Sock image sparks furious debate over right way to wear them: ‘Fascinating’

A 12-year-old from Dublin, Ireland, who put on his socks incorrectly has left the internet feeling “disgusted”. The photo of the boy’s decision to wear socks was posted to Reddit by his father and shows the heel of the sock sitting proudly on his foot.

In the viral Reddit post, user SnooBeans6111, whose real name is Andrew Roberts, took to the internet to settle the sock debate.

He said news week: “I half-heartedly moaned at my son to fix his sock because it was wrong. Then my wife said it was actually the wrong way around.

Original sock photo
A 12-year-old boy has ‘disgusted’ the internet by putting his sock on the wrong way round.

“We argued for about half an hour before deciding that Reddit needed to tell us who was right. I was expecting a few dozen comments, maybe 100 if people find it funny or annoying, but I never expected anything like this!”

According to TplKids, a type of socks known as “piloi” were first used in ancient Greece in the 8th century BC. and they were made from matted animal hair.

And they also believe that the earliest knitted socks were most likely made in ancient Egypt. There is a pair in the collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, England, which is dated between 250 and 420 AD. Thought to be the oldest in the world, these wool socks were uncovered by archaeologists during excavations in Egypt in the 19th century.

To Roberts’ surprise, the internet is furious about the sock fiasco, with more than 19,900 upvotes since it was posted on September 5th.

The top comment has garnered 19,000 likes, with the user saying, “It’s disgusting what it is.”

While a second said: “If only there was an emoji of an inhaler or a paper bag to breathe in and out very slowly.”

And another Redditor wrote: “I’ve never longed for death like I do now.”

Roberts has been bombarded with comments from people outraged by the sock faux pas.

He told Newsweek: “I can’t really follow the votes but it looks like the winner is upside down. Although about half of people seem to think it’s about which sock is right, not how to describe the back of the sock. We all agree on at least one thing, it’s an abomination!”

It’s unclear if Roberts’ son was in a hurry and accidentally put the sock on the wrong way, or if it was a conscious decision and he actually believed this was the right way to wear a sock. Sock image sparks furious debate over right way to wear them: ‘Fascinating’

Rick Schindler

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