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What's the worst question to be asked?

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So I'm shamelessly stealing Ali Spittel's post and asking the other way around: what's the worst ice-breaker question?

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Sarah Bartley

This might not count as an ice-breaker kind of question, but when I was growing up this was the ice-breaker question many people would often use when they talk to me. "Where are you from?" or "Where are you really from?" are the worst ice-breaker questions because it just makes me feel very uncomfortable and the conversation becomes very awkward regardless of how I answer.

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Oh yes I find this to be really bad manners.

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Sebastian Vargr

Anything too open-ended, or baiting. :)

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Firoz Ansari

Asking the other way around.

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Avalander

Are you sure about that?

All of a sudden, I'm not.

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Jen Miller

What's your age.

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SavagePixie

Well, I don't know if it's the worst, but this one ranks pretty in my list:

What sports do you like?

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Vanadir Strejthsson

"Hello, I see you're writing python inside a JSX file in Wordpad. Let me ask you a question, does your biological parents know that you're retarded, or not?"

Dunno if this is offensive...