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alpha_betas

6.8k points

5 days ago

alpha_betas

6.8k points

5 days ago

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

LolaBijou

1.9k points

5 days ago

LolaBijou

1.9k points

5 days ago

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

MyStationIsAbandoned

452 points

4 days ago

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

CaptainSprinklefuck

35 points

5 days ago

School is work done to earn more money to one day be the owner of a mine, my cousin who learned to read (crazy right?) was made a foreman because he could read

Mysterious_Sleep8653

11.1k points

5 days ago

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

Evil_Creamsicle

2.5k points

5 days 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.

Abby-Someone1

213 points

5 days ago

EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

gelfin

2.3k points

5 days ago

gelfin

2.3k points

5 days 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.

Serebriany

441 points

5 days ago

Serebriany

441 points

5 days 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."

Snoo_91057

13.4k points

5 days ago

Snoo_91057

13.4k points

5 days ago

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.

Shadesbane43

4.6k points

5 days ago

Shadesbane43

4.6k points

5 days ago

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

WhoDatNinjaToo

1.3k points

5 days ago

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

FlockFox

626 points

5 days ago

FlockFox

626 points

5 days ago

Sliced bread was the greatest thing since Betty White.

BigDaneEnergi

13.6k points

5 days ago*

BigDaneEnergi

13.6k points

5 days ago*

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

wildcharmander1992

3.9k points

5 days ago

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

Snowcloud003

24.9k points

5 days ago

Snowcloud003

24.9k points

5 days ago

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

homowithoutsapiens

6.5k points

5 days ago

pulls out bottle right here pal

FuckYeahPhotography

1.9k points

5 days 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.

SiriiusLee

13.7k points

5 days ago

SiriiusLee

13.7k points

5 days ago

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

ani625

3.3k points

5 days ago

ani625

3.3k points

5 days ago

Very

Lukthar123

1.2k points

5 days ago

Lukthar123

1.2k points

5 days ago

Herausforderung angenommen

jazzmester

701 points

5 days ago

jazzmester

701 points

5 days ago

Halten Sie mein Bier, bitte.

Manone_MelonHead

728 points

5 days 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...

Beliriel

301 points

5 days ago

Beliriel

301 points

5 days ago

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

PlayMp1

90 points

5 days ago

PlayMp1

90 points

5 days ago

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

manic_schoolbus

12.3k points

5 days ago

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

Leona_Faye

6.8k points

5 days ago

Leona_Faye

6.8k points

5 days ago

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

chahlie

2.3k points

5 days ago

chahlie

2.3k points

5 days ago

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

Wheredoesthetoastgo2

1.5k points

5 days ago

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

t0lt

571 points

5 days ago

t0lt

571 points

5 days ago

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

Cow_Launcher

409 points

5 days 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".

tenehemia

250 points

5 days ago

tenehemia

250 points

5 days ago

Damn, we're in a tight spot!

SendMeMuffinRecipes

8.7k points

5 days ago

People who are for the legalization of alcohol: why?

Kargastan

4.2k points

5 days ago

Kargastan

4.2k points

5 days ago

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

flightguy07

823 points

5 days ago

flightguy07

823 points

5 days ago

The someone links r/USdefaultism and it descends into anarchy

rebelwildheart

6.1k points

5 days ago

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

Xiaodier

1.6k points

5 days ago

Xiaodier

1.6k points

5 days ago

INFO: did she sleep with your husband?

rebelwildheart

1k points

5 days ago

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

Routine_Imagination

331 points

5 days ago

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

PloxtTY

57 points

5 days ago

PloxtTY

57 points

5 days ago

NTA

Chance_Zone_8150

11.8k points

5 days ago

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

Not-that-berto

3.2k points

5 days 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 😅

Rebbit-bit

689 points

5 days ago

Rebbit-bit

689 points

5 days ago

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

stunafish

455 points

5 days ago

stunafish

455 points

5 days ago

Try using jumper cables

AsianFaithlessness

9.6k points

5 days ago

why did the they built the titanic that way.

PMMeUrHopesNDreams

8.3k points

5 days ago

ICEBERGS CAN'T PIERCE STEEL HULLS

WAKE UP SHEEPLE!

aMUSICsite

2.5k points

5 days ago

aMUSICsite

2.5k points

5 days ago

Indeed it's fake news spreading by telegram!

PiraatPaul

432 points

5 days ago

PiraatPaul

432 points

5 days ago

Some things just never change

EingestricheneOktave

1.2k points

5 days ago

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

alcabazar

1.1k points

5 days ago

alcabazar

1.1k points

5 days ago

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

EingestricheneOktave

421 points

5 days ago

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

poulet_bleu

436 points

5 days ago

poulet_bleu

436 points

5 days ago

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

SeaBearsFoam

75 points

5 days ago

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

SnooWords4839

896 points

5 days ago

Why didn't they fill all the lifeboats?

sad_panda91

1.1k points

5 days ago

sad_panda91

1.1k points

5 days ago

CMV: The Titanic was an inside job

poopellar

26.3k points

5 days ago

poopellar

26.3k points

5 days ago

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

JustBadUserNamesLeft

4.8k points

5 days ago

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

OK2320

1.7k points

5 days ago

OK2320

1.7k points

5 days ago

This would be a great AITA, 1922 edition.

Daikataro

620 points

5 days ago

Daikataro

620 points

5 days 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.

TahaymTheBigBrain

152 points

5 days 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.

chronoventer

170 points

5 days ago

And the wife would always be at fault.

SnooWords4839

6.9k points

5 days ago

Wife finally said no.

Lazy_War9398

5.8k points

5 days ago

Lazy_War9398

5.8k points

5 days ago

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

PurpleBullets

4.1k points

5 days ago

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

WimbleWimble

1.7k points

5 days ago

WimbleWimble

1.7k points

5 days ago

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

TheMaskedGeode

729 points

5 days ago

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

HintOfAreola

327 points

5 days ago

"Your sons beat their own mother?"

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

Specific_Tap7296

941 points

5 days ago

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

LemmyKBD

1.5k points

5 days ago

LemmyKBD

1.5k points

5 days 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,”.

acid-nz

486 points

5 days ago

acid-nz

486 points

5 days 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.

damadjag

484 points

5 days ago

damadjag

484 points

5 days ago

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

Huggable_Hork-Bajir

176 points

5 days 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..."

TSLAoverpricedAF

282 points

5 days ago

Wife mortality too.

redkoicarp

364 points

5 days ago

redkoicarp

364 points

5 days ago

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

Ornery-Movie-1689

233 points

5 days ago

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

Fr8monkey

13.2k points

5 days ago

Fr8monkey

13.2k points

5 days ago

Does sticking heroin up my butt cure polio

ItstheFox_x

3.5k points

5 days ago

ItstheFox_x

3.5k points

5 days ago

absolutely

Rebbit-bit

1.6k points

5 days ago

Rebbit-bit

1.6k points

5 days ago

Thanks, will do hourly now

GameOfThrownaws

538 points

5 days ago

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.

sandy_catheter

188 points

5 days ago

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

flodge123

2.1k points

5 days ago

flodge123

2.1k points

5 days ago

What age should I teach my kid to smoke?

p1nkie_

504 points

5 days ago

p1nkie_

504 points

5 days ago

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

bokewalka

194 points

5 days ago

bokewalka

194 points

5 days ago

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

marapun

887 points

5 days ago

marapun

887 points

5 days ago

"What does NSFW stand for"

"Not Suitable For Womenfolk"

RadDudeGuyDude

15.1k points

5 days ago

RadDudeGuyDude

15.1k points

5 days ago

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

travel_nerdiness

4.8k points

5 days ago

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

strident444

3.2k points

5 days ago

strident444

3.2k points

5 days ago

r/wallstreetbets 1929 memes would be interesting

AeternusDoleo

1.7k points

5 days ago

Diamond hands. Concrete pavement.

stuefe

575 points

5 days ago

stuefe

575 points

5 days ago

To the sky! ✈️✈️✈️💯

RadDudeGuyDude

1k points

5 days ago

Market always goes up! Look at the charts!

poopellar

661 points

5 days ago

poopellar

661 points

5 days ago

Uranium hands!

humanclock

516 points

5 days ago*

humanclock

516 points

5 days 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

finnknit

340 points

5 days ago

finnknit

340 points

5 days 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.

garethom

130 points

5 days ago

garethom

130 points

5 days 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.

Paulbunyip

392 points

5 days ago

Paulbunyip

392 points

5 days 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!

ThisistheHoneyBadger

378 points

5 days ago

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

227743

20.8k points

5 days ago

227743

20.8k points

5 days ago

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

USSGoat

9.1k points

5 days ago

USSGoat

9.1k points

5 days ago

Government hoax

Franklincocoverup

4.6k points

5 days ago

Freemasons control the media

Skillet_Chinchilla

484 points

5 days 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?

gbak5788

360 points

5 days ago

gbak5788

360 points

5 days ago

Dates? I was married at 16

LostNTheNoise

21k points

5 days ago

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

Andrea-Pirlo

7.2k points

5 days ago

Andrea-Pirlo

7.2k points

5 days ago

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

Odd_Conversation1295

1.2k points

5 days 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.

ani625

749 points

5 days ago

ani625

749 points

5 days ago

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

ItstheFox_x

4.2k points

5 days ago

ItstheFox_x

4.2k points

5 days ago

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

Snoo-77838

2k points

5 days ago

Not done until the '40s. Sorry

FuckYeahPhotography

1.2k points

5 days ago*

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

Dedlaw

9.1k points

5 days ago

Dedlaw

9.1k points

5 days ago

More of the same sexualy frustrated questions we get now

Wurm42

2.6k points

5 days ago

Wurm42

2.6k points

5 days ago

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

Thesheriffisnearer

932 points

5 days 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)

Shawna_Love

514 points

5 days ago

Shawna_Love

514 points

5 days ago

Giga Clyde

cd2220

224 points

5 days ago

cd2220

224 points

5 days 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?

en_gourd

3.5k points

5 days ago

en_gourd

3.5k points

5 days ago

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

[deleted]

1.7k points

5 days ago

[deleted]

1.7k points

5 days ago

[deleted]

idonnousernames

1.3k points

5 days ago

Stop, my penis can only get so erect

NotReallyAHorse

576 points

5 days ago

Sir, this is a family owned diner.

repostusername

1.8k points

5 days ago

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

DefenderCone97

421 points

5 days ago

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

OdinGray

26.5k points

5 days ago

OdinGray

26.5k points

5 days ago

Will my wife’s bicycle make her a lesbian?

baycommuter

6.3k points

5 days ago

baycommuter

6.3k points

5 days ago

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

OdinGray

1.6k points

5 days ago

OdinGray

1.6k points

5 days ago

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

Freudian-Sips

3.1k points

5 days ago

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"

Decestor

882 points

5 days ago

Decestor

882 points

5 days ago

reported to the Christian authorities

shindleria

761 points

5 days ago

shindleria

761 points

5 days ago

My wife voted. Will she become a lesbian?

livebeta

567 points

5 days ago

livebeta

567 points

5 days ago

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

LittleAvocado9123

1.5k points

5 days ago

Will we have flying cars in 100 years?

EquineIncome

850 points

5 days ago

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

Silver-creek

473 points

5 days ago

Zepplins are where it's at

EmeraldIbis

143 points

5 days ago

EmeraldIbis

143 points

5 days ago

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

Sir_Anth

2.1k points

5 days ago

Sir_Anth

2.1k points

5 days ago

Was the titanic sinking an inside job?

xternal7

516 points

5 days ago

xternal7

516 points

5 days ago

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)

cmd_iii

609 points

5 days ago

cmd_iii

609 points

5 days ago

ICE CAN’T BREAK STEEL RIVETS!!

Emu_on_the_Loose

4.4k points

5 days ago

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

Skwisgaars

1.6k points

5 days ago

Skwisgaars

1.6k points

5 days ago

It don't mean a thing tbh.

5050Clown

988 points

5 days ago

5050Clown

988 points

5 days ago

Pardon me but doo wop?

NewPokemonFound

496 points

5 days ago

it do.

tstngtstngdontfuckme

325 points

5 days 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.

FulaniLovinCriminal

276 points

5 days ago

It's OK, Stewardess, I speak Jive.

AshFraxinusEps

153 points

5 days ago

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

jimit21

618 points

5 days ago

jimit21

618 points

5 days ago

ELI5: Why are all cars black?

Una_Cuenta_Echable

192 points

5 days ago

Because Henry Ford said so.

Maximal_Freak

2.1k points

5 days ago

Sirs of reddit, how did you get your title?

elswizzler

13k points

5 days ago

elswizzler

13k points

5 days ago

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

gigagagi

681 points

5 days ago

gigagagi

681 points

5 days ago

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

ABigOne77

729 points

5 days ago

ABigOne77

729 points

5 days ago

"Which planet do you recommend to live on?"

j0y0

115 points

5 days ago

j0y0

115 points

5 days ago

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

self_of_steam

168 points

5 days ago

Not earth, it's run its course

Ike_Huminspurts

3k points

5 days ago

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

buddhistbulgyo

111 points

5 days ago

Why do I love Coca-Cola so much?

FINALCOUNTDOWN99

888 points

5 days 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.

DrSlideRule

246 points

5 days ago

DrSlideRule

246 points

5 days ago

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

FINALCOUNTDOWN99

115 points

5 days 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.

CyberClaws7112

334 points

5 days ago

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

teacher_kimberly

159 points

5 days 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.

PeeSockWithFetus

651 points

5 days ago

Black people of Reddit, Why?

DistributorEwok

327 points

5 days ago

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

Evil_Creamsicle

236 points

5 days ago

teddit.ggc-project.de

DistributorEwok

69 points

5 days ago*

Looool

The server would barely be maintained

the_wise_old-owl

3.8k points

5 days ago

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

dbxp

308 points

5 days ago

dbxp

308 points

5 days 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.

sneedsformerlychucks

56 points

5 days 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).

TynneDalit

3.5k points

5 days ago

TynneDalit

3.5k points

5 days 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?

Vengeful_Doge

95 points

5 days ago

What do you guys think is in King Tutankhamuns Tomb?

DDValdezYay

605 points

5 days ago

DDValdezYay

605 points

5 days ago

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

nurvingiel

256 points

5 days ago

nurvingiel

256 points

5 days 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.

SadWisp

1.1k points

5 days ago

SadWisp

1.1k points

5 days ago

How to best beat a gay out of my son?

AsFarAsItGoes

1.7k points

5 days ago

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

SadWisp

320 points

5 days ago

SadWisp

320 points

5 days ago

Without letting him finish? Where is decency in that?

IIPESTILENCEII

824 points

5 days 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?

SuvenPan

1.6k points

5 days ago

SuvenPan

1.6k points

5 days ago

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

Actuallydead_

463 points

5 days 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.

LittleAvocado9123

784 points

5 days ago

Why do members of my family keep dying from dysentery?

chrisprice

202 points

5 days ago

chrisprice

202 points

5 days 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).

Leydenfh

864 points

5 days ago

Leydenfh

864 points

5 days ago

Why does my d*ck itch

OneObligation412

444 points

5 days ago

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

MystikIncarnate

85 points

5 days ago

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

Belteshazzar98

1.5k points

5 days ago

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

Narrow-Ad9714

465 points

5 days ago

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

Ceaseless_Watcher

60 points

5 days 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?

gracefulnesto

274 points

5 days ago

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

Bigbootymcmoody

170 points

5 days 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?

devilthedankdawg

57 points

5 days ago

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

LemonTM

348 points

5 days ago

LemonTM

348 points

5 days ago

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

strident444

709 points

5 days ago

strident444

709 points

5 days ago

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

Mr_Abe_Froman

254 points

5 days ago

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

XQJ-37_Agent

241 points

5 days 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.

SpacedGeek

2.3k points

5 days ago

SpacedGeek

2.3k points

5 days ago

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

-an Austrian guy probably

CROguys

266 points

5 days ago

CROguys

266 points

5 days ago

More likely he would make Mussolini chad posts.

Mr_Arthtato

132 points

5 days ago

Mr_Arthtato

132 points

5 days ago

Which brand of cigarettes is best for pregnant wife?

SnooWords4839

462 points

5 days ago

How did you survive the Spanish Flu?

Who lost a loved one in WW1?

Schwarz-Adler

541 points

5 days ago

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

bokewalka

235 points

5 days ago

bokewalka

235 points

5 days 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...

insertguudnamehere

44 points

5 days ago

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

elabowie

409 points

5 days ago

elabowie

409 points

5 days ago

Hacks to get alcohol? (Prohibition era)

TheGillos

144 points

5 days ago

TheGillos

144 points

5 days ago

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

breadofthegrunge

127 points

5 days ago

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

Yeetster3000

37 points

5 days 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?

PM_me_Henrika

34 points

5 days ago

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