The 20 Best Confused Memes

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 — they can sometimes overlap with thinking memes. 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.
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 of great memes, including links to the originals, check out our full list of the 20 funniest confusion memes:

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Good Luck, Kid

Boy looking confused at a laptop

Let us know if you ever figure that out. 

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When You Forget Your Lines One Time

4 up of a woman looking confused with mathematical symbols overlaid

Know Your Meme

And the internet turns you into a meme.

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Stop Confusing Grandma With Your Poor Lettering

Old woman looking at confusing SALE sign

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 It looks like a salsa sale to us, Grandma.

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When Even MacGyver Can't Figure it Out...

MacGyver looking confused

Must have run out of duct tape and paperclips.

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What Are They Talking About?

Nonsensical sentence

 That sentence makes perfect Zamboni.

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Oh, Okay

Confusing definition of the word confusing


I was afraid this was going to get confusing.

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We're Not Sure Either, Tyrion

Tyrion from Game of Thrones looking confused

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

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Something's Wrong With the Genie

Illustration of car dashboard lights and funny meanings

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

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Finally, Someone Figured It Out

Answer to the chicken or the egg question

 Took long enough.

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KIlingon saying that life is terrifying and confusing

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

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Oh, Baby

Confused baby

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

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This Is an Easy One

Homer Simpson trying to run a nuclear power plant

Push all her buttons and wait for the inevitable explosion.

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Easy, Kid

Confused baby meme

A wizard did it. 

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Wait, Didn't We Already Solve This One?

Chicken or the egg meme

​ Nevermind, back to the drawing board.

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Bad Nick Cannon, No, Stop It

Confused Nick Cannon meme


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

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There's Really Only One Solution Here

One way sign pointing both ways


 Walk straight into the sign and fall over.

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Not Sure What the Problem Is

Pink and green Darth Vader

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

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Is There a Wrong Answer?

Confusing restroom symbols

There's probably a wrong answer.

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Fine, Target, Be That Way

Confusing sign on door at Target


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

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Nobody Tell This Guy There Aren't Any Turkeys in Turkey

Greenland and Iceland confusion

The confusion level is already way too high.