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    People Are Sharing Common Sayings That Are Actually Completely Wrong, And I Can't Say I Disagree

    It's just like they always say: "Money doesn't buy you happiness."

    We've heard them over and over: idioms that are meant to impart tried-and-true wisdom. But when you think about it, some of them seem quite...untrue.

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    So Redditor u/bewildered_forks took it to the internet and asked, "What common sayings are total BS?"

    Some of the answers are tongue-in-cheek, while others make you question everything we've been told. Check out some of the responses below.

    1. "Cheaters never prosper."

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    "Our society is built on cheating." 

    u/AlreadyShrugging

    — u/GeebusNZ

    2. "Cancel anytime."

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    "Planet Fitness: You need to cancel in person. Me: But there's a pandemic going on. Planet Fitness: 😈" 

    u/ThreeNC

    — u/Limp_Distribution

    3. "Slept like a baby."

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    4. "If you work a job you love, you'll never work a day in your life."

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    5. "Flattery will get you nowhere!"

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    "The opposite is more true in my experience." 

    u/-eDgAR-

    6. "It will figure itself out."

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    "People used to say, 'Just have kids — it will all figure itself out...' No, no, it won't, you potato." 

    u/front_yard_duck_dad

    7. "The customer is always right."

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    8. "If you don't succeed the first time, try, try again."

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    "I had a fourth-grade teacher that was COMPLETELY against this saying. Her reasoning? What if you're doing it wrong? Then you'll just continue to do it wrong until you give up out of frustration. So she preferred to say, 'Keep trying different ways until you get it right.'"

    —  u/Smile-Fearless

    9. "Good things come to those who wait."

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    "Bullshit! You have to grab the bull by the horns, I say!" 

    — u/Kinkybenny

    10. "Every cloud has a silver lining."

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    "Sometimes people don’t need you to make light of something bad that happened; they just need a hug." 

    u/CeruIian

    — u/cactusmonster64

    11. "Money doesn't buy you happiness."

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    "Neither does poverty, mate!"

    — u/htid1483

    12. "Kids will be kids."

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    "In regards to any problems related to kids." 

    u/ParkityParkPark

    13. "Early bird gets the worm."

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    "No, the well-rested salesperson that isn't overworked gets the sale because they're able to organize. Thus 'the second mouse gets the cheese.'" 

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    14. "What doesn't kill you makes you stronger."

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    "I've got a hammer that wants a word with your knees if you believe that." 

    u/SantaTheArianSlapper

    15. "He who smelt it dealt it."

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    u/Spinrod

    16. "There are plenty of fish in the sea."

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    "Complete bullshit according to Greenpeace! (Overfishing is real!)" 

    u/FraeRitter

    17. "Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me."

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    "Words have damaged me more than any physical pain ever has. Like, who came up with this???" 

    u/batgrub

    18. "You can't judge a book by its cover."

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    "Yes. Yes, you can. A book titled The Basics of Quantum Physics is probably about the basics of quantum physics." 

    u/ShmootheJoo

    19. "That's just a crutch!"

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    "Yes, people need crutches. Doctors give people crutches." 

    u/screenwriterjohn

    20. "You won't have a calculator with you every day."

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    21. "An apple a day keeps the doctor away."

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    "An apple a day did not keep the fucking doctor away." 

    u/moosepiss

    22. "A watched pot never boils."

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    "Oh, it'll boil, my friend!!" 

    u/bippoloseedy

    23. "There are no stupid questions."

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    "Yeah, there are." 

    u/sl1878

    Are there any sayings that drive you up the wall? Share 'em with us in the comments!