Look, no matter what a smashing jokester you are, it sometimes happens that for whatever reason, you don’t get the joke at all. Blame it on the full moon, your new haircut, or you name it. But missing the whole point of a sarcastic moment, pun, or quip is something most of us aren’t that proud of.

Yet awkward situations do happen, and what they tell us is that some of us really need some training in the humor department. So imagine that this is gonna be a maintenance check-up for the part of our brains responsible for appreciating hilarity, and let’s see some of the most painful, cringy, yet absolutely comical examples of people who missed the point of a joke or satire altogether.

I mean, one learns the best from the mistakes of others, right? Thanks to the r/woooosh subreddit, which is dedicated to entirely salty and sour jokes that were just left hanging there, we may well have the best collection of cases. Psst! More cases of jokes that didn’t resonate with their addressees await here, here, and here.

#1

This Is A Drum Set...

This Is A Drum Set...

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Cip IESAN
Community Member
2 months ago

It's a cat, not a dog!

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#2

Russian Vaccine Go Blyat

Russian Vaccine Go Blyat

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Sargundeep Singh
Community Member
2 months ago

No side effects at all. None at all.

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#3

How Could You Forget

How Could You Forget

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Vic
Community Member
2 months ago

You forgot to understand the joke..

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Not everyone is born with magic powers to make people laugh. Some are better in the comedy department, some are way worse, others are just simply not that lucky with an audience. But it turns out, there are a couple of secrets to telling a good joke and it’s not rocket science.

According to Stephen Rosenfield, the author of “Mastering Stand-Up,” the biggest key to telling a joke is to get your words right and not forget the key info. “There is the setup to a joke, and that’s everything leading up to the punch line that gets the laugh.”

The setup to the joke is where all the crucial information lies and if you leave it out, your audience won’t get the joke. “You can color them a little bit yourself, but you have to make sure that you’re not leaving out something crucial in the setup,” explains Stephen.

#4

Facebook Never Disappoints

Facebook Never Disappoints

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Steve Barnett
Community Member
2 months ago

'Viking's grew grass on their roofs, without taking into consideration that their electric lawnmowers would just keep falling off.'

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#5

You Don’t Say?

You Don’t Say?

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Some Cool Guy
Community Member
2 months ago

Thanks Captain Obvious

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#6

How Do You Not See The Sarcasm?!

How Do You Not See The Sarcasm?!

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Serial pacifist
Community Member
2 months ago

Yes. Missiles came before swords, duh.

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Meanwhile, New York stand-up comedian Becky Veduccio suggests bringing a personal feel to your joke. “Talk about what matters to you. Talk about what is true to your life. If you don’t care about what you are talking about, why should the audience?”

Most importantly, stay confident in whatever it is you’re telling. If you don’t believe your joke is good, nobody is going to either. Simultaneously, make sure you have a plan B if the joke is not received, and it does happen more often than we think. After all, it’s all about the storytelling and the presence of the storyteller, and the jokes themselves come in later.

#7

Cars, Laws, Signs

Cars, Laws, Signs

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Vic
Community Member
2 months ago

Or it means: snipers ahead proceed in a serpentine fashion..

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#8

I’ll Admit, I Had To Reread The Original Post

I’ll Admit, I Had To Reread The Original Post

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David K
Community Member
2 months ago

What did Trump say to Biden in the hallway of the White House? Pardon me, please.

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#9

An Oldie But A Goldie

An Oldie But A Goldie

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Adam C
Community Member
2 months ago

How did it all started?

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#10

Would Of Never Guessed Mate

Would Of Never Guessed Mate

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Paul K. Johnson
Community Member
2 months ago

"but that's just their helmet" How can you be sure?

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#11

9/11 Is A Conspiracy

9/11 Is A Conspiracy

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wandile dludlu
Community Member
2 months ago

Now I get why Americans make fun of florida, they know they can't actually make fun of other countries, so they have florida as the sacrificial lamb

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#12

We've Been Fooled

We've Been Fooled

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Viviane
Community Member
2 months ago

First, crisis actors, now actor actors!

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#13

That Guy Must've Hard Time Getting Laid

That Guy Must've Hard Time Getting Laid

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Kit Tan
Community Member
2 months ago

Dude's genius.

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#14

She's 0 For 2

She's 0 For 2

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S.
Community Member
2 months ago

Have you got a graph paper? Cause you must be plotting something!

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#15

You Dont Say

You Dont Say

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wandile dludlu
Community Member
2 months ago

"Go F**k Yourself".... that's actually a cool graphic

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#16

Instagram People

Instagram People

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Janine B.
Community Member
2 months ago

What gave it away?

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#17

Went Right Over Her Head

Went Right Over Her Head

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Kit Tan
Community Member
2 months ago

Bro, she's not the one.

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#18

That Meat

That Meat

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Deal _Anneal
Community Member
2 months ago

awwww look at that poor guys down votes :(

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#19

Wow Didn’t Know That’s How It’s Spelled

Wow Didn’t Know That’s How It’s Spelled

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Cip IESAN
Community Member
2 months ago

Collie, bro'!

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#20

Same Way All Submarines Do

Same Way All Submarines Do

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Vic
Community Member
2 months ago

Submarines flew in the air before Newton invented gravity..

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#21

Maybe It Only Shows On iPhone

Maybe It Only Shows On iPhone

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Aroace tiger
Community Member
2 months ago

I can't see anything???

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#22

You’re Wrong My Friend

You’re Wrong My Friend

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Viviane
Community Member
2 months ago

It's not f*****g, you moron!

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#23

Microwave Sounds

Microwave Sounds

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Serial pacifist
Community Member
2 months ago

I think that Mr in Mr. Krabs stands for Mother Krabs

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#24

It’s Healthy

It’s Healthy

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wandile dludlu
Community Member
2 months ago

It's always nice knowing that there are people more stupid than me out there

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#25

Yes, You Were Obviously The Only One That Noticed

Yes, You Were Obviously The Only One That Noticed

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The Breadman
Community Member
2 months ago

Why is the reply older than the comment though...?

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#26

Standing Still

Standing Still

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IlovemydogShilo
Community Member
2 months ago

Yeah they’ve been standing like that since 1966 🙄

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#27

Wooooshing A Rage Comic In 2020

Wooooshing A Rage Comic In 2020

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Russian Otaku
Community Member
2 months ago

Technically this can work and one wont die... if one has perfect timing and likely has replaced flesh legs with robotic legs with laughably ridiculous horsepower.... now surviving the sudden extreme change in motion and direction is altogether a different matter

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#28

In My Friends Discord Server

In My Friends Discord Server

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Cip IESAN
Community Member
2 months ago

This guy is breaking the law of universal gravitation.

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#29

No They're Definitely Different

No They're Definitely Different

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CORLEONE
Community Member
2 months ago

America is the continent it is not USA. You get it???

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#30

Was Digging Into Some Of My Old Comments. Very Disappointed

Was Digging Into Some Of My Old Comments. Very Disappointed

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Viviane
Community Member
2 months ago

"She" - use the right pronoun!

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#31

The Rare Double Whammy

The Rare Double Whammy

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CORLEONE
Community Member
2 months ago

Don't stay too close to the sofa, it might fart LOL

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#32

Why? She Can Just Put One On??

Why? She Can Just Put One On??

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WilvanderHeijden
Community Member
2 months ago

A lot of people don't see camouflage jokes.

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#33

Yeah This Is Definitely Bunk

Yeah This Is Definitely Bunk

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wandile dludlu
Community Member
2 months ago

Hahaha... very dark humour right there

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#34

He Didn’t Buy The App

He Didn’t Buy The App

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Roxy
Community Member
2 months ago

oof you ruined the joke man

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#35

Damn!! I Could Have Never Figured That One Out!

Damn!! I Could Have Never Figured That One Out!

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chi-wei shen
Community Member
2 months ago

While browsing the internet, I've come across a few people who seem really stupid enough to seriously ask this first question.

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#36

Why Isn't This Children's Cartoon Factually Accurate??

Why Isn't This Children's Cartoon Factually Accurate??

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David K
Community Member
2 months ago

Legend says that his dad was at work and mom was doing groceries on the day he was born.

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#37

It’s The Timeline And Probability For Me

It’s The Timeline And Probability For Me

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David K
Community Member
2 months ago

Elon isn´t older than Ellie and this really happened. There was an article about it on funstoriesfordumbs.com, the most trustful site I know.

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#38

I Thought Social Distancing Started Three Years Ago...

I Thought Social Distancing Started Three Years Ago...

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Wendillon
Community Member
2 months ago

Not the place I expected to find PTX but I'll take it.

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#39

Blink If You’re Ok

Blink If You’re Ok

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• Lemønchu •
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

Adam, are you ok? Have they kidnapped you and trapped you inside Walmart again?

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#40

Question Everything

Question Everything

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Dhannie Kristanto
Community Member
2 months ago

why?

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