Usually kids aren't familiar with the full scope of language (metaphors, allusions, and so-on), meaning when an adult tells one to "keep an eye on the ball", he might as well try to put his eye on the ball.


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To illustrate that, Bored Panda has collected some of the most hilarious images of kids taking instructions too literally. From training dogs by showing them YouTube videos, to dressing up for a literary adventure, these little fellows were just trying their best to follow instructions.

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#7 Bring A Fish To School Day

Bring A Fish To School Day

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Mike Olson 6 months ago

How did the child take this "too literally"? Unless the instructions were to bring a living fish in, this seems like instructions were followed?

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#8 Future Lawyer? Was Told He Couldn't Go Outside

Future Lawyer? Was Told He Couldn't Go Outside

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Baenjolras 6 months ago

I assume it was put up like 'Don't place a foot outside' or something similar

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