The 20 Best Confused Memes

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Confusing memes are confusing. Dmitry Agreev / Blend Images / Getty

Everyone knows what it's like to be confused, and laughing at confusion never gets old. That's why we need confusion memes in our lives. If you've ever wondered what a confusion meme meant, or you just want to laugh along with the rest of us, you've come to the right place.

What Do Confusion Memes Mean?

Confusion memes are all about laughing at miscommunications, misunderstandings, and mistakes. The meaning of a confusion meme depends on the context of the specific meme, but a lot of them point out a funny inconsistency, paradox, oxymoron, or some type of confusing situation in a funny way.

How Are Confusion Memes Uses?

There are two main types of confusion memes: reaction images meant to show confusion, and image macros with a confusion theme.

Confusion reaction images are usually used in response to something that was confusing, made no sense, or was completely wrong. These images often feature a picture of a famous actor or character with a confused or befuddled expression, and they may or may not include text.

Confusion image macros include a wide variety of different images combined with humorous text that either expresses confusion about the image or makes a joke about the confusion.

Examples of Confusion Memes:

Example #1
Image: A confused boy looking at a laptop.
Text: What does this meme?
Meaning: Here, the word "meme" is substituted for "mean" as a meta joke about confusion. Someone could use this meme to show general confusion, in response to a confusing situation, or as a reply to a confusing or nonsensical meme.

Example #2
Image: Four images of a woman overlaid with geometric figures and formulas.
Text: None
Meaning: This meme is meant to convey confusion. It can be used by itself, but it is often paired with a confusing joke or a comical conversation that is difficult to understand.

Example #3
Image: A picture of a storefront with a sign that reads "SALE SALE" with strangely stacked letters, followed by a confused older woman.
Text: SASA LELE?
Meaning: This meme typically combines poorly constructed signs with this image of a confused older lady. While the sign is supposed to say "SALE SALE," it looks like it says "SASA LELE."

For even more examples, including links to the originals, check out our full list of the 20 funniest confusion memes:

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Let us know if you ever figure that out.  More »

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And the internet turns you into a meme. More »

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 Looks like a salsa sale to us, Grandma. More »

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Must have ran out of duct tape and paperclips. More »

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 That sentence makes perfect zamboni. More »

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I was afraid this was going to get confusing. More »

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Sometimes the best solution is to just back away slowly from the confusion before someone cuts most of your nose off. More »

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It's been ready for months, but instead of granting more wishes the car just broke down. More »

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 Took long enough. More »

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Yeah, on second thought, maybe don't do that. More »

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 Sorry, but this stuff just gets more confusing from here on out. More »

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Push all her buttons and wait for the inevitable explosion. More »

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A wizard did it.  More »

​ Nevermind, back to the drawing board. More »

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 Get your common sense out of our list of confusing memes. More »

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 Walk straight into the sign and fall over. More »

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Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering. Suffering leads to Sanrio. Makes perfect sense. More »

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There's probably a wrong answer. More »

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 Not like I wanted to shop at you anyway, baka! More »

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Confusion level is already way too high. More »