathers. We went back and forth forever while I tried to explain it to her. It did not help when her mother chimed in with what about a pound of wet feathers! The apple does not fall far from the tree. ... 3.1k

KittenSwagger 9y Way back when I was a phone service advisor for a credit card company; this lady called in confused as hell about a piece of mail we had sent her. I don't understand why you sent me a bill...I paid for the TV at the store with my card. Yes, ma'am. Now this is the bill for using your credit card. But...I used my credit card. Why would I have to pay again? This went on for about a good hour. This poor excuse for an adult believed that a credit card with just an all- access pass

handndacookiejar . . 9y My friend once tried to argue that Token, the black character in South Park, was named as such because black people are stereotypically always toking on weed and crack. I argued that it was because he's the 'token black character. ... 2.2k

Totesmcgotes702 9y My friend was convinced selfish was pronounced shellfish. I wrote out the word out, sounded it out...and it was like I was saying the sun was blue, she just wouldn't have it. Idk if she was screwing with me, but 2-3 years after that whole argument we got in a different argument about her basically being a bitch and she says sorry, I was being shelfish I couldn't stay mad at that moron.

MexicanPimp . S 9y That if you go on someone's property, you're their property. Needless to say he isn't very bright. He's locked up in my garage now. ... 2.1k

donac . 9y A woman I used to work with at a UNIVERSITY got into an argument with me because she didn't believe that the different races of HUMANS were, in fact, the same species. Her final argument? You're wrong, it's like Whites and Native Americans are just like fish and dolphins - they're both in the ocean, but not the same species. Now do you get it? Um. No, not really. And, not at all coincidentally, this was the worst group of co-workers I have ever had.

Lowbacca1977 . 9y I had an extended argument about whether or not Oregon Trail (the game) promoted communism. Like, this was like 20-30 minutes of arguing. No. No it doesn't. ... 1.2k

Azzman69 . 9y That lake water is wetter then pool water ... 202

Mr_A_Snuffleupagus . 9y My friend and I got into a huge fight over the question 'how deep can a pan get before it becomes a pot? It took a half hour before we realized what we were arguing about ... 20

FreeFreight . 9y My friend maintains that any food item with bread in it is a variation on a sandwich. For example: Pizza is an open-faced sandwich. ... 5

croswat . . 9y i've been in an argument with a friend for about 6 months now... we're arguing over who won a a small argument we had one day.. we don't even remember what the argument was about.. all i i know is that i won it. ... 3

The_Post_Is_a_lie - 9y I was bailing out a friend from the county jail after he got arrested for drunk driving (he wasn't drunk, just a terrible driver who lost control of his Civic and hit a fence) when I overheard two night shift officers arguing over whether dunkin donuts were better than krispie Kreme. The krispie Kreme cop got so mad he actually pulled his sidearm and threatened to shoot his buddy for even considering dunkin donuts could be better. Fortunately my friend was already released and we ducked out of there about as fast as we could. Never heard any shots

EffYouSweetheart. 9y My friend got into an argument on whether kevin Bacon was hot or not. She ended up with a broken wrist. ... 2

eastern_shoreman 5y Who brought which tweezers into the relationship when we finally moved in together. She tried to claim mine with its superior hair gripping ability was the one she brought. WRONG ... 298

PM-ME-UR-PIERCED-TIT . 5y I believe in aliens and she believes in ghosts. Shes thinks it's ludicrous that I can believe in aliens but not ghosts. It's a hoot every time lol ... 232

jtotheackson . 5y She texted me around 11pm after a day of very little communication between us asking me if I thought Stewart Little had citizenship. The back and forth that ensued actually got really heated and this still starts bickering between us any time it gets brought up. ... 274

SheaRVA 5y We had just bought our first house. It was an argument about where the cups should live. I thought they should live in the cabinet beside the sink, which was big enough to hold them all (plastic, wine glasses, water bottles, mugs, etc.) She refused to have them there and wanted them in the cabinet closest to the fridge, where the beverages were kept. Even though we had to split them all into 2 cabinets because the one closest was 1/4 the size of the one by the sink. That fight lasted 3 days. I shit you not.

ElleFuego . . 5y How to use a tube of toothpaste. The man insists on grabbing the thing in his meaty bear paw and squeezing the fuck out of the middle of it. Every civilized human knows you roll the tube from the bottom. ... 71

ElToberino 5y I told her I'd pick her up at 7 and knocked on her door at exactly 7, and we got into a screaming match because she was expecting me to show up late and wasn't ready yet. Yeah that relationship did not work out ... 19
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