Clothing is one of the more interesting examples of cultural evolution. Once merely a means not to freeze to death, clothes have now become a strange extension of ourselves and the way we interact with the world. Having an array of different clothes isn’t just for comfort anymore – it’s to showcase the various facets of our personality.
And given the fact that we encounter more and more different situations, there is seemingly no end to the number of options we have at our disposal. However, there are times when we tend to go overboard with our expression. When it comes to these expressions, there is no more effective way to conduct them than by wearing T-shirts.
T-shirt writings began as a sign of branding first but then evolved into various types of jokes, expressions, and proclamations. A problem arose when English established itself as the indubitable lingua franca of the known world, giving people around the world the ability to both understand and be understood. That functions really well in theory, but a majority of people in some parts of the world still doesn’t have even the slightest grasp of the English language. This results in a significant amount of ignorance concerning what is written on an item of clothing. And that is where all the fun begins – the creation of a moment, a unique fusion of the wearers choice, as well as the situation he himself is found in.
And to make matters even funnier, most T-shirt fails aren’t just because of a person’s choice of attire – the companies that make these God-awful T-shirts are to blame as well.
In an attempt to become popular with people who love to feel like a part of western culture, they put obscene and random words on their tees, almost as if they think any English is good English. What happens then?
Oh, you have a lady that is walking down the street with the words “fart” and “ass” plastered all over her T-shirt, with her being oblivious to the entire situation. Of course, the funniest situations are when the person has no clue what kind of hit will he or she be on the internet.
But, we shouldn’t underestimate when people knowingly put T-shirts on, thinking they will be funny or attractive. In most cases, this backfires horribly, and they amass a significant amount of internet fame just by someone taking a picture of them. These delightful occurrences often revolve around clever puns or things relating to sexiness.
There is nothing funnier than seeing a random senior citizen wearing a tee with “You hate me because I’m hotter than you” or something similar. It’s just the thought of two opposite words clashing that brings tears to our eyes and numbness to our jaws due to laughing.
There is also the time when we are bored on public transport and manage to cast a glance in a direction. We often see amazing optical illusions that aren’t anybody’s fault. Things like that happen both due to situations and other clothing. For example, someone may look like they’re having a wedgie or their backside is blending in with something.
All this makes for some pretty hilarious instances that lessen the suffering we feel while traveling to work and back home. This is why we shouldn’t wear headphones – paying attention to all the clothing fails around you is much funnier and much more entertaining, to say the least.
When it comes to facing these things, we have to thank the brave men and women who have enough battery on their phones to take pictures and document these moments forevermore. What would we do without such important photographic evidence? And when you think about it, capturing such a moment on camera is even harder when it comes to situational humor, when a blink of an eye can break the illusion or the funny detail.
In order to show you the magnitude of T-shirt fails, we’ve managed to assemble the all-star cast of these blunders from all around the world. Nobody is safe! We’ve been scouring the depths of the internet in order to find the most amazing T-shirt conundrums that have ever taken place. It’s not an easy job, but someone indeed has to document these things. Of course, we’re not omnipotent, and we’ve probably missed something. If you have more suggestions or think something is better than an entry we’ve already posted – let us know! And enjoy, of course!