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 Fashion Life’s interview about humor and jokes we don’t get with British comedy writer, musical comedian, and talented polymath Ariane Sherine.

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The Bad Doctor

The Bad Doctor

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Nubis Knight
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11 months ago

Didn't get the twist...

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#2

The Comment Got 9 Likes

The Comment Got 9 Likes

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Raven Sheridan
Community Member
11 months ago

Who knew the Pope had such a wild past? 🤔

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#3

It’s Clearly A Magic Eight Ball

It’s Clearly A Magic Eight Ball

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Nubis Knight
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11 months ago

Made me laugh! ^_^

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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 Fashion Life 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

You Didn't Solve It

You Didn't Solve It

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Vicky Z
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11 months ago

Wow just found the way to solve it!! I need to be colour blind!

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#5

This Is So Sad Guys

This Is So Sad Guys

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Lytha
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11 months ago

Maybe Cena is here too ... never know.

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I Thought It Was Real

I Thought It Was Real

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earringnut
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11 months ago

The only correct way to use "do your own research"

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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

Looks Like New York To Me

Looks Like New York To Me

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Raven Sheridan
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11 months ago

Looks cleaner than New York 🤔

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#8

Some People Think They Are So Smart

Some People Think They Are So Smart

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SwissCheesy Chess
Community Member
11 months ago

And this was a meme and memes aren't always accurate so you're WRONG haha

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#9

Bruh Moment

Bruh Moment

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KJ
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11 months ago

At the shops getting milk.

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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

The Manager Will Listen To Me... This May Not End Well

The Manager Will Listen To Me... This May Not End Well

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Jessica Aubé
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11 months ago

This is over my head .. someone explain please :)

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#11

Some People Are Just Dumb

Some People Are Just Dumb

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Eppe
Community Member
11 months ago

This must be trolling

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#12

I Knew I Would Find That Comment

I Knew I Would Find That Comment

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Vic
Community Member
11 months ago

The Phoenix Wars of Agrabah, The Genie Strikes Back and Return of Darth Aladdin

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#13

I Think The Punchline Was

I Think The Punchline Was

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SentimentAndBadJokes
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11 months ago

This sounds bad, but it took me a second too...

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#14

We Are All Dumb

We Are All Dumb

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Vicky Z
Community Member
11 months ago

Scientists trying to convince us to use mask! Tramp who knows we can drink the antiseptic🙄

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#15

I Wonder How That Would Work

I Wonder How That Would Work

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Vicky Z
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11 months ago

Problem solved

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#16

No Texas Really Is Massive

No Texas Really Is Massive

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Raven Sheridan
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11 months ago

Everything's bigger in Texas. Even Texas.

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#17

It’s Just All Around Easier

It’s Just All Around Easier

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Scagsy
Community Member
11 months ago

And the nominees for Know-It-All of the Year are...

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#18

This Is Two Stupid

This Is Two Stupid

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J.C.
Community Member
11 months ago

Two much too bear.

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#19

Prince Phillip

Prince Phillip

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Berry Budgie
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11 months ago

Yes, yes it is

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#20

I Thought He Would Have Got It

I Thought He Would Have Got It

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Nubis Knight
Community Member
11 months ago

How could you miss this reference? ;_;

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#21

The World Goes On

The World Goes On

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Nadine Bamberger
Community Member
11 months ago (edited)

I was today's years old when I learned that it's called an "improper " fraction. (For those calling me stupid, not a native speaker a**hole)

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#22

Why Is Everyone On Instagram So Stupid

Why Is Everyone On Instagram So Stupid

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I I
Community Member
11 months ago

damn nobody said i'll give you one

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#23

The Irony

The Irony

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Vic
Community Member
11 months ago

Aaarrrgghhh! Keep that song away from me...

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#24

My Friend On Discord

My Friend On Discord

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Claire
Community Member
11 months ago

My friend died when no one could remember his blood type. All he could say was "Be positive!". It's going to be hard, I really miss him.

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#25

Onioned Lol

Onioned Lol

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Vicky Z
Community Member
11 months ago

Actually it wouldn't be weird if this was true!

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#26

Insert *wow*

Insert *wow*

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A.J Milne
Community Member
11 months ago

RIP

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#27

Congratulations! You Have Solved The Mystery!

Congratulations! You Have Solved The Mystery!

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tuzdayschild
Community Member
11 months ago

Amazon has made billions with this Prime concept.

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#28

Gravity. It Works In Amazing Way- Oh

Gravity. It Works In Amazing Way- Oh

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Johnny Rodriguez
Community Member
11 months ago

Who's a good balloon?

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#29

It’s Under Water

It’s Under Water

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Jonathan
Community Member
11 months ago

That wreck will be gone completely within the next 20 years or so according to the latest research. So sad. During a diving exhibition in 2014, researchers saw the entire captains quarters have collapsed in on themsleves :(

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#30

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

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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Eppe
Community Member
11 months ago

I always appreciate people using the word 'literally' in the correct way

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#31

My Friend Is Way Too Dumb

My Friend Is Way Too Dumb

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11 months ago

He is still building on it

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#32

Oh Thank God She Corrected Him I Was Worried!

Oh Thank God She Corrected Him I Was Worried!

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Nubis Knight
Community Member
11 months ago

If my clock showed me a 60 I'd wear the same look like him. °o°

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#33

Wdym 2021 Won’t Make Covid Go Poof?

Wdym 2021 Won’t Make Covid Go Poof?

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Jasmine
Community Member
11 months ago

Maybe he IS covid! And he was right..:/

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#34

It Was Just Too Deep.. He Didn't Understand

It Was Just Too Deep.. He Didn't Understand

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Billy The Kid
Community Member
11 months ago (edited)

But it is not the same as one of the kids is outside.

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#35

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

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

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Trillian
Community Member
11 months ago

Oh come on, who has kids AND the energy to have sex at 3 am???

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#36

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

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

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Anne
Community Member
11 months ago

They definitely made silly songs back then. (I wrote a paper on medieval folk songs wayyyyyy back in highschool)

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#37

Wait He Dead?

Wait He Dead?

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Ivo H
Community Member
11 months ago

That's rude.. He might be dead, but he isn't idiot!

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#38

I Have Been Holding On To This One For A While

I Have Been Holding On To This One For A While

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WilvanderHeijden
Community Member
11 months ago

Most people die in a bed but we can't ban beds because most people are also created in bed.

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#39

Poor Ol’ Dave

Poor Ol’ Dave

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Vic
Community Member
11 months ago

Someone doesn't have a ear for jokes..

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#40

Nuhh Uhh!

Nuhh Uhh!

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My O My
Community Member
11 months ago

Just imagine humans giving birth by puking out babies

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