Does eating an apple a day really keep the doctor away? What about lightning striking in the same place more than twice if it is made out of certain material? These questions arise when someone throws you one of the good old sayings to make a certain point or just to show some general domestic wisdom. But do they actually make sense?

Reddit users on their popular group r/AskReddit with over 32.7m members decided to actually debunk all of the sayings that we have been hearing so often. One of the community members, u/OptionsTrader14, dropped the question ‘What popular sayings are actually bulls***?’ Fashion Life selected the best answers so you can vote for your favorites.

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#1

40 Popular Sayings Getting Roasted By People Online For Being False "What does not kill you makes you stronger."

Statistically that which almost kills you leaves you weaker, with PTSD, and medical bills.

On a brighter note, whatever kills you,makes you dead.

vapeshaker , Flickr Report

Vicky Z
Community Member
3 months ago

Always look on the bright side of life tourout tourout tourout tourout

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#2

40 Popular Sayings Getting Roasted By People Online For Being False 'Money can't buy happiness'.

The saying itself is true enough - it's about greed and it is meant to mean that however much wealth you have you can't buy your way to happiness. Being a millionaire, or a billionaire won't necessarily make you happy.

However, people badly misuse it almost as a refrain for those who are destitute - as if they don't deserve any more and it won't make them happy. It's that which is utter bulls***.

Because, being able to afford healthcare, to feed your family, a roof over your head and to not everyday have a gnawing, desperate anxiety and unending stress about whether you can afford to live each week will make someone a f***-ton happier than the alternative. And that's nothing to do with greed.

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N G
Community Member
3 months ago

Money buys choices and opportunities.

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#3

40 Popular Sayings Getting Roasted By People Online For Being False Sticks and stones can break my bones but words will never hurt me.

Wounds heal, but words can crush a spirit. They hurt far worse.

AichSmize , Flickr Report

Vicky Z
Community Member
3 months ago

As an other saying says " tongue can be the strongest muscle"

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#4

40 Popular Sayings Getting Roasted By People Online For Being False “It takes two to fight.” Not if someone is intent on bullying/harassing someone else. The policy where both people are punished is grossly unfair.

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Vicky Z
Community Member
3 months ago

I also don't agree with the saying..."in a break up/ divorce both sides are to blame"

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#5

40 Popular Sayings Getting Roasted By People Online For Being False Sleep like a baby. A more accurate description for it would be pissed the bed twice and woke up screaming

Frostwing349 , Flickr Report

Emma Byrne
Community Member
3 months ago

Never, n e v e r pee in a dream. It's a trap!

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#6

40 Popular Sayings Getting Roasted By People Online For Being False The customer is always right.

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Vicky Z
Community Member
3 months ago

IN MATTERS OF TASTE!!!!!!! Jeez!!! Whoever cut this phrase should burn in hell with horrible customer service!!!

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#7

40 Popular Sayings Getting Roasted By People Online For Being False "You can't teach an old dog new tricks."

As long as you are alive, you are capable of learning.

Hacrimonious , Flickr Report

Vicky Z
Community Member
3 months ago

This saying is so wrong.... just imagine a doctor stop learning and stick to what they knew 30 years ago

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#8

40 Popular Sayings Getting Roasted By People Online For Being False "If you can't handle me at my worst then you don't deserve me at my best"

Basically emotionally manipulating people to live with your s*** because you may give them something better someday. Highly recommend considering breaking off these kind of people from your life.

_iNoctis , Flickr Report

Me Potter
Community Member
3 months ago

This is true in some ways - if someone leaves you because you're depressed, or poor ,or struggle with anything else that isn't your fault; just to come back when they can get something from you, they suck. If you struggle in a way that affects them, like anger issues that mean you're abusive, they are completely right to leave you, wait until you got therapy and gotten well enough to be around, and then come back if they want to.

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#9

40 Popular Sayings Getting Roasted By People Online For Being False "Don't judge a book by its cover"

That cover has one damn job and it's to convey to me what is in the book so I don't have to read all 600 pages to know if it was my cook book or Harry Potter.

browner87 , Flickr Report

BlackestDawn
Community Member
3 months ago

A good modification of this would be: Don't judge a book only by it's cover.

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#10

40 Popular Sayings Getting Roasted By People Online For Being False 'If you are born poor, then it is not your fault. But if you die poor, then it is your fault!!' Please tell that to a hardworking person with 3 jobs and still very POOR!!

fakegengar , Flickr Report

Vicky Z
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

"Self made" billionaires are laughing with this probably

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#11

40 Popular Sayings Getting Roasted By People Online For Being False Everything happens for a reason.

215Tina , Flickr Report

iblowsheep
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

one of my...... what? what word is the polar opposite of favorite?

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#12

40 Popular Sayings Getting Roasted By People Online For Being False “Love is never having to say you’re sorry.” I think from the movie, Love Story. Stupid and ridiculous.

lifeparttwo , Flickr Report

Vicky Z
Community Member
3 months ago

That is the most stupid line from a movie that i never understood why it became famous! It's a crazy line that makes no sense!!!

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#13

40 Popular Sayings Getting Roasted By People Online For Being False Time heals all wounds. No. Not all. At least not in 1 lifetime.

For some wounds, they never heal, just only dulled.

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Flash Henry
Community Member
3 months ago

I forget what band it was, but some of my fav song lyrics: "time heals the wound, but then there's still a scar"

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#14

40 Popular Sayings Getting Roasted By People Online For Being False Happy wife happy life. Both people need to be happy in a relationship. Happy spouse happy house.

Mythradites , Flickr Report

Vicky Z
Community Member
3 months ago

This saying was not at all about happiness of the wife... they meant that you have to keep her satisfied so she doesn't complain and like that the husband will have a calm and happy life without hearing whining... it's actually a sexist saying

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#15

40 Popular Sayings Getting Roasted By People Online For Being False 'The lightning never strikes twice in the same spot'

Yes, it does. Especially if that spot is a high metal structure, it will be struck twice, even more than just two times.

ATF0 , Flickr Report

ekBar57
Community Member
3 months ago

i think i saw something where on average the empire state building gets struck 25 times a year

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#16

40 Popular Sayings Getting Roasted By People Online For Being False "Rome wasn't built in a day." People often forget the whole quote, or just don't know it as I never hear it: "Rome wasn't built in a day, but they were laying bricks every hour"

Puddingmonster , Flickr Report

Vicky Z
Community Member
3 months ago

I think this phrase is the excuse for all these constructions that last years and years....

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#17

40 Popular Sayings Getting Roasted By People Online For Being False “Cheaters never win”.

They often do. Doesn’t mean cheating should be encouraged though.

NonPinkPinkPanther , Flickr Report

John Baker
Community Member
3 months ago

The way I've always heard it is "cheaters never prosper." Still bullshit, but not quite the same. ;-)

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#18

40 Popular Sayings Getting Roasted By People Online For Being False "Follow your hEaRt 💕"

..... uh yeah, my heart's kinda suuuuper dumb sometimes

top_of_the_stair , Flickr Report

Vicky Z
Community Member
3 months ago

Follow your logic is better I think

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#19

40 Popular Sayings Getting Roasted By People Online For Being False Not bulls*** but wrong. People always seem to say "I could care less" but its supposed to be "I couldn't care less"

kate05_ , Flickr Report

Vicky Z
Community Member
3 months ago

I thought everyone said i couldn't care less... never heard the wrong version

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#20

40 Popular Sayings Getting Roasted By People Online For Being False "Curiosity killed the cat" its not even the full saying, it ends with "satisfaction brought him back" but people still go with the first line only

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Vicky Z
Community Member
3 months ago

Today i learned that this phrase is not full! Why people cut the phrases???? Is it laziness?

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#21

40 Popular Sayings Getting Roasted By People Online For Being False People only use 10% of their brains.

Crapital_Prunishment , Flickr Report

Vicky Z
Community Member
3 months ago

True for me on Mondays....

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#22

40 Popular Sayings Getting Roasted By People Online For Being False "Flattery will get you nowhere!"

The opposite is more true in my experience.

-eDgAR- , Flickr Report

deathrose
Community Member
3 months ago

I think this one is more about being manipulated then being kind. If my husband does the dishes without being prompted, he wants something I would normally say no to. If my oldest sister calls me and starts talking about how cool my knitting is, she usually wants me to make her something. The flattery is nice but it shouldn't be used to manipulate me into doing something.

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#23

40 Popular Sayings Getting Roasted By People Online For Being False "Pull yourself up by your bootstraps" it's literally impossible and that's the point lol

Faegirl22 , Flickr Report

Virgil Blue
Community Member
3 months ago

I think this is one of those that started out as actually meaning "it's imposssible" but somehow got inverted. Much like terrific was once something truly terrible and not the "it's great!" We now know it as.

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#24

40 Popular Sayings Getting Roasted By People Online For Being False The past year it has been "We're in this together."

Tough_Steak , Flickr Report

Mad Dragon
Community Member
3 months ago

It’s more like, “We’re all in the same storm.” Some have yachts, some have canoes, and some are struggling just to tread water.

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#25

40 Popular Sayings Getting Roasted By People Online For Being False “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.” This quote was originally a promotional slogan.

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howdylee
Community Member
3 months ago

Favorite quote from Garfield: "A good breakfast is important. Eat two or three each day!"

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#26

40 Popular Sayings Getting Roasted By People Online For Being False “There are no dumb questions”

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Vicky Z
Community Member
3 months ago

And the teacher laughed because the teacher knows

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#27

40 Popular Sayings Getting Roasted By People Online For Being False Do what you love and you'll never work a day in your life.

Well, I do what I love and I'm an unemployed alcoholic. Somehow, I don't think whoever said that first had this in mind...

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Aliquid A
Community Member
3 months ago

Well I think it is implied do do what you love as a career... not to binge watch Netflix.

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#28

40 Popular Sayings Getting Roasted By People Online For Being False “Everything will be okay” bruh no, just no. It’s not gonna be okay, nor does everything always turn out okay in the end.

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Deborah B
Community Member
3 months ago

The second half is being forgotten again. "Everything will be okay in the end...if it's not okay, it's not the end." Things might be very not okay right now, but it's not the end, so keep going.

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#29

40 Popular Sayings Getting Roasted By People Online For Being False Good things happen to those who wait

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Vicky Z
Community Member
3 months ago

Whoever first said that probably died waiting and these became his famous last words...

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#30

40 Popular Sayings Getting Roasted By People Online For Being False Basically, as has been pointed out, many of the common sayings we use only use part of the actual idiom. My personal cringe inducing one is "Great minds think alike, though fools seldom differ."

The second half means the exact opposite of just saying "Great minds think alike.."

This seems to be the case with a lot of our usage.

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Anthony Picco
Community Member
3 months ago

Actually the full saying says, essentially, great minds and fools do the same thing

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#31

40 Popular Sayings Getting Roasted By People Online For Being False There's someone for everyone.

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iblowsheep
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

yeah but why would i want anything to do with someone who has such poor judgement to want anything to do with me?

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#32

40 Popular Sayings Getting Roasted By People Online For Being False "An apple a day keeps the doctor away!"

F***, the older I get, the more I wish it were that simple.

sloopieone , Flickr Report

Vicky Z
Community Member
3 months ago

You don't throw them hard enough!!!

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#33

40 Popular Sayings Getting Roasted By People Online For Being False Crime doesn't pay.

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Thorfin Wolfsbane
Community Member
3 months ago

this is true if only the companion phrase is true - "it's only illegal if you get caught"

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#34

40 Popular Sayings Getting Roasted By People Online For Being False Turn your hobby into a career.

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iblowsheep
Community Member
3 months ago

good way to ruin your enjoyment of the hobby

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#35

40 Popular Sayings Getting Roasted By People Online For Being False I before E except after C

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iblowsheep
Community Member
3 months ago

"and when sounding like "A" as in neighbor and weigh, and on weekends and holidays and all throughout May, and YOU'LL ALWAYS BE WRONG NO MATTER WHAT YOU SAY!!!!”

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#36

40 Popular Sayings Getting Roasted By People Online For Being False It is what it is..

No it isnt.. YOU MADE THAT WAY TOM!

SupaMonroeGuy , Flickr Report

Vicky Z
Community Member
3 months ago

Why? Because i said so!

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#37

40 Popular Sayings Getting Roasted By People Online For Being False “You never know”.

Sometimes you do.

MilesBennettDyson101 , Flickr Report

Vicky Z
Community Member
3 months ago

This is said under specific circumstances meaning you never know what might happen in the future for things that you cannot influence yourself...

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#38

40 Popular Sayings Getting Roasted By People Online For Being False If you keep doing that son, you will go blind.

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sofacushionfort
Community Member
3 months ago

what were the other photo choices?

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#39

40 Popular Sayings Getting Roasted By People Online For Being False That'll buff right out.

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Bacony Cakes
Community Member
3 months ago

*slowly pan over to this* american-s...73177b.jpg american-star-60d701873177b.jpg

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#40

40 Popular Sayings Getting Roasted By People Online For Being False Live laugh love

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Melissa TO
Community Member
3 months ago

My husband says that the people who use this quote are the first ones to stab you in the back and push you in the meat grinder. XD

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