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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3 months 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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3 months 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
Community Member
3 months 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
Community Member
3 months ago

Oh well!

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#5

A Very Rare Black Kangaroo

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Sue Hazlewood
Community Member
3 months 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
3 months ago

What a drip

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#7

Sharks Have Toes

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Nagawa (Cofa) Kishiki
Community Member
3 months 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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3 months 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
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3 months ago

Holy fudge! How dumb is you?

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#10

Ahhh This Guy

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littlesaresare
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3 months ago

"probably"

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#11

People-Missed-Jokes-Funny-Posts

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Blue Cicada
Community Member
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months ago

Wooosh...

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#15

People-Missed-Jokes-Funny-Posts

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Fish Boden
Community Member
3 months ago

Educate yourself. I'm weeping.

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#16

The Best Trickery

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Olivier Caissy
Community Member
3 months ago

Ghost level 99.

Fernleaf6505
Community Member
3 months ago

maybe its a bot...

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Vaida Kuodytė
Community Member
3 months ago

When my mom asks me if I'm sleeping and I say yes :D

Matt Jalette
Community Member
3 months ago

I mean they could’ve been texting in their computer I’ve done it

Billy The Kid
Community Member
3 months ago

well drop call me when you do find it

Alison Marchand
Community Member
3 months ago

This is like the new "I'll be busy washing my hair" retort 😆 I like it.

Rainbow Panda
Community Member
3 months ago

I’m not sure if that person is joking around, or actually a bit stupid.. 😳

Brandi VanSteenwyk
Community Member
3 months ago

Oh.... That is just... SOOOOO BAD!!

Cheryle Fuller
Community Member
3 months ago

hahahahahahaha!

Mildred Thompson
Community Member
3 months ago

Please explain.

Brandon Philbert
Community Member
1 week ago

One person is saying they can't find their phone while clearly texting the other person. The other thinks they have lost their phone and is encouraging them to find it.

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Elaine Mattingly
Community Member
3 months ago

Call me and maybe I can follow the sound of the ring

Berry Budgie
Community Member
3 months ago

Wait i know this movie... CAN SOMEONE REMIND ME OF THE NAME PLSS

Berry Budgie
Community Member
3 months ago

I mean the photo btw

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DebbyC
Community Member
3 months ago

Tomfoolery, elevated!

Isabella Vega
Community Member
3 months ago

Wow this is terrible

actaully...nevermind
Community Member
2 months ago

When you realize you have 2 idiots on the line

Marvin HoG
Community Member
3 months ago

There needs to be more Robbie Rotten memes

Lara Bird
Community Member
3 months ago

Awesome!!

David Herz
Community Member
3 months ago

He hadn't plugged it in yet.

A typical Bob fan
Community Member
3 months ago

The other guy must be clueless... I’m like that sometimes lmao

Karyn Langdon
Community Member
3 months ago

Bamboozled again!

Arctic Fox Lover
Community Member
3 months ago

Was this person joking, or were they genuinely stupid? XD

Ace Cole
Community Member
3 months ago

Sneak level 100

ChinaPandas122
Community Member
3 months ago

...

Kate
Community Member
3 months ago

Is that Phil Dunphy?

Kimberley McMillan
Community Member
3 months ago

This could actually be me. I can respond to texts on my macbook without having my phone nearby...

danielw
Community Member
3 months ago

.... don't tell your boss that.

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Clandestine
Community Member
3 months ago

You can text from your computer though, can't you?

Doris Bennett
Community Member
3 months ago

OMG you can not cure stupid!

Typical Horse YT
Community Member
3 months ago

I died when I saw it 😂

Lisa Johannesson
Community Member
3 months ago

You know what, this could be like my mom looking for the glasses on her head type situation. I mean... it *could*

John Doe AKA "READ MY DAMN COMMENT OR REPLY BEFORE YOU DISLIKE!" 3 months ago

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Is this one just playing along with a joke and none of us actually know?

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#17

It's Spanish Though!

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Olivier Caissy
Community Member
3 months ago

“ English, mofo , do you speak it?”

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#18

People-Missed-Jokes-Funny-Posts

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Scagsy
Community Member
3 months 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
3 months ago

Sigh.....

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#20

3 In 1 Folks

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Scagsy
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3 months ago

OMG We gonna need a bigger boat

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#21

What An Idiot!

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autism genius
Community Member
3 months ago

don't call anyone retarded.

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#22

He Cracked The Code

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GoodWolf
Community Member
3 months 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
Community Member
3 months ago

Really no, what?? Well no ship Sherlock

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#24

Got It , Thanks

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WilvanderHeijden
Community Member
3 months 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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3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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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3 months 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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3 months ago

Oop .........

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#30

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DforDorothy
Community Member
3 months 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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3 months 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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3 months ago

They are from Alabama.

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#33

Its Clearly A Monkey Wym?

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Sue Hazlewood
Community Member
3 months ago

It's an elephant

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#34

Saw This In Insta Today

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Olivier Caissy
Community Member
3 months ago

It’s still bad.

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#35

Its A Real Cat Idiots

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Vic
Community Member
3 months ago

It's a painting from Harry Potter

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#36

Double Homework, Obviously

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Kostas
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3 months 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
3 months 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
Community Member
3 months 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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3 months 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
3 months ago

Excuses excuses!

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