Mix-ups happen all the time but sometimes they can end up creating hilarious or awkward situations.
Communication is, without a doubt, one of the greatest achievements of our species. While each language is different and has its own unique words and pronunciations, mix-ups are common even when two people are speaking the same language. Andy van Slyke, who goes by the handle @im_all_id on Twitter, recently revealed a funny same-language mix-up. "A hot guy at my job asked me if I had any plans and I told him 15 because I thought he said plants," they wrote. The tweet went viral, garnering more than 272,000 likes.
Many others chipped in with their own mix-ups. Here are some of the best we came across:
This lady was looking for Tampax in the store my Dad worked in and my Dad thought she was asking for tacks so his response was, 'the kind you have to hammer in or the kind you push in with your thumb?' he said the lady looked horrified 😂😂😂😂💀— Erin 🌻 (@erin2485) March 25, 2022
Once while I was buying liquor, I handed my ID to the cashier and she asked, “Birthday?”, so as to cross-check the date on the ID. I thought she was asking what the occasion was, and replied, “Nope, just a Tuesday.”— A.T. Fields (@_KommSuesserTod) March 25, 2022
During an army interview, they asked me what would I do if I found a snack in middle of a jungle. I said I’ll pick it up and probably eat it. They were shocked, they actually meant ‘snake’— S (@NoTimeToJudge) March 26, 2022
I feel this.— Christine Brandt (@LavishTantrums) March 25, 2022
I was walking down the street. A man said: “Nice boots.” So, I said: “Thank you. They’re new.” He openly gaped at me. Then, it hit me. He didn’t say boots. He said boobs.
Awhile back some old lady working as cashier said “it sure is hot today and me, being in my own little world said “You too”🤦♂️— Resting Bro Face (@SirLaffsLot) March 25, 2022
Coworker tells her story- at breast cancer drs, dr has accent tells her to “tickle your breasts”, she goes what? He repeats it, she goes “ok if you say so” and does half assed finger thing. He looks on in horror- she goes what? He stresses “Take a deep breath” We still crack up!— well duh (@shooz0425) March 25, 2022
A random girl at college asked if I had a tampon. She was embarrassed but I told her it was ok I was on my period too. I couldn't find it and said "i think it got lost in there". I meant my purse but she looked horrified because she thought I meant it got lost in my lady parts 😭— 🌻 Vic 🍂 (@ReaderOnTheRun) March 26, 2022
I had an old guy say, “Gonna be 81 tomorrow”. I said, “Hope so”, thinking he was talking about the weather. He wasn’t…the next day was his birthday.— Welp, c’ya later (@MYTQuinn1) March 25, 2022
My Italian friend went to hospital for kidney stones, nurse said she needed to check his “peepee” so he pulled up his hospital gown and gave her a full show before realising she said “BP” as in blood pressure 💀.— ccaaeelliiinn (@caelinroodt) March 25, 2022
I met someone in a club and when I asked him what he did I thought he said ‘magician’, so asked him to show me tricks. He looked surprised, but did. It wasn’t until much later I found out he’d said musician.— Amelia Pepper (@PervyPepper) March 25, 2022
I was leaving work one cold night & the security guy said “you need a cat” & I said “yes, they’re sweet & cuddly but I don’t like litter boxes” & he said “but they keep your head & ears so warm.” I said “yes…” & left very concerned & didn’t realize he meant cap until much later.— LouieB (@LouieInProcess) March 26, 2022
On a beach outside Boston, a group asked me if I wanted to pottie. I said I didn’t have to. Took a little back and forth before I realized they meant party.— Jay Munz (@MrJMunz) March 25, 2022
Friend at work said to me “You know John on the factory floor ? He’s vegan”. I said “What are his safety boots made of then ?” and he looked confused and said “You what ?”. I explained what I meant, and he replied “I said he’s LEAVING !”.— James Woodhead (@ManyBothanSpies) March 25, 2022
Got hearing aids about a month later.
I asked a hot guy in college his last name. He said it’s Gross. I said that’s ok you can tell me anyway— Nancy (@doctorstickler) March 26, 2022
I was walking my dog & in a v serious tone a man warned "my dog pinches other dogs balls" I replied "oh don't worry, she is female". After seeing the confusion turn to hysterical laughter I realised he mean tennis balls 🤣🤣🤣— Katherine Penney (@penneykatherine) March 25, 2022
Waitress brought my order and asked if I wanted a potato. Odd, but I cheerfully said “no thank you.” She looks at me oddly. My aunt (my dinner companion) says, why did you say that? I say I don’t want a potato. She says, “she said Buon Appetito”— Sonja (@SandiSonja23) March 26, 2022
I put in a application at the adult video store one time:— Allen Jackson (@RallenRackson) March 25, 2022
Manager; Are you flexible?
Me: Not as much as I used to be, but yeah.
One day I'm having this video call with this lady for the first time and she tells me "'you look like your dad."and I'm like "oooooh noo" because I heard "you look like you're dead"— Nanyuki icon (@Stephen86351122) March 25, 2022
When my daughter was in kindergarten, she told me her friend Carly didn’t do Christmas because she “practiced harmonica.” It was weeks later when I realized she meant Chanukah.— BeckyFMarshall (@BeckyFMarshall) March 25, 2022
I interviewed a Jamaican woman once and asked her what she did on her spare time…all I heard was “I love cocaine” I almost fell out of my chair….it took me a minute but she really had said “I love COOKING” 🤪— Steph (@Bigsteph2021) March 25, 2022
At doctors office "Hi Adam how are you?" "Well my ears are plugged I'm basically deaf in one and can barely hear in the other."— Adam Kerr (@jawsisstuck) March 26, 2022
"Adam...how TALL are you?"
My guy told me what I thought was "I lost my badge today" and I said you're gonna wanna see security so they can print you a new one. He said "MY DAD." 💔 Big ass ears for nothing 😒 pic.twitter.com/L3teOU5xYZ— FootÜp (@urass) March 25, 2022
I remember showing my ID on my birthday to a cashier. She ran the sale through, and mumbled something. Assumed it was a congrats. Said “Thanks yeah, it is my birthday!” response sternly was “NO! I said do you want a receipt?” than she paused and said “BIRTHDAY BOY!?”— Tadeusz Borowski (@TadeuszBorowski) March 25, 2022
A guy I was dancing with said “you’re so hot”, and then when I thanked him, he replied “no, like your skin is really hot because you’re sunburnt”😭😂. This was 10 years ago and we dated for a while, but it still haunts me and I refuse to ever have another sunburn.— Shlee (@ash_triton) March 25, 2022
I once replied to a very attractive girl, who said she loved romance, that I was more of an Elizabethan era guy because I thought she said Romans. 🤷🏻♂️— dj (@killinmisoftli) March 25, 2022