Everyone has their occasional dumb moments. Unfortunately, with the dawn of the age of the internet, it’s all too easy for those dumb moments to be immortalized. These days, if you post something stupid, someone somewhere will screenshot it, and we’ll all laugh at you for a long, long time.
On the other hand, when it’s not you doing the dumb posting, you get to enjoy the wealth of laughter that comes from people saying really, really stupid stuff. Some people might say it makes them lose their faith in humanity. But let’s be real: people have always said dumb things, it’s just easier to record now.
How do you keep yourself from being one of the people immortalized in a Dumb Comment Hall of Fame? Well, you should always double-check a fact before you post it. Don’t think out loud on social media unless you want someone to call you out. Always keep your spell check turned on, especially if spelling isn’t your strong suit. Oh, and if you can’t remember the difference between Leonardo DiCaprio and Leonardo Da Vinci … just do a quick Google search.
Here are some of the most fantastically dumb things people have ever said on the internet.
1. Maybe the chicken’s name was John.
Chicken parmesan is a delicious dish and it’s definitely worth a feast. But let’s be clear: parmesan is a type of cheese. It’s also a pretty common one. Unless you haven’t been to a grocery store or an Italian restaurant ever in your life, you should know how to spell it.
2. It’s ringing in your EARS. Your EARS.
Here’s one unfortunate misspelling that could definitely lead to some misunderstandings. Just to clear everything up, tinnitus is ringing in your ears. It has nothing to do with breasts, chests, or anything like that. We’re not sure how this misunderstanding took place, but really — you couldn’t have just Googled that?
3. Well, that’s one way to relax.
Incense is a perfume that is released by burning, which many people find relaxing. Incest, on the other hand, is having sexual relations with someone to whom you’re related. Would most people find that an effective form of reducing stress? We’re not sure, but we really, really, REALLY hope not.