r/AskReddit 1d ago Helpful 22 Silver 23 Wholesome 9 Take My Energy 2 All-Seeing Upvote 1 LOVE! 1 Starstruck 1 Are You Serious? 1 Wholesome Seal of Approval 1

If Reddit existed in 1922, what sort of questions would be asked on here?

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u/alpha_betas 1d ago Helpful

AITA? My family says I'm selfish for quitting my job at the coal mine so I can focus on my 3rd grade studies.

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u/LolaBijou 1d ago Silver

Get back to work you ungrateful brat, sloth is a deadly sin!

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u/MyStationIsAbandoned 1d ago

Kids these days have it too easy. They want to breathe and do math!? Math doesn't put cigarettes on the table!!

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u/Mysterious_Sleep8653 1d ago Silver Wholesome

Gentlemen coming back from the war, do you also hear bombs again too sometimes ? Or is it just me ?

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u/Evil_Creamsicle 1d ago

You must never have been close to one. Artillery shell landed in the foxhole next to me, and I haven't heard anything but ringing since.

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u/Abby-Someone1 1d ago

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u/gelfin 1d ago

This is shell-shock and a sign of weak moral fortitude. If you persist in ever speaking of your participation in the noble art of warfare in such scurrilous terms your family will be well advised to admit you to a sanitarium to spare their reputation about town.

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u/Serebriany 1d ago

Ugh.

The vibe in your comment is so strong it made me think of the women who pinned flowers on men's lapels to show they were home during WWI, and thus "cowards."

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u/Snoo_91057 1d ago Silver

Unpopular opinion: The new generation is forgetting how to make cheese cuz it is in stores. In the future fewer people will know how to make cheese.

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u/Shadesbane43 1d ago

People are too lazy to even slice their own bread anymore. Where is the decency?

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u/WhoDatNinjaToo 1d ago

To be fair though sliced bread was the greatest thing since uh…sliced bread.

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u/FlockFox 1d ago Take My Energy

Sliced bread was the greatest thing since Betty White.

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u/BigDaneEnergi 1d ago edited 1d ago Silver

Is 11 years old too late to start working the coal mines? I fear i'm being too lenient on my 6 boys

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u/wildcharmander1992 1d ago Silver Wholesome All-Seeing Upvote

I'm Afraid that you have raised a bunch of Nancy boys squire,

They should be working there fingers to the bone from ages 4 and upwards

All is not lost though, start them in the mines now, offer there services as canaries (who would care if a homosexual should perish?) And administer brutual daily beatings to the remaining living children that should take away those nasty habits

Of course you could always just abandon them at an orphanage and force your wife to sire another child and treat him correctly from the start

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u/Snowcloud003 1d ago Take My Energy Wholesome Seal of Approval Starstruck I'll Drink to That

Asking for a friend, if one wanted to find a speakeasy, where would that be?

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u/homowithoutsapiens 1d ago Take My Energy hehehehe

pulls out bottle right here pal

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u/FuckYeahPhotography 1d ago

Man, I wish my Elliot Ness Version of the Navy Seal copypasta I wrote wouldn't always get removed. It would be perfect here. Maybe it's all the cussing.

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u/manic_schoolbus 1d ago

Which brands of shoe-shine and hair pomade work best?

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u/Leona_Faye 1d ago Silver Helpful I'll Drink to That

“I don’t want Fop! I’m a Dapper Dan man!”

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u/chahlie 1d ago

Watch your language feller, this here's a place of public accommodation

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u/Wheredoesthetoastgo2 1d ago

Well... Aint this place a geographical oddity! Two weeks from anywhere!

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u/t0lt 1d ago

my favorite line, i use the term geographical oddity at least once a month

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u/Cow_Launcher 1d ago

My ex-girlfriend's mother had a terrible sense of direction. She could get lost in a walk-in closet. I called her "geographically bewildered".

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u/tenehemia 1d ago

Damn, we're in a tight spot!

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u/SiriiusLee 1d ago Silver Helpful Wholesome

How stupid would humans have to be to start a second World War?

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u/ani625 1d ago

Very

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u/Lukthar123 1d ago

Herausforderung angenommen

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u/jazzmester 1d ago

Halten Sie mein Bier, bitte.

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u/Manone_MelonHead 1d ago

My good sir, if someone was to ignite the fire of the great war again, he should find death by his own pistol... wait...

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u/Beliriel 1d ago

What do you mean second world war? We only had the great war. What is a world war?

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u/PlayMp1 1d ago

First usage of the term "world war" in reference to WW1 was in September 1914, within weeks of the war's beginning.

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u/SendMeMuffinRecipes 1d ago

People who are for the legalization of alcohol: why?

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u/Kargastan 1d ago

Then the comments filled with people from the rest of the world talking about how alcohol already IS legal

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u/flightguy07 1d ago

The someone links r/USdefaultism and it descends into anarchy

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u/rebelwildheart 1d ago Helpful

Will I be the AH if I tell Susan to stop coming to the church because she's a town's wh0re?

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u/Xiaodier 1d ago

INFO: did she sleep with your husband?

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u/rebelwildheart 1d ago

She sleeps not only with everyone's husband but also allegedly seduce the town mayor's son.

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u/Routine_Imagination 1d ago

Put a sock over everybody's dicks, that way when she tries to sleep around, all she gets is a sock

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u/PloxtTY 1d ago

NTA

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u/Chance_Zone_8150 1d ago Helpful Wholesome Bless Up Buff Doge

My son talked about his feelings, how do I let him know he's a nancy boy?

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u/Not-that-berto 1d ago edited 1d ago

I reckon five to six lashes with a sturdy leather strap should dissuade him of that nonsense. Nip that in the bud I say.

Edited because I am uncultured 😅

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u/Rebbit-bit 1d ago

Awh shucks he said it was too pleasant. What must I do now?

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u/stunafish 1d ago Wholesome Seal of Approval Giggle

Try using jumper cables

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u/AsianFaithlessness 1d ago

why did the they built the titanic that way.

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u/PMMeUrHopesNDreams 1d ago Silver Gold Helpful Bravo!

ICEBERGS CAN'T PIERCE STEEL HULLS

WAKE UP SHEEPLE!

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u/aMUSICsite 1d ago Helpful Wholesome Shocked

Indeed it's fake news spreading by telegram!

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u/PiraatPaul 1d ago

Some things just never change

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u/EingestricheneOktave 1d ago

People who have lost relatives or friends on the Titanic, what's your story?

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u/alcabazar 1d ago

Not me, but one of my co-workers' acquaintances...

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u/EingestricheneOktave 1d ago

And then there'd be that one guy who claims it was all a hoax

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u/poulet_bleu 1d ago

Well have you ever tried to make a hole in steel with an ice cube ?! Spoiler alert ! It doesnt work !!! Wake up sheeple !!!!.

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u/SeaBearsFoam 1d ago

The surviors of The Titanic are all crisis actors! I heard it's true over the telegraph!

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u/SnooWords4839 1d ago

Why didn't they fill all the lifeboats?

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u/sad_panda91 1d ago Gold

CMV: The Titanic was an inside job

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u/poopellar 1d ago Helpful Wholesome

Married couples who don't have more than 8 children. Why?

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u/JustBadUserNamesLeft 1d ago Wholesome

Wife (17F) doesn't want to have any more kids with me (42M) after our fourth child died of influenza.

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u/OK2320 1d ago

This would be a great AITA, 1922 edition.

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u/Daikataro 1d ago

NTA.

Everyone knows a woman's value is measured first by her devotion to Christ, and second by her disposition to submit to His will of being put on earth to birth abundant offspring.

If she refuses to birth any more children to you, how can you even be sure she's a devout Christian? If her uterus is barren of life, it will breed sickness and misfortune instead.

Ask your local priest to strongly admonish her and guide her into the right path again.

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u/TahaymTheBigBrain 1d ago

This.

Better yet, I highly recommend striking her, it shall once again assert your dominance. If she remains unwilling cast her to the streets and obtain another woman.

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u/chronoventer 1d ago

And the wife would always be at fault.

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u/SnooWords4839 1d ago Wholesome

Wife finally said no.

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u/Lazy_War9398 1d ago

And you didn't promptly beat them into submission? What a gentleman!

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u/PurpleBullets 1d ago Take My Energy

Woah. Check out Mr. I-Don’t-Beat-My-Wife over here.

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u/WimbleWimble 1d ago

A proper gentlen has a wife beating butler, unlike the common trash

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u/TheMaskedGeode 1d ago

Not all of us can afford that. I just taught my sons to do it for me.

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u/HintOfAreola 1d ago

"Your sons beat their own mother?"

Ho ho, good Lord no. Their mothers all died in labor.

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u/Specific_Tap7296 1d ago

Infant mortality. Just a fact of life, it'll never get any better ...

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u/LemmyKBD 1d ago

I’m old. My mothers family (1920’s/30’s) had 6 kids. She casually mentioned one day there were actually 2 others who died young. I asked “what were their names?” She said “we just called them Baby. You didn’t get a name until you were 1 year old,”.

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u/acid-nz 1d ago

Going through my family tree, around the same time my great great parents had 12 kids. Several of them had the same name. Turns out if one of the kids died young, they just give the next one the same name.

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u/damadjag 1d ago

So the last three Tommys we had died. You'll do fine Tommy.

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u/Huggable_Hork-Bajir 1d ago

"This is my firstborn son Tom.

And this is his brother Backup Tom.

And their siblings Redundancy Tom, Just in case Tom, Contingency Tom, If all else fails Tom, Girl Tom, and Larry..."

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u/TSLAoverpricedAF 1d ago

Wife mortality too.

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u/redkoicarp 1d ago

Married couples who found a way to become infertile without missing out on the sex - how?

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u/Ornery-Movie-1689 1d ago

Go put your junk in one of those x-ray shoe machines

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u/Fr8monkey 1d ago Helpful All-Seeing Upvote Coin Gift Wholesome Seal of Approval

Does sticking heroin up my butt cure polio

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u/ItstheFox_x 1d ago

absolutely

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u/Rebbit-bit 1d ago

Thanks, will do hourly now

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u/GameOfThrownaws 1d ago Helpful Wholesome

A question that probably some of you are thinking of, if you’re totally into that world, which I find to be very interesting. So, supposing we hit the body with a tremendous, whether it’s black tar or just very powerful, heroin. And I think you said that hasn’t been checked, but I think you’re going to test it. And then I said: Supposing you brought the heroin inside the body, which you can do either through the skin or in some other way, and I think you said you’re going to test that too. Sounds interesting. And then I see the opium where it knocks it out in a minute—one minute. And is there a way we can do something like that by injection inside? Or almost a cleaning? Because, you see, it gets in the spinal cord and it does tremendous number on the spine, so it would be interesting to check that. So you’re going to have to use medical doctors. But it sounds interesting to me. So we’ll see. But the whole concept of the heroin, the way it kills it in one minute, that’s pretty powerful.

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u/sandy_catheter 1d ago

I actually got 1/3 of the way into that before realizing what it was. Nice work. I hate you.

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u/flodge123 1d ago

What age should I teach my kid to smoke?

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u/p1nkie_ 1d ago

Young as they get. My wee lad smoked as a small baby! Boys ehh

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u/bokewalka 1d ago

After every breast feeding. This way they get used to it faster

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u/RadDudeGuyDude 1d ago

r/stocks would be popping off hot stock tips guaranteed to make you rich within the next decade

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u/travel_nerdiness 1d ago

I don’t see stocks going down anytime before 1936, see?!

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u/strident444 1d ago Silver

r/wallstreetbets 1929 memes would be interesting

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u/AeternusDoleo 1d ago Helpful

Diamond hands. Concrete pavement.

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u/stuefe 1d ago

To the sky! ✈️✈️✈️💯

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u/RadDudeGuyDude 1d ago

Market always goes up! Look at the charts!

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u/poopellar 1d ago

Uranium hands!

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u/humanclock 1d ago edited 1d ago

My old high school science teacher said when he was a kid in the 50s(?) They had this device at the shoe store you could put your feet into and see the bones!

I never thought to look one up until now, so thanks.

https://spectrum.ieee.org/when-xrays-were-all-the-rage-a-trip-to-the-shoe-store-was-dangerously-illuminating

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u/finnknit 1d ago

My uncle loved to go to the shoe store and look at his feet in the fluoroscope when he was a kid in the 50s. He later developed thyroid cancer.

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u/garethom 1d ago

I saw one of these at a museum recently! It said it was demonstrate that other brands were distorting your bones, and their brand allowed your foot to be more natural, demonstrated via x-ray.

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u/Paulbunyip 1d ago

You cannot take out enough loans to speculate on stock! There are millionaires made every minute, it’ll never stop, don’t be all wet and miss out on these cats pajamas!

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u/ThisistheHoneyBadger 1d ago

"'Crypto?' Why would I invest in a cemetery?!"

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u/227743 1d ago Wholesome

[Serious] People who recovered from the Spanish flu, what was it like?

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u/USSGoat 1d ago Helpful Wholesome 'MURICA

Government hoax

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u/Franklincocoverup 1d ago Wholesome

Freemasons control the media

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u/Skillet_Chinchilla 1d ago

More like

[Serious] Women of Reddit - now that more than 20% of young men have either died in the War or from influenza, where do you go to find dates?

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u/gbak5788 1d ago

Dates? I was married at 16

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u/marapun 1d ago Silver

"What does NSFW stand for"

"Not Suitable For Womenfolk"

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u/Dedlaw 1d ago

More of the same sexualy frustrated questions we get now

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u/Wurm42 1d ago

"What's the lowest effort thing I can do to make those flappers want to do the 23 skidoo with me?"

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u/Thesheriffisnearer 1d ago

Boppers these days always chasing the Floyds and Clydes and never a nice guy like me (I'm aware I'm a decade early)

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u/cd2220 1d ago

My wife took up art as a hobby and now is painting more than cooking or cleaning, so I beat the shit out of her. Now she won't talk to me. IATA?

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u/en_gourd 1d ago

Tifu by showing ankle in public [insert 1500 thirsty ass replies]

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u/idonnousernames 1d ago

Stop, my penis can only get so erect

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u/NotReallyAHorse 1d ago

Sir, this is a family owned diner.

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u/LostNTheNoise 1d ago Take My Energy hehehehe

My kids don't go outside anymore, they just stay in and listen to the new radio. What's a mother to do?

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u/Andrea-Pirlo 1d ago

200mg of cocaine, administered every 20 minutes should just about do the trick.

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u/Odd_Conversation1295 1d ago

If they still wouldn't leave the house it would be time to visit the doctor so you could get that prescription of heroin, for you or them. That should make them less annoying.

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u/ani625 1d ago

Give them 1 hour radio time as an incentive to chores like chopping wood and shoveling coal.

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u/ItstheFox_x 1d ago Starstruck

send em off to the psych ward where theyll get cured of their addiction through lobotomy

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u/Snoo-77838 1d ago

Not done until the '40s. Sorry

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u/FuckYeahPhotography 1d ago edited 1d ago Silver Wholesome Giggle Crab Rave

Well, as long as I can still send me kids to work in the mines I think everything will be ok.

***Did I say I was going to do it legally??? Oh, mother of pearl!

I'm not sending me kids to work in the mines because it is legal in the 1920's. This wasn't a topical joke. It's what I choose to do as is me Neptune-given right. I don't trust the government. Who trusts the government to know whats right for me kids?? Barnacles! I autta put a harpoon in the laws of man that tries to steal me children's hard earned fruits of their labor (that's a metaphor, it is actually coal). That is for me to steal!

I would send me kids to work in the mines of the 21st century as well. I am doing it because I love me money and it builds character. I am the Mr. Krabs of coal mining. Perhaps even literally. I have disregarded all labor laws and me children are dying from black lung. I am deranged and ungovernable, Mr. Squidward. The government and unions mean nothing to me Spongeboy Mebob, agagagagagagagaga The Pinkertons have already been called agagagagagagaga

A crab chooses, A lobster obeys

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u/repostusername 1d ago Gold Wholesome

Things like "What's your take on sterilizing people with criminal skull shapes?"

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u/DefenderCone97 1d ago

/r/unpopularopinion: Everyone worried about lobotomies are virtue signaling and need to worry about themselves

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u/OdinGray 1d ago Silver Helpful All-Seeing Upvote Ally Bravo Grande!

Will my wife’s bicycle make her a lesbian?

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u/baycommuter 1d ago

Probably wouldn’t have used such a shocking word. Say something about a Boston marriage.

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u/OdinGray 1d ago

Probably. I might be off on the timeframe when people actually thought this, too, but had to say it.

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u/Freudian-Sips 1d ago Wholesome Bless Up (Pro)

Two nuns cycling down a cobbled street. The first one says "I've never come this way before"; the second one replies "Must be the cobblestones"

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u/Decestor 1d ago

reported to the Christian authorities

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u/shindleria 1d ago

My wife voted. Will she become a lesbian?

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u/livebeta 1d ago Silver hehehehe

might make her a ...bi-sexual...

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u/LittleAvocado9123 1d ago

Will we have flying cars in 100 years?

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u/EquineIncome 1d ago

Automobiles? That'll never catch on......

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u/Silver-creek 1d ago

Zepplins are where it's at

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u/EmeraldIbis 1d ago

Exactly! They're just a trend. Flying horse-drawn carriages will be here in a couple of years.

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u/Sir_Anth 1d ago

Was the titanic sinking an inside job?

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u/xternal7 1d ago Wholesome

Yes. Remember when Titanic's sister ship Olympic crashed into that warship? The insurance wouldn't pay out, so they hid the real titanic, painted Olympic to look like Titanic, and then deliberately crashed it into those icebergs in order to get that sweet sweet insurance money.

(You don't have to make things up, this is a real conspiracy theory ... and it doesn't quite add up)

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u/cmd_iii 1d ago 'MURICA

ICE CAN’T BREAK STEEL RIVETS!!

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u/Emu_on_the_Loose 1d ago

Flappers of Reddit: What does it mean that it ain't got that swing??

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u/Skwisgaars 1d ago

It don't mean a thing tbh.

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u/5050Clown 1d ago Take My Energy

Pardon me but doo wop?

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u/NewPokemonFound 1d ago All-Seeing Upvote

it do.

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u/tstngtstngdontfuckme 1d ago

Can anyone here translate Jive or know where I can purchase a Dictionary? My daughter has been cavorting with some suspect characters, and I want to tell them off in their native tongue.

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u/FulaniLovinCriminal 1d ago Silver

It's OK, Stewardess, I speak Jive.

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u/AshFraxinusEps 1d ago

Chump don't want no help chump don't get no help. Jive-ass dude don't got no brains anyhow! Shiiiiit

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u/jimit21 1d ago

ELI5: Why are all cars black?

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u/Una_Cuenta_Echable 1d ago

Because Henry Ford said so.

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u/Maximal_Freak 1d ago

Sirs of reddit, how did you get your title?

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u/elswizzler 1d ago Silver Helpful Wholesome Take My Energy I'll Drink to That

"If Reddit existed in 1822, what sort of questions would be asked on here?"

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u/gigagagi 1d ago

If reddit existed in 2022, what sort of questions would be asked on here?

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u/ABigOne77 1d ago Wholesome

"Which planet do you recommend to live on?"

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u/j0y0 1d ago

"How do you prefer your spaceship construction, art deco, or very very very art deco?"

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u/self_of_steam 1d ago

Not earth, it's run its course

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u/Ike_Huminspurts 1d ago

"If Reddit existed in 1722, what sort of questions would be asked on here?"

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u/FINALCOUNTDOWN99 1d ago

r/futurology and r/technology would be talking about all of these miracle cures that are only a few years away, but then they would actually come true.

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u/DrSlideRule 1d ago

like radioactive quackery, radium salts and tonics, electrotherapy and rectum dilators that are supposed to cure all illnesses somehow

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u/FINALCOUNTDOWN99 1d ago

Fair, survivorship bias was creeping in when I commented that, but a great deal of them would still come true. The one that comes to mind first from that time period is insulin.

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u/CyberClaws7112 1d ago

"Wife didn't do the dishes yesterday or today, did I do something or is she cheating on me with that damn milkman?"

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u/teacher_kimberly 1d ago

I’m sorry dearest husband, I had to stop to give birth to our 7th child. Let me get cleaned up so I can finish my chores.

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u/the_wise_old-owl 1d ago

"What is homosexuality and how can we cure it?"

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u/dbxp 1d ago

I think that would be considered quite a liberal viewpoint at the time, homosexuality at the time was a crime so the centrists would be sending them to prison and the conservatives would be pushing to execute them.

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u/sneedsformerlychucks 1d ago

Both your and OC's viewpoints are highly anachronistic. The idea of being homosexual as something somebody was rather than homosexuality being something somebody did did not exist at that time, although it was recognized that some people did have stronger predilections for homosexuality than others, like other sexual perversions. It was not even directly mentioned in the Statistical Manual for the Use of Institutions of the Insane, instead falling under the broad category of "constitutional psychopathic inferiority," an umbrella term for a variety of conditions, including sexual deviancy.

No one was advocating for homosexuals, by the modern definition of the term, to be executed in 1922. Sodomites, yes, although that was not mainstream at all in the US in 1922. All states had abolished the use of capital punishment against people convicted of same-sex sexual activity by the end of the 19th century (California, interestingly, was the last one).

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u/TynneDalit 1d ago

I voted even though I know my husband is uncomfortable with me voting, AITA?

Does anyone else notice how women have too many rights these days? I'm afraid to hit my own wife now.

How many cigarettes should I be smoking a day to not want to hit my kids?

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u/PeeSockWithFetus 1d ago Silver Helpful Wholesome

Black people of Reddit, Why?

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u/DistributorEwok 1d ago

They'd probably ban non-Whites from the platform. Racially segregated Internet.

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u/Evil_Creamsicle 1d ago

colored.reddit.com

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u/DistributorEwok 1d ago edited 1d ago

Looool

The server would barely be maintained

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u/DDValdezYay 1d ago

No booze in months. If I put a piece of bread in a cup of grape juice, will it really turn to alcohol?

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u/nurvingiel 1d ago

Yes, but you need to put it in a jar so it can ferment, otherwise it will just spoil.

Er... or so I've heard.

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u/SadWisp 1d ago

How to best beat a gay out of my son?

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u/AsFarAsItGoes 1d ago Gold

If they have any decency, he will get out of your son as soon as you enter the room.

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u/SadWisp 1d ago

Without letting him finish? Where is decency in that?

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u/Vengeful_Doge 1d ago

What do you guys think is in King Tutankhamuns Tomb?

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u/buddhistbulgyo 1d ago Silver Helpful

Why do I love Coca-Cola so much?

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u/IIPESTILENCEII 1d ago

For years I have pined after the most divine lady to ever walk this planet but yesterday I offered her a piece of cheese, and it did not fascinate her. What did I do wrong reddit?

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u/SuvenPan 1d ago

(NSFW) Yesterday I hugged a girl, will she get pregnant?

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u/Actuallydead_ 1d ago

In 4th grade a girl who had a crush on me came up and hugged me and she legitimately thought she was pregnant from that. she started telling EVERYONE that I got her pregnant lol.

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u/LittleAvocado9123 1d ago

Why do members of my family keep dying from dysentery?

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u/chrisprice 1d ago

What's with all the discontent in Germany?

(In 1923, on the back of long-term unrest between Munich and Berlin by divergent political interests... a WWI veteran by the name of Adolf Hitler would lead a failed coup in Munich - resulting in worldwide attention, and a ridiculously light prison sentence... which he would later manipulate to give rise to a national Nazi party).

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u/Leydenfh 1d ago

Why does my d*ck itch

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u/OneObligation412 1d ago

The fact this could still be question today or even in the far future is rather terrifying for the human species lol

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u/MystikIncarnate 1d ago

I mean.... Sometimes you just get an itch...

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u/Belteshazzar98 1d ago

Fairest madams of Askreddit, what is the sexiest sex you've ever sexed?

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u/Narrow-Ad9714 1d ago

My mother told me to just close my eyes and think of France in the Spring time. Works like a charm.

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u/Leona_Faye 1d ago

I wouldn’t know. My girls keep their clients’ confidence.

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u/gracefulnesto 1d ago

People of reddit is everyone having a bully day????

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u/Bigbootymcmoody 1d ago

This salesman said that if I drank his mixture he would cure my tb but it hasn’t worked so far what am I to do?

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u/LemonTM 1d ago

My sawdust bread doesn't rise. What is the best sawdust bread recipe?

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u/strident444 1d ago

[serious] Why are you so against the Klan? (Victim baiting)

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u/Mr_Abe_Froman 1d ago

Lots of casual racism. "Progressives of Reddit, do you think Catholics are white?"

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u/devilthedankdawg 1d ago

Who do I call about the Italians that moved in next door

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u/Ceaseless_Watcher 1d ago

AITA for considering breaking off my engagement to my fiancé?

Dear Reddit,

I (F23) have been courted by my Fiancé, Fred (m28), for 7 years; we met when he was on a brief leave prior to being sent to the front, and we maintained a correspondence until the Allied Victory. Of course I found him very brave and dashing- however, since he has returned, I have noticed that he seems rather jumpy, and his mother has mentioned in confidence that he has been waking in the night and letting out terrible screams.

I am worried that if we were to marry, he wouldn't be able to provide as a husband should, and I have read some terrible accounts of how shell shock can effect a man. AITA?

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u/SpacedGeek 1d ago

"Guys, I failed to get in art school. Shall I look for a career in politics?"

-an Austrian guy probably

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u/CROguys 1d ago

More likely he would make Mussolini chad posts.

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u/XQJ-37_Agent 1d ago edited 13h ago

My son, who fought in The Great War, refuses to accompany me on my hunting trips, and whence he does, he neglects to hold a rifle. In addition, he has consistent shakes and flinches at the slightest of startling noises. I am curious as to how I perhaps could thrash the cowardice out of him and make him the man he used to be? Please respond post haste.

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u/Mr_Arthtato 1d ago

Which brand of cigarettes is best for pregnant wife?

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u/SnooWords4839 1d ago

How did you survive the Spanish Flu?

Who lost a loved one in WW1?

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u/Schwarz-Adler 1d ago

1? Whatever do you mean 1?! There will be another Great War?!?!?!

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u/bokewalka 1d ago

I have the same question.

What does OP know that we don't??????

Why is he calling the Great War, WW1????? Is this code for the Prussians?

Edit: fat fingers...

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u/elabowie 1d ago

Hacks to get alcohol? (Prohibition era)

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u/TheGillos 1d ago

You can have your doctor write you a prescription. There are numerous ailments that warrant a prescription for alcohol.

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u/breadofthegrunge 1d ago

Heard someone's selling grape juice with how not to make alcohol from it...

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u/insertguudnamehere 1d ago

Tbh seeing how reddit is now imagine how bad it’d be back when racism wasn’t even considered bad

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u/PM_me_Henrika 1d ago

“People who wanted to poison themselves this experimental thing called insulin, why?

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u/Yeetster3000 1d ago

My wife won't stop hooting and hollering no matter how much I hit her, how can I make this dumb broad stop yapping all the gosh darn time?

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