Wrong Answers Only

Wrong Answers Only

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Added Jun 27, 2019 at 11:33AM EDT by Adam.

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Wrong Answers Only refers to a social game wherein participants post a picture of a well-known object, often a movie poster or screenshot, and ask their followers to identify it with incorrect responses, often inviting humorous alternative descriptions. The game saw a spike in popularity on Twitter in late June of 2019.


The earliest known post to use the game appeared on the Facebook page TryLife[1] on January 13th, 2017, as the page posted a still image of The Wizard of Oz and asked its followers to name the film giving only wrong answers. The post gained over 3,000 reactions and 9,200 shares (shown below).

what movie is this? only give wrong answers


The game saw some light spread over the following two years, appearing occasionally on social media. For example, a Facebook post by MovieClips on February 16th, 2017 replicated the game using a picture from Top Gun [2] (shown below, left). On July 9th, Twitter Kingdom Hearts account @Khsanctuary[3] tweeted the game asking "What does a Keyblade do?" (shown below, right).

NAME THAT MOVIE DNGER BAMGLS 77 WRONG ANSWERS ONLY! Khsanctuary @khsanctuary What can the keyblade do? Wrong answers only, be creative and wacky! What can the keyblade do? KIe ars Wtong answers oply 8:26 PM Jul 9, 2017 Twitter for Android *3 *3

The game became much more popular on Twitter in late June of 2019 when several posts inviting users to give incorrect responses to movie stills spread widely on the site. On June 20th, Twitter user @GothGirlVonDark[4] made the joke using a still from Freddy vs. Jason, gaining over 8,300 replies (shown below, left). On June 25th, user @jacobhunni[5] did the joke with The Lord of the Rings, gaining over 20,000 replies (shown below, right).

As the meme spread on Twitter, many users expressed intense dislike for it. For example, user @bobby[6] called it "the least funny shit i've ever seen in my life," gaining over 1,200 retweets and 15,000 likes (shown below, left). User @ch000ch[7] echoed the sentiment, gaining over 90 retweets and 990 likes. The meme was covered by Daily Dot[8] and Mashable.[9]

bubba @bobby the "wrong answers only" meme is the least funny s--- i have ever seen in my life. it's not anything. what the hell is going on. 4:03 PM Jun 26, 2019 Twitter Web App chuuch @ch000ch the name this movie, wrong answers only thing is the worst thing that's ever happened 9:56 PM Jun 26, 2019 Twitter for Android

Various Examples

example of the use for WRONG ANSWERS ONLY LYNC with wrong answers only game Theo @tprstly Name the film, wrong answers only. 6:05 AM Jun 25, 2019 Twitter Web Client Dave Itzkoff @ditzkoff wrong answers only David Mack @davidmackau 15h i have never seen this person before in my life LIVE MSNBC DEMOCRATIC DEBATE 9:19 PM Jun 26, 2019 TweetDeck Sam Adams @SamuelAAdams what movie is this from? wrong answers only THE SHINING 3:45 PM Jun 26, 2019 Twitter Web Client Sea of Thieves @SeaOfThieves Name this video game. Wrong answer only. 5:36 AM Jun 27, 2019 Twitter Web Client

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External References

[1] Facebook – TryLife

[2] Facebook – MovieClips

[3] Twitter – @KHSanctuary

[4] Twitter – GothGirlVonDark

[5] Twitter – @jacobhunni

[6] Twitter – @bobby

[7] Twitter – @ch000ch

[8] Daily Dot – Wrong answers rule in this β€˜name that film’ meme

[9] Mashable – 'Name the film, but wrong answers only' meme is cinematic comedy gold

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