141 People Whose Brain.exe Stopped Working And They Forgot How To Use The English Language (New Pics)

141 People Whose Brain.exe Stopped Working And They Forgot How To Use The English Language (New Pics)

Ah, English! One of the easiest or hardest languages you’ll ever learn—depending on whom you ask. However, even if we’re wizards of literature or native speakers, we all slip up from time to time. We can forget how to spell and even the most simple words can elude us. Especially when we’re stressed or distracted (but social media can be to blame, too!).

Our team at Bored Panda brings you some of the funniest times that people’s minds temporarily shut down and their English language skills melted like butter in a hot pan. When you’re done upvoting your fave pics and enjoying this list, you can check out our previous post about people who forgot how English works right here.

Bored Panda talked about the pitfalls that come with learning English, what we can do to keep our linguistic skills sharp, and the effects that social media has on our grammar with Dr. Lisa McLendon, who is the News and Information Track Chair at the University of Kansas School of Journalism and Coordinator at the Bremner Editing Center. Read on for her in-depth insights.

#1 Eh

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#2 I Think My Girlfriend Needs Some Pastaa

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#3 Grandma Not Doing To Good

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Dr. McLendon from the University of Kansas said that some parts of the English language can be hard to learn for foreign students. A lot depends on the languages they already know.

“For students whose native language lacks articles (a, an, the), articles are by far the hardest category of words to master. Verb tense/aspect is also really hard—the difference between ‘I read,’ ‘I am reading,’ and ‘I do read’ is nonexistent in many other languages,” the professor explained.

However, memorizing common words doesn’t help overcome these difficulties. It’s all a matter of changing your mindset and practicing things until they become second nature. “These don’t pose any difficulties for native speakers who use them correctly without even thinking about it,” Dr. McLendon said. However, native speakers have other problems with English.

#4 Stroke Time

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#5 Hm..

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#6 How When Me The What Is You

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In Dr. McLendon’s experience as an editor and a teacher, she has found that native speakers have trouble with past passive participles in speech (e.g. saying ‘I had went’). Meanwhile, in writing, they have problems with punctuation, homophones (peek vs. peak, etc.), and misplaced modifiers.

But for those of us who feel confident in our English and feel like there’s nowhere else to go, the journey isn’t quite over. We can’t rest on our laurels.

“Read! Read widely and frequently. Read magazines, newspapers, novels, even cereal boxes,” the expert said. “But be careful when scrolling through social media, which although it can give you a good idea of current slang and shorthand, is often not a great model of clarity, accuracy, or good grammar.”

#7 Ehhh... Meet??

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#8 Did I Make A Reddit Account Just To Post My Grandpa Having His Seventh Typing Stroke Today? Yes, Yes I Did

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#9 Narto

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Dr. McLendon previously told Bored Panda that people forget words all the time because of temporary ‘blips’ in the information retrieval process in our minds. However, modern life and the easy access to technology also have an effect on our ability to spell well.

Spell-check, auto-correct, and editing software are now very common and they can shut down our ability to think and write for ourselves.

“Because spell-check and autocorrect are everywhere, what seems to be the biggest problem is words that are spelled correctly but aren’t the right word, like ‘form’ instead of ‘from,’ ‘it’s’ instead of ‘its,’ or ‘defiantly’ instead of ‘definitely.’”

#10 Drunk Friends Are Quality Comedians

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#11 Sprite Kurkkurkkkkkurite Kuav Kute K

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#12 Hate It When People The Food

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Improving our writing skills requires conscious effort on our part. Editing and proofreading are very important, so we should take the time to carefully read over what we’ve written. Several times if necessary. Knowing what mistakes we tend to make most often is also an advantage because we can then avoid those pitfalls.

However, there are times when editing, stepping back for a while, and sitting down to edit again isn’t enough. Dr. McLendon suggests having someone else read over what you’ve written to catch any mistakes left behind.

“When you’ve written something, your brain already knows what you’re thinking and what you meant to say, even if you didn’t actually say it. So when you read your own writing, you unconsciously fill in missing words, skip over typos, fail to see ambiguity, etc. Another person, someone who sees only what’s on the page and not what’s in your head, can help you spot mistakes and improve your writing. This is especially important if you are carving something in stone or getting a tattoo with words in it.”

#13 My Mom Just Sent Me This Out Of The Blue

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#14 English? Do You Speak It!

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#15 I Don't Know

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#16 Strok

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#17 Uh

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#18 What?

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#19 Girls Is Can What?

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#20 With God Things All Possible Are

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#21 Tupe

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#22 Hmmm I See

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#23 I Understand Half Of This Sentence Lmao

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#24 First Post - Idk If My Sister’s Okay

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#25 Stroke Robbery

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#26 My Friend On Psn Asked Me To Join His Party...

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#27 Be Careful That You...

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#28 Thanks Brian

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#29 Okay??

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#30 Family Strokes

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#31 1 Like

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#32 Very Much Road

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#33 House Shoot You

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#34 Wat Iss The Foooonf

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#35 New Scares Me

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#36 When To Take Your Mdedicatnion

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#37 Laughed His Ass Off Ass Off

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#38 Sooo It's Souls Then?

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#39 What’s A Banana?

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#40 Brain Movie

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#41 Spelling

#42 What Happened?

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#43 The Mercedes F1 Team After Today's Race

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#44 At Least Google Knew What I Was Going For

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#45 I Am Sport

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#46 Uhhh...sureee...?

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#47 Inspiring

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#48 Ah Yes

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#49 He Couldn't Handle The Metric System--

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#50 Fakes Mloler

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#51 ‘What?’ Indeed

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#52 Among Us Stroke

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#53 Yes, Whatever It Is The Question (Found On A Facebook Group)

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#54 Ladies And Gentleman, Meet My Sister

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#55 Sasig

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#56 Stroke Time (Repost From My Old Acc)

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#57 What?

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#58 My Friends Having A Stroke

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#59 Ship

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#60 I Was Playing Skribbl, Word Was Frosting.

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#61 My Girlfriend Just Had A Stroke.

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#62 This Shirt My Mom Bought

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#63 My Friend Had Stroke Last Night

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#64 I Guess I Should Shut Up

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#65 Brew

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#66 My Aunt Jus Texted Me This- Yo What ?

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#67 Wheeze

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#68 Is He...is He Okay?

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#69 One Of The Many Tvs At The Bar I Tend Frequents Strong Man Competitions. One Day, The Subtitles Decided To Be Extra Cool.

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#70 My Friend Had A Stork

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#71 Glad Someone Finally Someone Said It

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#72 When Webtoon Translates So Badly The Fan Translation Is Better. (I Don't Know If This Is 'Able To Be Understood' But Here.)

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#73 “That’s Great Dad” Lmaooo-

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#74 My Mom Was At The Store So I Asked Her How Long Until She Gets Back And She Sent Me This... (Idk What To Flair This)

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#75 Why Autocorrect Is Annoying But Helps:

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#76 Where Does Wednesday Go

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#77 Supamahn

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#78 Dennis

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#79 Hollow Knight Review

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#80 What Exactly Do I Have?

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#81 My Brother Just Sent Me This.

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#82 So Somebody In A Discord Server Stroked Out After Seeing One Of My Pictures

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#83 Bazinga

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#84 It Doesnt Last For Very Long You Know

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#85 Don't You Hate It When This Happens

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#86 Pl3as3 H3lp

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#87 He Wanted To Say Aight

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#88 How Does Bots?

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#89 Me And My Wife Be Like:

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#90 He Started Speaking Enchantement Table

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#91 Coast-Tree

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#92 Slamongflobo In The Contorler

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#93 Guys I Think My Boyfriend Is Malfunctioning...

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#94 Very Cool Shirt

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#95 Does This Count?

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#96 I Found This On Facebook And Have No Clue Where They Were Going With This

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#97 Got A Bit Drunk And Texted One Of My Friends This

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#98 Forhelvede

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#99 I Dont Know What Story This Is Supposed To Tell

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#100 It Was A Fair Argoment

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#101 Indeee

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#102 Saw This, I Couldn't Stop Laughing

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#103 My Friend Woke Up At 3am And Messaged Me This, I Think He Was Tired.

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#104 Sounds About Right.

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#105 Lmao Scott, You Should Take A Trip To The Doc's

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#106 Dad’s Losin It ?

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#107 I Don't Actually Know

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#108 Don't Try To Think About It Too Long. Or Blood Will Shoot Out Your Nose.

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#109 I Was Sleepy And Sent.

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#110 Monke Language

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#111 I Downloaded Reddit Just To Post This.

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#112 Musrooms, Spotted In The Wild

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#113 What Happens When Someone In Your Discord Server Gets Drunk Off Their Friggin Mind

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#114 What A Life Changing Tip In Life

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#115 Friend Gave Me Strok

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#116 Ah Yes, Classic Star Wars Card Trader

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#117 Cacks Are My Favourite Dessert

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#118 Guess Ill Die

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#119 Egg

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#120 Im Also Also

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#121 Unsleep

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#122 Spelling

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#123 Such A Better Word Than Pony Lol

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#124 Mini Dirt Apples

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#125 Slaves With Benefits

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#126 Spelling

#127 The State Of This Sub Rn Fix It Pls

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#128 She Had A Small Lil' Stroke While Playin' Among Us...

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#129 Godzilal Had A Storke, Pres F To Pya Repsects

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#130 I Had To Change To Dark Mode For This.

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#131 Sonebody Help Decript This Coded Message?

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#132 Mega Shainy Raiguaza My Fav

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#133 I Think I Had A Stroke While Naming My Layers

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#134 Actual Mercedes Tweet

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#135 Had A Stroke Trying To Read This Sign

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#136 He's Trying His Best

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#137 I Tried To Spell Cats (Also Behold My Custom Discord Theme)

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#138 Get Stikbuget Lol

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#139 Boob Tips

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#140 Spelling

#141 Spelling