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The Best 20 Stories Of 2021 – As Chosen By Our Editors!

| Right | December 23, 2021

Dear readers,

As 2021 draws to a close, it’s time to take a look back at some of the best and brightest of our stories. We had nearly 10,000 stories published this year, submitted by you, our lovely readers! Thank you! It was a journey and a half to narrow it down to our favorites.

Please enjoy these top 20 stories of 2021, as chosen by the editing staff here at Not Always Right!


We’re Pretty Sure We’ve Never Partied This Hard – This person really got the year started with a bang!

As British As Eating Gelato On A Vespa – Awww, they found a little piece of home!

We Really Admire That Dog – The comments on this one are chock-full of clever pet tales and tails!

You Will Have To Wait To Deposit Your Bigotry – Hits from the comments: “I love it when racists cut off their own noses.”

Act Your Age! – So much for “aging gracefully”.

“It Isn’t My Language; I Only Speak It” Is Such A Mood – Hits from the comments: “I’m just going to yell ‘CONFUSED!’ when I don’t understand something from here on out.”

Going Off The Rails – In the words of Bo Burnham, “Never mind. I don’t wanna know.”

This Cannot End Well – Ow, ow, owwww!

I Bust The Windows Out Your Car – We would never condone property damage. But we’ll sure as heck laugh at it.

They’re Going To Need An Extra-Strong Raktajino – I don’t normally gatekeep, but real Star Trek fans don’t behave like this.

Time To Ab-stain – Honestly, we’re gonna try this one at home.

Learn Not To Fear The Boop – Just take your impromptu discount and go.

It Would Be Better Explained If You Lip-Synced It For Your Life – Hits from the comments: “Looks like the potential buyers will sashay away.”

That Backup Plan Flopped Hard – The “good old days” are always good for a face-palm, at least.

Cracking The (Brief)case! – If the “Instant Karma” tag didn’t already exist, we would’ve created it for this story.

Wait Until You Hear What She Does With “War Horse” – Self-congratulatory hits from the comments: “That title is worthy of some kind of title award.” Thanks, loyal reader!

A Smashing Solution – Here’s hoping they were on the ground floor!

You Just Can’t Win – Let’s just have a moment of silence for everyone who’s ever had to work with customers. Ever.

Sooo Not Ready For The Internet – This is why they invented the “BLOCK” button.

Why Nurses Should Rule The World, Part 14 – Ten out of ten NAR commenters agree: this lady is the worst.


We hope you enjoyed our Editors’ Choice 2021 roundup! Want to send in your own story and push us over 10,000 next year? Submit your story here!

Some other roundups to check out if you liked this one:

Our Favorite Stories From 2020!


The 25 Best Feel-Good Not Always Right Stories Of 2020!

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