Word spacing and kerning might seem like small details, heck, most of the time you probably don't even pay attention to them, but they play an important role in creating easy-to-read texts. Because if you mess these things up, believe me, the meaning of the message can change dramatically.

To show you that even grammatically correct phrases might not reach their readers, Bored Panda has compiled a list of some of the funniest typography fails ever. We're talking landlords reaching agreements with ten ants, bull tit anuses, and much more exciting stuff. So continue scrolling and enjoy.

#1

I'm Glad Kids Are Learning An Excitement For Animals At Such A Young Age

I'm Glad Kids Are Learning An Excitement For Animals At Such A Young Age

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Berry Budgie
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1 month ago

BAHAAA

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Hand lettering artist, graphic designer, and pun enthusiast Joshua Harris — aka The A Board Dude — told Bored Panda that proper spacing and kerning can be the difference between "click here" and "dick here" so it's pretty important. "This is of course a rare (and hilarious) instance of kerning gone wrong, but in day-to-day use, it's as critical as good vocabulary," Harris said.

"If you want to create optically and aesthetically pleasing logos or posters designs, each character and ligature needs to be balanced harmoniously," he explained. "Each font is pre-programmed with its own kerning which is based on the old-school method of wooden letterset printing presses with each letter sitting on its own individual block. Essentially, each digitized character has an invisible block surrounding it — that's where the issues start."

#2

Good News!

Good News!

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Brigs
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1 month ago

What if you were the 11th ant?

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According to Harris, the tricky letters to pay attention to are A, K, V, W, Y, and F, L, T. "When paired or combined with other letters you have to ensure the negative (white) space is approximately uniform between each letter. A good rule of thumb is to imagine the gaps being filled with water — you want each 'pocket' to have the same amount to create a balanced word," he said, adding another guideline to follow when looking at lowercases, "Two straight letters (lowercase L and I, for example) need the most space; straight and round letter combinations need a bit less, and two round letters need even less than that."

"Another useful trick if there's still something off with your word — flip it upside down and review the spacing again." 

Harris acknowledged that kerning your words and phrases can quickly become a tedious and laborious job, so it's important to have fun with it. Otherwise the whole process might become a bit of a drag. "With hand lettering, you can be looser with your designs but when it comes to professional logos and products it's wise to have these skills in your toolkit."

#3

Nice

Nice

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Rabbit Carrot
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1 month ago

I wonder how many are unsolicited.

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#4

God Is Nowhere

God Is Nowhere

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itz kimora
Community Member
1 month ago

well ok then

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#5

When You Eat Too Much Curry For Lunch...

When You Eat Too Much Curry For Lunch...

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RaroaRaroa
Community Member
1 month ago

I need to know what this is meant to say.

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#6

The Pupper Level Sounds Way More Fun To Be Honest.

The Pupper Level Sounds Way More Fun To Be Honest.

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Rabbit Carrot
Community Member
1 month ago

A whole garage full of parked pups? Show me the way. I’ll bring treats and pats for all the good doggos.

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#7

A Trophy

A Trophy

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ML
Community Member
1 month ago

I need to see the rapist

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#8

Brilliant Deliberate Keming

Brilliant Deliberate Keming

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itz kimora
Community Member
1 month ago

mhm that was pretty f*****g deliberate

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#9

My Hat Has An Awkward Space In It That Makes People Question If I Hate Figs Lol

My Hat Has An Awkward Space In It That Makes People Question If I Hate Figs Lol

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itz kimora
Community Member
1 month ago

but do you?

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#10

Howto Piss Off Your Designer

Howto Piss Off Your Designer

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itz kimora
Community Member
1 month ago

Amazon Review: ★★★★★ (5 stars) Stacey: "It 100% works!"

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#11

The D Could Have Gone On Either Side.

The D Could Have Gone On Either Side.

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Wripolsi
Community Member
1 month ago

Would you like petrol or diesel, or hand sanitizer?

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#12

Bull Titan U.S.

Bull Titan U.S.

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Truth Monster
Community Member
1 month ago

Bull Titan Us. I think this spacing was intentional

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#13

Hit There

Hit There

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itz kimora
Community Member
1 month ago

this is the one time you probably shouldn't follow instructions.

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#14

Really Smart Keming For A Local Hospital

Really Smart Keming For A Local Hospital

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Wripolsi
Community Member
1 month ago

I think this is on purpose.

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#15

Z A R A

Z A R A

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Zara VP
Community Member
1 month ago

😂

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#16

Good Luck On Anals!

Good Luck On Anals!

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Rabbit Carrot
Community Member
1 month ago

You’ll need it

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#17

How Did They Get A Cow Into That Vending Machine!

How Did They Get A Cow Into That Vending Machine!

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Truth Monster
Community Member
1 month ago

Yes, please return my cow

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#18

You Had Meat. "Hello"

You Had Meat. "Hello"

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itz kimora
Community Member
1 month ago

cmon, u had meat. why did u have to give it up.

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#19

Thanks A Bunch Don

Thanks A Bunch Don

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Monika Soffronow
Community Member
1 month ago

Who's Don? ;-)

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#20

W I Semen Still Seek Him

W I Semen Still Seek Him

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Kinga Złotkowska
Community Member
1 month ago

Does all church graphic designers trained their skills in one awkward school?

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#21

You Want Me To Do What?

You Want Me To Do What?

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Kathryn Baylis
Community Member
1 month ago

Clippy! This is a family website. Put the mouse in the house! (To paraphrase Gunther.)

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#22

Inside The Booklet That Came With My Polaroid Sunglasses

Inside The Booklet That Came With My Polaroid Sunglasses

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Rabbit Carrot
Community Member
1 month ago

A versatile ass.

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#23

Bum Gel

Bum Gel

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Kinga Złotkowska
Community Member
1 month ago

Hmm ... puzzling, coincidence?

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#24

The Final Countdown.

The Final Countdown.

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Kinga Złotkowska
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

And now the famous Europe hit will never sound the same anymore :/

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#25

T U E S D A Y S

T U E S D A Y S

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RaroaRaroa
Community Member
1 month ago

Never mind T u e s d a y s, what's with all the horse funeral options?

Karen Fernley
Community Member
1 month ago

And who is Jim?

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Jayne Kyra
Community Member
1 month ago

Obvous Plant is a deliberate joke, never to be taken seriously. Hell, by now I thought someone would have made an Obvious Plant "best of" post on here.

Tabitha L
Community Member
1 month ago

Agreed! Get on this Bored Panda!!

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Kateryna
Community Member
1 month ago

It's obvious plant products. They are all fake, but a great laugh

WilvanderHeijden
Community Member
1 month ago

Obvious Plant. https://obviousplant.com/ for more funnies.

MermaidsAndDragons
Community Member
1 month ago

This is an Obvious Plant product. It's a joke.

Shelp
Community Member
1 month ago

Obvious Plant is quite infamous for this absurd sort of things

Maria Roberts
Community Member
1 month ago

Anniversary of horse funeral? Return of Jim?

GirlFriday
Community Member
1 month ago

Oh! Obvious Plant! I see you Mikey!!!

Bill
Community Member
1 month ago

Do they have a wet bar option?

sorlag110
Community Member
1 month ago

This is Obvious Plant, an absurdist sign photoshopper

Blue of the yams (They/He)
Community Member
1 month ago

Is... is this a joke??

Santhe van der Meulen
Community Member
1 month ago

Tuesdays are an event?

𝓴𝓪𝔀𝓪𝓲𝓲_𝓐𝓾𝓭𝓻𝓮𝔂 💖
1 month ago

It's from the Obvious Plant company, so it's meant to be that way.

Caroline Kimber
Community Member
1 month ago

I'd like to know who Jim is and why he needs to return.

Lisa Shelton
Community Member
1 month ago

I love Obvious Plant

SisterSophie
Community Member
1 month ago

Wait, you go from graduation to horse funeral to drug intervention? This people must be rich then

Zophra
Community Member
1 month ago

Oddly specific

Kathryn Baylis
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

Wow! They’ve already catered TWO horse funerals? If they’re French, they turned them into barbecues! (Kidding! Jeez, get a sense of humor, will ya!)

Sanne H.
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

Don’t have to be French, horse meat is eaten in various countries other than France too. Also in NL, although not very common. If properly prepared, it’s quite tasteful actually. A bit between beef and deer.

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2WheelTravlr
Community Member
1 month ago

Yet again, this is purposefully strange.

Elsker
Community Member
1 month ago

aaaaand... anyone notice the 'Obvious plant' mark? :D https://www.boredpanda.com/funny-fake-products-obvious-plant/

Dorothy Parker
Community Member
1 month ago

Cleverly twisted.

Kinga Złotkowska
Community Member
1 month ago

And how do they cater a quiet night alone tho.

chaitu cherry
Community Member
1 month ago

its MS WORD's alignment

LegendYak
Community Member
2 days ago

Who is jim

Christian Bradshaw
Community Member
1 month ago

This is my favorite thing ever

Adrian Smythe
Community Member
1 month ago

Jim is the reincarnation of one of the dead horses. ps: there's something odd going on in that town anyway. Two dead horses in a week, exactly a year after another dead horse, and clearly some drug induced poltergeist stuff going on.

MissyTheUniverse
Community Member
1 month ago

So this place is a ......

Yong-Sheng Lin
Community Member
1 month ago

they really like (or dislike) horses...

Fixin'Ta
Community Member
1 month ago

I think these folks might need to cater their own drug intervention.

Susan Westmoreland
Community Member
1 month ago

Hopefully the horses name wasn't Jim if he's returning

Shelli Aderman
Community Member
1 month ago

Lots of horse funerals... 🤷🏽‍♀️

Robin Fitzwater
Community Member
1 month ago

horse funerals on t u e s d a y s

Trav May
Community Member
1 month ago

Wait...Jim's back? YEA!!!

Leggyboi
Community Member
1 month ago

Return of Jim!!!! I think they mean Jim left you for another lover but then changed his mind

Jakson
Community Member
1 month ago

No one: The Catering Service: Horse Funeral. Horse Funeral. Anniversary of Horse Funeral

loves_to_cheer
Community Member
1 month ago

obsessed with the dying of horses

Sophia Graubart
Community Member
1 month ago

Key words: "obvious plant"

Roxy Eastland
Community Member
1 month ago

It does clearly say 'obvious plant' at the bottom . . .

Squidward
Community Member
1 month ago

whore's funeral?

AzKhaleesi
Community Member
1 month ago

I feel like this town has way too many horse deaths

COcO BAMa
Community Member
1 month ago

maybe don is the horse he ate so many glasses the shads rip is tummy... R.I.P don

COcO BAMa
Community Member
1 month ago

at the bottom it sayd obvious plants can we talk about that

COcO BAMa
Community Member
1 month ago

so ...questionable

Pansexual (In theory)
Community Member
1 month ago

Who is Jim? Why a drug intervention? A quiet night alone? WHAT WITH ALL THE HORSE FUNERALS!?!?!?!

BingeFest1
Community Member
1 month ago

Wait, do they cover horse funerals???

Emma Prada
Community Member
1 month ago

Ikrr

*eats pancake*
Community Member
1 month ago

return of jim???

Darwinist
Community Member
1 month ago

is drug rehab really a celebration

Animal lover❤
Community Member
1 month ago

What is happening there and where can I find that place? I'd like to have a "Return of Jim" party please

pansexualandproud
Community Member
1 month ago

ok this is so weird its funny

pansexualandproud
Community Member
1 month ago

anniversary of horse funeral?

Cactuar Jon
Community Member
1 month ago

Horse funeral....

Bubbs Art
Community Member
1 month ago

What’s a horse funeral?

Kat Hoth
Community Member
1 month ago

What's the deal with horse funerals?

oddball0626
Community Member
1 month ago

This looks like part of a Monty Python sketch.

Naima Ivansdóttir
Community Member
1 month ago

so many questions with this one

Rabbit Carrot
Community Member
1 month ago

Come in for a free consultation, leave the dead horse outside.

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#26

Today, I'ts Doudy

Today, I'ts Doudy

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itz kimora
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1 month ago

i think the printer was on mushrooms.

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#27

[intentionally Bad] My Friend Is A Creative Director And Bought These For To Give To His Team When They Earn It

[intentionally Bad] My Friend Is A Creative Director And Bought These For To Give To His Team When They Earn It

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Your Local Lizard
Community Member
1 month ago

The font needs to be burned

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#28

No U

No U

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Some Cool Guy
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1 month ago

Wh y?

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#29

I Just Stumbled Upon This Subreddit Which Is Crazy Because I Discovered And Showed All My Friends This Yesterday.

I Just Stumbled Upon This Subreddit Which Is Crazy Because I Discovered And Showed All My Friends This Yesterday.

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Rabbit Carrot
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1 month ago

Alabama? Lol.

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#30

Not Sure If I'd Want To Consume It That Way

Not Sure If I'd Want To Consume It That Way

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ML
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1 month ago

Yes with chunks in it

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