People have been sharing the coldest putdowns they’ve received – 17 absolute chillers
Over on Bored Panda, they spotted this rather wonderful hashtag put out into the world by talk show presenter Jimmy Fallon, asking people to share the stone-cold put-downs they’d heard out in the world.
It’s Hashtags time! Describe your favorite burn that you’ve given or received, and tag it with #ThatWasCold. Could be on the show!
— jimmy fallon (@jimmyfallon) November 12, 2019
As you’d expect from someone with such a high profile, there was a large take-up, making it easy to find some very high-quality examples, and they were so cold, they could attract penguins.
Some of the coldest insults came straight from those meant to cherish us above all else …our parents.
when i asked my mom how long i should microwave a 25lb turkey she told me that she doesn’t think i have enough friends to use up a 25lb turkey #thatwascold
— abby lamp-e (pronounce the e) (@abby_lampe) November 12, 2019
We found out my wife was pregnant,
I said to my Dad: "I can't wait to teach them everything I know."
He replied: "What are you gonna do when that 10 mins is up?" #ThatWasCold
— Mouthy Canadian (@ShawnMoffitt) November 12, 2019
My mom saw a paper w/ my sons name written on it & said he had pretty good handwriting for a 6 year old! It was my handwriting! #ThatWasCold
— •Chasdity Coonce• (@Chasdity_Rose) November 12, 2019
Children can be particularly brutal.
My young son was talking about rectangular prisms. I told him I didn’t know about rectangular prisms when I was his age. He said, “They probably weren’t invented yet.” #thatwascold
— Rachel for Pete Buttigieg (@RachelHemke) November 12, 2019
Was grocery shopping with my 8 year old and decided to buy a bunch of frozen meals for the week – my daughter looked in the cart and then said under her breath “someone’s given up” 😒 #ThatWasCold
— Kelly Lauren (@kelbel081) November 12, 2019
I told my 10 year old I was happy being me, so he should be happy being himself, to which he replied "even though you're short and not married?" #thatwascold
— Curious_Ange (@Ange_is_Curious) November 12, 2019
My 5 year old son asked how old I was. I told him I was 31. He said “Oh, is that why you smell like cabbage?” #ThatWasCold
— dontatme30 (@dontatme30) November 12, 2019
When I dropped my daughter off at preschool, unshowered and with no makeup and she said – "When you pick me up are you going to look like that or will you be pretty with makeup on?" #ThatWasCold
— Karen Hayes (@ChakaGirl) November 12, 2019
I’m a second grade teacher… we were talking about Halloween costumes and one of my students shouted out that “Miss Porting doesn’t need a costume, she’s already scary.” #thatwascold
— Rachel (@rachmarie_p) November 12, 2019