You know when you have the perfect comeback, or a joke you know is just going to fire on all cylinders?

It’s pretty great, right?

What might be even better, though, is when you come up with a comeback to someone else’s great joke in the moment, like your brain is just working at top-notch capacity.

So please, enjoy these 15 jokes that backfired spectacularly. You know you want to!

1. Isn’t etymology fun?

I mean, I think it is.

ENGLISH 101 from facepalm

2. Saying you’re leaving is not a flex.

Literally no one cares.

Reddit itself doing its part from MurderedByWords

3. There’s nothing wrong with riding the bus.

But if you can’t take it, don’t dish it out.

Judgement backfires. from MurderedByWords

4. We really only care if you buy it.

You don’t even have to read it.

5. Historians are ruthless, y’all.

This is well known in the academic community.


6. Well that escalated quickly.

He started it, she finished it.

Got sonned from MurderedByWords

7. You might as well get used to it.

We’re all old now so.

Getting owned by their own kids from clevercomebacks

8. That metaphor doesn’t really work.

Also that’s none of your business.

You’re not wrong… from PoliticsPeopleTwitter

9. Stop the stereotyping, people.

Someone will always step up to prove you wrong.

High IQ destruction from facepalm

10. Maths are hard.

To be fair.

Simple math to hard from clevercomebacks

11. Somebody failed their freshman English assignment.

They probably think the monster’s name is Frankenstein, too.

What’s Frankenstein about from facepalm

12. That didn’t really work out.

Nice try though, I guess.

She got played by her own words from clevercomebacks

13. This is actually a two for one.

And each one is funnier than the last.

A great follow-up to a classic from MurderedByWords

14. I think I agree with Jen here.

Criticizing someone’s romantic life really isn’t a flex.

I just want a hug from facepalm

15. I mean…you can’t really argue.

Just give him the finger like a true American.

Sometimes you can find some gold in YouTube comments. from MurderedByWords

I can’t stop snickering, y’all. Ha!

Have you ever witnessed an epic backfiring like this? Tell us the story in the comments!