‘What’s the weirdest compliment you ever received?’ 19 strong contenders

11. This wasn’t a compliment – it was a dental check-up.
That I have a nice tooth. Yup, tooth. One. They never specified which one.

12. “Alas, poor Yorick …”
I was admiringly told by a female anthropology professor in class that I have a “very robust cranium”.


13. Was she also a wasp?
A random woman outside a café beside a train station, as I get chased by a wasp:

“You smell very sweet and spicy, that’s why he’s chasing you. Its very nice!”

Thank you random lady, 2 years later and I’ll never forget.

14. Wait – isn’t calculus the Doom Slayer of math(s)?
Favorite one: “You are like the Doom Slayer of math”

15. No butter, though? Not that big a compliment.
One time I was busking and a guy put 2 corn cobs in my ukulele case and said, “Good job dude. You deserve these”

I was so bewildered I stopped singing. Thanks corn man 😌

16. That’s what happens when you play rugby without a headguard.
“Your ears look like tortellini … delicious”

17. He meant they looked like an angry bird.
I was wearing my tie dye outfit, and this guy dressed in steampunk regalia yelled to me, “I love your outfit! You look like a video game!” My fave compliment ever!

18. “And that’s why I broke his arm with my wing.”
That I have a very swan-like voice. She didn’t actually know what swans sound like. She was complimenting me on how I said “your coffee will be ready over there” when we were both working at a coffee shop.

19. Another Kermit fan.
“Your eyes protrude nicely from your head.” … thanks?

Finally, if this doesn’t put you off hospitals, nothing will.

During an ultrasound, the technician told me that I had the most beautiful liver she’d ever seen.

Make sure that tech is not hiding a can of Fava Beans.


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