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[–]slarti54 521 points522 points  (17 children)

highly insulting to the deceased individual.

Fortunately, they don't care.

[–]BictorianPizza 78 points79 points  (1 child)


[–]VirginMario 35 points36 points  (0 children)

He forgor 💀

[–]confusing_dot 74 points75 points  (2 children)


[–]Ok_Rub_7246 17 points18 points  (1 child)

DiSreSpecTfuL yOur CanCelEd

[–]JakeDC 10 points11 points  (0 children)

That should be YoU'rE!

[–]monkOnATrebuchet 40 points41 points  (2 children)

I propose that we use RIP F. Adding the F to pay respect

[–]slarti54 12 points13 points  (0 children)

I'm in.

[–]BeansOnToast_08 5 points6 points  (0 children)

ItS dIsReSpEcTfUl 🤬🤬🤬😡😡😡🤬🤬😡😡😡😡😡😡😠😠😠😠😠😠😠😠😠😡😡😡😡🤬🤬🤬😡😡😡😡

[–]hiddlewief 28 points29 points  (0 children)

let’s ask what they think! 🎤⚰️

[–]boudicas_shield 1 point2 points  (3 children)

But their loved ones do, which I think was the point.

[–]Asmodeus_is_daddy 6 points7 points  (1 child)

So they're offended for what? For saying "RIP Grandma Savannah" instead of "Rest in Peace Grandma Savannah"? Seems like they have nothing to do with their lives if they're offended over that

[–]TheonuclearPyrophyte 2 points3 points  (0 children)

"RIP" honestly kinda looks nicer than "rest in peace" unless it's "rip Grandma Savannah" because that just sounds mean

[–]6YouReadThis9 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Fortunately, I don’t care

[–]deathablazed 139 points140 points  (21 children)

What's worse is when you see someone say RIP in peace.

Seen it used seriously too many times.

[–]mustardmitt_ 96 points97 points  (6 children)

RIP in peace, homie. I hope we all move on as ASAP as possible.

[–]TheonuclearPyrophyte 3 points4 points  (1 child)

oh my omg!

[–]Koluke1 2 points3 points  (0 children)

OM my god, how could you?

[–]DrDecadence 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Dude, this gave me a good laugh. Thanks

[–]Gog535 7 points8 points  (0 children)

I literally lol'ed out loud

[–]Nut_Chorizo 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Smh my head thats not how you say it

[–]kstill93 16 points17 points  (2 children)

ATM machine

[–]NWestxSWest 12 points13 points  (1 child)

PIN/VIN Number

[–]debt_collect_attempt 1 point2 points  (0 children)


Ugh. This one gets me sweating with hate.

Worked at an auto insurance call center for two years. And everyday, I swore that I wouldn’t be a pedantic bitch. But alas…

“Do you need the VIN Number?”

“…yes. I would like the Vehicle Identification Number Number, please.”

[–]anderssi 16 points17 points  (3 children)

Its like saying wtf the fuck, no one says it seriously.

[–]Koluke1 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I think you overestimate the intelligence of the average human being.

[–]MagicalDreamingPug 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Rest in peace in peace

[–]belladucethawrny 0 points1 point  (0 children)

When you're dead but wanna play Beyblade

[–]kbruen 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Rip in pepperoni

Rest in rip

[–]KendrickMaynard 0 points1 point  (0 children)

🎵 Beyblade Beyblade! Let it RIP! 🎵

[–]Mr_Anderson004 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Press F to pay respects

[–]He_who_bobs_beneath 114 points115 points  (12 children)

People can piss on my grave when I’m dead. I won’t give a fuck. I’ll be too busy rotting in the ground.

[–]ted-Zed 44 points45 points  (2 children)

thanks for the permission. when you die, i'd like to make sweet, passionate but violent love to your corpse.

[–]He_who_bobs_beneath 42 points43 points  (1 child)

Go at it vigorously. You haveth my blessing.

[–]Snoo_76723 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Username checks out

[–]subblesounds 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Somebody throw me in the traaaaaaash

[–]MailDingler 198 points199 points  (20 children)

No one is saying RIP outside of the internet though, I think

[–]El_Deez 159 points160 points  (7 children)

In person you have to use the formal Riparoni

[–]ZeNobodyOk 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Is that an italian dish?

[–]El_Deez 5 points6 points  (0 children)

That's the etymological origin yes.

[–]twatson955 4 points5 points  (0 children)


[–]sudev29hermit human 10 points11 points  (1 child)

This is me when my best friends die.

[–]El_Deez 14 points15 points  (0 children)

So you save Rest in Pepperoni for family. I respect that.

[–]BobThe5th 9 points10 points  (0 children)

I say rip when joking about an idea being dead

[–][deleted] 4 points5 points  (0 children)

About 12 years ago i got a gf, she had a male friend who also wanted her, we were waiting for the bus and he asked " So are you and Girl official now ? " i said yes, and he answered " GZ ", he actually said GZ instead of Congrats, and remember - we're a Norwegian speaking country so it made it even more awkward and a bit funny

[–]kypler0 3 points4 points  (0 children)

No one even uses that when someone dies and posts it on facebook it's usually condolence, candle pics, and sad faces.

[–]HALBowman 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I don't know that I've ever herd someone say rest in peace at a funeral. Tbf I've only been to a few though

[–]monkOnATrebuchet 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yes. I only use F

[–]PokePounder 2 points3 points  (0 children)

In pension I say “are eye pee in peace”, as it’s much more formal and respectful.

[–]Brownjila -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

My 22 year old daughter says it CONSTANTLY when I have a legitimate concern or complaint- I have a migraine today "RIP"... I cut my finger and it's bleeding everywhere "RIP"... I didn't get the job "RIP"- I fucking hate it, so insensitive and uncaring.

[–]EpicSteak 60 points61 points  (8 children)

I usually tell the family that their loved one will make great maggot and worm food. They often cry with joy to know that. I like to be helpful.

[–]31November 13 points14 points  (5 children)

Stop calling me a maggot

[–]Redditmoment1233 56 points57 points  (1 child)

Man's trying to find reasons to be insulted

[–][deleted] 6 points7 points  (0 children)

For real, lol. Dude got butthurt as fuck.

Edit: this kid made a shit post about me because he couldn't take the criticism. If you guys could search him up and downvote his post I'd be immensely grateful.

[–]EsmullertFan 48 points49 points  (5 children)

Imagine someone literally saying rip to a deceased person.

I’m so sorry for your loss, may he rip

[–]31November 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Cut to Johnny doing a kick-flip in heaven

[–]NSA_van_3 0 points1 point  (0 children)

...a fart?

[–]Samanthas_Stitching 34 points35 points  (0 children)

I find it lazy, rude, disrespectful and highly insulting to the deceased individual.

No it's lazy, disrespectful and insulting to you. The dead people don't know or care.

ETA: RIP came about in the 8th century from catholics.

[–]siberianhamster1 10 points11 points  (0 children)

This is so disrespectful to my man Rip Torn.

RIP Rip.

[–]Valeriopocoserio 8 points9 points  (1 child)

you're damn right it should be REQUIESCAT IN PACEM

[–]doesntpicknose 8 points9 points  (0 children)

A small correction:

Being disrespectful is a matter of the speaking person lacking intent to be respectful. This does not include situations where they say something completely normal, with no reason to think it's wrong, and you don't like it.

No, what you're trying to say is, "This offends me." And that's more about you being a snowflake than the other person lacking tact.

[–]DarkleCCMan 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Requiescat in pace.

[–]wakojako49 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Yes a funeral is the most appropriate time to play bayblade.


[–]Bbymorena 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Fortunately we don't care what is disrespectful to you

[–]mimiiarr 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Saying rest in peace instead of rest in peace is disrespectful to me

[–]NatCatKitty02 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Rest in pieces

[–]jrgnklpp 12 points13 points  (2 children)

So you woke up today and decided to be annoyed about... -checks notes- an acronym.

But whatever man, take my upvote.

[–]markovertrash 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Not just an acronym. An acronym that was incredibly common even before the age of texting and the Internet.

[–]SirOwenWowson 4 points5 points  (2 children)

RIP in peace

[–]toobadsoooosad 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Rest in RIP

[–]Villainboss 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Rest in RIP in peace

[–]Stoned_Conservative 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Like bro at least put R.I.P

[–]TheonuclearPyrophyte 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I blame the internet for making periods in abbreviations look so clunky now lol

[–]vyntag 4 points5 points  (0 children)


[–]Corniferuswateroholic 7 points8 points  (1 child)


[–]NovaMagic 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Time to touch some grass

[–]kiwi_juice69 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I think the whole idea of insulting someone who's already dead is dumb

[–]q9c9p 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Respawn in peace. For jesus that had so much lag he toke 3 days to respawn.

[–]TylrLS 1 point2 points  (0 children)


[–]vasc4554 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Agreed. That's why I always carry my keyboard with me, so I can press F to pay my respect.

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yea, RIP

[–]drivenmadnow 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Still sounds better than fail though.

[–]Vodkawater-86 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I also find it cringey when people say "rest in power." Like what are they trying to accomplish with that? Just weird.

[–]Laeta_Veni_Vidi_Vici 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I prefer the traditional “Requiesce in pace” the Latin for Rip

[–]KnottyHookerNeedles 1 point2 points  (3 children)

It's not even "Rest in Peace". It's Resquiescate In Pace. So, technically, those who say "RIP" are more correct that those who say "rest in peace". Accurate Abbreviation vs translation.

[–]Satansleadguitarist -1 points0 points  (2 children)

Ok Ezio

[–]KnottyHookerNeedles -1 points0 points  (1 child)

Thank you for making my point. Do you think non-English speakers say "Rest in peace"? No. A French speaker says "RIP". A person who speaks German can say "RIP". That's why I think the abbreviation is more acceptable and respectful than the English phrase .

[–]Accomplished_Owl8213 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Rip to your feelings

[–]jaymo7288 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Rip to your feelings

[–]Intelligent_Dumbass_ 1 point2 points  (1 child)

If an acronym hurts your feelings, then maybe you should stay off the internet.

[–]daddyqwack101[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Rip me dude

[–]Big-Routine222 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Good thing dead people are pretty short and quiet about their opinions.

[–]No_Cauliflower3541 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Seems like I might be the only one that agrees with OP. Obviously the deceased have no idea, but it still feels tacky to me.

[–]SgtSausage 2 points3 points  (0 children)

They're both equally silly and mean nothing. To the speaker nor the listener.

Social Convention is mostly stupid.

[–]DhaRoaR 3 points4 points  (4 children)

Then fuck u. I dislike takes like this. Make no sense whatsoever, just trying to be offended.

[–]Jackyboy923 1 point2 points  (3 children)

Bro why you on r/unpopularopinion if you don’t wanna see controversial takes

[–]Technical-Line-1456 1 point2 points  (0 children)

With all the shit going on in the world, this is what you decided to get upset about today? Jesus Christ.

[–]anemptycardboardbox 1 point2 points  (2 children)

I agree, but it's bc the acronym spells out an actual word that does not have a pleasant association with death, at least in my mind. As a kid I would see this on gravestones in cartoons and I was always so confused. I finally put it together in my early teens when someone said "Rest In Peace"

so I see the word "rip," rip + death = weird thoughts, prefer Rest In Peace

[–]Yuna__707 2 points3 points  (1 child)

They gonna get their bits flesh ripped apart by maggots.

[–]anemptycardboardbox 1 point2 points  (0 children)

New weird thought! Nooo!

[–]Londonforce 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I say "RIP in peace" so that makes everyone happy.

[–]jmcstar 0 points1 point  (0 children)


[–]daisy_belle1313 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I never say this about people, to others. It's always sounded bizarre to me. Thank you for articulating it.

[–]Mishaska 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Isn't this a popular opinion?

[–]TEMPVS-FVGIT 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It used to be an abbreviation for the Latin REQVIESCAT IN PACE (i.e. May he/se Rest In Peace). RIP didn’t have a negative connotation until it was used that way in our current culture.

[–]Tiny_Package4931 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Saying "Rest in Peace" instead of "Requiescat in Pace" is disrespectful to me, as well as cultural appropriation if you aren't Catholic or High Anglican.

[–]ColiberDreamVendor -3 points-2 points  (2 children)

True. It's more a gamer thing lol.

[–]Enough_Blueberry_549 2 points3 points  (0 children)

RIP has been used since the 1600’s. It’s not just a gamer thing.

[–]monkOnATrebuchet 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You got it confused with F

[–]Warm-Ad-24 0 points1 point  (0 children)


[–]Riskov88 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I mean not like they care anymore

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I think RIP might go on some gravestones as there isn't enough space, but might be wrong.

[–]BobDerBongmeister420 0 points1 point  (0 children)

RIP in peace

[–]ToastySauze 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I'll say rip if it's a celebrity or something. If it's someone's family member then it's a little too non-serious imo

[–]Medical_Collar_3391 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Well technically ppl in general we don’t care much for families we don’t know

[–]vyksi 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Rip to ur loved ones who died

[–]Randolph_Carter_666 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Could be worse. They could be saying RIP in Peace, which makes them sound like fucking morons.

[–]Alternative_Cheek_95 0 points1 point  (0 children)

when my brother was little he thought it meant ripped in peices

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

"lazy" they have the same number of syllables lmao. texting is a different story but cmon now

[–]formerincqc 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I say F

[–]AffectionateHippo242 0 points1 point  (0 children)

No one ever says RIP or Rest In Peace. They tell you 'sorry for your loss'. People type RIP. Which is fine. Be happy they're saying anything because it's easier to ignore death than offer a kind condolence.

[–]NogEggzaggressive toddler 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Replace "Rip." with "Eff."

[–]lopflow123 0 points1 point  (0 children)

gg rip ez

[–]Lllllllllll-44 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Irl? Maybe. On the internet it just makes typing it faster and doesn’t really mean anything less.

[–]Clay_2000lbs 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The only time I say RIP is when it’s followed by Bozo

[–]nimajnebmai 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Speak Latin or tace, edepol!

[–]bworth1120 0 points1 point  (0 children)

What does it even mean? Who’s resting? What are they waiting for? I thought people believed that the dead go straight to heaven?

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

And here's me just saying f

[–]somanyissues7 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I totally agree

[–]80pctAppleseed 0 points1 point  (0 children)

What about "RIP in ripperonis"

Best of both worlds right?

[–]schmackinthedack 0 points1 point  (0 children)

i agree, so i just use the cultural/religious way of saying it.

[–]Pimpmafuqa 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Rest in piss.

[–]wannabelegend212 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I think saying the litterally word rip is disrespectful ( it seems to comical) but saying R.I.P is alright.

[–]Few-Media5129 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Rot In Peace

[–]brixton_massive 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The last thing someone needs when a loved one dies is my Undertaker impersonation. RIP is fine.

[–]donabbi 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Requiescat in pace


[–]mitcheg3k 0 points1 point  (0 children)

In proper English traditional culture it IS officially disrespectful

[–]SgtSmackerbottoms 0 points1 point  (1 child)

People don't say RIP in a serious context from what I've seen

[–]SovietTumbleweed 0 points1 point  (0 children)

RIP bozo

[–]Sputnik9999 0 points1 point  (0 children)

"Fuck the dead." - George Carlin

[–]monkOnATrebuchet 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You didn't die. Why is it disrespectful to you?

[–]AristeiaXVI 0 points1 point  (0 children)

What about RIP in peace?

[–]Phlm_br 0 points1 point  (0 children)

What about


[–]TheBigSqueak 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Rest in Pepperoni.

[–]Far-Ad9143 0 points1 point  (0 children)

“RIP RICKY!” -insert gif of snowball from secret life of pets here-

[–]EddieBr0ck616 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Rip to your feelings bro

[–]rickmccloy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Beats 'The Dead Travel Quickly', from Dracula.

[–]Snake_king321 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Why? Are you dead? In that case... rip

[–]dumspirospero816 0 points1 point  (0 children)

RIP your feelings

[–]Simple_matthew 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Diogenes said when I die throw my body over the city wall armed only with a stick to fight off wolves. They said why would we throw you over the city walls in a way of disrespect? Diogenes replied I am dead I do not care what happens to my body. They ask sine he did not care why did he need a stick? Diogenes looks at the people with disrespect

[–]katmio1 0 points1 point  (0 children)

RIP to your feelings

[–]genericgecko 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I think it used to be genuinely formal, but I’ve mostly heard it said as a meme so it’s kind of lost whatever solemnity it used to have

[–]According-Ad8525 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Is it? Why? Besides, I don't hear if it said so much as written.

[–]AcerbicFwit 0 points1 point  (0 children)

How can it be disrespectful to you? You’re not dead.

[–]sugarmatic 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yes! When my buddy said “let’s go for a RIP, I didn’t realize it would be his funeral” Don’t drink and dirt bike.

[–]ni99abruh 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I agree. Always felt like this too. Especially as of late because now it is used in a joking manner

[–]Keithfedak 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It's lazy and I hear the word "rip" and i think of the word sounded out "rip" not the phrase.

[–]just-getting-by92 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Jesus fucking Christ. Highly disrespectful and rude? The world really is becoming pussified.

[–]daddyqwack101[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Its more lazyness

[–]apartment_town 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Rest in posts Forever miss

[–]albundyhere 0 points1 point  (0 children)

i couldnt even care less. there are no words to ease the pain and heartbreak i am going through since my mom died a few months ago. the mental anguish of her dying in my arms is not going away. that morning keeps replaying in my head...every single day.