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Regretsy was a website specifically created for the purpose of poking fun at horrendous creations on Etsy. Ranging from the hilarious to the horrifying, no creation was spared from the unbridled snark of Helen Killer (better known as voice actor April Winchell), the genius behind the site.

Sadly, the site is now defunct, and its original address,, now redirects to Winchell's personal web site.


This website contained examples of:

  • Giftedly Bad: Most of the "artists" and "crafters" featured on Regretsy.
  • Grammar Nazi: Helen Killer and most of the site's commentors. Not that you can blame them.
  • Hurricane of Puns: Tends to show up now and then, with various commentors playing off each other.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: The whole of Regretsy. They won't hesitate to make fun of crafters and their creations, but they have helped many struggling Etsyians through various means; usually through their charity shop, April's Army.
  • Insult Backfire: E-mail and Facebook butthurt are common from the more sensitive sellers featured on the site. However, neither Helen nor the commenters tend to get too upset by this. In fact, one such insult was adopted as a nickname for Regretsy fans—fat jealous losers.
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  • Polish the Turd: A favored marketing strategy by some sellers, who often give their item descriptions that are annoying, to say the least.
  • Purple Prose: Some sellers are fond of using it.
  • Rouge Angles of Satin: It's "you're", not "your".
  • Regretsy has a whole category dedicated to things that are NOT Steampunk.
  • Wanton Cruelty to the Common Comma
  • Web First
  • World of Snark: Most of the commentors seem to be Deadpan Snarkers. Combine that with a Deadpan Snarker of a creator and you get this trope.


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