I’ve been thinking about the LL Cool J classic “Mama Said Knock You Out” lately, and its iconic opening line “Don’t call it a comeback.” Mostly because every time I’m tempted to refer to a hilarious response as a “comeback” like we did when I was a kid and dinosaurs roamed the earth, I remember that they’re called clap backs now. Or burns. Or whatever. But really, it doesn’t matter what you call them. The point is, a solid response is solidly entertaining.

Here are 10 great examples of people who just picked the perfect things to say.

10. Royal inquiry

I love how perfectly British and dry this is.

9. There, there

Naj needs to shut up for so very many reasons.

8. Getting schooled

I don’t think you’re gonna be scoring very high.

7. Always fresh

Son, are you aware of what a cow is?

6. Imagine…

I mean, they’re not wrong.

5. Monumental Moroccan mistake

Plot twist: he was also smuggling drugs.

4. Jonathan Stevens

The man, the myth, the youtube commentor.

3. Show up

I think the real question is why are you and your cousin engaged in sexy banter?

2. Just cosplay

Also she CLEARLY has powers, I mean look at her.


1. Queen

Granted, she was in the worst ones, but still.


As my great grandmother used to say, “Those are some pretty dank internet comebacks and such. Spicy as hell. Also, quit misquoting me when you write your little articles, you know how I hate that.” She was a wise woman.

What’s the greatest response you’ve been witness to lately?

Tell us about it in the comments.