People Are Sharing The Weirdest Compliments They've Ever Received

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Wholesome compliments, when appropriate, can really brighten up someone's day, whether it's noticing a haircut or pointing out a new outfit. But, sometimes compliments, while sincere, seem to leave people with more questions than answers. Redditor u/Deadtree301 asked: "What is the strangest compliment you have ever received?" and the responses had us saying, "thank you?"


  • 1
    583 VOTES

    They Yawn Like They're From Boston

    From Redditor u/UpstairsFance:

    I was minding my own business in a New York bar. I was sleepy and yawned a lot because it was late. This random person who I'd never met before approaches me and asks me a question "Are you a native of Boston? You yawn the way people in Boston movies yawn." I am from Boston, and he was from Norway.

    From Redditor u/destinybond:

    That's incredible. I love when people can pick up things like that based on very small clues.

    From Redditor u/spiderbabyinapram:

    So... how do people from Boston yawn?

  • 2
    501 VOTES

    They Look Like John Travolta In 'Grease'

    From Redditor u/T-Flexercise:

    One time, a dude selling solar panels door to door told me, "This is 100% meant as a compliment, but you totally look like John Travolta in Grease." I am a woman. But to be fair, I do kinda look like John Travolta in Grease.

    From Redditor u/ShortNerdyOne:

    I mean, John Travolta in Grease was pretty.

    From Redditor u/Ecstatic-Setting6207:

    That’s a compliment no matter what.

  • 3
    537 VOTES

    They're Very Good At Washing Their Hands

    From Redditor u/Klemmquat:

    I was washing my hands in a gas station, and this lady told me I'm very good at washing my hands. Then she leaned in and said, "No, really. I'm a health inspector, and I'm very impressed."

    From Redditor u/bluejackmovedagain:

    My technique for carrying boxes up stairs was similarly approved by a work place health and safety assessor.

    From Redditor u/lowercase_underscore:

    If that's not a Hallmark movie meet-cute I don't know what is.

  • 4
    406 VOTES

    They Look Like A Sad Otter When They Cry

    From Redditor u/tofutti770:

    "When you cry, you look like a sad otter. It's very cute." Said to me as a 27 year old man.

    From Redditor u/iknowthisischeesy:

    In their defense, otters are adorable. And age is not inversely proportional to adorableness.

    From Redditor u/Justlikeyourmoma:

    Ruined my excitement that an otter had a Reddit account.

  • 5
    501 VOTES

    He Has Birthing Hips

    From Redditor u/trippy331:

    I was told by a random lady in the grocery store that i have birthing hips. I am a 26 year old man. Not sure if it was a compliment, but it was definitely strange.

    From Redditor u/Youthz:

    I can’t believe I found this comment because I came to say the same exact thing. Was told I have great birthing hips. I am a 34 year old man.

  • 6
    371 VOTES

    They Have A Swan-Like Voice

    From Redditor u/SmartAlec105:

    “You have a very swan like voice.” She did mean it as a compliment, but she’d never heard a swan. So she was just going off of how swans look.

    From Redditor u/Vlad-V2-Vladimir:

    I imagine they sound like angry geese, which doesn’t sound like it’d be a compliment, or it’d be a passive-aggressive insult.

    From a Redditor:

    Reply: "Honk."