Everyone loves custom things. Whether it’s a mug with your name on it from the secret Santa at the office, or cheeky BFFs shirts you ordered with your bestie, or a custom birthday cake, the list is endless. After all, life is one big customized order you weren’t even there to order, so our fascination with things made and designed for us is understandable. Philosophy aside, any custom order is also a perfect storm for a mishap to happen.

There’s a whole corner of Reddit known by the clever title r/PeanutButterIsOneWord, which references a hilarious scene from the BoJack Horseman show. The subreddit is dedicated to sharing the funniest examples of ordering a custom label, giving the instructions, and expecting the best, “only to have the instructions printed on the thing you ordered.”

The description says: “How about an engraving saying 'I want this left blank' or 'Hello, Mike! Underneath that, I miss you.' This is the sub for that!” With 35.2k subscribers, the sub is somewhat of a yet-undiscovered terrain of pure entertainment mixed with shamelessly high levels of absurdity, and it’s a question of time when it will be the next big thing on Reddit.

#1

A Welsh Classic

A Welsh Classic

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KJ
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2 months ago

You would think someone would double check before making the sign, just stick it through google translate.

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#2

While Not Exactly The Same As The Gag, This Reminded Me Of The Show!

While Not Exactly The Same As The Gag, This Reminded Me Of The Show!

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Becklass
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2 months ago

I always want cake!

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#3

Generic Tweet For After The Debate

Generic Tweet For After The Debate

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Official Cat
Community Member
2 months ago

(sigh)

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To find out what a design expert had to say about such hilarious mishaps, Bored Panda spoke with Laura Vanagaite, a Portugal-based graphic designer. Laura explained that such unfortunate printing situations that occur during the process always depend on both sides.

“When presenting the final file to the person in charge of a printing procedure, it is better to leave exact notes, as well as tell them the instructions face to face, if it's possible. It will leave no doubts in case they have some and you can always ask how it will look in the end,” Laura said.

#4

Probably

Probably

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Csaba Hegedűs
Community Member
2 months ago

Don't look at the nails ;_;

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#5

Not Sure If This Was Posted Before, But My First Thought When I Found This Reddit

Not Sure If This Was Posted Before, But My First Thought When I Found This Reddit

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RMA
Community Member
2 months ago

In Australian English, to ‘cark it’ is to die.

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#6

Thanks To My Friends, Birthday Time!

Thanks To My Friends, Birthday Time!

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Becklass
Community Member
2 months ago

I love that they used this anyway, brilliant!

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Laura argues that such misunderstandings are the result of miscommunication. “Sometimes there can be confusion if the text is not clear enough or the description reveals too much information. For example, if a present is for a surprise birthday party, it is better to write everything in the notes, leave your contacts and tell them that if there is any doubt, they can call you,”

“So, it depends a lot on both sides and good communication is the key in this situation. Sometimes, if it is possible, ask if they can send the final image of the cake which contains text as decoration, just to check in case there are any mistakes left.”

Moreover, Laura suggests preparing some easily understandable files with clear notes to hand to the person in charge of the order, and everything should go smoothly.

#7

Surpriiiise!

Surpriiiise!

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Al B. Wright
Community Member
2 months ago

I've actually seen this happen! Not exactly what the delivery instructions box is meant for, it just gets processed by a computer, not read by an actual person. Well, maybe the delivery driver should read it, but how often do they actually?

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#8

Came Across An Intentional One Today

Came Across An Intentional One Today

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Ewelina Rydzewska
Community Member
2 months ago

The little print😀

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#9

A Friend Of Mine Ordered A Picture Cake And Gave The Woman A Thumb Drive With The Picture She Wanted To Use

A Friend Of Mine Ordered A Picture Cake And Gave The Woman A Thumb Drive With The Picture She Wanted To Use

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Nifemi Owofolaju
Community Member
2 months ago

At least there’s a cake

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To find out more about this miscellaneous Reddit community called “Peanut Butter Is One Word,” we spoke with its moderator GrahamfieldShip who happily shared some insights. The mod explained that this quirky name of the subreddit originates from the TV show Bojack Horseman.

“On the show, a character called Mr. Peanutbutter frequently buys signs from a company, but they always put his instructions on the sign. The first use of this was in season 1, with 'CONGRATS DIANE AND MR. PEANUT BUTTER. PEANUT BUTTER IS ONE WORD'.”

GrahamfieldShip added that “it became a running gag throughout the series and is the origin of our sub's name.”

#10

Association's Name

Association's Name

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Caffeinated Hedgehog
Community Member
2 months ago

Plot twist: Her real name is "Associates Name"

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#11

Parents Didn’t Want Their Son’s Name Printed On His School Photo

Parents Didn’t Want Their Son’s Name Printed On His School Photo

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YinzerGhost
Community Member
2 months ago

This is the most '20s thing ever

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#12

Seeathy

Seeathy

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Becklass
Community Member
2 months ago

You had one job

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When asked why so many people find the mishaps so hilariously funny and somewhat cringefully relatable, the moderator said that it’s probably because it’s so unexpected. “If there's a human reading the instructions, they should know what needs to be printed and what doesn't. So it's funny when they completely miss the mark,” they told us.

#13

Just A Plane Cake

Just A Plane Cake

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Draco's Dragonfly
Community Member
2 months ago

Wow! This is awesome, even if not what was ordered, I would love to receive that!

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#14

Oops In Arabic

Oops In Arabic

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It's Izzy 🇺🇦 (They/Them)
Community Member
2 months ago

Can't even spell Arabic right, let alone write it in Arabic!

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#15

From A Facebook Group My Wife Is In

From A Facebook Group My Wife Is In

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JoyfulZebra
Community Member
2 months ago

Works great as a pun

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According to GrahamfieldShip, it’s also “worth mentioning the difference between peanutbutterisoneword and lipsum, as there's a lot of confusion between the two!” The mod explained: “Lipsum is 'dummy text used in laying out print, graphic or web designs'. For example, if you receive an email that says 'good afternoon <first name>', that would be lipsum.”

When asked about the mod’s favorite entries shared on the community, GrahamfieldShip said this one is one of their all-time favorites, “because I know if my iPad came back like that I would laugh every time I saw it.” The second favorite is this one, “because they didn't even include the stars and sprinkles.”

#16

Happy Birthday, Generic Men And Women

Happy Birthday, Generic Men And Women

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Al B. Wright
Community Member
2 months ago

Ah, I see, a birthday cake for all generic people at once. It might need to be bigger.

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#17

The Instructions On Bag Of Rice

The Instructions On Bag Of Rice

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Izzy Curer
Community Member
2 months ago

I mean, well done. That's a lot of text

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#18

If It’s Still Too Long Let Me Know

If It’s Still Too Long Let Me Know

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Al B. Wright
Community Member
2 months ago

How did this get past the draft stage with approval to be printed???

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#19

He Did Get What He Wanted

He Did Get What He Wanted

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LegoFan OfNZ
Community Member
2 months ago

Talented!

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#20

Sample Text

Sample Text

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Kathryn Baylis
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

Let me guess. The relatives don’t speak English. Reminds me of the posers getting those tattoos in Chinese or Japanese to look like they’re tough, and finding out the writing actually says something like “I am a huge moron”.

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#21

Congratulations To Tucker I Guess?

Congratulations To Tucker I Guess?

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Bored Retsuko
Community Member
2 months ago

🤣🤣

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#22

'make Sure That You Label Them That They Contain Egg'

'make Sure That You Label Them That They Contain Egg'

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Tamsin Far
Community Member
2 months ago

well, they DID mention it.

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#23

Instructions For The Subtitler Showed Up On My Blu-Ray.

Instructions For The Subtitler Showed Up On My Blu-Ray.

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Flopsy
Community Member
2 months ago

They did correct it! Good job!

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#24

30 With Stars And Sprinkels Around It!

30 With Stars And Sprinkels Around It!

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Al B. Wright
Community Member
2 months ago

And there aren't any at all!!!

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#25

Op's Company Now Has 900 Of These Pens

Op's Company Now Has 900 Of These Pens

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Sheila Stamey
Community Member
2 months ago

Get a refund replacement and donate!

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#26

My Mom's Old iPad

My Mom's Old iPad

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Lola G
Community Member
2 months ago

looks fake to me?

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#27

Mark With The Sea

Mark With The Sea

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Ram
Community Member
2 months ago

Brithday?

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#28

When A Man Wants To Order A Football Shirt With No Name On The Back

When A Man Wants To Order A Football Shirt With No Name On The Back

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troufaki13
Community Member
2 months ago

That's ok, just give it to Matt Le

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#29

Op’s Girlfriend Got Them A Bojack Themed Birthday Cake

Op’s Girlfriend Got Them A Bojack Themed Birthday Cake

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Al B. Wright
Community Member
2 months ago

Surely the person writing this would realize something's not right before or at least while they're making this? Or are they just using trained monkeys at bakeries these days as a form of cheap labour?

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#30

My Anniversary Present.

My Anniversary Present.

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Vorknkx
Community Member
2 months ago

Instructions: Use your imagination.

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#31

Sent My Friend A Potato For His Birthday

Sent My Friend A Potato For His Birthday

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RMA
Community Member
2 months ago

For this, someone paid about $22. Society is doomed.

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#32

This Tiktok

This Tiktok

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Maddymoocow
Community Member
2 months ago

That poor person.

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#33

Supreme Court Something Something

Supreme Court Something Something

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Sedona
Community Member
2 months ago

Blurb did a horrible job.

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#34

Oolong, But Not Toolong

Oolong, But Not Toolong

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Kathryn Baylis
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

They even got the extra Os in “toooo”.

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#35

Netflix Originals Be Like

Netflix Originals Be Like

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Kathryn Baylis
Community Member
2 months ago

Imagine if that was someone’s actual name.

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#36

3/5 Stars

3/5 Stars

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Bron
Community Member
2 months ago

And yet you gave it 3 stars?

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#37

“The Same Text But In Arabic”

“The Same Text But In Arabic”

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ʕ º ᴥ ºʔ
Community Member
2 months ago

Google translate says it means 'the same is written in Arabic'

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#38

Poland Flag

Poland Flag

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FlowerBot
Community Member
2 months ago

What is that in the corner? It looks like grated cheese!

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#39

Noname

Noname

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Kusotare
Community Member
2 months ago

Now you know what to name it!

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#40

Pizza Shop Asked Me” Who’s Name Do You Want The Order Under?” I Replied “ My Wife Michelle “ This Is How They Announced Her Name When She Picked Up The Food

Pizza Shop Asked Me” Who’s Name Do You Want The Order Under?” I Replied “ My Wife Michelle “ This Is How They Announced Her Name When She Picked Up The Food

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Kathryn Baylis
Community Member
2 months ago

Almost sounds like an engraving on a tombstone. Wait! Tombstone Pizza!

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