With rent prices going up about as quickly as unemployment rates, it has become a lot more difficult for young people to leave the nest and start building their independent lives and careers. That means that a lot of them choose to stay at home for as long as possible.
And, yes — the longer they stay with their parents, the more of a leach they become. But, at least this freeloader found a nice way to frame her current situation. We hope she’s not being a complete mooch and at least helping out a bit around the house…
Packed public transportation is hardly exclusive to London — we’ve got overcrowded buses and subway trains in just about every major city in the world. And they usually come with a whole bunch of grumpy people just trying to get somewhere on time without being trampled.
But, only in the English capital are people courteous enough to help out a person in need in such an intimate manner. Talk about getting up close and personal! Although, there’s probably nothing worse than being unable to skip a song you hate…
Oh, tourists… We love them because they bring a ton of money into our countries. But, we also kind of hate them for clogging the streets, making prices skyrocket, and asking really, really stupid questions that we have absolutely no energy to answer.
Especially, when the question is as inept as this one. A simple Google search or a cheap tourist guidebook would have cleared this silly confusion up in a second. And just a heads up for this tourist — Cambridge is about as far from London as Oxford is.
Ringing it Up
Understanding the intricacies of the adult world takes about a lifetime to fully figure out. So, it’s better to start that education early — especially when it comes to matters of the heart. And marriage is a particularly complicated topic.
This kid’s question definitely shows that they’re wise beyond their years. And we’re glad their mom gave them an honest, if a slightly cheeky, answer. But, really, we think every divorced person deserves a ring as compensation…
Bugger Off, Mate
Accents are an integral part of any language and culture, and we can tell a lot from the way someone talks, from their social status to their geographical birthplace. We especially love a good British accent (honestly, that’s probably half of Harry Style’s appeal).
But, an English accent has just one serious flaw — it always comes across as sarcastic! This means that, unless you know the person seriously well, you’ll never be able to tell if they’re sincere or not. So many mixed messages!
Oh, for Crying Out Loud!
Even in the greatest city on Earth (London, duh!), not every day is as wonderful as seeing a play on the West End. Some days just absolutely suck, no matter where you live. And all you can do is ride the Tube home and cry.
Weeping on public transportation is the perfect companion to London’s rainy days. But even in rare sunshine, sometimes, you just have to let all that city angst out before coming home. So, next time you’re having a terrible day, try it out. It’s good for you!
Gone to Waste
There’s nothing quite like the thrill of going on a date with someone new for the very first time. Agonizing over your outfit, applying the most expensive makeup you own, and feeling those little butterflies in your stomach are just part of the package.
But, all that effort can feel like a waste when the date ends up going terribly. Sadly, a lot of the time, you really do have to beautify yourself for a frog in the hopes that they might turn into royalty. Better luck next time.
Walk it Off
As the great bard (Shakespeare) wrote — all the world’s a stage. But, maybe not every location is quite as designed to be your own personal runway… even if you regularly practice your model walk and have perfected it.
And a train station platform is just about the worst place to practice your beauty strides, especially so close to the edge. But really, how else are you supposed to amuse yourself when you’re waiting for your train?
It’s a terrible feeling to realize that you might be late for a flight. Unlike the train or the bus, you really can’t just catch the next flight with ease. For many, it’s kind of a one-and-done deal…
But, that still doesn’t give anyone the right to think that their time crunch is more important than anyone else’s, especially when you’re all in the same boat. After that rude display, we kind of hope that man missed his plane.
|Working Hard or Hardly Working?
Many companies have had to adjust to a new working environment in recent years, with one of the toughest decisions being permitting employees to work from home. And most people have enjoyed the newfound freedom it has given them in regard to their personal lives.
But, with some people taking advantage of the situation like this, it’s kind of no wonder that companies have been insisting that workers come back to the office. Honestly, these lazy bums are ruining work-from-home for everyone else, and that’s just selfish!
The ultimate show of friendship is helping a mate move houses, especially when you know that professionals actually get paid to do all that heavy lifting while you’re bribed with pizza and a drink at most.
But, it looks like this person has figured out the perfect way to both be a considerate friend and save themselves — and their backs — some serious manual labor. We’ll have to remember this one the next time someone asks for our help with a move.
We all dream of being secretly introduced to a member of the royal family and having them fall madly in love with us, right? At least that’s one way to easily find fame and fortune without actually working too hard for it.
But, this girl is definitely living above her means in her current situation. We recommend putting her head down and working toward the fancy life she wants. Or, just become an Instagram influencer — they seem to be doing pretty well, right?
Priority seating, though it might annoy some people, is there for a very good reason — protecting those most vulnerable in our society is probably one of the best aspects of humanity. So, we always try to respect that and make sure to leave that seat open for those that need it.
Clearly, this guy wasn’t as willing to give up his seat. But, this sassy woman definitely put him in his place and gave back as good as she got. Her future kid is probably going to be the comeback champion.
We’d all love to look like those social media influencers with their perfect outfits and fancy homes. But remember, kids — the internet really isn’t real. In reality, just about everything we see online on Facebook and Instagram has been carefully curated to show only the best of everything.
However, it looks like this person somehow managed to make the impossible happen. They must have gone to a whole lot of trouble to make themselves present a picture-perfect look. And after all that effort, they definitely deserve this compliment.
Life is all about the little things. Just think of the wonder of sweet, everyday moments — babies, puppies and kittens, even bite-sized chocolate bonbons! So, we really don’t see why bigger things get so much more attention.
Also, we’d take a regular-sized burger and drink over a massive and impossible-to-hold American Quarter Pounder any day. Plus, we much prefer little finger food and small cucumber sandwiches. It’s all about how you use that size to your advantage. Bon-appetit!
Goalposts and Broomsticks
The boy wizard and his favorite sport is probably the most famous fake game around the world, and we get why. Who wouldn’t want to play catch 50 feet above the ground, while riding a wobbly broom at breakneck speeds, right?
Look, we’re pretty ashamed to admit that we probably know the rules of quidditch better than we do cricket. But, we’re pretty sure that, at the very least, cricket isn’t stupid enough to have one move be worth 150 points, right?
I’m the King of Oxford Circus!
The Tube at rush hour is a… unique experience. Honestly, we would recommend just skipping it altogether if you possibly could, but it’s pretty much impossible to fully avoid. But, if you’ve been there, you know how horribly crowded it gets.
So, while it might feel like the ship is about to sink, that’s not actually the case. Usually, we do appreciate this man’s attempt at gallantry — but as the woman pointed out, it really isn’t that necessary. Good effort, though, old chap.
We know it isn’t cool to use this word anymore (at least, according to Gen Zers on TikTok), but we have to say, adulting is freaking hard! We’d do almost anything to go back to the good old days of our childhood when all we had to worry about was homework and when we were gonna meet up with our friends.
Hmmm… maybe it wasn’t all that great. But, going back to the fairly carefree days of university? Now, that’s something we’d definitely be interested in! Who wouldn’t want to avoid the years of taxes, mortgage, and endless work by a few more years?
If there’s one stereotype about British people that has stood the test of time, it’s that they’re persistently, infuriatingly polite to everyone! And while five minutes in London is enough time to prove that this isn’t really the case with every Briton, some definitely are like that.
This man is a perfect example of an English gentleman — he even said “goodness!” With how perfectly British this man is, he should definitely be running the country. All hail the super polite King of the Britons!
In a city with such great public transportation infrastructure like London, it’s hard to think that you should ever spend a fortune on taking a cab somewhere. Sure — the privacy and specificity of the drop-off location can be appealing, but it’s also super expensive.
But, clearly, this person forgot that there’s a super convenient train line straight to Heathrow Airport. And that’ll definitely cost you less than a cab or a two-hour flight.
They can try hiding behind a fancy acronym, but we’ve all had that one high school acquaintance who has tried to sell you something through their multilevel marketing “company.” And honestly, with how insistent they can get, they absolutely feel like a cult member.
Triangle cult is definitely a much cuter way to describe these businesses, which might actually create a new problem, where people want to join just because it sounds so adorable. Now, hexagon schemes — those sound properly frightening!
Fashion, like any art form, is pretty subjective — beauty is in the eye of the beholder, after all. Of course, it does have trends that dictate the ‘Dos and Don’ts’ of the current look, but those change all the time.
Still, young people trying to look edgy and grungy is always going to be timeless. Though, honestly, we’ll never understand putting holes in a piece of clothing on purpose (and yes, we’re well aware that we sound like our parents right now).
Try Saying “Worcestershire” Three Times
Despite so many places in the United States being named after locations in “Merry Old England,” many Americans have trouble pronouncing certain British words. That can be pretty surprising to those who believe that they speak the same language.
But, the truth is, American English and British English are two completely different languages (and we don’t care that they used to be the same thing!). Just listen to an Englishman and an American say “water” or “aluminum” — you can’t miss it!
Far From Home
Moving countries is a difficult process. But beyond all the bureaucracy involved and all the details you have to hammer out, emotionally, it can be really hard to leave your home. Even when you’re super excited at the prospect of a new adventure!
But, moving cities?! That’s definitely a lot easier! And Manchester is only a four-hour drive from London. Sure, there are some European capitals that are closer than that, but that still doesn’t make Manchester a different country (even though it might feel like it sometimes).
We Don’t Need No Education
Schools are meant to teach us all sorts of important things — like basic science, math (or maths, as the Brits call it), and what in the world do the blue curtains in that book signify?!
But, they might be missing a few valuable classes, like how to actually function as an adult. At least, this kid seems to have at least learned some valuable lessons, like how they don’t actually know anything really necessary.
Words of Wisdom
Do you know that feeling when you hear someone express something in such a perfect way that it turns your world completely upside down? Well, this overheard conversation definitely sounds to us like a wise fashion guru just whispered their great wisdom to us.
While some people definitely make shopping look like a competitive Olympic sport, for most of us, it’s still absolutely easier than actually doing real exercises. We’re not ashamed to admit we’re lazy — we’d take style over fitness every day of the week!
A Whole New World
Moving homes is no easy task, especially when you’re going somewhere with a completely different culture that you’re not used to. Making that change can absolutely be both exhilarating and frightening as you adjust to this new world.
But, although East London might feel like the other side of the world to some, it really isn’t. We have absolutely no sympathy for this new mover, but we do hope it opens their eyes a bit to how little they actually know about the world beyond the city.
Riding a train used to be such a luxury in which passengers were able to head to the dining car for a light aperitif, and had slick and rushed porters at their beck and call to take care of their every whim.
Obviously, though, that glamorous dream has remained far off in the past. Taking the train now mostly consists of pushing your way through the endless crowds of people, hoping you’d be able to catch your train and not get trampled in the process.
It’s Calais — Innit Bruv
For those of you who have never been to London, if you ever want to just pop over to France, you absolutely can! Just take the ferry across the English Channel to the French city of Calais and you’re all set for a Parisian day trip!
But, all those French words can be pretty difficult to pronounce for a born and bred Cockney Londoner, like this “Bruv” definitely is. One thing we can say for sure is that this dude is never gonna be able to pretend to be French. Innit?
Mirrors are so manipulative! Like did you know that many stores have special mirrors that have a certain angle to them to make you look more flattering so that you’d buy their clothes? And how many times did you think you looked perfect in the mirror?
But, once you actually left the house, you found out you resemble a hag more than a style queen? This commuter definitely knows what we’re talking about! Look Quasimodo in the Disney movie is cute and all, but we’d still rather look like Beyoncé.
Some Assembly Required
Did you know that there’s actually a phenomenon called the IKEA effect? It’s a psychological term that means that apparently, people value things that they had a hand in creating/building (or assembling, like an IKEA piece) a lot more than stuff that they just buy.
Though, that still doesn’t really explain how or why so many people agreed to come to this woman’s “IKEA party!” We guess they just all really love assembling the real-world version of a jigsaw puzzle…
A teen’s day isn’t complete without at least a few selfies and a couple of scenic shots — especially when you’re walking around a city as beautiful as London. Those teens just have to share every moment of their life with all their followers and fans.
This dad is pretty spot on with his sarcastic comeback. Or, maybe we’ve just become jaded adults like he is. Though we do have to wonder, when you look into the “void” for so long, does it start looking back?
Man’s Best Wingman
People can get pretty obsessive about their favorite little fluffy pets. But though cats might be the undeniable royalty of the internet, in the Instagram corner of the World Wide Web, it kind of seems like dogs reign supreme.
This person is absolutely a fool for not supporting the idea of adding another doggy Instagram account! With the world being as complicated as it is right now, we could all use some more puppies on our social media feeds, don’t you think?
While we don’t completely understand what a Patronus in the Harry Potter universe is exactly, we think it might be something somewhere between a spirit animal and a guardian angel. Did we get that about right?
In any case, we think Pheobe Waller-Bridge will make an excellent magical companion as we try to navigate attempting to be a semi-functional adult. Because, honestly, we bet that would make the whole thing so much easier — or at least, funnier.
Out of Commission
Have you ever tried to take the Tube after a night of serious partying? Because if you haven’t, let us tell you — it’s not pleasant! All that rocking back and forth on the tracks, and the abrupt stop and start at every station isn’t exactly friendly to a rolling stomach….
We definitely think this lady made the right call — while she might be carrying a precious little forming bundle, nobody really wants to know what’s in the tummy of the party-pooped commuter. Just trust us on that one.
Ah, the good old days — the racism, the misogyny, the illiteracy… Okay, so quite a few things that were pretty terrible in the past. But, at least according to this overheard conversation, some things might have been better.
While it was certainly a money saver for dating women when the automatic assumption was that the men paid, we’d still rather kind of have the freedom to vote and actually earn our own money. Like in the good new days!
The popular phrase claims that you need “pics or it didn’t happen,” right? And when it comes to weddings in the age of social media, nothing’s better than uploading all those perfectly curated photos to Instagram with that personalized hashtag so all your friends can easily enjoy them with you.
So, this scorned ex-friend of the wedding party basically figured out the perfect plan to get back at their impolite nemeses — just flood their feed with frogs! Why frogs? Who cares! We just wish we could have seen the ensuing chaos!
Dating is hard — you have to go through nearly endless rounds of trial and error both in real life and online through apps, only to get your hopes up and have your heart broken over and over. So, it can get pretty difficult to keep up your confidence.
That’s why it’s always better to have a hype friend that will remind you of how awesome, cool, and desirable you really are. And this friend has clearly done an excellent job of that! Although, we still do think that some Adele songs can definitely boost your confidence.
We’d all like a bit more money in our bank account for all those extra little self-pampering expenses — like getting a snack you like, or ya know, that super pricy designer luxury handbag… Okay, that might not be the best idea.
And it’s an especially stupid spending decision when you don’t even have money charged on your Oyster Card (London’s version of a transportation pass, like the MetroCard). Though this must have been super embarrassing, we can’t help but laugh at it.
London is one of the most culturally rich cities in the world filled with tons of interesting museums, beautiful galleries, vibrant markets, and countless theaters. So, why do so many visitors insist on visiting a chocolate tourist-trap shop?!
If our date thought it was a romantic idea to go to M&M World, we would drop them in a heartbeat and go enjoy all the other attractions, and we absolutely think this person should do the same!
Don’t get us wrong — we love window-shopping IRL, but nothing beats the absolute convenience of ordering things online and getting them delivered straight to your doorstep. And thankfully, more and more places have added delivery to their services in recent years!
But, we absolutely agree with this guy — once you’re out of the house, you better take advantage of it and get as much done as possible, because that’s not gonna happen again any time soon!
Honor Among Thieves
Any city-dweller knows that one of the risks of living in a highly urban area is the danger that at any point, your belongings could be sneakily stolen. But, there’s no harm in being reminded of that fact every now and again.
In any case, honesty is the best policy, right? Or maybe, this clearly professional pickpocket was offended and felt he simply had to defend the honor of his occupation. Either way, he’s definitely not the sharpest thief at the station…
There’s nothing quite like going on public transportation at peak rush hour and instantly becoming intimately familiar with your fellow commuters as you’re all squished together to form a mass of moving people. Okay, it’s pretty horrible!
And this American is absolutely right. While we’re glad that chickens don’t have to go through that terrible experience, it’s also a bit disheartening to know that a clucking chicken might have more rights than we do!
Change of Scenery
Obviously, we love London. From awesome and worldly takeaway to endless interesting locations, it’s got just about anything you could ever want from a city. But, even we need a bit of a break from it every once in a while!
It’s a good thing Paris is just a few hours away. Who wouldn’t want to exchange scones for a crisp baguette, or fish and chips for escargot for a little while?! While we wouldn’t want to give up The Beatles forever, we’d be happy to enjoy Edith Piaff for a few days every now and again.
Doing the Math
“I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)” by The Proclaimers is probably the most famous Scottish song of all time, and for good reason! It’s incredibly catchy and feel-good, while also being pretty dang romantic to boot. We love singing along with it!
But, from this Londoner’s question, it seems they have no trouble resisting the urge to belt it out — otherwise, they would have definitely known how many miles were walked. After all, the singer only repeats that line about 500 times in the song.
Confidence is always a good thing, right? Well, confidence is great if you are actually right about the thing you’re confident in. If you’re wrong, not so much. That said, there are some people who are so confident in incorrect knowledge, that we still feel a little impressed by them. These are those people from the internet: absolutely wrong, but very confident that they are right.
Arguing with the Experts
There’s a certain level of extreme stupidity that goes with the confidence of someone who would argue with an expert. Even worse, not just arguing with an expert, but arguing with someone who actually did the thing you are fighting about.
It would be like trying to correct Buzz Aldrin about the details of the mission to the Moon. Who would have the gall and the foolhardy confidence to do that?
A lot of people don’t know where their products are really made. And yet, they will speak with great confidence about it, especially if they are trying to condemn something. Tesla is one such misunderstood company.
For anyone who confuses the Tesla cars with the historical Tesla, there is no relation. Yes, Tesla is an American company, making American cars. Just keep that in mind when talking about foreign vehicles.
Take a Bow
There are certain people you shouldn’t argue with: namely, people that are experts at what they do. Seriously, who is going to try and correct Stephen King of all people in regards to spelling? The confidence there is through the roof.
Of course, it was entirely misplaced confidence, but that is kind of the point of this article isn’t it? Don’t worry, it gets a whole lot worse!
Learning Your History
Lots of people have confidence in historical knowledge that is absolutely wrong. This person is just one of them, though it’s pretty amusing just how confident they are in something so laughably mistaken.
Remember, it’s always worse to be wrong about your own history, as opposed to the history of other people. You really don’t have any excuse for not knowing your own history.
Isn’t That John Boyega?
A lot of confidence involves someone making a totally blind assumption about things they don’t really know about. For instance, assuming John Boyega is a rapper, for reasons that are probably subliminally racist at best.
At least the guy admitted to his stupid assumption, but that doesn’t make it any less of an eye-roller, now does it? People on the internet should always fact-check what they are going to say before posting it.
You’re an Idiot
Correcting the misused words of other people on the internet is a time-honored tradition that everyone does. Most people are pretty confident about it, but that backfires horribly if you don’t know what you are talking about. Case in point, this guy right here.
We imagine that there was a lot of backlash for this misplaced confidence, but that’s what you get when you try to mistakenly correct someone else in the first place.
How the Food Chain Works
There are plenty of people out there that don’t really know how the food chain works. But few people have such great confidence in something as stupid as this. Why do we need crops if people buy food at the grocery store?
Such a stupid question can only be asked by someone with misplaced confidence in their knowledge. No one else would be willing to make themselves look that stupid in front of the world.
The Meaning of North America
Some people have great confidence in their geographical skills. However, most of them are wrong. In this example, we have a fellow who doesn’t really know what all is included in North America.
Remember people, the country came after the continent. There are several countries that are part of North America, and that includes both Canada and Mexico.
Missing Something Important Here
We’re going to ignore the stupidity that is claiming a relation between misogyny and eating meat (do women just not eat meat now?). Instead, we’re going to focus on the bigger problem here, that being the assumption that cows are being consumed when you eat yogurt.
What, did they think that yogurt is ground up cows, or something? Do they know that a mammal has to be female in order to produce milk? So many things are wrong here.
Oftentimes, people with great confidence just don’t stop to think about what they have said. For instance, Roman numerals aren’t letters. Wait a minute…
Yeah, if you just thought about that statement for more than two seconds, it would be obvious that something doesn’t add up. But very few people actually do that, as far as the internet is concerned.
The Metric System
Americans just can’t stand the idea of using the metric system. But if they all have the misplaced confidence of this guy, we can understand why. Not understanding the metric system might be a good reason to not use it.
Just so everyone knows, a mile is in fact longer than a kilometer. In fact, it’s almost twice as long, give or take a little distance. What’s funny is the fact that this guy on the internet got the conversion right, but failed to understand what the conversion meant.
A lot of people confuse ethnicity and nationality. They are two different things, and Europe is an easy way to understand them. People that are descended from European people all have European ethnicity, but they may be French, German, British: all of which are still European.
Yes, even Britain. Separated from mainland Europe it may be, but that doesn’t change which continent it belongs to, and the European Union has nothing to do with it.
Just Plain Wrong
There’s really not much to say here, because it’s obvious where the misplaced confidence is: it’s just someone who has no clue what they are talking about. Well, maybe they just made a mix up.
Either way, we imagine a lot of people raised their eyebrows when they read this during whatever argument was being had. How could you even mix up such important wars like that?
Apparently, there is a great deal of misplaced confidence regarding the United Kingdom and its place in the world. There are a lot of people that seem to be confused about what counts as the UK, and whether or not it counts as Europe as a whole.
To be fair, we’ll cut a little slack here: the United Kingdom is a pretty confusing body, especially considering the difference between the UK, Great Britain, and England. They don’t all describe the same thing!
Someone Failed Science
Here, we once again have someone who has an issue with the non-American measurement systems. We’re inclined to be somewhat lenient with them though, since the difference between Fahrenheit and Celsius is kind of weird.
Really, why do Americans pick such weird numbers for their measurements? Why go with 212 when you can settle for a simple 100? Then again, it doesn’t matter when you don’t know the temperature for boiling water in the first place.
So Much Wrong Here
You may assume the first person in this exchange is wrong, depending on whether or not you think the orange was named after the color, and not vice versa. But the real problem is the second person, thinking that star is a color.
What color would star be? White? Yellow? Blue? There’s a surprising number of colors that real stars can be, if we are talking about the ones you find in space.
Once in History Stupidity
2020 may only come around once in history (ignoring 2020 BC, we suppose), but there’s a bunch of other things wrong with the picture and statement below. We don’t know how someone said this in confidence without realizing it.
The thing is, 8:20 PM comes around, you know, every single day. So that kind of ruins the whole “once in history” thing they are trying to pull off here. Well, better luck next time.
The Point Still Stands
Lots of people try to correct others about Frankenstein with great confidence. Usually, they are right since a lot of people assume Frankenstein is the monster, when it is actually the doctor that built him.
But in regards to this particular joke, the guy trying to make a correction is still wrong, and the person who made the joke in the first place clearly knew what they were talking about.
Not Sure I Agree
There are ways to try and end an argument without conceding that you were wrong about the argument itself. It takes a degree of confidence, usually of the misplaced variety.
The guy trying to save face in his exit is absolutely wrong, trying to say that he doesn’t agree with cold hard facts. A lot of people have a tendency to disregard factual information if it doesn’t line up with what they were saying.
Practically a Documentary
Nine times out of ten, if someone bases their knowledge and beliefs on a movie by Disney, you can assume they are wrong about things. Confident, but wrong. This is especially true when it comes to mythology.
Seriously, read a book if you want to get some slightly more accurate info about the past. Trusting a movie probably isn’t a good idea if you don’t want to look like an idiot.
R. Kelly Math
Math is a hard subject. But that’s alright if you know you aren’t that good at it. It’s the people who are confident in their terrible math skills that are more deplorable. Of course, we’re not even sure how people do math like this.
You add the eight to the year the person was born in, which makes them eighteen? Wait, that doesn’t make any sense. This isn’t even a loophole if you were intending it to be one!
On a Technicality
Now, we can understand why one would assume that this post about a homeless muppet would be wrong, considering the point they made about Oscar the Grouch. He lives in a trashcan, right?
Well, Oscar the Grouch chose to live in a trash can of his own free will, which makes that trashcan his home. So is he really homeless, or does he just have a very weird sense of shelter?
Get Your Facts Straight
Far be it from the media to get their facts right all the time. In fact, they tend to get it wrong more often than not. But being confident in incorrect info tends to make you look like an idiot. Case in point, this right here.
Talk about looking stupid in front of the whole internet. Maybe he got lucky and few people actually saw it, though we doubt that. He was probably blasted pretty hard, though we can’t say he didn’t deserve it.
Actually, We Have
There are a lot of people that are both confident and wrong about vaccines. Usually, they are just missing a bunch of information or refuse to acknowledge it. But this really goes to an entirely new extreme.
If you are going to try and badmouth a certain field of technology or science, you should at least know what you are talking about before you do that. Otherwise, no one is going to consider whatever you had to say in the first place.
Let’s be real: neither of these guys is actually correct about what capitalism and communism are. However, there is a good point coming from the third responder. If the thing they are talking about happened in a capitalist society, then is it not an example of living under capitalism?
We suppose you could argue the point a little further, but we’d hardly say it’s like living under communism if it happened in a non-communist environment.
By Another Name
We’re actually willing to cut a little slack on this confidence, primarily because few people actually know that there is a country called Georgia, just like the state. Still, that doesn’t change how wrong the confidence in this answer is.
Maybe this confusion explains their misunderstanding of things in America. A little bit of research goes a long way, especially if something doesn’t make sense at first!
Renewable Energy Misunderstanding
Ben Shapiro isn’t exactly the kind of person one should look to for correct information. But if you are looking for an example of confidence in all the wrong places, he is a great person to take into consideration.
Needless to say, what he is saying here about renewable energy is completely wrong. That’s not how it works. That’s not how any of this works!
Remember when Animal Planet talked more about animals and less about humans? Yeah, if they were still doing that, maybe people wouldn’t say things like this. Dolphins are in fact mammals: they breathe air with lungs, just like we do.
That said, dolphins do look a lot like fish, so we’re willing to give people the slightest bit of slack for having confidence in calling them fish. It’s still wrong though.
Wrong, But Hilarious
We’re not even sure what to say about this one. Make no mistake, it’s ridiculously funny. But the amount of confidence that could go into a statement this wrong, it just can’t be fathomed.
We can’t imagine how hard the girlfriend laughed when she had to explain this to him. We just hope no one got too offended by his blasphemy. It was just an honest mistake, guys!
This meme is actually really funny (and gives us Ark or Minecraft flashbacks), but unfortunately, it’s also backward. 6001 BC would be before 6000 BC, not after. Remember, you count down while in BC, then count up in AD.
There’s no denying that they were wrong, but whatever, right? At least it wasn’t someone saying something stupid, which would have been easier to mock. This was just someone a little confused about how things work.
He Who Owns
Not trusting big corporations is something many people do. However, most of them know how to avoid those big corporations. This person has great confidence in avoiding Microsoft and its products, but also uses Windows and owns an Xbox.
Needless to say, there’s a bit of a disconnect there. Have they never bothered using Google to find out who owns those things?
The Literal Definition
We get what Trader Joe’s is trying to do here, but unfortunately, they have completely missed the point of their own example. They are literally describing a middleman while talking about removing the middleman!
We’re not sure who actually approved this sign, but we’re not sure if they bear all the blame for it. Doesn’t this kind of thing usually go through a bunch of people before it is approved?
That’s How It’s Done
The confidence in this statement is pretty laughable. Votes have never been counted after election day? But… how do you know who won, then? We’re honestly just curious how this guy believes the election actually works.
Like, do they have to count every single vote on election day? Are any votes after that day just thrown in the blender? How do they think the process works if you can’t count the votes after election day?
Anatomy, or Lack Thereof
We’re not trying to stereotype here, but if there’s one thing that appears to be true, it’s that most men speaking with confidence on the female body are wrong. Not all of them, but we’d take any assessment of the female body made by the average man with a grain of salt.
They aren’t all like this, but then again, you don’t hear stories about things being right, because where’s the fun in that? Confident correctness doesn’t make anyone laugh.
We’re not trying to make any sort of political statement here. However, there’s no denying that the president is a great example of someone who has often spoken with confidence while being wrong about the things he’s talking about.
This one is pretty embarrassing since it’s not that hard to learn a little bit of history about your own country. Well, not everyone does research on the things they are going to say, even when they definitely should.
The Weight of Stupidity
There’s a lot of things wrong with this image, and the text therein. Namely, this comparison between diamonds and any other object in the universe. We have to give kudos to the confidence with which it was said, but grams are grams. They don’t change based on the item in question.
One gram of diamonds is the exact same weight as one gram of feathers. There’s a saying in there somewhere, but it’s better to just know that it is true.
Failing Math Class
The math here seems pretty straightforward at a glance: just add the two percentages, right? Well no, that’s not at all how it works. Feel free to show your confidence with that simple addition though. Maybe you won’t be crucified too harshly by the court of public opinion.
Honestly, this is why fewer people should speak up on the internet. Few of them even understand how much of their reputation they are really risking.
It Just Is
You’ve probably noticed by now that a lot of the misplaced confidence in this article revolves around math. It’s a hard subject, but some people fail to understand even its simpler aspects. How is 18oz 50% more than 12oz? Because it just is?
50% of 12oz is 6oz. Just add it to the 12 and you get 18. It’s pretty simple math, and if you don’t get it, you may just come across as looking like an idiot.
Math Skills, 1/10
Speaking of people being confidently wrong about math, there’s this right here. We don’t know how accurate all those “nine out of ten dentists” claims are, but we’re pretty sure they are more accurate than the math going on right here.
Of course, that’s a pretty low bar to clear. Maybe we should rank which of the math-based follies on this list was most ridiculous? They’re all pretty bad.
Math Can Be Tricky
You guessed it, here’s another math-related one. Frankly, math seems to be one of the things people have the most confidence in while being the most mistaken. This example is particularly egregious, however.
We can’t imagine the person who made this statement was actually in their right mind when they said it, but you never know. They could just be extremely, especially misinformed. That happens a lot.
Speaking of misplaced confidence about the United Kingdom and locations surrounding it, here’s literally another one! Seriously, we want to know how many people are confused about this stuff, and where they all live. Are these Americans? Europeans?
Maybe it’s someone else entirely, but apparently, someone needs to make an easy-to-read graph that breaks down everything around the island and all the countries that are a part of it or near it.
Flat Earth Fallacy
There’s not much we actually have to say here, all things considered. We don’t want to be those guys that speak ill of an entire group of people, but Flat Earthers… they really are something else entirely. Something almost impossible to comprehend.
On the other hand, they take the cake for being the type of people who have the most confidence in the most egregiously incorrect things in the world.
The Origin of Pizza
Oddly enough, a lot of people are actually quite confused about the origin of pizza. Contrary to popular belief, it did not come from Italy, despite being heavily associated with the country and its people.
There’s actually a lot of food like that. French Fries aren’t French, and fortune cookies aren’t Chinese. We’re not sure why Americans like to pretend that such things come from other places. Is it just the name?
Do You Mean Waves or the World’s Curves?
Speaking of Flat Earthers, now we get to talk about the confidence they have in water mountains! Seriously, what the heck are water mountains? We’re not even sure which aspect of the ocean they are referring to. Waves? Natural curvature?
We’re not sure one way or another, but regardless of what they are talking about, we can say with absolute certainty that it is wrong. About as wrong as you can possibly get.
What on Earth…?
We honestly don’t know what the heck is being said in this social media post. It makes no sense to us at all. What we do know is that someone here has an extreme amount of confidence in the crazy stuff they are saying.
Whatever your stance on the chicken and egg debate, we’re certain that this assessment is incorrect. It’s befuddling just to read the darn thing, never mind trying to actually make sense of it.