There are some phrases that just don’t make sense. They get printed on shirts, billboards, and street signs, and if you encounter one, you’ll know it. Looking thrice and turning your head upside down won’t help. Asking for a friend’s help in deciphering the message won’t do much either.

You may call these phrases cursed and you wouldn’t be wrong. But there is an online group that’s not only entirely dedicated to these nonsensical phrases, but has also defined them as a phenomenon worthy of our attention on its own. Powered by 603k members, the Don't Dead Open Inside subreddit is a place for “signs and media that read as nonsense if read normally: from left to right.”

It may sound tricky, but bear with me. Below are some of the funniest signs that require 0% common sense and to throw everything you know about sentence structure out the window. Who knew that there could be so much sense in such nonsense?!

#1

This Is Actually Pretty Clever

This Is Actually Pretty Clever

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Susan Green
Community Member
6 months ago

You betcha!

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#2

Jesus Scares

Jesus Scares

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Ekate
Community Member
6 months ago

Not just me, then?

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#3

Will There Be Blood Or Not!?

Will There Be Blood Or Not!?

manby Report

Dr Nostromo
Community Member
6 months ago

Well, make up your mind.

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Just like most things on the internet, the subreddit Don't Dead Open Inside wasn’t created out of nowhere. The trope first came to internet users' attention when its name was used in a promotional poster for the TV series The Walking Dead. To this day, the Don't Dead Open Inside poster, revealed on July 2nd, 2010, stands as one of the most recognized examples of the trope in popular culture that caused the cult following on Reddit.

According to Know Your Meme, the infamous poster featured a photograph of a double door with the words "Don't Open" written on the left side and "Dead Inside" written on the right, which should be interpreted "Don't open, dead inside" if read in the correct order. The whole fun of the trope is revealed when the reader reads the phrase line by line instead, which sounds like "Don't dead open inside."

#4

Well That Seems Unfair

Well That Seems Unfair

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Susan Green
Community Member
6 months ago

I feel sorry for those kids.

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#5

Choose Abortion Life Kills

Choose Abortion Life Kills

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Couldnt_Find_A_Good_Name
Community Member
6 months ago

Well if you think about it.... Life does kill at some point....(/s)

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#6

5 Extremely Slow Children Playing

5 Extremely Slow Children Playing

dontdeadopeninside Report

Chancey
Community Member
6 months ago

Commas save lives.

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Knowing the speed things surf around social media, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that a couple of users on Twitter shared their reactions to the unusual poster on social media. In the following years, “the memes based on the joke were made, with Know Your Meme user irish_swede archiving one such example on March 12, 2013,” reported Know Your Meme.

On May 17th, 2014, the subreddit r/dontdeadopeninside was created, where the community collected cases of the trope found in popular culture, design, advertising, etc. Today, it’s home to 603k members that follow a strict set of rules for submissions.

#7

Doesn’t Sound Like Fun

Doesn’t Sound Like Fun

Reddituser4678213 Report

Ekate
Community Member
6 months ago

Exactly how I feel about watching most sports

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#8

Don’t Save A Life Be Afraid To Give Blood

Don’t Save A Life Be Afraid To Give Blood

dontdeadopeninside Report

Susan Green
Community Member
6 months ago

Whew! I was afraid they were going ask me to give blood.

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#9

Shosple Colupis

Shosple Colupis

caiia_ Report

Raine Soo
Community Member
6 months ago

Why do people do this?

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The first and most important rule is that all posts have to comply to DDOI format. “Signs must be read correctly top to bottom, and incorrectly left to right, like any text, usually. Though it does not matter how easily you can read them, it is highly encouraged to only post images with little separation or spacing between the columns of words.”

The community doesn’t allow both reposts and memes, and encourages users to “put the 'correctly read' way in the title, like 'DONT DEAD OPEN INSIDE.'”

#10

Guaranteed Reduced Quality

Guaranteed Reduced Quality

Maqwheel Report

Ekate
Community Member
6 months ago

That's accurate. How many carcinogens are in that stuff?

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#11

7 Surprising Black Ways To Use Beans

7 Surprising Black Ways To Use Beans

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Flowers
Community Member
6 months ago

Black bean smoothie sounds gross.

that rando_;)
Community Member
6 months ago

I feel half of it does sound gross. Black bean pancakes. No, just no.

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Damon Tripodi
Community Member
6 months ago

Black beans matter

Lena Hill
Community Member
6 months ago

I’m sorry, but BLACK BEAN SMOOTHIE????? Like the rest I can maybe understand, but...why???

Cora Fields
Community Member
6 months ago

Shrimp gumbo, shrimp salad, shrimp cocktail...

Cip IESAN
Community Member
6 months ago

My given name is Benjamin Buford Blue, but people call me Bubba!

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Cip IESAN
Community Member
6 months ago

Welcome to "The Farts Festival"!!! You can hear it, you can smell it! Fart with us!

Damon Tripodi
Community Member
6 months ago

Why are the black beans printed in brown?

Sam T Godfrey
Community Member
6 months ago

They actually are brown, when they're wet they look black. <-- Encyclopedia George

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Sarah Young
Community Member
6 months ago

Black bean brownies are actually good.

Jihan Kim
Community Member
6 months ago

wtf is this abomination....

Screeching Cryptid
Community Member
6 months ago

black bean brownies are actually pretty damn good

Kinslee Hager
Community Member
6 months ago

Eww black bean pancakes

gracefullikeagazelle
Community Member
6 months ago

I want the recipes (=

McF(l)urry
Community Member
6 months ago

delicious finally some good fricking food

BananaJo
Community Member
6 months ago

This is like the family in Charlie and the chocolate factory, but instead of cabbage, it's black beans ( or it could just be someone who went panic shopping at the start of quarantine.)

GalaxyGriffin
Community Member
6 months ago

Hey, I ate black beans this morning!

Christina Uhlir
Community Member
6 months ago

Good for you, Mewton's.

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Elaine Delvecchio
Community Member
6 months ago

Sounds like they're referring to "soul food".

Mama Panda
Community Member
6 months ago

!!

Dash Blue
Community Member
6 months ago

Black Bean Smoothies? Black Bean Pancakes? Smoothies and pancakes are fun. Black beans are not.

MummyWantsABrownie
Community Member
6 months ago

Black bean brownies? Nahhh you're ok ta

Mimi M
Community Member
6 months ago

Will go with the dip, will pass on the rest.

Loki
Community Member
6 months ago

WHY DID THEY RUIN BROWNIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Christina Uhlir
Community Member
6 months ago

I assume that you tried them (brownies) before you made this post, Loki. Yea, right.

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S. Tor Storm
Community Member
6 months ago

black ways? we talking black magic here?

l frank
Community Member
4 months ago

Mashed beans sounds ok.. Not sure about the rest. The evil foogicians are at it again!

Pansexual snek
Community Member
4 months ago

in black bean brownies, you cant taste the black bean

Mumchkin
Community Member
4 months ago

Black bean brownies?! 🤢

aphmau
Community Member
5 months ago

7 black ways to use beans I'm mad people reading a straight line put the words in a straight line

Bonnie Davis
Community Member
6 months ago

Why do people do this?? We read left to right!!

Emilycookie
Community Member
6 months ago (edited)

going left to right top to bottom 1: okayish. 2: maybeee? 3: OH HECC NAW! 4: I still prefer a mocha... 5: that isn't really uncommon. 6: what would that be used for? 7: NOPE I'M OUTTA HERE!

Ashley Wright
Community Member
6 months ago

Black bean smoothie 🥴🤢🤮

Purple cow
Community Member
6 months ago

Why are there black bean desserts like pancakes and brownies

Elaine Mattingly
Community Member
6 months ago

Give up and eat a potatoe chip...............with bean dip.

Stella Eunice Alcala
Community Member
6 months ago

Ew! Black Bean Pancakes? Sounds gross.

Jessica LanSpe
Community Member
6 months ago

WOW. just stopping to think about what this looks like for even 2 minutes would have been genius.

Christina Uhlir
Community Member
6 months ago

7 not surprising ways to use awesome black beans!!!!!!

Lila Grace
Community Member
6 months ago

Pancakes and smoothies? Yuck

GC Rovario-Cole
Community Member
6 months ago

Well, that is the truth...

Bettye McKee
Community Member
6 months ago

The best way is to leave them in the store.

Sam T Godfrey
Community Member
6 months ago

I like black beans, cook with them a lot, but the only thing there I would eat is "Mashed"!

Michael Capriola Jr.
Community Member
6 months ago

For Black History Month. Or Black Bean History Week.

Linda Robinett
Community Member
6 months ago

I don't see that as a way that African Americans would do beans in any sort of traditional way.

Johanne Trudeau
Community Member
6 months ago

In today's "Cancel Culture" this is a big no-no!!!

Luuta
Community Member
6 months ago

Hahahaha!

Jamie S. Martindale
Community Member
6 months ago

And how does the black bean community feel about this?!

Lisa Tetlow
Community Member
6 months ago

Is that like soul food?

Pam Rogers
Community Member
6 months ago

Is there a white way?

KttyMazMeow
Community Member
6 months ago

black bean brownies??

just a donut
Community Member
6 months ago

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Kevin Perry
Community Member
6 months ago

I like black beans.

23AClark
Community Member
6 months ago

😆😆😆

Debrina Blackmoon
Community Member
6 months ago

?!?!?!

Logically Reasonable
Community Member
6 months ago

Black Bean skidmarks in your undies due to farticious goings on!!!

Emperor Kitten
Community Member
6 months ago

Why would you do that to a pancake!?

WholesomeArmyweeb
Community Member
6 months ago

Damn

Popcorn Colonel
Community Member
6 months ago

I'm more concerned about how they cut the pancake. ;-;

Yort
Community Member
6 months ago

Das racist

NaruTheCollective
Community Member
6 months ago

Bean dip, bean burgers sounds ok but the rest....

Amber Ice
Community Member
6 months ago

If you read them all like "black" ways (as in "black" way bean brownies etc) only one is out of order and should say black mashed beans.

Paradox Skye
Community Member
6 months ago

Not bad learning about other culture

Marco Conti
Community Member
6 months ago

Aside for the quasi racist double entendre, who drinks black bean smoothies? And can one really make brownies out of beans? Why?

Baby Panda
Community Member
6 months ago

nobody drinks black bean smoothies as far as i'm aware lol but many people do make black bean brownies and they taste like normal brownies but they're healthier

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~*Zodiac lover~*
Community Member
6 months ago

Wait that sounds way to wrong-

Valley Girl
Community Member
6 months ago

You'd have to be high and broke!

Linda HS
Community Member
6 months ago

I'm cry-laughing in the same time😂

August Martin
Community Member
6 months ago

Black bean smoothies, my favorite!

a very smol kitteh
Community Member
6 months ago

umm these are gross like BLACK BEAN PANCKAKES but black beans dip is good ive tried it

Olive Stirk
Community Member
6 months ago

BROWNIES?! PANCAKES?! CALLL THE COPS

Mimi777
Community Member
6 months ago

I love black beans but the only one that sounds good on here is the black bean dip. The other mixtures don't sound appetizing to me.

Christina Uhlir
Community Member
6 months ago

Again that how it sounds; what's matters is how it tastes!!!!! So try it.

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John Smith
Community Member
6 months ago

Yeah black ways...

Shull GaRett
Community Member
6 months ago

Ahhh i totally fell for it!

Community Member
6 months ago

NOOOO THE BROWNIES TOO

PeachPossum
Community Member
6 months ago

This is what happens when people eliminate all the good stuff out of their diets. They start inventing things that even pigs won't eat.

Baby Panda
Community Member
6 months ago

this is what happens when people decide to stop being fat pigs and eat healthy stuff that tastes the same as the original stuff

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Tim Haight
Community Member
6 months ago

the smoothie looks like a glass of s**t

Mewton’s Third Paw
Community Member
6 months ago

So does a chocolate smoothie, which looks pretty much the same.

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Roxy Eastland
Community Member
6 months ago

Now I want to see the corresponding white ways to use beans

Lilac Beauty
Community Member
6 months ago

Accidental racism

bon bon (still purple boi)
Community Member
6 months ago

it supposed to say " 7 surprising ways to use BLACK BEANS"

Baby Panda
Community Member
6 months ago

no s**t sherlock 🙄️

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Paul Budhram
Community Member
6 months ago

BLACK BEAN BROWNIES??? PIZZA??? PANCAKES???? SMOOTHIES???

Shelli Aderman
Community Member
6 months ago

🤣

Princess Toadstool
Community Member
6 months ago

What is it with a black bean smoothie??

Taylor Murphey
Community Member
6 months ago

black bean pancakes??? I'll pass....

CLG
Community Member
6 months ago

This is a truly terrible layout.

Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
6 months ago

I have never actually tried a black bean before. Although I am not really a huge fan of beans.

Fiercepelt
Community Member
6 months ago

NEVER MAKE BLACK BEAN BROWNIES My friend Nico literally had a gastrointestinal problem and had to go home after eating them

Sophia Li
Community Member
6 months ago

I've made them before and they turned out amazing!

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Eva the Egg
Community Member
6 months ago

Wow this sounds so racist

H G
Community Member
6 months ago

No s**t

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Bow, I’m a Slytherin
Community Member
6 months ago

Everything apart from the dip looks gross.

Christina Uhlir
Community Member
6 months ago

Did you tried anything apart from the dip before making this post, Bow????

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Khadija Hammond
Community Member
6 months ago

Black bean pancakes? Ewwwwww

Sharon Nicoll
Community Member
6 months ago

Racist bean recipes?

Stella Eunice Alcala
Community Member
6 months ago

Ew! black bean smoothies?

CarloSalvador
Community Member
6 months ago

or "7 surprising Black Ways to Use Beans"...

Shmoopaloop
Community Member
6 months ago

Has anyone realized it accidentally said ' 7 surprising Black ways to use beans' That is oof level 90000

Sue Knerl
Community Member
6 months ago

It all sounds gross, I hate black beans.

Bunzilla
Community Member
6 months ago

none of these look very good, but they are suprising

Christina Uhlir
Community Member
6 months ago

It's important how it tastes, so try it first, Bunzilla.

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Michelle C
Community Member
6 months ago

I'm black and I have never used beans in any of these manners....especially brownies, eww

guy greej
Community Member
6 months ago

ooh hey! there's a convinient black way of dong that ey

Art Tomboy
Community Member
6 months ago

They all sound manky and make me feel ill

Maya Jones
Community Member
6 months ago

ew black bean brownies-?

WholesomeArmyweeb
Community Member
6 months ago

Leave the gosh dang desserts alone!

C. Mayo
Community Member
6 months ago (edited)

No matter how you read it, those brownies sound disgusting.

Sportsgal
Community Member
6 months ago

Black bean brownies...ugh! Can you imagine the texture?? 😝

idraax poission
Community Member
6 months ago

Ah yes, the black arts of making beans

Mark A. Trombley
Community Member
6 months ago

Black beans are not food! And black bean brownies are a crime against humanity.

Maleficent
Community Member
6 months ago

oh no the pancakes look like they have chocolate chips! An unpleasant surprise :(

Mike Loux
Community Member
6 months ago

That's racist!

Zophra
Community Member
6 months ago

Really stretching with the brownie one...

JennyBee
Community Member
6 months ago

ew black bean pancakes and brownies?

Legen ( wait for it ) dary
Community Member
6 months ago

I wonder how are the 7 surprising white ways to use beans.

Autumn
Community Member
6 months ago

Black Bean Brownies, Pancakes, and Smoothies=🤢

Joseph OReilly
Community Member
6 months ago

I hate all of those

Christina Uhlir
Community Member
6 months ago

Oh, so you have tried them all, Joseph OReilly. I don't think so. No, I know you did not.

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JESSE REED
Community Member
6 months ago

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not one black person has ever made any of these dishes

Mewton’s Third Paw
Community Member
6 months ago

Fûck right off with that stereotype. My fiancé makes a killer black bean burger. Black folks are more likely to be vegan or vegetarian than their pasty counterparts.

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#12

Aliectass

Aliectass

_awwsmm , DrJessicaLanger Report

Ekate
Community Member
6 months ago

Just keep the "ASS ASS IN" over the sofa, chuck the rest?

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#13

Stolen From My Friends Snap Story

Stolen From My Friends Snap Story

long-time-lurker- Report

Lena Hill
Community Member
6 months ago

They are coming for us

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#14

I Am Dond

I Am Dond

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Ekate
Community Member
6 months ago

Dond doesn't look too happy with his hoodie.

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#15

Stand Hong With Kong

Stand Hong With Kong

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Raine Soo
Community Member
6 months ago

Stand with Hong Kong. I'm not sure why it wasn't written this way.

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#16

Well If You Insist

Well If You Insist

Mad_Mark90 Report

Ekate
Community Member
6 months ago

Keep your shirt on and chow down

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#17

If You Were In A Car, Would You Know What Accident To Do?

If You Were In A Car, Would You Know What Accident To Do?

MrGrampton Report

Ekate
Community Member
6 months ago

I usually go with spilling hot coffee on myself when the lid's not on properly.

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#18

Spread Cream Not Cheese Disease

Spread Cream Not Cheese Disease

JonyIveAces Report

Susan Green
Community Member
6 months ago

Cheese disease? Sounds scary.

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#19

The State Of Washi Wangton

The State Of Washi Wangton

morecatslesspeople Report

Dr Nostromo
Community Member
6 months ago

My home state. I was born in Satetel.

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#20

Dip Dip

Dip Dip

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Eva the Egg
Community Member
6 months ago

Dip Dip!

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#21

Stop Earth The Denying Is Dying!

Stop Earth The Denying Is Dying!

SoddingOpossum Report

Ekate
Community Member
6 months ago

I'd to get off if we're stopping

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#22

Don't Go Kill Vegan

Don't Go Kill Vegan

KeLo2510 Report

Raine Soo
Community Member
6 months ago

Is this meant to be advice?

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#23

Saw This At Work Today And Immediately Thought Of This Sub

Saw This At Work Today And Immediately Thought Of This Sub

rdeddit Report

Chancey
Community Member
6 months ago

Aren't the bees supposed to be outside?

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#24

Always Forgotten - Missed Never

Always Forgotten - Missed Never

cdsackett Report

Ekate
Community Member
6 months ago

Have a feeling Ray Ray was a bit of an a**e

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#25

Drug Is The Free Key

Drug Is The Free Key

BenTechLabs Report

Johnny Rodriguez
Community Member
6 months ago

I've got the key, I've got the secret..

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#26

Was There Even An Intended Order To Begin With?

Was There Even An Intended Order To Begin With?

plsiwanttosleep , starrthepj Report

Vic
Community Member
6 months ago

Good for Laser.. smoking is a bad habit..

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#27

Truly Inspiring

Truly Inspiring

littlefisch2020 Report

Amy Pattie
Community Member
6 months ago

Gosh may brain just snapped

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#28

My Hometown Parade. Dear God

My Hometown Parade. Dear God

Farnhza Report

Damon Tripodi
Community Member
6 months ago

And they're inconsistent too

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#29

Vote Dump Early Trump

Vote Dump Early Trump

JGolden32 Report

Ekate
Community Member
6 months ago

Someone's announcing their toilet routine.

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#30

Friend Of A Friend Got A New Tattoo

Friend Of A Friend Got A New Tattoo

drewwhis Report

Raine Soo
Community Member
6 months ago

This sounds like something Yoda would say.

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#31

This Is A F**king Massacre. Thing Made Me Want To Dead

This Is A F**king Massacre. Thing Made Me Want To Dead

reddit.com Report

Chancey
Community Member
6 months ago

Wait... what?

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#32

Who Thought This Was Acceptable

Who Thought This Was Acceptable

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Susan Green
Community Member
6 months ago

Not me.

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#33

Enroll Your Russian Child Now

Enroll Your Russian Child Now

Sheeple_26 Report

Jihan Kim
Community Member
6 months ago

this ain't so bad

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#34

Jesus Are Is Coming You Back Ready?

Jesus Are Is Coming You Back Ready?

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Ekate
Community Member
6 months ago

Guns or pizza?

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#35

You Think Some Tattooist Hate Their Own Work?

You Think Some Tattooist Hate Their Own Work?

Pyrox888 Report

Caroline Nagel
Community Member
6 months ago

'If U stay, stay fever'?

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#36

This Giant Poster In My University Dorm

This Giant Poster In My University Dorm

colonelpanic762 Report

Flowers
Community Member
6 months ago

Probably would've been easier to read upside down.

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#37

Drugs May Kill You, But Never Your They’ll Hurt Feelings

Drugs May Kill You, But Never Your They’ll Hurt Feelings

acookie2 Report

Amy Pattie
Community Member
6 months ago

Clearly drugs will kill your sentences and hurt your grammar

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#38

Teachers Who Love Teach Children Teaching To Love Learning

Teachers Who Love Teach Children Teaching To Love Learning

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Raine Soo
Community Member
6 months ago

Teachers who love teaching, teach children to love learning.

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