The Brief: The response "jail" or "straight to jail" on social media is typically used in reference to something that is considered to be bizarre, ridiculous, or gross.

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The response “jail” or “straight to jail” on social media is typically used in response to something that is considered to be ridiculous, silly, or gross. It is meant to be funny and implies what the individual responding just saw should be considered illegal.

Variations of the phrase “jail” or “straight to jail” often refer to some form of the prison system. Phrases include: “death penalty,” “out of my courtroom,” “prison,” etc.

There is also the phrase “Right to jail” which is sometimes used to refer to a line out of the show Parks and Recreation.

This response is typically found pertaining to bizarre cooking videos online.