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
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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
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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.)

Sarahthecutevixen
Community Member
1 month ago

love that episode,

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Zophra
Community Member
1 month ago

and then wipe down the keyboard very thoroughly

Yvonne Blau
Community Member
1 month ago

I want Clippy back!!

Cupcakezzz
Community Member
1 month ago

THIS IS DEFINITELY OKAY FOR AGES 3 AND UP!

Kayla J
Community Member
1 month ago

Jeffrey Toobin like instructions...

little noodle
Community Member
1 month ago

at first i read it correctly and was confused :D i miss this dude sometimes, btw.

Darwinist
Community Member
1 month ago

cl or d

ML
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

? But it is correct. Were they thinking it says Finnish? Well it does not. It says finish like it should. Or did they think F inish. There is no gap. It is in the same distance as the n from I and the other i from n. It just visually seems wider gap.

Jasmine Hall
Community Member
1 month ago

no its on the click thing it kinda looks like "d**k finish"

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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
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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?

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#26

Today, I'ts Doudy

Today, I'ts Doudy

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itz kimora
Community Member
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
Community Member
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
Community Member
1 month ago

Yes with chunks in it

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