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How to strike back with words? Have you found yourself in a position where someone harasses you? For example tells you something that you don't like and you can't find a way to make him stop? I've had, that's why I'm asking. Any suggestions?

asked Aug 23 '10 at 05:43

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Thanks for your responses! It made me feel a lot better :)

(Aug 23 '10 at 14:00) Mihkel Mihkel's gravatar image

My suggestion is to contact your local authorities, bullying and cyber-bullying is against the law and is prosecutable.

answered Aug 23 '10 at 08:14

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Oh believe me, police would only deal with something when you get attacked by someone.

(Aug 23 '10 at 13:51) Mihkel Mihkel's gravatar image

It depends on the situation to be honest.

A comeback always relates to what the person said to you, so there is no correct example of what a comeback should be like. I guess coming up with a good comeback requires a person to be good with language and funny.

answered Aug 23 '10 at 05:45

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I know and I totally agree with you! Striking back with the words from his/her own mouth would probably shut him up (no offense) quicker.

(Aug 23 '10 at 05:47) Mihkel Mihkel's gravatar image

Don't strike back with words, strike back with a fist. The British way.

answered Aug 23 '10 at 12:24

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I totally agree with you as it's not a problem for me to accomplish it. But I'm a very calm person and upsetting me is hard, and I usually hit the other one when he strikes me. Also you get advantage when he attacks you first (for example at the police).

(Aug 23 '10 at 13:53) Mihkel Mihkel's gravatar image

Well this seems like your being bullied. If this is a daily thing. Where he is harassing you constantly. Verbally or Physically. A good hook to the jaw will probably fix it. If he try's to headlock you, drop to the ground and get your thumbs into his eyes and pop them. This is all in self defense of course. If he's on top of you grab 1 of his wrists and pull him closer, then use your other hand to choke him. No one can predict what can happen so its best to be prepared. Of course if it still stays in the verbal stage just make fun of him. "Foo with your pants on the ground, looking like a fool with yo pants on the ground". Yeah I never got into too many verbal fights in my life time. I dont recommend violence nor starting it. But if he starts hitting you physically, you should hit back. The jaw, the side of the head, the pelvis. There had been some times where, I had been in fights in the street starting from verbal fights. It was winter I was with my friends throwing snow balls at each other as we went to Burger King. Then we meet these 2 strange people, then they joined us. Eventually I got them a few times and 1 of them began calling me "Chino." Which is odd because none of them were of Spanish decent. Then 1 of them charges up to me and grabs both my arms, infront of me. We held each others arm and he tried to headbutt me. I avoid it and then spin him around, then punch him one in the face and dropped him. Then I told my friends lets go to Burger King already. Anything can happen on the street or in school. I would recommend either just laying low or don't fight back. I don't want to promote fighting as the answer but it works. I never say that guy again. You can get hurt fighting for yourself and even die. It is illegal to fight outside of sports. I am sorry I didnt have much more to offer.

answered Aug 23 '10 at 13:25

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Usually the jaw and the side of the head are the places you'd want to hit. I think that if you'd make a successful hit at the throat then he'd be on the ground in no-time. Believe me, I would probably prefer fighting with hands than with words. In every fight I've been in, I've always won. Btw what "Chino" means?

(Aug 23 '10 at 14:00) Mihkel Mihkel's gravatar image

Its Spanish for Chinese, they usually call any Asian "Chino" Disgusting...

(Aug 23 '10 at 14:08) Yuma Yuma's gravatar image

Good to know. You made a great answer btw!

(Aug 23 '10 at 17:51) Mihkel Mihkel's gravatar image

The best thing to do is walk away and ignore it. Shows that you are the more mature person. :)

answered Aug 23 '10 at 05:50

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True, but if this - for example - happens at school it's not just the matter of walking "away". I'd walk away at the street if someone tells me anything, because I will never see that person again, but the school is a different thing.

(Aug 23 '10 at 05:56) Mihkel Mihkel's gravatar image

True. But when you walk away, or ignore the bullying, the bully will get tired of it, because he/she gets you are able to ignore it and are not "hurt" but the bullying.

But bullying sucks, always. It's horrible.

(Aug 23 '10 at 06:00) Hanhart Hanhart's gravatar image

Some bullies are never tired of bullying.

(Aug 23 '10 at 06:34) iTechnologyz iTechnologyz's gravatar image

Im afraid I must agree form personal experiance, SOME bullies don't stop even if you ignore them.

(Aug 23 '10 at 08:09) DomChester DomChester's gravatar image

@Hanhart I went through hell when I was at school, I always hated people telling me to just ignore them for two reasons:

1.It doesn't work.

2.Bulling is a problem, can you honestly tell me you have ever solved a problem by ignoring it?

(Aug 23 '10 at 13:34) markd12 markd12's gravatar image

From my personal experience I have to say also, that ignoring is the most ignorant and the stupidest way to deal with bullies. I can't tell how many times I've seen videos of how to deal with bullies - all of them said to: run away (go to the teacher), say NO STOP or DON'T (haha really?). You'd only get laughed at more...

(Aug 23 '10 at 13:49) Mihkel Mihkel's gravatar image
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Comebacks are not very good if you want to make that person shut up, it would most likely start an argument. However most comebacks are funny so you want to make it funny .

answered Aug 23 '10 at 12:36

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True. When someone really wants to end the conversation then making a point and laughing with it always succeeds and makes the other one uncomfortable.

(Aug 23 '10 at 13:54) Mihkel Mihkel's gravatar image

Like being said before you can use his/her own words are you can give a witty comeback that usually shut them up.

answered Aug 23 '10 at 12:45

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More detail please! In other words, if you're being called a FAGGOT, then STOP DOING FAGGY THINGS!!

answered Aug 23 '10 at 13:24

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I'm not a "fag" and if you have been attacked by bullies then you'd know that they don't care...

(Aug 23 '10 at 13:55) Mihkel Mihkel's gravatar image

I'm just trying to advise the correct choice of words in response. Sometimes, people can be too sensitive. Some name calling is abuse, and needs to be answered back with ACTION; NOT WORDS!

Other situations where silence will save you injury & bodily harm.

More detail is needed to advise correctly.

(Aug 23 '10 at 14:15) r0bErT4u r0bErT4u's gravatar image


I apologize for my bad attempt at humor. If you're being bullied by kids that are too strong to fight against physically --- I'd advise a different retaliation strategy.

  • Do some intellingence work, and obtain data on your enemies.
  • Hacking is illegal {cough, cough} and you shouldn't LOGIC BOMB
  • Sending eMail Bombs & other harmful code are also illegal {cough, cough}
(Aug 23 '10 at 18:28) r0bErT4u r0bErT4u's gravatar image

I get where you're pointing at. Fighting would not be a problem for me, but I'm a very calm and peaceful person and I've never attacked the other person first. Btw your suggestion is a good idea {cough, cough}. Weakening the enemy and then attacking is far more efficient than attempting head-on. Thanks!

Hehe, the only problem is that my classmates hm... how do you put it in. Let's say, are non-tech persons. I doubt that they've even heard about processors and icons ;) Wonder how they should have e-mail addresses?

(Aug 23 '10 at 18:36) Mihkel Mihkel's gravatar image
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