These People Missed the Joke So Hard, They Became the Joke | 22 Words

It's impossible to not cringe while reading these entries...

There's nothing more awkward than when a joke doesn't land...

And you're merely greeted with crickets or perhaps a bit of tumbleweed floating past.

Even more so when it goes completely over the other person's head...

And you find yourself having to explain the entire thing. Yep... it's not good.

By this point, anything that was remotely funny about it has completely evaporated into thin air. 

But what about when someone misses a joke so hard, they become the joke?

Well, we've collected nineteen instances of this exact thing for your scrolling pleasure.

From being unable to understand puns to misquoting famous people, some of these individuals seriously need some re-training in the sense of humor department. So, without further ado, scroll on for a good laugh (or eye roll)...

The classic knock-knock joke

via: u/xrwsx / Via

This person really missed the memo, huh.

Walking on water

via: u/sieriously97 / Via

We have no words for this one.

The historian

via: @InternetHippo / Twitter

Someone clearly skipped history class.

The photoshop dilemma

via: u/spicyboi420ismycity / Via

This is a personal favorite.

The interpreter

via: u/NirvanaTrash / Via

No. Words.


via: u/ppoesk2 / Via

You can't write this stuff, can you?

Polar bear expert

via: u/JanewayForPresident / Via

Geography really isn't this person's strong suit.

Sad face

via: u/Freddooooo / Via

How could you not see this?

Literary expert

via: u/Lucymarvell444 / Via

How many times does this need to be explained?

The genius

via: u/ambeloe / Via


Blood types

via: u/ohjeepersno / Via

I'd definitely not want this guy as my doctor.

Natural disaster expert

via: u/ignag1812 / Via

"Just drink the water." Um...

Russian dolls

via: u/VictorVrine / Via

"Is this an inside joke?"

The political buff

via: u/IAmARedditUser001 / Via

This one went right over their head.

The banana critic

via: u/neo_is_the_one / Via

One word: satire.

Fact checker

via: u/IAmARedditUser001 / Via

"There was no internet during Lincoln's presidency?"

Good old Tinder

via: u/killthemusic5 / Via

The speed at which I would unmatch...

The ocean whisperer

via: u/PressOnThis / Via

Truly no words.

And, finally...

via: Reddit

Yikes. For more like this, scroll on to check out the jokes for people who overthink everything...