School is long since over, but a failed English exam keeps haunting you. But unlike most of us, some were born into this world with a rare love for commas, apostrophes, and missing letters. In fact, they don’t type⁠—they write with fountain pens.

This tiny portion of humankind is known as the grammar junkies. And surprisingly, their sense of humor is so good, it’s addictive. After you see these language puns or spelling errors, you can't unsee them. Sooner than you know it, you'll join the gang laughing at homophones like it was Comedy Cellar. Scroll down through some of the best jokes down below and make your teacher proud.

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Dutch VanZandt
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5 months ago

If only 'pipped' had been 'piped'...

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Laura Gritsons
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5 months ago

clever...very clever...

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Doctor who?!
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5 months ago

Well this is very true

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Bored Panda contacted Judy Yorke, the writing trainer at The Sentence Works, to find out more about what it's like being a grammar nerd. It turns out, there are some behavioral signs that reveal that you are one! “If you always check your texts to friends carefully before sending them in case there any errors,” it’s likely you’re a grammar junkie. “You’ll also know this is the case if your friends apologize to you for mistakes in WhatsApp messages—or if you wince at the missing apostrophe in the word WhatsApp!”

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Batty
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5 months ago

well... ;)

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Batty
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5 months ago

reminds me of when i was in third grade & my teacher said there were no words with three vowels in a row & i said, "really? that makes me anxious because a word like that would be beautiful." she hated me.

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Dutch VanZandt
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5 months ago

As a feline lover, I approve... :)

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But language is never still, as it evolves with time, and grammar changes too. Judy explained: “For instance, many of us were told at school not to split infinitives and not to start a sentence with 'and' or 'but,'” she said. But “these are both rules I cheerfully break,” added the grammar pro.

At the same time, it’s fair to say that good grammar and punctuation make a piece of writing easier for the reader to understand and this is as true today as it ever was. “People care about mistakes because they are aware that errors can make them look unprofessional or sloppy,” said Judy. That’s especially true when writing an important formal letter or sending a resume to potential employers. Carelessness is never a welcome trait in the job market!

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JessG
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5 months ago

Ok, this is a good

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Avery S Alberico
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5 months ago

Clever

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Grapeling
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5 months ago

I don't usually appreciate "x, y and z walk into a bar" jokes, but this one was way too intense to disregard

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Dutch VanZandt
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5 months ago

A grammar based (erroneously) dad joke...

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STress the Terrible
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5 months ago

I hope that the inventor will go to hello!

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Doctor who?!
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5 months ago

Oh how many times i have been corrected for this

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Dutch VanZandt
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5 months ago

*Cringe* Remove one 'ever' or add '... ever!'.

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JessG
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5 months ago

This is an OLD one

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Daria B
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5 months ago (edited)

Meh, to me "period" refers to a certain time span. Dots that end a sentence are "full stops" , and the bleeding cycle thing is a "menstruation".

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Podunkus
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5 months ago

Ouch. Who else took a while to get it?

LoPandas
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5 months ago

I still don't get it lol

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Nicky OldfieldDesciple
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5 months ago

The word misspelled is misspelled because that's the word.

Olive
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5 months ago

Spent five minutes looking for a misspelled word...

Walter Brameld
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5 months ago (edited)

This doesn't work because the presence or absence of quotation marks around "misspelled" removes the ambiguity. With them, it refers to the word; without them, it refers to the concept. As written above, without quotation marks, it's simply a false claim that there is a word in the sentence that is spelled incorrectly.

Edgars Kidulis
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5 months ago

Or is it a joke?

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Grapeling
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5 months ago

Is the word "misspelled"? Because a word in this sentence is "misspelled"? Help

Sergio Serg
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5 months ago

Yes, misspelled is a word indeed.

Boaty McBoatface
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5 months ago

Everybody: *googles how to spell "misspelled"*

deanna woods
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5 months ago

I really don't get it.

RJ
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5 months ago

I think the word that is misspelled is misspelled, not because it's misspelled, but it's just the word misspelled.

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Avery S Alberico
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5 months ago

Ms. Spelled

Juan Carlos Flores Aqueveque
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5 months ago

"misspelled" is a word within the sentence

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CORLEONE
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5 months ago

missing spelled :)

Albert Barckhoff
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3 months ago

I had to look at the comments to get this one. Very clever.

Coleen
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4 months ago

Yes, it is.

Amplevoice Pod
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5 months ago

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Ximenna Jimenez
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5 months ago

Got it!

Brandy Grote
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5 months ago

Yes, it is!

*sigh*, The Yellow Teletubby
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5 months ago

It took my sister a good while to get it, while I managed to get it within 2 minutes lol

steven
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5 months ago

actually, is there no answer since this is a statement and not a question ?

Roland Trego
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5 months ago

One normally uses quotation marks to signify words used as words, e.g., “exhale” means to breathe out, so the confusion is rooted in the incorrect punctuation.

Emperor Kitten
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5 months ago

I'm angry about how long it took me to get this

debrina blackmoon
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5 months ago

@Invisible User-prove it, cuntpie

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Kaisu
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5 months ago

Shouldn't this be get not got? Why are there so many typos in this post about grammar?

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Dorothy Parker
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5 months ago

But someone has taken them out for " t. "

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Dutch VanZandt
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5 months ago

But you hate full-stops?

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Daria B
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5 months ago

And he never lets you finish your words.

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Grapeling
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5 months ago

I'd like to learn how to use it; I can never get it right

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Dutch VanZandt
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5 months ago

Another grammar-related dad joke...

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Dutch VanZandt
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5 months ago

Nor can it have a complement...

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Carol Emory
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5 months ago

Reminds me of the Tom any Jerry episode Texas Tom. The opening song. "I was strollin' down the trail the other day..when I met a purdy lady 'long the way. I said have we met before and she pulled her .44, so I tipped my hat and slowly rolled away. I was strollin' down the trail the other day..when I met a purdy lady 'long the way. I said 'Baby you're a dream,' she said 'touch me and I'll scream', so I tipped my hat and slowly rolled away."

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