Jokes are meant to make people laugh and are not meant to be taken seriously. Whenever you make a really good gag, you expect that people will get it. Well, because one doesn’t have to be a genius to understand hilarious irony or sarcasm, right?
Amusingly, there are some people who completely missed the point of a gag by taking things too literally. We’ve all missed some clever puns or pranks at some point in our lives, but you probably didn’t have it as bad as these unfortunate people. And what makes it worse for these people is that their slow-wittedness is forever documented on the internet. So, you can just imagine the humiliation that will haunt them for eternity.
Here Are Some People Who Missed The Joke So Badly, It’s Hilarious
We’re all aware that the internet is filled with timely satires, clever puns, humorous memes and more. Some of these are really funny and are worth sharing while others just don’t make any sense. Most of the time, the success depends on how it was understood. Of course, the expected response is laughter. However, even a simple play on words can go so far over other people’s heads. Thus making it seem unfunny because they’ve taken it too seriously.
As a matter of fact, there’s a subreddit dedicated to people who failed to get the gag in a very embarrassing way. The page features an archive of screenshots showing people taking things literally. These people obviously wanted to appear ‘smart’ by stating the obvious. But they turn out to be dumb in the end, simply because they can’t have a laugh.
We feel sorry for these people, we really do. But we can’t help but be amused. And it’s even more hilarious when these people angrily continue to argue that they are right. Needless to say, you don’t want to end up like this. So, a good rule of thumb is to loosen up your sense of humor and don’t be too serious about everything, especially when you’re on the worldwide web.