It’s not only autistic people who have trouble reading body language cues or make really awkward social mistakes.
Making new friends on the underground
John Mayer and Kanye West failing the high five hug
Ryan Seacrest trying to high five a blind man
I don’t want Taylor Swift to hug me either
No comment needed
Lowfive fingerwiggle shakebump?
Knee pads are a sensory nightmare
This is why I never high five anyone
Too many choices, so she goes back to clapping. Good girl.
Get out of my face!
I’ll be saving this to look at again when I need a pick-me-up — entertaining in a “glad that wasn’t me on camera” kind of way. Because I think I’ve done the whole set at one time or another!
Me too! Especially the handshaking and the highfiving things. And here in the Netherlands we also do kisses as a greeting. Those are so hard to get right! You never know which cheek you need to start with unless the other person is a very clear body language signaller.
Hahaha. I need a better way to express in a comment that I am actually laughing out loud without using “lol” which is essentially meaningless…and without just kinda awkwardly stating it in some kind of meta joke. Oof.
Anyway, thanks! These are awesome!
Would it help to know that the word “lol” actually means FUN in Dutch? Seriously. It’s why I love lol so much. 🙂
OMG that helps so much! THANK YOU. No really, that’s amazing. That makes my day, or my life.
When I see lol, I either think of the absolute value of o (the letter), which makes no sense, or of a small person drowning. (Usually the first)
I like that it means FUN in Dutch though, too. It’s like words and languages are conspiring to mock us. (Hahaha, we already knew this!)
It’s why I want to learn even more languages. Multilingual puns are just the awesomest. Even if nobody else gets them. 😛
Maybe I should retitle the post “just for the lol of it” 😛
Definitely #1 amazing fact of the day! Love it!! 😀
When I was a little internet nooblet making my first steps into the world wide web (which was predominantly English at the time), “lol” was the only acronym I understood. I had to ask the meaning of everything else. 😉
Even speaking English like a native I’ve been know to struggle and have to look more acronyms up than I’d like to admit. 😉
I started out on Usenet (mumble years ago) and the Jargon File was a life-saver. Of course it was just a plain ASCII text file then…
1996 for me, Listserv. I know, I’m soooo young. 😛
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The only time I get a high five right is when I give myself one. Ok, that’s technically a clap…
The kneepad one.
Still makes me laugh so much.
Yes. Isn’t it PERFECT? 😛