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

We’ve all been there—someone makes an awesome joke, but it’s either too subtle or it has a hidden twist to it that we don’t see. And the joke just goes over our heads, making a very loud ‘woooosh’ sound! However, some people don’t get these jokes to such a degree that their reactions get screenshotted and featured on the massively popular r/woooosh subreddit, an online community of over a million members.

Scroll down to find some of the most ridiculous times people missed the joke so bad, they ended up embarrassing themselves online. Don’t forget to upvote the pics and jokes that made you chuckle the most, Pandas.

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If you’re in the mood for some more wonderfully weird ‘wooooshes,’ then we invite you to check out Bored Panda’s earlier articles about r/woooosh when you’re done enjoying this list. You’ll find our previous article here, here, as well as here.

We got in touch with British comedy writer and aspiring pop star Ariane Sherine to have a chat about humor and not getting jokes. Scroll down for Bored Panda’s interview with her.

#1 These Subtitles Are Really Immersive

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Bored Panda wanted to get comedy writer Ariane’s opinion on what it says about us as people if some jokes go over our heads. “Depending on the situation, it either means you’re not privy to knowledge you need to understand the joke, or it just means your brain doesn’t work in the way it needs to in order to understand that particular type of humor,” she said.

However, we shouldn’t worry because we all miss some jokes some of the time. Nobody’s perfect, not even comedy professionals. “Stuff goes over my head occasionally too and I’m a comedian!” Ariane told us.

#2 Mews, Mewsment Park

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#3 Nothing Starts With “N” And Ends With “G”

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The comedian isn’t sure if our awareness of what’s funny is just about exposure to humorous content. “Babies find a lot of things funny, so it’s partly innate,” she mused that understanding comedy is a mix of nature and nurture. “But for jokes like puns, you definitely need a firm grasp of language, and for political satire, you of course need an understanding of politics.”

We also touched on whose responsibility it is for the audience to get the joke, the comedian or the listeners. “It really depends on the joke and how it’s told,” Ariane said.

“People can’t be expected to get badly-told jokes where the setup or punchline is mangled, but if the joke’s told well, it’s not necessarily the comic’s fault if another person doesn’t get it. Humor can be quite a niche and individual thing, but if a joke regularly falls flat most comics will drop it from their sets.”

#4 Wdym, Its A Picture Taken Back Then

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#5 C’mon, Pet Smart Would’ve Told You It Was A Ferret

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#6 Clearly, You’re Not Smart As You Think You Are

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Judging people for their mistakes and feeling embarrassed when we make them ourselves are part and parcel of being a human being. It’s a part of who we are. However, there’s a healthy way to react when someone (including us!) misses the joke entirely.

Psychologist and wellbeing consultant Lee Chambers explained to Bored Panda during a previous in-depth interview that people judge others both consciously and automatically. “Comically, we are often told as children not to judge others and have stories shared about how judging others can mean we upset them or lose opportunities to see what really lies behind our perception,” he told us.

#7 Definitely Left

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#8 Nope He’s From Star Trek

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#9 How To Slow

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There are a variety of reasons why we might judge someone. “Sometimes, we judge others to feel superior ourselves, finding faults in others, highlighting them, and feeling better about ourselves in the process. Sometimes, we use it to work out where we fit in, recognizing how we want to be, where our aspirations lie, and how we don’t want to become,” the psychologist revealed.

“Sometimes, it’s in response to our own flaws, and we attack others for what we don’t like or don’t see into ourselves. And on other occasions, it’s to fit into a wider group who judge something or someone, and we conform and perform with the same judgment,” Lee said.

#10 No It’s Blue

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#11 He Also Forgot About Canadian And Australian

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#12 “This Is Also A Lie”

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In the psychologist’s view, being judgmental “does have some benefits when used mindfully.” For instance: “It can help us to set goals, find alignment with our values, it can help us to build the self-awareness of others and it can boost our self-esteem.”

#13 16 Thousand Likes Is A Lot Of Wooshes

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#14 I Mean He Was Trying To Be Helpful

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#15 Right Over The Head Of An Anti-Vaxxer

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What’s more, passing judgment on others can help us make positive social choices. “it’s understanding how and why we judge that gives us the ability to use it for our benefits instead of escaping our flaws or pulling others down.”

Meanwhile, if we end up feeling embarrassed because we didn’t get a joke and we’ve responded in a frankly silly way online, it’s important to remember to accept those feelings. Running away from our embarrassment can, later on, morph into shame.

#16 Running Was Invented

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#17 1918 Netflix

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#18 I Know A Fat Guy Who Likes To Grill!

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“We spend a lot of time and effort presenting an ideal version of ourselves to other people. When something happens that contrasts with the image we’ve been projecting—when we say or do something that shows we actually aren’t as graceful or as smart as we’d like people to believe—we feel embarrassed,” Vanessa Bohns, Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior at Cornell University, told Bored Panda.

#19 The Government Controls Everything Stoopit

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#20 Frontside 180

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#21 Yes, Dorothy

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“Discovering you were wrong about something most everyone else around you has long known to be true is one of those moments. In that moment we learn, ‘Wait a minute, maybe I haven’t been presenting the image of being smart or worldly that I thought I was presenting all this time,’ which is embarrassing,” she said.

#22 Congratulations, You Didn’t Get It

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#23 It’s An Ifunnier, So Go Ahead And Hate On Him

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#24 I’d Like A Tornado

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“One thing that’s interesting about embarrassment is that, for as much as we might experience it as painful in the moment, it’s actually very socially adaptive. Being embarrassed signals to other people that you care about what they think. And that actually draws people in to you,” Vanessa said that there are benefits to showing that you’re embarrassed about a mistake.

#25 Core-Ean

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#26 I Guess He Won’t Be Getting 500k

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#27 It’s Just A Picture You Dumbass

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“So blushing, burying your head in your hands, laughing, acknowledging how embarrassing something was, are all totally healthy ways to react,” she told us.

“The unhealthy way to react is to pretend you’re not embarrassed, that you didn’t make a mistake, or to get angry. Those things undo the positive effect of embarrassment typically has on other people by conveying insincerity and pushing people away rather than drawing them in.”

#28 Apologies For Being On Instagram

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#29 This Is Heartbreaking

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#30 Your Mind Tricks Don’t Work On Me

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Which of these pics and ‘wooooshes’ did you enjoy looking at and reading the most, dear Pandas? Have you ever had a ‘woooosh’ moment? Have you ever had a joke go over someone else’s head? Share your thoughts with all of us in the comment section at the bottom of this list.

#31 I Can’t Believe Da Vinci Would Do Something Like That

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#32 That Won’t Kill You

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#33 Nothing Gets Past This Person, Not Even Those Sneaky Party Invites

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#34 Dave Grohl Should Create His Own Band

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#35 Oh Damn Sorry Didn’t Realize

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#36 This Man Speaks The Deutsch

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#37 Yeah, Why Is She On Them?

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#38 Oh Wait

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#39 Wow, Really

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#40 Discord

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#41 F.o.r.t.n.i.t.e

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#42 Which One?

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#43 He Really Think He Did Something

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#44 This Is Quite Offensive

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#45 Keyboards Were Invented In 1868

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#46 Man Twitter Makes Me Feel So Stupid Sometimes

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#47 Yep Totally Blaming Ninja

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#48 Yes Of Course Silly, And Airports Also Existed Back Then

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#49 By Flying Up Obviously???

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#50 Hello, I’m Your

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

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#52 5 Foot 12

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#53 You Can’t See Me

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#54 She Didn’t Understood

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#55 I Don’t Know Man I Think It Looks Pretty Real

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#56 Sorry It’s On Instagram

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#57 You Can’t See Me

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#58 Bro It’s A Meme

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#59 I Was Dumb To Assume That People On Facebook Had A Sense Of Humor

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#60 How Tf Does Sgel Stand For That

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#61 Smuthe Brian Pleb

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#62 Definitely The Bird Hitching A Ride

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#63 Defending Schrödinger’s Cat

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#64 Average Elon Musk Enjoyer

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#65 Context, Teller Never Speaks During Performance

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#66 No S**t Dude

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#67 He Saw John Cena, But At What Cost?

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#68 Right Over The Head

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#69 But Seriously Where Does The Water Come From?

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#70 I Discovered This On A Random Poll

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#71 There Surprisingly Was Only One Other Person Saying That Too, Probably Because It Isn’t That Old

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#72 Star Wars Fans At Their Finest

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#73 People Dumb

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#74 Photo Generator

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#75 Wtf Look At Them All !

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#76 There Was An Attempt To Understand The Humor

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#77 My Friend Got Me And It Went Right Over My Head

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#78 The Ladies Man

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#79 Hmm Ohk!

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#80 This Is A Bruh Moment

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#81 Obama’s Angry Because Trump Found Out His Last Name

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#82 How Could You Forget This

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#83 You Hurt My Brain Alot

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#84 This Had To Be There

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#85 Small Talk

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#86 Pov: You Dont Have A Sense Of Humor

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#87 Kid Named Ency

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#88 Hmm What A Coincidence

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#89 Oh Really

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#90 No Suck Playing For This Guy

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#91 He’s Either A Troll Or A Dumb To Think He Would Eat All Of The Tic Tacs

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#92 Dogs Must Think

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#93 Good Lord

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#94 Redditors Woooshing Themselves Is Something Magic

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#95 Niantic Isn’t Trying To Get Their Players Killed?

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#96 He’s A Genius

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#97 Luckily He Was There To Correct The Meme

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#98 Fact Checker

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#99 Thats Kinda Embarassing

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#100 It’s 10

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#101 Thanks Vice!

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#102 I Seen A Old Man Getting

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#103 Im Pretty Sure Its Hulk Though

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#104 Hmmmm What Was His Name

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#105 All My Homies Hate Will

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#106 They Don’t?

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#107 Thank God I’m A Scorpion And Not An Asparagus

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#108 The Commentator Felt Compelled To Make It Very Clear

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#109 Did You Know They’re Actually The Same Character????

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#110 Had To Be Twitter..

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#111 Vikings Covered Their Roofs In Grass

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#112 Blind Playthrough Tag For Being

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#113 Idk What To Put Here

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#114 It’s About How You Treat A Grill

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#115 Call Of Duty Wwll

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#116 No Culture Whatsoever

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#117 Programming Humor Irl

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#118 *sigh* Why.

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#119 He’d Get Fired You Idiots

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#120 He Betrayed Us

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#121 A Reddit User Thought People Really Thought People Confused Mt Everest With A Nuclear Bomb Attack

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#122 Really Went Over That Guy’s Head. Am I Right?

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