when witnessing a failure in which you are confused as to how the failure happened or came to be.
colleen: OMG Brian did you just see what happened to that guy.
Brian: NO! OMG what the fail!?
A way of saying what the fuck
and the same time as expressing your feelings about the event in question being a fail
Guy 1: Did you hear about Justin Bieber not knowing what German was?
Guy 2: The language?
Guy 1: Yeah man.
Guy 2: Dude, what the fail?!
Think what the fuck.
Throw them together, and what do you get?
WHAT THE FAIL?!
1) Upon seeing Berry's post of "I hove you", Harrie quickly exclaimed "What the fail!?"
2) Person 1- I just slipped and fell out of the shower, tripped over a mirror and decapitated my dog!
Person 2- WHAT THE FAIL?!