There's a fine line between laughing at a joke and becoming the joke. And while most of us cross it at one point or another, these unfortunate folks did it on the Internet, and their fails have been immortalized on the subreddit r/woooosh.

If you aren't familiar with the place, all you need to know is that it's an archive of screenshots, showing someone misinterpreting a joke. And the more ignorant a post is, the better it does within the community. I'm talking about people so clueless, they really think a guy mistakes a plane for a bus. Or that another one believes that sharks have toes. Just continue scrolling and you'll see what I'm talking about. When you're done, check out our earlier posts on the topic here and here.

#1

How Dense The Population Is

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Tovah Roche
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1 month ago

Spot on!

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The subreddit has grown a lot since its creation on November 1, 2016. Now, it has over 890,000 members and is steadily approaching the 1 million mark. Not to mention all the similar subreddits, like r/woosh.

True, the Internet is so full of lies and "fake news", sometimes it's hard to tell if what you are looking at is sincere or not. But often, it is pretty obvious that the person who posted something was making a joke and others didn't get it. Maybe it was a bad joke – but it is still a joke nonetheless, and it is our job, as smart people who use the Internet, to recognize it. Or accept our mistake and move on if we don't.

#2

What An Idiot

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DforDorothy
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1 month ago

🤦

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Interestingly, humor is found in all cultures and at all ages, and in recent decades experimental psychology started viewing it as an essential, fundamental human behavior.

Historically, psychologists framed humor negatively, saying it demonstrated superiority, vulgarity, Freudian id conflict, or a defense mechanism to hide one’s true feelings.

#3

People-Missed-Jokes-Funny-Posts

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Scagsy
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1 month ago

Good response

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But research on humor has evolved, viewing it as a character strength. Positive psychology, a field that is dedicated to what people do well, states that humor can be used to make others feel good, to gain intimacy, or to help buffer stress. Together with gratitude, hope, and spirituality, a sense of humor belongs to the set of strengths positive psychologists call transcendence; they help us connect to the world and provide meaning to life. Appreciation of humor correlates with other strengths, such as wisdom and love of learning.

So remember, it's perfectly normal if we don't get a joke or two. However, it's a whole other story if we don't find anything funny.

#4

Well In That Case

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Olivier Caissy
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1 month ago

Oh well!

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#5

A Very Rare Black Kangaroo

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Sue Hazlewood
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1 month ago

I love it when they name call, makes their stupidity even funnier.

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#6

A Simple Pun...

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Sue Hazlewood
Community Member
1 month ago

What a drip

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#7

Sharks Have Toes

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Nagawa (Cofa) Kishiki
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1 month ago

You go in the water and tell the shark to its face yourself.

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#8

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Elizabeth Molloy
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1 month ago

Beside the point, I know but, how NEEDY is this photo? Get over yourself 'celeb' we're all worse off than you.

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#9

Racists These Days...

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Scagsy
Community Member
1 month ago

Holy fudge! How dumb is you?

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#10

Ahhh This Guy

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littlesaresare
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1 month ago

"probably"

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#11

People-Missed-Jokes-Funny-Posts

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Blue Cicada
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1 month ago

Exhausted parents put their toddler to sleep.

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#12

Small Brain: Blurring The Name Of The Dumb Person / Big Brain: Cutting It Out

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Peppermallow
Community Member
1 month ago

The proof that its false is that the earth behind him isnt flat

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#13

No Kidding Huh

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Scagsy
Community Member
1 month ago

Thanks for that. Much appreciated. Said no-one. Ever.

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#14

But How Did They Shoot Themselves If They Are Dead?

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DforDorothy
Community Member
1 month ago

Wooosh...

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#15

People-Missed-Jokes-Funny-Posts

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Fish Boden
Community Member
1 month ago

Educate yourself. I'm weeping.

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#16

The Best Trickery

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Olivier Caissy
Community Member
1 month ago

Ghost level 99.

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#17

It's Spanish Though!

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Olivier Caissy
Community Member
1 month ago

“ English, mofo , do you speak it?”

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#18

People-Missed-Jokes-Funny-Posts

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Scagsy
Community Member
1 month ago

Damn, I really thought that could actually slow time down

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#19

People-Missed-Jokes-Funny-Posts

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Debi Blackshaw
Community Member
1 month ago

Sigh.....

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#20

3 In 1 Folks

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Scagsy
Community Member
1 month ago

OMG We gonna need a bigger boat

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#21

What An Idiot!

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autism genius
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1 month ago

don't call anyone retarded.

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#22

He Cracked The Code

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GoodWolf
Community Member
1 month ago

I'll be singing that in my head for the rest of the day. And I hate that song 😂

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#23

Someone Tell Me If Itu2019s Just Trolling

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Kady Maree Mcgrath
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1 month ago

Really no, what?? Well no ship Sherlock

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#24

Got It , Thanks

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WilvanderHeijden
Community Member
1 month ago

You'd be surprised how many Trump voters have the mind of a 13 year old. Trump himself is 74 but the 7 is silent.

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#25

Weu2019ve Been Bamboozled

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Vorknkx
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1 month ago

Ooops, too late. You might want to avoid the ball pit for a while...

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#26

Comments On Yt Be Like

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Olivier Caissy
Community Member
1 month ago

It’s the magic school bus, but blue.

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#27

Right Above The Head

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Vic
Community Member
1 month ago

When you attach a GoPro to a bee, do you get a GoProbe(e)?

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#28

People-Missed-Jokes-Funny-Posts

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TropicalPanda
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1 month ago

He has a big metaphor crater in his head.

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#29

First Time Here

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Bored Person
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1 month ago

Oop .........

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#30

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DforDorothy
Community Member
1 month ago

It's special, 'cause you ain't getting anything for free

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#31

Today Someone Learned How Birthdays Work

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Daria Z
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1 month ago

No, it's because they are healthy, obviously.

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#32

No Sh*t

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Daniel Lewis
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1 month ago

They are from Alabama.

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#33

Its Clearly A Monkey Wym?

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Sue Hazlewood
Community Member
1 month ago

It's an elephant

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#34

Saw This In Insta Today

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Olivier Caissy
Community Member
1 month ago

It’s still bad.

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#35

Its A Real Cat Idiots

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Vic
Community Member
1 month ago

It's a painting from Harry Potter

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#36

Double Homework, Obviously

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Kostas
Community Member
1 month ago

who keeps homework in a folder when there's tons of free homework on the internets?

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#37

Rod And Todd

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Scagsy
Community Member
1 month ago

I see everyone is staying safely away from the comments on this one. Me too.

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#38

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Viviane
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1 month ago

Is the number pronounced "too-too" or "two-two"?

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#39

Ice Flavored Water

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Krazy Kanuck
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1 month ago

Ice Flavored water, is American Beer Amreican-B...500290.jpg Amreican-Beer-5f3bc98500290.jpg

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#40

No This Is Definitely The Reason

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Vic
Community Member
1 month ago

Excuses excuses!

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