17 Cringeworthy Times People Tried To Look Smart By Taking Dumb Jokes Way Too Seriously

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Vote up the times people thought it would be funnies to take jokes seriously that made you cringe.

Sometimes better jokes are found in the replies, however, these times are definitely not those. From taking wordplay too literally to thinking that an obvious jest was meant in earnest, here are some of the times people took jokes way too seriously in order to prove how smart they are. Enjoy!


  • 1. Not Sure If They Know, But You Can't Actually Live In A Violin

    Not Sure If They Know, But You Can't Actually Live In A Violin
    Photo: u/Llodsliat / Reddit
  • 2. Tediously Odious

    Tediously Odious
    Photo: u/chale19 / Reddit
  • 3. Just In Case

    Just In Case
    Photo: u/noanje / Reddit
  • 4. Breaking Bones

    Breaking Bones
    Photo: u/justindangerpants / Reddit
  • 5. fsa

    fsa
    Photo: u/kittycatus / Reddit
  • 6. xXJenniferXx

    xXJenniferXx
    Photo: u/Shishkahuben / Reddit