J.T. Sexkik - how is prangent formed
October 21, 2016 7:42 AM   Subscribe

 
I had to take off my glasses I was crying so hard with laughter at the first one. And "how is babby formed" is one of the great videos of our time.
posted by AFABulous at 7:46 AM on October 21, 2016 [3 favorites]


Ha! I know this guy IRL. Highly recommend his best work, Waifuism And You.

See also by him: 77 Actual Wikihow Articles.
posted by Aya Hirano on the Astral Plane at 7:47 AM on October 21, 2016 [2 favorites]


I had to pause the video, because I was laughing so much and needed to catch my breath.
posted by Homemade Interossiter at 7:50 AM on October 21, 2016 [1 favorite]


And people wonder how Donald Trump happened.
posted by soren_lorensen at 7:54 AM on October 21, 2016 [1 favorite]


His mother got pretgannat.
posted by goatdog at 7:56 AM on October 21, 2016 [5 favorites]


I'll admit that I laughed too, but I'm also horrified. Some of the people being quoted are pregnant but clearly have no idea what that entails. Some appear to be so close to illiterate that they will have a hard time even searching for the information they need (Yahoo Answers doesn't count). They don't have the tools for even discussing some of the most important decisions they'll make in their lives.
posted by adamrice at 8:16 AM on October 21, 2016 [13 favorites]


There were tears, but I know not if they were tears of joy or sadness.
posted by tofu_crouton at 8:20 AM on October 21, 2016


Metafilter: How to win an argument when you know you are wrong.

(From the Wikihow video)
posted by tofu_crouton at 8:24 AM on October 21, 2016


I came across this video laaaaate last night and was maybe chuckling a little bit at the beginning but then that smash cut to the "th'fuuh?" painting and the follow-up of STARCH MASKS just killed me. My dog even came to see why I was laughing so hard.
posted by komara at 8:24 AM on October 21, 2016 [1 favorite]


Man attacks women seeking help online in moments of crisis because typos.
posted by humanfont at 8:41 AM on October 21, 2016 [4 favorites]


ROFLMAO!
posted by Uncle Grumpy at 8:43 AM on October 21, 2016


how do i fravouret metfliter psot
posted by EndsOfInvention at 8:44 AM on October 21, 2016 [3 favorites]


i cried so hard last night. amazing.
posted by rebent at 8:44 AM on October 21, 2016


So on the one hand it is legitimately tragic that so many people who appear to be native speakers of American English do so with such limited fluency and that American sex education has failed them so terribly. OTOH, around here we are often truely sorry for people's lots and our dogs often wonder how is din-dins formed.

But yeah, funny, but also mean-spirited. It's harder because making fun of normal-or-average people who are making stupid jackasses of themselves seems okay, but making fun of people with actual intellectual disabilities isn't, and some of the ignorance on display here combined with the marginal literacy makes these instances blurry.
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 8:55 AM on October 21, 2016 [4 favorites]


Some of these are pretty clearly not asked by native English speakers, they're speakers of other languages trying to ask in English because, well, Yahoo Answers is mostly in English. The use of roughly equivalent but wrong translations like "my circle" makes that pretty obvious.
posted by Joakim Ziegler at 9:04 AM on October 21, 2016 [3 favorites]


how is been pleated
posted by michaelh at 9:14 AM on October 21, 2016 [5 favorites]


my pary are with the mraio :(
posted by boo_radley at 9:23 AM on October 21, 2016


If laughing at "bregant" is wrong, I can't possibly be right.

(I'm also donating a little extra this month to Planned Parenthood for my sins and encourage any other scolds or guilt-ridden to do the same.)
posted by MCMikeNamara at 9:29 AM on October 21, 2016 [4 favorites]


"Gregnant"??? Mr. Nog, to the white courtesy phone please.
posted by Metroid Baby at 9:41 AM on October 21, 2016 [2 favorites]


starch masks.
posted by GuyZero at 9:42 AM on October 21, 2016


If laughing at "bregant" is wrong, I can't possibly be right.

I'm trying really hard to find a scenario where I can use "Bregant" on some topic regarding the UK.
"MAY OPPOSES BREGANT; BORIS DEFIANT"
posted by lmfsilva at 10:01 AM on October 21, 2016 [3 favorites]


I suspect a lot of these questions are fake and are just goofing. Preganananat, for instance, is not an honest mistake.

I still love it though.
posted by aubilenon at 10:02 AM on October 21, 2016


Oh god...this would be so much funnier if it weren't like the first 10 minutes of Idiocracy come hideously to life in the real world. Like, almost to the point of "Ok, you want to get bergnernt? Here, take these birth-control pills. They work like a charm."
posted by sexyrobot at 10:32 AM on October 21, 2016 [1 favorite]


Some appear to be so close to illiterate that they will have a hard time even searching for the information they need

"How too Supresess Pregegnant Wemen"
posted by anazgnos at 10:39 AM on October 21, 2016


I don't know, the question about the 9 year old made me sad. :(
posted by grumpybear69 at 10:58 AM on October 21, 2016 [1 favorite]


Language policing is a tool of oppression

I didn't laugh.
posted by wemayfreeze at 1:17 PM on October 21, 2016 [2 favorites]


Johnny and the Starch Masks is my new band name.
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 4:31 PM on October 21, 2016


I'd like to think we're not laughing at the people making the typos so much as we are the baffling incoherence of the typos themselves. Much the same reason I love video game glitches. I'm not thinking "wow what fucking idiot coded this?" as I laugh cry. At least, that is what is so hilarious to ME. However, yes, I did feel a bit guilty given the context.
posted by Young Kullervo at 5:41 PM on October 21, 2016 [1 favorite]


Fucking starch masks ... how do they work?
posted by DaddyNewt at 6:15 PM on October 21, 2016


Ha! I know this guy IRL.

His 30-minute video detailing the stupidity of "Social Justice Warriors", via pop psychology, does tarnish the charm a bit.
posted by escape from the potato planet at 6:57 PM on October 21, 2016 [6 favorites]


Further proof that Idiocracy is a prophecy. And sooner than 500 years.
posted by arzakh at 4:38 AM on October 22, 2016


What happens when sex ed only teaches absinthe.
posted by hal9k at 4:53 PM on October 22, 2016 [2 favorites]


I always thought "crying laughing" was a figure of speech, but there are actual tears on my face right now.
posted by capricorn at 6:38 PM on October 22, 2016


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