One of the reasons that observational comedy is so popular is because it points out those things that we all just know, but don't really think about. We all experience certain everyday situations; at the shop, on a bus, in the office. There are hundreds of small, mundane occasions when we all pretty much think and feel the same way, we just don't realize it.

We here at Bored Panda have collected a list of just these kind of occasions, and there are sure to be plenty of them that'll leave you nodding along in bemused recognition. Scroll down below to check them out for yourself, and add your own in the comments!

#1

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Keeping track of your passwords can be difficult, it's a fine line between good online security and being able to remember the damn things. And it's only getting more complex. Capital letters, numerals, but don't you dare try using that dash. Just coming up with a decent one takes a certain talent!

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varwenea
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1 year ago

That is totally me! And re-answer the security question multiple times too. :(

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#2

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This is the perfect time to test out your neutral face, look straight ahead, maybe whistle a bit, relax. It can get awkward though if there's no exit except at the checkout, and you have to squeeze your way through, drawing the attention of everyone...

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Kesyra
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1 year ago

Sometimes this gets so overwhelming I end up buying something I don't even want/need to avoid feeling like a suspect.

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#3

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Thank god for the autosave. This one seems more of a 'retro' experience for me, however those easy excuses for not handing in an assignment are long gone.

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María Hermida
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1 year ago

Word is sh*t if you want to add images. There are two tricks you can use: 1. Insert a table, one column, invisible borders, and insert the image inside the cell. You can even add another row below for a caption or explanation. It always stays centered! Something similar if you create a "text field"? ( I use Word in Spanish and don't remember in English), if you insert the image inside a "text thingy" you can move it easily, although it sometimes moves the text around it. My advice if you work a lot with text and images is to get Microsoft Publisher. It's much better, and it saves hours of work, and your mental health.

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#4

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I regard heavy machinery as anything heavier and more complex than the remote. I'm high, unpredictable and a risk to everyone. Now leave me alone.

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Marc
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1 year ago

I imagine the vacuum cleaner and the dish washer and let my wife know about it!

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#5

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As life gets easier, the easy things seem harder. Whereas we used to happily traipse up and down the high street for our shopping, the act of getting up off the couch to grab our credit cards now feels like a major inconvenience. If this is you, try saving your card number and expiration dates on your browser, and if you can summon the effort, memorize those 3 little numbers on the back. Good luck and Godspeed!

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Enuya
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1 year ago

Yes. That is why when I plan to shop online, I prepare my card beforehand.

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#6

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This is an awkward one, because once you are past a certain point it becomes desperately impolite to ask. As an Australian you get a slight pass because you just call everyone 'mate' anyway, but eventually you're gonna get caught out!

But why do we forget people's names? The simplest, and most brutally honest reason is that we're just not interested. We are much better at remembering things that we are motivated to learn, so if somebody keeps forgetting your name, they probably just don't really care about you. Sad!

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varwenea
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1 year ago

I can be repeating "Christy, Christy, Christy". Then meet "Heidi, Heidi, Heidi". And turn around saying "Who was the first gal again?"

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#7

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Only 3 years? And here I am stressing out about the time I crapped myself at Jake Mcgrath's 5th birthday party. Sadly, some things will just never leave you.

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Tahani
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1 year ago

Only 3 years ago??? I can go back to damn kindergarten....

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#8

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We grab our phones multiple times a day, often for no reason other than habits based on addiction, for pleasure, and obsession, for relief from the anxiety of 'missing out.'

Writing in Psychology today, Dr. Larry D. Rosen believes that your motivation for constant connection is a combination of pleasure and anxiety. "How much of each, I believe, is based on the individual," he says. "Personally, I would say I grab the phone about 75% of the time for anxiety reduction and 25% of the time for pleasure. I watch others and when I see some smiling as they tap keys and await return missives, I assume that they are feeling pleasure. Most often, I don’t see them smile at all, but maybe express an almost a visible sigh of relief." How about you?

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Krumps
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1 year ago

Yep. You don't actually look at the time you just do it for no reason.

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#9

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Who pays attention to single minutes? Most of us know more-or-less how long 10 minutes feels. "I'll be with you in 10," yeah, you pretty much know what you're getting. But a single minute can be taken for granted, that's like, no time. Except at the gym.

"Hold that plank for one minute," somebody tells you. "No problem," you think. "Piece of cake." It's only then do you realize how excruciatingly long those 60 seconds can be. You watch in creeping horror as the seconds slowly drip by, oblivious to your shaking, sagging ordeal, before you collapse around the 40 second mark in a quivering sweaty heap. That one minute is now your personal Everest.

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Luis Milian
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1 year ago

this is true! in my head I'm thinking 30 seconds has pass, look down and nope....14 seconds

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#10

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The term 'voice confrontation' is used to describe the phenomenon of not liking your own voice, and comes from the false expectations you get from hearing yourself 'internally' most of the time. Because we hear ourselves through our bone structure, we are tricked into believing our voices are deeper and richer than they actually are.

Speaking to The Guardian Dr Silke Paulmann, a psychologist at the University of Essex, says, “I would speculate that the fact that we sound more high-pitched than what we think we should leads us to cringe as it doesn’t meet our internal expectations; our voice plays a massive role in forming our identity and I guess no one likes to realise that you’re not really who you think you are.”

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Monday
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1 year ago

And wonder how people tolerate speaking to you when you sound like that.

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#11

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Marc
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1 year ago

That cats face is awesome! I had to laugh!

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#12

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Yes, this happens all the time. Some people just give off that vibe, don't they? The best way to deal with it? Just walk away my friend, unless you wanna get peri-annoyed and post-annoyed too.

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Enuya
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1 year ago

Yes, I've this feeling about few of my acquaintances. I'd rather not to get angry, so I usually avoid these people.

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#13

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We all have those engagements where you'd rather be absolutely anywhere else in the world but there. In these cases, the period beforehand needs to be savored to its fullest, like every sweet minute on your snooze alarm.

Sometimes something as simple as sitting half-naked alone in a towel can be the sweetest thing, because you are not THERE. Or maybe you're just a bit of a space case and zone out from time to time.

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varwenea
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1 year ago

That's better than me. At least he showered. I'd be more like not even out of the bed, delaying the inevitable.

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#14

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Packing is never fun, there's always the temptation to take more than you need. That's never a good thing, as it makes your bag heavier, stuff is more difficult to find and you're essentially just taking items of clothing along for the ride.

So why do it? Well, it's in our nature to delay decision making, so if we just pack it all and decide what to wear later, our lazy brains are happy. Underwear is different because it's small, so you feel like you can throw in plenty and it won't matter. Plus, putting on a fresh pair of boxers always feels better than fresh pants, or a jumper. Doesn't it?

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Ozacoter
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1 year ago

I always do it for unexpected periods

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This phenomenon is known as a 'mondegreen,' which The New Yorker explains is a "misheard word or phrase that makes sense in your head, but is, in fact, entirely incorrect."

It has all got to do with the way your brain processes the sounds you hear, and is governed by things like knowledge and familiarity. For example the classic 'excuse me while I kiss the sky,' is often misheard as 'excuse me while I kiss this guy,' because kissing guys is a common occurrence, kissing skies not so much!

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Smerv
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1 year ago

I MISS THE RAIN IN SOUTH AFRICA

Monday
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1 year ago

I left some brains down in Africa!

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Hello it Smee
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1 year ago

Hell go back to 30 some years ago to that damn alphabet song, when I thought it was: A B C D E F G H I J K elemental P Q R S...

Lola
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1 year ago

Haha elemental, good one.

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BusLady
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1 year ago

When you google the lyrics and realise you've been singing nonsense for 30 years.

JessG
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1 year ago

"Hold me closer Tony Danzaaaaaa!"

glowworm2
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1 year ago

"Hold me closer, tiny hamster!"

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Bored Fox
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1 year ago

I am not a native English speaker so I once found a notebook where I had collected some song lyrics by listening various songs and writing the lyrics. That was a time before I had an access to Internet (1990's) so there often was not any other way to get lyrics to many songs. Those lyrics were so wrong that I laughed, cried and then destroyed that notebook. For example I had thought that The Winner Takes It All by ABBA told about potatoes. :D

Frozengeckolover
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1 year ago

You shouldn't have destroyed it, Bored fox. You could have published it and everyone could have had a good laugh. Not in laughing at you, but laughing at the common issue of misunderstandings that we ALL have. I would have enjoyed reading it.

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Sue Grigg
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1 year ago

I'm 62 years old, when I was a teenager there was a great song called Itchycoo Park by the Small Faces that had this line in the song: What did you feel there? - Well I cried "But why the tears there?" - I'll tell you why. I thought "but why the tears there" was "we'll try the cheese there" and it made sense to me ,two high people in the public square decide to try some cheese from the local cheese store. I literally thought that until about 6 months ago when someone heard me sing it and said "what did you just say?". I like my version better.

Frozengeckolover
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1 year ago

I've never heard that song, Sue Grigg, but I bet your version is better.

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Rachel Franke
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1 year ago

Dirty Deeds and the Thunder Chief

nothingxx
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1 year ago

My aunt thought it was "dirty deeds and the thunder Jeep"

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Shantelle Stratford
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1 year ago

Lucille - Kenny Rogers "You picked a fine day to leave me Lucille, with 400 children and a rock in my heel" instead of "with 4 hungry children and a crop in the field". I think that was my favourite F up from when I was a kid lol

nothingxx
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1 year ago

400 kids! That's a lot. How sad.

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Flame Phoenix
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1 year ago

Some body once told me the world was macaroni

glowworm2
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1 year ago

Oh my gosh. I love it! XD!

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Bob Beltcher
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1 year ago

Come together, right now, Albany!

The Girl on Fire
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1 year ago

All the lonely starbucks lovers...

Doober
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1 year ago

Hahhaha yes me too!

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Krumps
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1 year ago

Concrete jungle wet dream tomato

Bored Birgit
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1 year ago

Have a look at "misheard lyrics" on YouTube, there will be hours of fun!

Kesyra
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1 year ago

There's a song I really like and keep hearing " 'Cause life's made of sandwiches".

María Hermida
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1 year ago

😄😄😄😄😄😄

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Shantelle Stratford
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1 year ago

Dirty Deeds done with Sheep (AC/DC Dirty deeds done dirt cheap

Bob Beltcher
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1 year ago

That's actually a Wierd Al sing so you may have heard it once. It's pretty funny because there's sheep bah'ing in the background the whole song lol.

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Bluebell Rizzi
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1 year ago

"and I miss youuu, like the peasants miss the rain.." true story.

Jesper Rasmussen
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1 year ago

I can’t stop hearing “I can see your a-hole” in stead of “I can see your halo”. I’m sorry!!

John Montgomery
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1 year ago

You mean Stevie Wonder didn't DISCO to say "I love you"? I'm shocked. Shocked I tell you!

glowworm2
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1 year ago

6 months--sometimes it's been frickin' years! For example, it's actually "Hang on Sloopy" not "Hang on Snoopy" like I used to think.

Bored Birgit
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1 year ago

Aaaw, that's so cute

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Marc
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1 year ago

Oh, I do it a lot. Sometimes I have to double check, because I think the lyrics might be wrong, because my version makes more sense to me.

Samantha Comerford
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1 year ago

I am a one inch pen .... My daughter sang this for UB40 I am a one in 10.... She also thought Bonjovie Living on a Prayer was, Woho we’re living on gravy 😂 She was 10 yrs old btw

Naomi Armitage
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1 year ago

*Bonjovi

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Tim Douglass
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1 year ago

Those of us who grew up with only radio had to guess all the time at lyrics. Even most album covers didn't include the lyrics - which was always a great frustration. You could easily go decades with no way to know what the correct words were.

thepotatogirl
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1 year ago

for me it's Halsey's "Bad At Love" when she sings "but I always think about her when I'm riding through", I heard it as "but I always think about her when I barbecue"

Lili Képes
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1 year ago

Do you remember that Coca-Cola World Cup song from 2010, "Waving flags"? Until last year I thought the end of the refrain was "I wave your flag", and every time I heard the song I nearly cried because of the beauty of the meanings behind it. Then I realized it was "Now wave your flag", and all my previous emotions turned into embarrassment... :)

criminalgirl
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1 year ago

Or in the case of Beck, he's been singing nonsense for ever....

A E
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1 year ago

6 months? my whole life..

Sanne H.
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1 year ago (edited)

Baby, can you breeeeeeddddd... a cactus from Jamaica?

Casey C
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1 year ago

I miss the rains down in Africaa

Jen Moya
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1 year ago

"The Dukes of Hazzard are in the classroom" thank god for Google-I say this daily

Beverly
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1 year ago

Here's mine: "Wake up In a Sportsac Don't stop till you get enough..."

Mosko Bosko
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1 year ago

get a room with a poster - don't stop till you get enough...

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Nyssa Link
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1 year ago

That part of Taylor Swift’s blank space lyrics that I can only hear as “Starbuck lovers” lol

Broken Bay
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1 year ago

Lovely Starbucks lovers.

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Laugh Fan
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1 year ago

I love looking up lyrics and seeing how wrong I have it! Still don't remember the right words when I next hear the song.

Louise Krause
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1 year ago

I always hear I missed the train down in Africa

Krisztián Ferryman Konszky (WE GO AGAIN)
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1 year ago

WhoYouGonnaCall!! Those bastards!!

Naomi Armitage
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1 year ago

Swiped from Jimmy Fallon tweet segment.

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Harleen
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1 year ago

Near, far, wherever you are, I believe that the hot dogs go on LOL Do yourself a huge favor and watch Peter Kay's Misheard Lyrics! It's hilarious

Sooke
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1 year ago

The hot dogs go on👏

Shantelle Stratford
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1 year ago

Cheap wine and a three legged goat (Is really "Cheap wine and a three day growth")

AnnaB
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1 year ago

It's 'I bless the rains down in Africa'.

_bittersweet_
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1 year ago

I thought Habits by tove lo said “You’re gone and I gotta stay I, all the time” in stead of the actual lyrics.

Sadie Shapiro
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1 year ago

Some nights I stay up splashing in my bathtub, some nights I crawl in a drawer. Some nights I wish that mice could build a castle, and that they all would just fall off. But I still wake up. Avocado toast...

Frozengeckolover
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1 year ago

And then there are songs that don't make any sense, even if sung correctly.

Artahmiss
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1 year ago

or 6 years

My Alter Ego
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1 year ago

Hahaha yeah I always thought that lyric from 'Purple Haze' was about Jimi Hendrix calling for a break to kiss some random dude (How revolutionary! Then again, it was the Summer of Love) as opposed to "kissing the sky"

Jennifer Crompton
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1 year ago

Years ago took my 5 yo daughter to see Madagascar and she INSISTED that the lemurs were singing "I like the movie, movie" instead of "I like to move it, move it"

Circuit_Sketch_OWO
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1 year ago

IM BLUE IF I WAS GREEN I WOULD DIE

Krisztián Ferryman Konszky (WE GO AGAIN)
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1 year ago

AaaaaaFRIKA! (Instead of Aaaaa FREAK OUT)

nothingxx
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1 year ago

dirty deeds and the thunder jeep

Naomi Armitage
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1 year ago

Try 40+ years. The intro to Stephen King's "The Stand" has the last verse of Blue Oyster Cult's song "Don't Fear The Reaper", and it says, and I quote, "C'mon, Mary, don't fear the reaper." So for YEARS, I thought it was "Mary". Upon entering the 21st century, I learn it's actually "C'mon, BABY..." Not earth-shattering, I know, but it was for me--you mean, Stephen King LIED TO ME?!!?

Kadin Thompson
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1 year ago

what i really hate is when you know the lyrics, but the syllables dont fit with the tune, so you sing way too fast.

Kadin Thompson
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1 year ago (edited)

Whats really the shits is when you hear "Sweet Home Alabama" live and then listen to it as a studio recording. Lynyrd Skynyrd sounds like shit when they record.

Kadin Thompson
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1 year ago

I love/hate this so damn much.

Gracie Winchester
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1 year ago

I do this all the time with Milky Chance and Bastille songs

okpkpkp
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1 year ago

40 years. Credence Clearwater Revival. I was singing "hep da hiya" when I heard my wife sing "Sweet Hitchhiker". Me: Is that what they sing?

Helena Houzarová
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1 year ago

This is even more fun if English is your second language and you don't know all slang terms, dialects, and accents out there! Oh, the amount of nonsense I heard in songs before internet started to offer lyrics to everything...

Finn-Yego
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1 year ago

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L
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1 year ago

"SHY VIOLET", sang my dad....forever!😗🎶

Charles Roig
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1 year ago

It's worse when you're a lead singer in a rock band. (Thsi goes way back)

Kim Whitt
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1 year ago

You’re a vegetable- Michael Jackson, I never knew all those years.

Caroline Driver
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1 year ago

Climb every woman, it's all in meee.

meow point1
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1 year ago

LOL! I remember when I was about five or six, I thought the lyrics to "I Like to Move It" were "fizzy-colored feet" instead of "physically fit".

Caleb Paulson
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1 year ago

VHS Collection is my ultimate mondegreen.

diarykeeper
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1 year ago

Ever heard japanese artists sing engrish.. or for the love of everything holy: GeRmAN ?! Yep.

Benjamin Windt
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1 year ago

is "realise" spelled like that? No no I think it's realize.

Candice Ravel
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1 year ago

6 months? Try 20 years, lol!

Joe Thompson
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1 year ago

I had a life changing moment on a train journey once where I learnt that the lines in Californication are “pay your surgeon very well to break the spell of aging” and not “mumble mumble sergeant bearer something something aging” and “first born unicorn”, “not first port in a storm”

Michal Janik
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1 year ago

13 years until I put "Tou Es Foutu" into the translator. 😂

Ryo Bakura
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1 year ago

"Straight outta Compton! Crazy motherhubbard named Rice Chewed!"

John Carr
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1 year ago

"Excuse me while I kiss this guy". Thought for ages that Jimi Hendrix was gay. That's what happens when your radio was ancient and could only receive Medium Wave.

Da Potato
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1 year ago

It's embarrassing XD Even more embarrassing when someone decides to correct you T_T

HoffLensMetalHedLovesAnimalsUK
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1 year ago

I'm too much of a pedantic musician to do this.

Amery
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1 year ago

There are too many for me to list. I still sing them wrong; accidentally on purpose, haha!

PandaLover
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1 year ago

Ignorance is bliss they say

Nicki
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1 year ago

"animals eat cheerios and" = "animals strike curious poises "- When Doves Cry. Prince is weeping in heaven (even though I was 6 when I sang it that way!).

Janette Parker
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1 year ago

I can't stand the rain, gets my wind up...

Sammiche
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1 year ago

'Scuse me while I kiss this guy!

betty bash
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1 year ago

And then you find out your version is better...

KarmaQueen
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1 year ago

I do this all of the time. My husband has to stop the song and ask me what I just sang. He knows damn well it wasn't the right words, but my words work too.

Rebecca Owens
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1 year ago

I will never try to song any song out loud without googling the lyrics first because of how WRONG I always hear the lyrics.

Rebecca Owens
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1 year ago

It's an amazing thing most songs on YouTube have the lyrics there, or I'd be going off today YOUR WORLD'S A BLOCK OF CHEESE! YOUR WORLD'S A BLOCK OF CHEESE!!

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Lara Smith
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1 year ago

Tom Sawyer: The world is, the world is, loved and liked by he...

Bored Phoenix
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1 year ago

OH MY GOD YES!

danielw
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1 year ago

"I'M FREE... Free BALLING". it's better than the original. trust me.

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Another situation where you truly embrace every minute. Even though you know that these three minutes aren't gonna make the slightest difference to your level of morning freshness, you are gonna savor them, drink up every second of sweet, cozy sleep. Aaaaand it's over in a flash and you're getting up anyway. Was it worth it? You bet it was!

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BusLady
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1 year ago

Me? Imma snooze it for another 10.

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#17

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I kinda miss the days when we had four channels and that was it. For dinner you had news, news, soap opera or The Simpsons, easy choice! Now it's at least an hour of fraught decision-making, eventually resulting in a complete lack of commitment to anything. Gah.

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C
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1 year ago

Always. Browse netflix for an hour before I find something

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Marc
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1 year ago

Not only USPS, but literally each and every parcel service.

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Are you still afraid of the dark? Kids are hardwired to be afraid of the dark, evolutionarily it made sense, as we are exposed and vulnerable when we can't spot potential danger.

Thomas Ollendick, professor of psychology and director of the Child Study Center at Virginia Tech explained why to Live Science. "Kids believe everything imaginable, that in the dark robbers might come or they could get kidnapped, or someone might come and take their toys away." Essentially, their fears stem from "the unexpected," he said. While kids grow out of such fears, if the anxiety reaches extreme levels and is considered a phobia, called nyctophobia, Ollendick says that can last through adulthood if left untreated.

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Monday
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1 year ago

No matter how old I get, I still get that feeling of being chased when I walk in the dark...

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#20

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You can bite your tongue and not give that person a piece of your mind, you might even be able to stop yourself giving a frustrated or sarcastic sigh. But keeping a good poker face takes discipline and practice, one social skill that I'm just gonna have to keep working on.

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kasa alex
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1 year ago

All. the. time. Sometimes hand actions too

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Smerv
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1 year ago

accurate

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#22

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Everybody loves the horsies! I guess if you grew up around horses though, the excitement probably would be reserved for something more exotic. "Oh look, mooses" would be my version of that.

Speaking of mooses; if goose is geese, why isn't moose, meese?

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varwenea
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1 year ago

Cows, too!

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#23

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This. Then you make the mistake of going on to Google to search for 'liver pain,' and five minutes later you have convinced yourself that you now have hepatitis. Good times.

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Smerv
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1 year ago

so this is how it ends

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Marc
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1 year ago

It actually happened to me one or two times that I not only thought of it, but went to them and told them what I was thinking about it. Embarrassing!

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KarmaQueen
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1 year ago

Some people just reach in front of them and get what they want. No reason why two people can't get to the same item.

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Enuya
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1 year ago

Now I am really interested what is in file named "It was not my fault".

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#27

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Judging the line at the supermarket is one of those handy skills that can get you ahead in everyday life. Sure, that guy might have a small basket, but they are all fresh goods that need to be weighed and typed in manually, That lady has a trolley full of cans but they are all the same, and will pass through with a single scan and a quick count. Tactics!

But what do you do when you're toward the back of a line, and you sense a new checkout is about to be opened. Do you make the move? Skip the queue and get in to an undeserved lead? Or fairly and politely let the people in front go, as they have waited longer. What's your strategy and etiquette?

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Marc
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1 year ago

Murphy's law. It's always the wrong line, no matter where you stand.

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This happens too often to be a coincidence, there must be an explanation. According to an article by Lucas Reilly in Mental Floss, your body adapts well if you have a good sleep routine, and tries to preempt the stress of your dreaded alarm.

"Your body hates your alarm clock. It’s jarring. It’s stressful. And it ruins all that hard work," he writes. "It defeats the purpose of gradually waking up. So, to avoid being interrupted, your body does something amazing: It starts increasing a protein called PER and stress hormones earlier in the night. Your body gets a head start so the waking process isn’t cut short. It’s so precise that your eyelids open minutes—maybe even seconds—before the alarm goes off."

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Vic
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1 year ago

If I wake up, look at the time and it's just past midnight, the prospect of having hours of sleep ahead is the the best feeling in the world.

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#29

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Some people are receipt keepers, while others aren't. What am I gonna do with a grocery receipt from last week? Claim it back on tax? I'm definitely in the no-receipt camp but it's true, sometimes a random urge does strike and I find myself running through a few "what if just in case" scenarios.

But yeah, like this guy these feeling are based on absolutely nothing. Still beats having a wallet full of Walmart receipts from 1996.

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BusLady
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1 year ago

I do ask for receipts now, after a convenience store overcharged me and management refused to do anything about it. I go through them about once a week and discard what I don't need. I save receipts for appliances, electronics, etc, in case there is a problem.

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#30

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Why do we get this collective feeling of the years going more slowly than they actually do? Perhaps it's because we haven't embraced the 'style' of the most recent decades yet, because we are still close to them.

The 70s 80s and 90s all have a definitive feel to them, and for me anyway, the 90s still feel close by. The 2000s and 2010s haven't yet been defined in my head, so it all kinda feels the same. 2014 could've been yesterday as far as I'm concerned. What do you think?

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BusLady
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1 year ago

Will we call it twenty-twenty, or two thousand- twenty?

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