Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt... right?
Well, no. Words can hurt pretty badly. And some of them say with you for life. A recent Reddit thread asked, "What's the most f***** up thing someone's ever said to you?" The answers make it clear that some people should lose talking privileges.
"you're adopted, you don't get to have opinions"
"you're going to end up like your real dad" my real dad was an alcoholic and an addict. He f***** up his life and never came back. - Panginodon
I've had leukemia a couple of times and my then wife looked at me during an argument and said these words, "I hope this cancer eats you from the inside out, and that no one is by your side when you die!" I wad so stunned I just turned around and went to the bedroom and went to sleep. The next morning she literally said "I'm sorry I said those things last night, but you know how angry you get me." I left the next day and never looked back. It was twelve years of hell with her and I stuck through it to be around my kids, but at that moment I knew this had to be it or I'd never get out. - Felicitucky