24 Things Most People Pretend To Understand But Don’t

July 26, 2013 6:38 pm 0 comments Views: 12202

1. Modern Art


“This piece really captures the essence of…sharks.”

Image by Peter Macdiarmid / Getty Images

2. Bitcoins

Source: pctechmag.com
Source: tinycartridge.com

“These two things are basically the same, right?”

3. New Yorker Cartoons

New Yorker Cartoons

“Uh…it’s funny because they’re rich?”

Source: William Hamilton  /  via: condenaststore.com

4. The Actual Meaning of the Word “Irony”

The Actual Meaning of the Word "Irony"

“I’m just gonna keep using it as a synonym for ‘funny.’”

Source: cdandlp.com

5. Fine Wines

24 Things Most People Pretend To Understand But Don't

“Ah, yes, I believe I’m getting an oaky hint of…alcohol.”

Source: reddit.com

6. Fantasy Sports

Fantasy Sports

“You mean that thing where you control these little imaginary players and use them to fight against your friends every week? Yes, I’ve heard of it.”

Source: reddit.com

7. Artsy Movies

Artsy Movies

“It’s like, um…a metaphor…for our modern society…”

Source: AFI  /  via: spectrumculture.com

8. Investing


“Let’s see, I need some stocks, some bonds, a 401(k), and…a pool of gold coins?”

Source: feastoffun.com

9. Buddhism


“It’s basically a religion based on chillaxing.”

Source: 38pitches.com

10. Obamacare

24 Things Most People Pretend To Understand But Don't

“Yay! We all get free health care now…maybe?”

Source: thanks-obama.tumblr.com

11. Trendy New Music Genres

Trendy New Music Genres

“Nu gaze? Yeah, totally! Witch house? Sure, awesome! Seapunk? OK…that one sounds made-up.”

Source: generationbass.com

12. Computer Viruses

Computer Viruses

“Pretty sure I got this virus because of a chain mail I didn’t forward to 10 of my friends.”

Source: doblelol.com

13. Super PACs

Super PACs

“It’s an organization, right? Or a person? Or…a law?”

Source: mentalfloss.com

14. How Cars Work

How Cars Work

“The carburetor is connected to the accelerator, which is connected to the…flux capacitor?”

Source: Universal  /  via: instructables.com

15. Doing Taxes

Doing Taxes

“I’ll let TurboTax worry about it.”

Source: egotvonline.com

16. Beer


“If I keep talking about hops and barley maybe no one will realize how drunk I am.”

Source: reddit.com

17. Fracking


“I’m not sure what it is, but I know it sucks.”

Image by Spencer Platt / Getty Images

18. Monsanto


“Pretty sure this also sucks.”

Source: epiclol.com

19. BioShock Infinite

BioShock Infinite

“It’s like Super Mario Bros. but…bigger.”

Source: gameinformer.com

20. Sigmund Freud

Sigmund Freud

“You are feeling all these feelings because sex.”

Source: reddit.com

21. Higgs Boson

Higgs Boson

“I’ll just nod and say ‘I mean, it’s the God particle…’ over and over and over.”

Source: anthro-punk.tumblr.com

22. CrossFit

24 Things Most People Pretend To Understand But Don't

“Oh, that’s that cult where everyone jumps around and throws medicine balls at each other, right?”

Source: reddit.com

23. The Economy

The Economy

“The economy would be fine if those clowns in Washington would just make some more jobs and we balanced our supply and demand and…freakonomics…”

Source: reddit.com

24. How the Internet Works

How the Internet Works

“To be fair, I don’t know if my answer would’ve been any better.”

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