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People on Yahoo! Answers can’t spell ‘Ouija board’

People on Yahoo! Answers are a little confused.


Jay Hathaway

Internet Culture

Posted on Nov 16, 2016   Updated on May 25, 2021, 2:02 pm CDT

Yahoo! Answers doesn’t care if you’re rich or poor, smart or dumb, teen or old—it’s there to help all comers with its uniquely bad brand of crowdsourced advice. If you need to know “how is babby formed?” Yahoo! Answers is your jam. But sometimes one person’s sincere question is another’s comedy goldmine.

Last month, a YouTuber who goes by “J.T. Sexkik” made a brilliant video wherein he read every misspelling of the word “pregnant” on Yahoo! Answers. And, let me tell you, there are so many more ways to misspell pregnant than you’re expecting.  Now, Sexkik has returned with a new montage of mangled Yahoo! English: people who think that the Ouija board is the Luigi board.

Luigi. The plumber. The brother of Mario. He may have been to a haunted mansion, but I can assure he is not communicating with you from beyond the grave.

They also think it’s a weggy board, an ojo board, oujis board, and dozens of other variations of misspelling. This video is nearly two minutes long, and it’s entirely Ouija bastardizations. 

To be fair, Ouija is a lot harder to spell than pergnate. Pregnate. Pegnent? Preg… anyway. This is what happens when people go to Yahoo! Answers before they go to Google.

Huh, that’s weird. It’s moving all on its own. What’s it spelling? U … S … E … S … P … E … L … L … C … H … E … C … K. Use spellcheck. Listen to the weggy board, people. It’s not messing around.

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*First Published: Nov 16, 2016, 6:03 pm CST