17 People Reveal the Popular Sayings That They Think Are Actually Bologna

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There are many common sayings that people probably say without even thinking about what they really mean. However, if you stop and think about some of these saying for a minute, many of them don’t make sense or are simply not true.

Reddit user secondhandsisters asked the Reddit community to share some examples of sayings that are completely bogus, and many people shared some great examples. Scroll down to see if any of your favorite sayings are on this list.

  1. Definitely Not True

    Reddit user oreomagic wrote:

    Hard work never killed anyone

  2. It Matters

    ActualTymell explained:

    “It doesn’t matter who started it.”Of course it f***ing does. Even legally the concept of who did what first is recognised as vital.

  3. Clearly a Parent Did Not Make Up This Saying

    rwshields shared:

    “Sleep like a baby”. It implies that babies sleep really well. My second is 4 days old; I can confirm babies don’t sleep well.

  4. Depends on What the Truth Is

    Keidis-mcdaddy added:

    “If you tell me the truth you won’t get into trouble”

  5. Unfortunately, Not Always True

    InAndOut51 wrote:

    “Looks don’t matter.”They do. Not always, not completely, but they very much do matter. Humans are kind of superficial in that regard.

  6. Some Expressions Are True

    Fail0hr shared:

    Opposites attract.They don’t. Birds of a feather flock together, on the other hand, is usually true for relationships.

  7. People Who Say This Mean Well

    FierceMilkshake explained:

    This is going to hurt me more than it hurts you.LIES!!

  8. “Try Waiting”

    velour_manure makes a good point:

    “Good things come to those who wait.”Try waiting your whole life and see what comes to you.

  9. A Smart Teacher

    JudahBotwin explained:

    “Practice makes perfect!”I had a teacher that used to point out that no, practice makes permanent. If you practice something in an incorrect way, you’re going to perform incorrectly.

  10. You Might Need Therapy

    Keejyi wrote:

    “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.”Nah mate, it just gives you trauma.

  11. Often Not True

    KaitTheGreat138 added:

    You can be whatever you want to be if you put your mind to it.

  12. It’s Essential

    byawaworht wrote:

    “Sleep is for the weak” or “I’ll sleep when I die” Well actually, not sleeping is making you weaker and decreasing your lifespan as you gloat about it right now. Sleep is essential people.

  13. Or You Might Land on Another Planet

    monkey_scandal shared:

    “Shoot for the moon and you’ll at least land among the stars”Tell that to failed actors/musicians

  14. This Could Be Bad for Your Reputation

    paolocase wrote:

    “It’s better to ask forgiveness than permission.” Yeah eventually people are just gonna stop forgiving you.

  15. It Really Does

    JellyRollGeorge explained:

    “A watched pot never boils.”It does, I’ve checked.

  16. This Is Important to Realize

    lmWritingThis wrote:

    “Happiness is a choice.” That’s maybe sometimes a little true, but depression is real, and it’s not what anyone chose.

  17. “Toxic Relationship”

    swallowyoursadness explained

    ‘If you can’t handle me at my worst you don’t deserve me at my best’This is like toxic relationship starter pack stuff