Adults misunderstanding kids’ questions is the thread we didn’t know we needed – the 24 most awkward
Twitter user, Andy Ryan, told a joke about misinterpreting a child’s question and it went viral because it’s pretty funny. Read it for yourself.
Daughter: What does gays mean?
Me: Well you know mum and dad love each other – two men can love each other the same way
Her: So what's 'penetrating gays'?
Me: Er… read me the whole sentence
Her: "She stared at him with a penetrating gaze"
— Andy Ryan (@ItsAndyRyan) September 11, 2018
See -funny, right? But, even though Andy was joking, it reminded a lot of people of genuine misunderstandings in a similar vein, making one of the funniest threads you’ll see this week. These are our 24 favourites.
This reminds me when my little brother asked me what a “ho” was and I told him that wasn’t a nice word where did he learn it from? Then he replied “my farming game” ♀️
— Zainab Alsayegh (@ZainabAls) September 12, 2018
Playing murder mystery game with child. Reads character sheet. “Mum what’s porn” “er naughty pictures of ladies naked” “ohok” later…..
“And then I had to pawn the necklace to settle my debts” pic.twitter.com/Lx3EFIHnz0
— E_III_R (@E_III_R) September 11, 2018
7 year old son was learning to read and asked what semen was. I began to explain but then I started to wander why that word was in a children’s book. So I looked at the page. It said “c’mon”
— Liz (@LingoAcademy) September 12, 2018
Daughter (rushing in from playing out) “Mum what’s it called when u go on top of another person in bed?”Me “Erm it’s called sex”
Daughter “OK” (rushes back out)
5 mins later.
Daughter (rushing back in) ” Mum u r wrong – it’s called bunk beds & Emilys mum wants a word with you”
— Nicky Doherty (@Ndoh71) September 12, 2018
My niece asked a question about “French kissing” when she was little, which made for a brief awkward moment until we realized she meant kissing people on alternate cheeks.
— Michael Hat ︽✵︽ (@RexDart1) September 12, 2018
Child: mom, how do you spell “penis”?
Mom: Uh. P E N—what’s the context, baby?
Child: I’m writing a Fathers Day card!
Child: And I’m saying “wishing you happiness” and I got the “hap” part already!
— Zina Petersen (@ZinaNPetersen) September 12, 2018
My mum’s fave story to tell is when my sister (about 5yo at the time) asked what a cock was. After trying to keep cool and explain that it was a rude word, the full sentence was revealed as “The cock crowed at dawn.”
— Rita Lennon (@RitaELennon) September 12, 2018
Wonderful thread! Must add
‘Mummy, where did I come from?’
‘Well, ….. ‘ basic biology ..
Puzzled child ‘ But new boy at school comes from Birmingham ‘
— Norah C (@Norahe7) September 12, 2018
My sister-in-law’s 8yr-old son asked her what sperm was. She spent a great deal of time trying to give him his first “talk”. After she was done, she asked him if he understood. He said, “what does that have to do with sperm whales?”
— Colin McGovern (@cmcgovern) September 12, 2018
Had a similar situation my daughter asked what a dick-taker was when she was 6 I started to tell her it’s not nice to call people names but then checked where she heard it. The news was talking about Hugo Chavez dying DICTATOR
— roiannenedd (@roiannenedd) September 12, 2018
My eldest aged 6 or so asked me what incest was. It emerged that what he actually wanted to know was what the key just above “delete” and below “print screen” did.
— Albert Herring (@Albert_Herring) September 12, 2018
My mam told me a story about her being a little kid, and asking her mam if they were b*st*rds. Her mam went wide eyed, chased her round the sofa and said, “What did you say?” thinking someone had been talking crap, turns out mam was trying to say baptist, as in the church
— SWINE (@SWINEOFFICIAL) September 12, 2018