148 Times People Missed The Joke So Bad, They Embarrassed Themselves (New Pics)

Hang on, Pandas, did you hear that? I sounded like ‘woooosh’ (yes, with 4 o’s), the sound the jokes make when they go over our heads as Captain Obvious flies away! Luckily for us, that’s good news because that means it’s time for another part of our article series about the wonderfully weird r/woooosh subreddit, a community of nearly a million people.

Created back in 2016, the ‘Woooosh’ community is all about (not so) gently poking fun at those people who embarrassed themselves publicly when they didn’t get obvious jokes. Now, now, let’s be honest, we’ve all been in situations where we totally don’t get some bizarre quip or other. But these cases are so extreme, they’re hilarious in their own right. ‘Woooosh’ indeed!

Check out some of the best new ‘woooosh’ posts below, upvote your faves, and remember to share them with your pals if you think they’re in need of a humorous pick-me-up. If you’re curious, you can check out our earlier posts about r/woooosh here, here, here, and here. Meanwhile, scroll down for Bored Panda’s interview about humor and jokes we don’t get with British comedy writer, musical comedian, and talented polymath Ariane Sherine.

#1 The Bad Doctor

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#2 You Didn’t Solve It

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#3 It’s Clearly A Magic Eight Ball

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Comedy writer Ariane, who’s recently launched the first episode of her new podcast and has a brand new book coming out later this week, told Bored Panda that we can’t expect everyone to get jokes because not everyone’s looking for them. “I think some people just aren’t used to looking for the humor in situations,” she said.

“Many people take life very seriously (like my mum, who can vaguely identify a joke but always laughs in the wrong place!). Alternatively, it could be the fault of the person telling the joke—the humor might be too subtle and not signposted enough,” she added that the responsibility for getting the joke falls on both the comedian and the listener.

#4 Some People Think They Are So Smart

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#5 Bruh Moment

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#6 The Manager Will Listen To Me… This May Not End Well

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However, if you find yourself constantly unable to get other people’s jokes, there’s really no other solution other than to politely ask for an explanation. It might kill the humor, but it’s also the only way to get to grips with what’s funny and why. If you’re feeling shy, consider asking for an explanation when there won’t be too many people around so you don’t embarrass yourself.

“There’s no other way but to ask people what the joke is. Or you might want to keep it to yourself that you have an under-developed sense of humor,” the comedy expert quipped that we can always pretend that we got the joke. Though living with such a huge secret might be harder than it sounds.

#7 This Is So Sad Guys

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#8 Prince Phillip

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#9 We Are All Dumb

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I was also interested to get Ariane’s take on what people who take life far, far too seriously can do to lighten up and open themselves up to humor more. She said that meditation and [ahem] physical self-love “are two great ways to relax,” however, they might not necessarily help them “tune into the lighter side of life.”

These activities aren’t without their merits, however, and might help you if you’re constantly stressed out and overly serious. “They’ll make you happier though, which is probably just as good.”

#10 Some People Are Just Dumb

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#11 Nah They’re Just Proud Of Their Pro-Gamer Son !

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#12 Onioned Lol

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#13 I Wonder How That Would Work

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#14 Oh Thank God She Corrected Him I Was Worried!

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#15 This Was Me Almost A Year Ago. I Have Returned To See If Anyone Remembers Me. Or If My Legacy Died With Me

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#16 Congratulations! You Have Solved The Mystery!

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#17 Looks Like New York To Me

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#18 No Waaaay

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#19 Poor Ol’ Dave

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#20 Gravity. It Works In Amazing Way- Oh

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#21 Nuhh Uhh!

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#22 My Friend Is Way Too Dumb

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#23 No Texas Really Is Massive

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#24 I Think The Punchline Was

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#25 It’s Just All Around Easier

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#26 The Comment Got 9 Likes

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#27 Why Is Everyone On Instagram So Stupid

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#28 Wait He Dead?

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#29 Wdym 2021 Won’t Make Covid Go Poof?

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#30 I Thought He Would Have Got It

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#31 It’s Fake Caus Marlboro Doesn’t Have A “Tweeter” Account

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#32 Ah Yes, The Height Of Luxury, A Floor

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#33 Some People Just Refuse To Admit Cardi B Stole Wap From Medieval Revolutionaries

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#34 How Did He Notice That?!

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#35 What Do You Mean? I Went To His Concert!

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#36 Why? Just Why

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#37 You Know What Time It Is

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#38 But This Is Europe Not Europa

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#39 This Is Two Stupid

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#40 Bulbs Were Invented After Newton As Well

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#41 I Shouldn’t Be Surprised

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#42 His Page Is Full Of Stuff Like This

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#43 My Little Smart Boi Have Found The Truth

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#44 On A Facebook Italian Cooking Page

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#45 Til Tatooine Isn’t A Real Place

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#46 Thats Not How Time Works

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#47 It’s A Leaf, Everyone Knows That, You Idot

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#48 Was Going Through Instagram For Once, I’m Not Really Surprised

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#49 She Didn’t Get That One

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#50 It Didn’t Take Long

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#51 Insert *wow*

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#52 Is It Already Out???

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#53 Now I Can Cut My Pasta Cooking Time In Half!

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#54 Get Your Outbreaks Right Ie

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#55 Prison Isn’t So Bad

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#56 Oh No

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#57 Someone’s Smart

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#58 Naw Dude, It’s An Owl

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#59 Martial Mathers The Police

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#60 I Thought It Was Real

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#61 Mrbeast? Never Heard Of Him

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#62 The Funny Thing Is He’s Wrong

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#63 Twitter Moment

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#64 No That’s A Cat

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#65 The Force Isn’t With This One

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#66 This Guy Is Right, Today Is December 32, Can’t Believe This Guy Got The Calendar Wrong

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#67 Not Sure They Have A Sense Of Humour

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#68 The World Goes On

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#69 It’s Under Water

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#70 It’s The Time Of The Year Again For February 30 Jokes

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#71 “Its Spelled Monkey”

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#72 Saw This Just Now

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#73 My Friend On Discord

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#74 Fun At Parties

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#75 Attention! Mario Is Now Available As A Character In Super Smash Bros

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#76 It Was Just Too Deep.. He Didn’t Understand

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#77 F In The Chat For The People In The Old Days

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#78 I Have Been Holding On To This One For A While

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#79 Of Course It Is Fake Xd

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#80 Camera Man Got Them Steady Hands

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#81 Not To Get Too Mathematical But 100kg Of Feathers Is A Whole Truck

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#82 Thanks For Being Smart Mr Obvious

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#83 No, Thats Not What They Were Implying

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#84 This Guy’s Fun At Parties

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#85 Ohhhh Wow Didn’t Know That

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#86 Come On

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#87 What Man Is He Talking About???

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#88 Its Literally Posted By A Page Called “Sarcasm”

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#89 No It’s Caprisun!

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#90 I Love Ig

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#91 We’ve Got Some Einsteins Here

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#92 Nah They’re Just Twins Separated At Birth

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#93 Nikola Tesla Was Friends With Eminem

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#94 Instagram Is Great

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#95 That’s A Yikes From Me Dawg

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#96 An Accurate Representation Of A Gamer’s Cheap Keyboard Tho

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#97 I Am So Smort

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#98 This Guy Must Be Fun At Parties

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#99 Oh Geez Thank You Instagrammer For Clearing This Up I Was So Worried

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#100 That’s Fake!

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#101 Hey That’s Not A Bulletproof Vest. That’s A Nokia 3310! Ugh, Do Your Research

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#102 Ah Yes, Im An Idiot

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#103 Sherlock Holmes Has Entered The Chat

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#104 I Cannot Tell If They Were Being Real Or Just Plain Stupid

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#105 What Do You Mean? It Happened To Me

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#106 Definitely Left

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#107 I Don’t Believe You

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#108 Could Be ‘Fornicating’ I Suppose!

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#109 Really I Thought It Was Real?!?!?!

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#110 Haha Lok Hat Dis Tipo

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#111 I Never Wouldve Guessed

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#112 Getting Defensive For No Reason At All

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#113 A Normal Discord Afternoon

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#114 This Guy’s Clever, He Should Be A Detective

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#115 These People Always Misunderstand Everything

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#116 Make Him An Offer He Can’t Refuse

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#117 I Think Mrbeast Stole Their Thumbnails

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#118 Yes Belgium

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#119 Meanwhile, In The Comment Section Of Daughters’ Satan In The Wait

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#120 Idk About You Guys But I Kinda Believe Him

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#121 Wow, You’re So Smart!!

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#122 Microsoft Is So Dumb

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#123 That’s Leonardo Dicaprio

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#124 Convo At 2pm After Night Out

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#125 The Irony

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#126 Basicly Yes

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#127 Best Anime

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#128 I Knew I Would Find That Comment

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#129 No Way, It Is?!

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#130 I Went To 5th Grade Lol

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#131 Bruh Moment

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#132 The Amount Of Dumb**ses In This World Scares Me

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#133 I Wish I Had Such Good Ideas

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#134 But Did He Survive Tho?

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#135 On A Meme Sub Too

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#136 Yeah Dumba**

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#137 This Dude Will Ruin Your Day

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#138 Meme Culture Go ?

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#139 They’ve Got To Be Joking

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#140 Thanks Cameraman

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#141 What? He Didn‘T See A Single Movie Before He Acted In One??

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#142 He Spittin Facts

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#143 You Guys Ever Heard Of This “Animated” Stuff He’s Talking About?

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#144 Insanepeoplefacebook Once Again Falls For Obvious Satire

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#145 What? There’s No Way It’s Animated

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#146 Right Over There Head

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#147 I Can‘T See Someone Else?!?

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