Now we can put all these arguments to good use: BINGO!

Internet argument bingo:

internet argument bingo

internet argument bingo

Every single square on this board has been used by one of us. And if you deny it? You probably already have bingo, because you’re that guy.

Love to credit the maker, but I got it from a tumblr that got it from a repost from…you know the drill. Forget credit, Jake, it’s the internet.

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  1. Seattle Outcast

    I use three of them frequently when I’m dealing with twits under 30 that want to argue about shit that happened well before they were born, and discussing economics to Marxist college students.

    “Dude, I was fucking THERE – don’t try to explain the ’70s to me. You, at 18, can’t even explain the ’90s to me because you were still shitting your diapers for the first half of it.”

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  2. AlexInCT

    Does it count if I just thought it? Like that “Are you a virgin?” question? It’s not exactly what I think of too many of the losers that are online, but close enough…

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  3. CzarChasm

    I have found myself using some of those arguments, but to the extent that they’re valid, it says more about who they’re directed at than who promulgates them. For instance, “You’d never say that to my face” seems to be a valid assertion most of the times I’ve either seen it or been tempted to use it. People do give themselves a lot of leeway on the web that they would never give themselves in the meat world. Another one, “You didn’t answer my question” is at least as often as not a valid assertion that reflects more poorly on the target than the person asserting it.

    I mean, the graphic is kinda cute, but using arguments on it doesn’t necessarily make one’s points any less valid just because they’re used so often on the web. The sad fact is that many of them are used so often because they’re so often true.

    CC

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  4. Rann

    For instance, “You’d never say that to my face” seems to be a valid assertion most of the times I’ve either seen it or been tempted to use it.

    It’s still a silly statement, because the other half of “You’re not brave enough to say that to my face instead of just over the internet” is the implied “Because you’d be afraid of me beating the crap out of you.” Which means “I am intimidating enough that you would fear me and not risk my displeasure.”

    That particular one is Internet Tough Guy BS either way. It’s true, the person might indeed not say it to your face, but pointing it out or thinking it as if it were some kind of victory over them is just chest-thumping nonsense.

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  5. Xetrov

    That particular one is Internet Tough Guy BS either way. It’s true, the person might indeed not say it to your face, but pointing it out or thinking it as if it were some kind of victory over them is just chest-thumping nonsense.

    You would never say that to my face.

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  6. CzarChasm

    Actually Rann, that was not the implication that I meant to leave at all. I meant that standards of decorum and politeness are much looser on the internet than in the meat world. That’s all.

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