If you're going to criticize somebody or call someone out on something, it's probably best that you know who you’re talking to. Because as you can see from this hilariously cringeworthy list compiled by Bored Panda, all sorts of awkwardness can ensue when you don't do your research first. From a know-it-all correcting J.K. Rowling about the reason behind Severus Snape's demise, to a clueless smartass who asked the Prime Minister of Malta who his sources were when he tweeted about a potential hijack situation, the examples below serve as an important reminder that if you aren't sure who you’re talking to then maybe keep your opinions to yourself. Don't forget to vote for your favorite!

#1

Twitter User Tells Woman With PHD In Astrophysics That She Needs To Learn Some Science

Twitter User Tells Woman With PHD In Astrophysics That She Needs To Learn Some Science

rj_inthe412 Report

Hans 1 year ago

People like Gary P Jackson likely believe that you can graduate in Creationism.

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#2

That Is Amazing

That Is Amazing

Hector Delgado Report

Wezbie 1 year ago

Must have had to jump in a pool to cool that burn...

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#3

Stupid Hipster Chick

Stupid Hipster Chick

kleptomaniantic Report

Zenozenobee 1 year ago

Whaow... trying to act as an ultimate Star Wars fanboy without recognizing Natalie Portman... interesting how some people are able to destroy their credibility without any external help...

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#4

Mansplaining

Mansplaining

EmmaRitch Report

Pia Clarke 1 year ago

This is too funny. People need to check stuff like author before trying to sound intelligent lol

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#5

Harry Potter Fan Reveals Snape's True Motivation To... JK Rowling

Harry Potter Fan Reveals Snape's True Motivation To... JK Rowling

theangelremiel Report

Daria B 1 year ago

I bet ms.Rowling was amused and found it interesting to see another way of perceiving the actions of the characters she wrote. Or at least, I'd be if it happened to me.

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#6

What's Tony Hawk Up To These Days?

What's Tony Hawk Up To These Days?

tonyhawk Report

Daria B 1 year ago

Ehehe... I think I can kinda empathize with the TSA agent in this case.

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#7

What Do Women Know About Comics, Really?

What Do Women Know About Comics, Really?

mymonsterischic Report

Daria B 1 year ago

Ugh, what a disgusting approach to "test somebody's fandom". Why not just enthusiastically start a good conversation with a fellow nerd?

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#8

Marvel Talent Scout Asks To See Aspiring Artists Work. Is Told To Go Away

Marvel Talent Scout Asks To See Aspiring Artists Work. Is Told To Go Away

CBCebulski Report

Not My Name 1 year ago

Wow! Not a smart move. Anytime someone asks to see my art it's always a YES! You never know who the person asking could be and even if they're not a talent scout or such, word of mouth is better than nothing.

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#9

You'd Think The Prime Minister Would Know

You'd Think The Prime Minister Would Know

DejiDiva Report

Hans 1 year ago

"The swollen wart on my left thumb told me" would be a reasonable come-back.

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#10

Patronizing Programmer Gets Told

Patronizing Programmer Gets Told

GambitGamer Report

Pia Clarke 1 year ago

Programming is like religion. Everybody has their preferences. So she's not into Java, and this dude is... It's like making a priest and an imam discuss if christianity or islam is the right way to go.

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#11

Talent Scout "Discovers" Annie Lennox, Offers Her A Chance In The Industry

Talent Scout "Discovers" Annie Lennox, Offers Her A Chance In The Industry

Annie Lennox Report

Elizabeth Molloy 1 year ago

Whaaaaaaat?

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#12

Footballer Jay Rodriguez's Dad Calls Out Twitter Rumours

Footballer Jay Rodriguez's Dad Calls Out Twitter Rumours

-eDgAR- Report

Steve Bowman 1 year ago

BAM!

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#13

Trashy Girl

Trashy Girl

upulie Report

Vlad Horobet 1 year ago

That's actually such a huge rekt. But then again, I don't think he understands any of these jobs names.

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#14

Farmer Asked If He's Ever Worked On A Farm

Farmer Asked If He's Ever Worked On A Farm

Omni314 Report

darknessIsMyOutfit 1 year ago

Is Jersey cow giving chocolate milk reminds me of my really really stupid ex he asked me "does chocolate milk come from those genetically engineered brown cows" I couldn't believe what I was hearing

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#15

Lewis Black Looking On While Fans Pose With A Lewis Black Poster

Lewis Black Looking On While Fans Pose With A Lewis Black Poster

CANT_TRUST_HILLARY Report

Hans 1 year ago

Let's assume they are just not obstrusive. :)

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#16

I Wrote The Article

I Wrote The Article

caseyjohnston Report

Jem Reid de Gourville 1 year ago

Ooohhhhh! Ha ha

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#17

A Player On The Dallas Cowboys Gets Called A Bandwagon Fan

A Player On The Dallas Cowboys Gets Called A Bandwagon Fan

AttackoftheMuffins Report

Cat Meow 1 year ago

That's a BURN

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#18

"What Do You Know About Terrorism?" He's Former Head Of Anti-Terrorist Intelligence And Special Branch In Northern Ireland

"What Do You Know About Terrorism?" He's Former Head Of Anti-Terrorist Intelligence And Special Branch In Northern Ireland

ConsueloHatmaker Report

Josie Riley 1 year ago

Well, at least Stevie tried... but he did end up making an 8yr old's comeback

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#19

What Did You Do?

What Did You Do?

sniperwhg Report

Hans 1 year ago

I do not really get it...all comments from this seem weird and latently aggressive.

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#20

Got Any Sources For That Horseshit?

Got Any Sources For That Horseshit?

Hatewrecked Report

Hayley Lightcap 1 year ago

That's really common information so why is the green guy so pissed off?

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#21

Official Lights Out Review

Official Lights Out Review

JayBauman1 Report

Donovan Sims 1 year ago

Probably a nicer comment than a Hitb review.

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#22

When People Ask World Record Holder To Take A Picture Of Them

When People Ask World Record Holder To Take A Picture Of Them

MayaDiRado Report

Leni 1 year ago

Hah, that would be me. I have 0 interest in sports and wouldn't even know what it is she does! :')

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#23

I Was There

I Was There

Rektologist Report

Kim de Beer 1 year ago

Now who's the liar here??? Do we have to pick sides??

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#24

People On Twitter Don't Realise They Are Arguing What Caused The Fall Of Rome With The Professor Of Classics At Cambridge

People On Twitter Don't Realise They Are Arguing What Caused The Fall Of Rome With The Professor Of Classics At Cambridge

G_Comstock Report

Daria B 1 year ago

Some people clearly cannot realise how sometimes you're more of a hero to admit the possibility of being wrong, apologise, and maybe re-shape your views as an offer for thought.

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#25

The Drummer Of The Smiths Is Told A Fact

The Drummer Of The Smiths Is Told A Fact

Mike Joyce Report

Danny Root 1 year ago

Does "owt" mean something or is that a typo?

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#26

I Am The Reference — Co-Author Of Zlib Gets Asked For Wikipedia References

I Am The Reference — Co-Author Of Zlib Gets Asked For Wikipedia References

yreg Report

B H 1 year ago

Thor got hammered

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#27

Person Tells Editor Of National Review Online That He Needs To Try Reading Conservative News Sources

Person Tells Editor Of National Review Online That He Needs To Try Reading Conservative News Sources

charlescwcooke , charlescwcooke Report

La 1 year ago

Encompasses how stupid that base is.

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#28

Deputy Managing Editor Replies

Deputy Managing Editor Replies

ericuman Report

Danny Root 1 year ago

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A woman with the name Eric??

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#29

When You Assume

When You Assume

C4Ciaran Report

B H 1 year ago

The BrexPistol? Gets a pass from me just for being a BrexPistol.