Human beings don’t always build things to last. Sometimes, they make such obvious mistakes that casual observers can’t believe they didn’t notice their design idea flaws from the get-go. Alas, we’re all flawed (much like some designs!) and most of us have a blind spot when it comes to the things we’re involved in.

Nonetheless, bad designs are a lot of fun to look at and laugh at. And there’s no place who does it better than the ‘Crappy Design’ subreddit! We collected some of the best, newest, crappy design fails from the Reddit community, so scroll down and enjoy. Remember to upvote your fave product designs gone wrong, and drop us a comment telling us why you loved hating them.

We at Bored Panda love creative designs, but we also adore really bad ideas, too. When you’re done looking through our awesome list, check out our posts about epic design fails, the very worst kitchen designs, epically bad bar and restaurant designs, and structural nightmares. We’re sure you’ll love these funny fails.

#1

If Only They Realized

If Only They Realized

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I’m Foxxy and I know it 😉
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5 months ago

What kind of place were you shopping at to buy penis pasta.

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#2

My Sister’s School Health Clinic May Need Some Emoji-Education

My Sister’s School Health Clinic May Need Some Emoji-Education

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Rowlie
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5 months ago

They blew it big time

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#3

Sounds Like An Invite To Your Own Murder

Sounds Like An Invite To Your Own Murder

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Colleen Coughlin
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5 months ago

I'd go...

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There are plenty of examples of bad design out there, but we can find some excellent designs here and there. And good design involves uniting the concept you have with the physical end-result of the product.

For instance, Ikea talks about how its design is “democratic” in that the company believes “good home furnishing is for everyone.”

#4

Honestly, If I Am Booking For Boston, That’s Kind Of Where I Would Like To End Up.

Honestly, If I Am Booking For Boston, That’s Kind Of Where I Would Like To End Up.

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Roald Andresen
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5 months ago

Toto, I have a feeling we're not in Boston anymore.

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#5

Anti-Plastic Book Wrapped In Said Plastic

Anti-Plastic Book Wrapped In Said Plastic

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Ale_Vidal23
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5 months ago

step 1: don't buy this book

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#6

Cousins...

Cousins...

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Eric Mac Fadden
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5 months ago

Decoration from a trailer park....

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Meanwhile, Apple values quality craftsmanship through and through. Company founder Steve Jobs said that “for you to sleep well at night, the aesthetic, the quality, has to be carried all the way through.”

#7

Trying To Figure Out What This Sign Means For The Past 5 Years

Trying To Figure Out What This Sign Means For The Past 5 Years

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Rowlie
Community Member
5 months ago

it's a silent protest against anything or everything- very exsistential

Let’s All Just Try And Be Decent
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5 months ago

I like it!

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Marky Mark
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5 months ago

NO means NO!

A Jones
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5 months ago

Yes!

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Patrick McKemie
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5 months ago

It's an "on" switch. Perspective is everything.

My O My
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5 months ago

But what happens when you push it?

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Dorothy Parker
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5 months ago (edited)

Don't go in that lane, it's for traffic going towards you as a turn lane. Do not enter.

Barry Patterson
Community Member
5 months ago

Nitrous Oxide, that is why it is so high....

bored_pander
Community Member
5 months ago

I kind of want to steal it. It would be great for my office door.

Sterrinatu
Community Member
5 months ago

Just, NO

Sydney Borofsky
Community Member
5 months ago

Your not supposed to go that way (one way road)

Sydney Borofsky
Community Member
5 months ago

Or your just not supposed to go in that lane

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Himanshu Raj
Community Member
5 months ago

NO means NO.

Cassie
Community Member
5 months ago

Pretty sure the intent is to specify that this specific point in the median is only available to the oncoming traffic as a turn lane rather than the typical turn lane for either direction. If that is the case, it is terribly executed and only serves to create confusion.

Karen Dyer
Community Member
5 months ago

To bad someone doesn't get a ladder, go out at night climb up put a sign under the NO asking NO WHAT?

Sergio Bicerra Descalzi
Community Member
5 months ago

Maybe they realize after doing that, someone's gonna put a sign that says "NO, ma'am"

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Ben Steinberg
Community Member
5 months ago

Hey, come on. No means no.

BusLady
Community Member
5 months ago

No flying cars allowed?

Daniel Mason
Community Member
5 months ago

No, just no!

Id row
Community Member
5 months ago

Just no.

Lola
Community Member
5 months ago

Depends on what question you are asking that day.

Seabeast
Community Member
5 months ago

Just say no!

Raine Soo
Community Member
5 months ago

Whatever your question is, the answer is a resolute "NO".

Jeff Requier
Community Member
5 months ago

Just NO. what ever your thinking or planning on doing while driving

Mingi Football
Community Member
5 months ago

No driving above the wires!

temmie
Community Member
5 months ago

me:ask my dad anything my dad:

No you didn't
Community Member
5 months ago

I'd say it means no.

Freya the Wanderer
Community Member
5 months ago

It means don't get in that lane because its direction is the other way. A shorter version of "Do Not Enter."

Rissie
Community Member
5 months ago

Just no.

What's In Your Head?
Community Member
5 months ago

Maybe it's meant to be a reaction to your thoughts, to support a healthy lifestyle. XD You're driving in your car, thinking: "Screw it, I'll just get some McDonald's tonight". Then you pass by this sign and feel like it's a sign from above, and you think "Oh, damn, I'm sorry I even thought of it..." Could be it? XD

Ale_Vidal23
Community Member
5 months ago

no

Colleen Coughlin
Community Member
5 months ago

Seems like a nuveau art installation

Elaine Mattingly
Community Member
1 month ago

Think about it.

SilverFoX
Community Member
4 months ago

Do they have a YES SiGn?!!

Jane Alexander
Community Member
4 months ago

What? You dunno what NO means?

katboxjanitor
Community Member
5 months ago

It is hanging upside down! It should be "ON"

Debra
Community Member
5 months ago

Democrats must have hung that.......Isn't that their matra?? LOL

okpkpkp
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5 months ago

The sign is backward...

sharron lynn parsons
Community Member
5 months ago

Give me five years !!!

Elise Williams
Community Member
5 months ago

Emmm . . . the Opposite of Yes ?!

Bettye McKee
Community Member
5 months ago

Maybe it's upside down and it's meant to relate to you that something is on, or you are on something, or whatever.

SciFi Vortex
Community Member
5 months ago

"What does it mean"? For God's sake! "No means NO". Now write it on the board 1000 times.

Arenite
Community Member
5 months ago

A sign in honor of our Feline Overlord, GrumpyCat?

April Vereb
Community Member
5 months ago

maybe it is for airplanes letting them know that this is NOT the roadway you make an emergency landing on!

Robin Vice
Community Member
5 months ago

No means no.

Judith Wilson
Community Member
5 months ago

If you stand on your head, it spells ON

Harold Houfek
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5 months ago

Low flying aircraft

Dawn K
Community Member
5 months ago

North?

JM Street
Community Member
5 months ago

For low flying helicopters to avoid power lines.

Linda Robinett
Community Member
5 months ago

I looked at the road and yes, you can enter it. Sooooo

Johanne Trudeau
Community Member
5 months ago

Not very clear...LOL!!!

Lynn Morello
Community Member
5 months ago

No means No, to everything I suppose. Next question.

Leslie Burleson
Community Member
5 months ago

That's just life talking to me when I think about getting positive

Sarah
Community Member
5 months ago

North?

~~ZoEy~~
Community Member
5 months ago

That means thay that if your vehicle is that high, NO! DONT DRIVE THROUGH!

Jasmina Pavlovic
Community Member
5 months ago

Great! 🤣

Gogo Akido
Community Member
5 months ago

North?

ERIN W.
Community Member
5 months ago

A veey good question "My O My"!

Matthew Jameson
Community Member
5 months ago

Idk either, but flip it over & It. Is. ON!

Christopher Columbus
Community Member
5 months ago

Judging by the size and shape that's not a letter but the number zero. O vs 0

deanna woods
Community Member
5 months ago

No, what?

Alà Eddin Abugrara
Community Member
5 months ago

OK

Betsy Catlin
Community Member
5 months ago

the "ON" sign fell off so now it's just NO.

Jacques Lacroix
Community Member
5 months ago

Should be obvious: Do not enter into this lane, if you look at the lines, it's pretty plain.

Monika Soffronow
Community Member
5 months ago

Probably photoshop, or it would have come with the location

Kesyra
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5 months ago

This comment has been deleted.

Kate Schools
Community Member
5 months ago

Ask Nancy Reagan

Thomas Es Thomas
Community Member
5 months ago

That's left over from when they removed the flex lanes.

Sergio Bicerra Descalzi
Community Member
5 months ago

Everybody in da house come on an let me hear ya say NOOO OH!

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#8

At The Local Gym

At The Local Gym

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Orillion
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5 months ago

Would it have killed them to paint some pants on him?

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#9

That's How I Broke My Leg

That's How I Broke My Leg

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Tara
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5 months ago

This is how I die

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You’ve heard that “function over form” is an important aspect of design, but have you ever considered that they can be (and should) united into one seamless whole?

Postmodernist Frank Lloyd Wright, who dedicated his life to crafting organic designs, coined the phrase “form and function are one.” According to him, form and function ought to be in “a spiritual union” instead of vying for dominance over one another.  

#10

Ladies And Gentlemen, The Pinnacle Of Human Stupidity

Ladies And Gentlemen, The Pinnacle Of Human Stupidity

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Rowlie
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5 months ago

Not enough protection! Needs more packaging!

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#11

This Ad For Teeth Whitening

This Ad For Teeth Whitening

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Shelli Aderman
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5 months ago

Baby shark, do do do do...

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#12

My Friend’s Apartment Has A 1/2 Bathroom On The Ground Floor. This Is The View From The Street.

My Friend’s Apartment Has A 1/2 Bathroom On The Ground Floor. This Is The View From The Street.

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Samantha Lomb
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5 months ago

curtain time

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In a previous interview with Bored Panda, the moderators of the ‘Crappy Design’ subreddit said that the community changed over the years.

“The original motivation for the subreddit was to point out crappy designs. Nowadays, most subscribers probably come here for entertainment. However, it is common to have meaningful discussion here on why or why not something is crappy design,” they said.

#13

I Hope The Electrician Knows The Sprinklers Schedule

I Hope The Electrician Knows The Sprinklers Schedule

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Colleen Coughlin
Community Member
5 months ago

Damn this one's frightening

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#14

Ladies And Gentlemen Take A Look At This Gem

Ladies And Gentlemen Take A Look At This Gem

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Delgada
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5 months ago (edited)

and it ain't even a rainbow!

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#15

Our Company Now Has 900 Of These Pens

Our Company Now Has 900 Of These Pens

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Falcon
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5 months ago

We at "Please Use Uploaded Logo inc." are ok with this. 😏

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#16

This Backroad Near My House

This Backroad Near My House

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Colleen Coughlin
Community Member
5 months ago

How is that thing still standing?!

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#17

Straight Pride Flag Looks Totally Gay

Straight Pride Flag Looks Totally Gay

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ADHORTATOR
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5 months ago

these two must be fun at parties....

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#18

To Stir Or Not To Stir. That Is The Question

To Stir Or Not To Stir. That Is The Question

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Orillion
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5 months ago

Shake it. Don't stir.

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#19

This Plaque Near My House

This Plaque Near My House

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Delgada
Community Member
5 months ago

premonition?

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#20

Those Are Some Interesting Arms You Got There...

Those Are Some Interesting Arms You Got There...

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Colleen Coughlin
Community Member
5 months ago

It's definitely three kids in a trenchcoat

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#21

The Implication That This Tooth Has Something Down There

The Implication That This Tooth Has Something Down There

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I’m Foxxy and I know it 😉
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5 months ago

It’s hiding it’s cavity.

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#22

He's Calling Her To Ask Her For Her Number?

He's Calling Her To Ask Her For Her Number?

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Rowlie
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5 months ago

I hope she at least gave him the wrong one. Ps a "diez" button?

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#23

Finally A Realistic Mannequin In Women's Lingerie Store

Finally A Realistic Mannequin In Women's Lingerie Store

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Aaron W
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5 months ago

Slender Woman!

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#24

Imagine Being Drunk

Imagine Being Drunk

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Colleen Coughlin
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5 months ago

Oh I always imagine being drunk

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#25

The Us Space Force Has Olive-Green Camouflage Uniforms ... For Outer Space.

The Us Space Force Has Olive-Green Camouflage Uniforms ... For Outer Space.

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Dan Buczynski
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5 months ago

Martians are green, duh

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#26

Waiting To Engage In A Dining Experience At My Favorite Taco Establishment

Waiting To Engage In A Dining Experience At My Favorite Taco Establishment

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Alan Green
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5 months ago

Encourages good posture

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#27

So Xxxl Is Just A Stretched Xxl?

So Xxxl Is Just A Stretched Xxl?

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Chuckie
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5 months ago

They are identical twins, one is an emotional eater. You dont know their life!

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#28

These Two Pens At My Office... Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong

These Two Pens At My Office... Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong

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Daritania Tejin
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5 months ago

If you ever use Permanent marker on a whiteboard, just go over it in the whiteboard marker. It will come off when you wipe then.

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#29

[oc] This Won The Design Competition

[oc] This Won The Design Competition

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Aaron W
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5 months ago

If you're gonna die, do it safely.

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#30

This Elevator

This Elevator

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Shelli Aderman
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5 months ago

Maybe they need to go to school? 🤣

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#31

The Single Worst Clock I Have Ever Seen. I Actually Said Aloud "Whyyyy"

The Single Worst Clock I Have Ever Seen. I Actually Said Aloud "Whyyyy"

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M.J.
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5 months ago

It looks like a clock sneezed!

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#32

These Stairs In My In-Laws Summerhouse. We Have Parties Here So Going Down These Stairs Drunk Is A Challange

These Stairs In My In-Laws Summerhouse. We Have Parties Here So Going Down These Stairs Drunk Is A Challange

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Kristin West
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5 months ago

They don´t like people, do they?

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#33

Let's Use Red To Indicate The Coldest Temperatures And Blue To Indicate The Warmest

Let's Use Red To Indicate The Coldest Temperatures And Blue To Indicate The Warmest

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Human #1,232,867
Community Member
5 months ago

In China when market goes up, it's red, when it goes down, it's green... Same here

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#34

This Pennywise Halloween Costume

This Pennywise Halloween Costume

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ADHORTATOR
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5 months ago

It is scary - what do you want :-)

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#35

If Only Louisiana Were Shaped Like A Letter In The Word Love, This Would Have Worked Much Better

If Only Louisiana Were Shaped Like A Letter In The Word Love, This Would Have Worked Much Better

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Eleanor Todd
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5 months ago

I LLVE YOU LOL

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#36

Someone Was Wearing These At The Mall And I Had To Double Take

Someone Was Wearing These At The Mall And I Had To Double Take

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Luna Lovegood
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5 months ago

WHY???

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#37

This Tablecloth That Looks Like A Hair Carpet

This Tablecloth That Looks Like A Hair Carpet

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Colleen Coughlin
Community Member
5 months ago

That doesn't look like a hair carpet, that is in fact an actual hair carpet.

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#38

It’s Supposed To Say Shoemaker

It’s Supposed To Say Shoemaker

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Colleen Coughlin
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5 months ago

I always wanted to know where they came from

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#39

This New Wall Art In My Office

This New Wall Art In My Office

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RJ
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5 months ago

No! Everything I am is possible.

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#40

Washing Machine

Washing Machine

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Vlad Horobet
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5 months ago

Business in the front, party in the back.

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