Prepare yourselves for mass levels of cringe that are bound to send you spiraling deep into face-palm territory, dear Pandas. In my personal experience, there are very few things that are more cringeworthy (and deeply, deeply sad on a cosmic level) than seeing someone desperately trying to fit in with the younger crowd. They might think they’re hip, but they might actually need a hip replacement. “How do you do, fellow kids,” indeed.

It’s not just your neighbors, teachers, and professors, though. It’s entire companies, corporations, and conglomerates that try to appeal to the youngest generations by using their vernacular (read: slang), too. This, however, can backfire gloriously because it’s anything but natural and sometimes you can’t even get to grips with what’s going on. Imagine your grandparents shouting ‘YOLO’ and then doing the Backpack Kid’s dance moves—it’s that level of ‘oh Lord no, no, no, please stop.’

What’s even better is that there’s an entire subreddit, r/FellowKids, dedicated to documenting and cataloging the very worst transgressors who try to be cool. Check out the best pics below, upvote the ones that made your inner child groan in embarrassment, and be careful so you don’t overdose on the cringe.

#1

Finally Found A Friend

Finally Found A Friend

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denzoren
Community Member
2 months ago

Did his heart grow by making a friend?

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#2

I Believe This Belongs Here

I Believe This Belongs Here

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Monika Rhodes
Community Member
2 months ago

I like this one.

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#3

Rent-Free

Rent-Free

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Mazer
Community Member
2 months ago

Ohhh corporate burn. To heck with both of them I’m all about Barbara’s cheese puffs. Those things are hateful because they’re made with real cheese and they taste delicious. Don’t start and if you do don’t be coming back here and giving me grief about it!!! If you do come back here and give me grief about it I will take full responsibility though

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I’m not even going to pretend that I ‘get’ the newest couple of generations. Oh, don’t get me wrong, I try to stay as up-to-date with what’s new as I can and I absolutely love watching how memes and their formats evolve over the years, but that’s not enough.

I’ve reached a point where I know that I won’t be able to get everything. And that’s perfectly all right—every single generation goes through this sense of alienation and isolation as it grows older. We think the world’s changing too fast/for the worse while the youngsters are complaining that we’re not cool.

#4

Actually Not Too Bad?

Actually Not Too Bad?

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hobbitly
Community Member
2 months ago

XD great come back

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#5

For The Youths

For The Youths

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Elisabet Larsen
Community Member
2 months ago

Is danish the only language where popo is a slang for behind?

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#6

Only Fools Rush In Blind To Join A Trending Hashtag

Only Fools Rush In Blind To Join A Trending Hashtag

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Anna McHugh
Community Member
2 months ago

OMG that's brilliant. What a bunch of total wagon-jumpers. Jesus H. Candlesticks that was someone's career-ending move.

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So while I’ll shamelessly steal ‘sus,’ ‘flex,’ and ‘yeet,’ you can bet your bottom dollar that I’ll steer clear of the likes of ‘skrt,’ ‘kiki,’ and (probably the very worst offender) ‘bae.’ Why? Because I don’t get them. And pretending otherwise would be to behave exactly like the people making you laugh in this very list.

Besides, I’d much rather be old-fashioned and eccentric in my own way than desperate to fit in. I like who I am, I don’t need to pretend to be a teenager. But, damn it, ‘yeet’ is just a fantastic word, isn’t it?

#7

Just An All Round Cringe

Just An All Round Cringe

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SentimentAndBadJokes
Community Member
2 months ago

Still a better love story than...

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#8

An Actually Good Attempt

An Actually Good Attempt

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Brendan
Community Member
2 months ago

That's actually quite funny.

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#9

Swedish Supermarket Is Down With The Kids

Swedish Supermarket Is Down With The Kids

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Gurnox
Community Member
2 months ago

So much plastic

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The ‘Fellow Kids’ subreddit has just shy of 801k members and they’ve been around on Reddit since the late spring of 2014. The moderators are very straightforward when it comes to the community rules. In essence, try your best to be nice and make sure that your posts are on-point and actually belong on r/FellowKids. Otherwise, they might be yeeted out. Sounds simple enough, right?

#10

Upvote If You're A Striminal

Upvote If You're A Striminal

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Random Panda
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

You've been hit by, you've been struck by a smooth striminal

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#11

Not Gonna Lie, It Is Tempting

Not Gonna Lie, It Is Tempting

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Gurnox
Community Member
2 months ago

I'm pretty sure they'll be asking people to do more than that

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#12

The Us Army Trying To Recruit People With Memes At My School

The Us Army Trying To Recruit People With Memes At My School

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sofacushionfort
Community Member
2 months ago

There are 58,279 counter-arguments inscribed in black granite in Washington DC

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#13

Good Use, But Def Fits Here

Good Use, But Def Fits Here

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A B C
Community Member
2 months ago

Still true though, perfect example of "don't shoot the messenger". OTOH, that's what social media is for...

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#14

Spotted In The Sun Newspaper

Spotted In The Sun Newspaper

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Nadine Bamberger
Community Member
2 months ago

I see the Sun is trying phone hacking again.

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#15

Local Army Recruit Center Posted This

Local Army Recruit Center Posted This

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MagicalUnicorn
Community Member
2 months ago

only in 'murica :D

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#16

Spotted At My Local Barnes And Noble

Spotted At My Local Barnes And Noble

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YoyoSthlm
Community Member
2 months ago

This is just funny though

Jayne Kyra
Community Member
2 months ago

The Naruto manga does it for me.

Troux
Community Member
2 months ago

That's a solid reference.

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Agamemnon Padar
Community Member
2 months ago

Not cringe, just funny.

Nadine Bamberger
Community Member
2 months ago

That's actually less cringe and more like smart product placement?

COLA
Community Member
2 months ago

The Naruto in that display pedestal is absolute gold

Doubleheader
Community Member
2 months ago

I love that Naruto is there.

zovjraar me
Community Member
2 months ago

they put naruto in lol

Katie Lutesinger
Community Member
2 months ago

That whole thing just kinda fizzled out, didn't it?

trueuchihaweeb
Community Member
1 week ago

OMG there's naruto :)

Stannous Flouride
Community Member
2 months ago

I'd love to have been at the meaning where they thought up the books for that display.

Chloe *Leah* Pheonix
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

What do you meme why is it on the table

Mazer
Community Member
2 months ago

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you want to go there? Right now it’s over 130°!! By the way I don’t think any of those books tells you that there’s no way you’re going to get anywhere close to area 51 without getting some serious attention from the federal MPs who are going to slap some pretty bracelets on you and put you in a nice tightly fitting room

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#17

I Am Tooth

I Am Tooth

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A B C
Community Member
2 months ago

Braces are $200 PER MONTH? WHAT THE F*CK?

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#18

They're Becoming Ironically Self-Aware

They're Becoming Ironically Self-Aware

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Dodo
Community Member
2 months ago

I kinda like this one

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#19

Dbrand Brings In The Deep Fryer

Dbrand Brings In The Deep Fryer

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Erika
Community Member
2 months ago

The response is effing hilarious

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#20

Another Internetism

Another Internetism

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Anna McHugh
Community Member
2 months ago

What's wrong with it? Except that otters aren't really that thicc - but yes, they oh lawd and ain't nobody got time for dat.

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#21

Netflix Has Truly Ascended

Netflix Has Truly Ascended

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Arctic Fox Lover
Community Member
2 months ago

And the sad truth is... Shrek's not even on Netflix

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#22

Visit North Korea's Facebook Page Posted This

Visit North Korea's Facebook Page Posted This

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brukernavn340
Community Member
2 months ago

I guess we wouldn't know if there were a mass shooting in North Korea anyway.

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#23

No One

No One

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Potatogamers2
Community Member
2 months ago

I mean.. it's true hahaha

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#24

Not One Soul Voted On Subway’s Twitter Poll

Not One Soul Voted On Subway’s Twitter Poll

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Sara Rodrigues
Community Member
2 months ago

But somehow people retweeted it 9.788 times and liked it 15.4K?? I find this odd...

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#25

Found In My English Book

Found In My English Book

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Princess Procrastination
Community Member
2 months ago

That’s the most bland and dull conversation ever. YO-YO is an easily convinced and gullible fool.

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#26

Someone Took This At Their Church

Someone Took This At Their Church

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Andy Acceber
Community Member
2 months ago

Ah yes, the true message of Christ: Ostracize and distance yourself those different from you. (There's why there are no biblical stories about lepers, prostitutes, tax collectors, or other traditionally ostracized people.) /s

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#27

Youtube What You Doing...

Youtube What You Doing...

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bryguy
Community Member
2 months ago

Millennials are, right now, 24-40 years old. We do not speak this way. I don't think Gen-Z even speaks this way and they are the young ones right now.

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#28

Weather Memes By The Fellow Kid Weatherman

Weather Memes By The Fellow Kid Weatherman

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Kari Panda
Community Member
2 months ago

That is hilarious :D

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#29

The Face Says It All

The Face Says It All

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Tim Venker
Community Member
2 months ago

"Religious" and "education" - something that never goes together.

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#30

Chik-Fil-A Is So Hip And In With The Millennials

Chik-Fil-A Is So Hip And In With The Millennials

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A B C
Community Member
2 months ago

I feel like I'm not hip enough for this franchise, I understand neither why they named themselves so idiotically nor the meme they're using.

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#31

New Sushi Bar Opened Up

New Sushi Bar Opened Up

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Shull GaRett
Community Member
2 months ago

They got my attention ;)

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#32

The Official Conservative Party From The UK

The Official Conservative Party From The UK

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Potatogamers2
Community Member
2 months ago

I don't even know what this means

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#33

Good One To Be Honest, At Least For Me

Good One To Be Honest, At Least For Me

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Ryan-James O'Driscoll
Community Member
2 months ago

Ed Balls did it first

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#34

Mistaken, But Admirable

Mistaken, But Admirable

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Konpat
Community Member
2 months ago

I cringe so hard

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#35

New Zealand Police Trying To Meme

New Zealand Police Trying To Meme

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River Webb
Community Member
2 months ago

this is just inconsiderate

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