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

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Hans
Community Member
3 years 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

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Wezbie
Community Member
3 years ago

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

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#3

Stupid Hipster Chick

Stupid Hipster Chick

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Zenozenobee
Community Member
3 years 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

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Pia Clarke
Community Member
3 years 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
Community Member
3 years 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?

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Daria B
Community Member
3 years 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
Community Member
3 years 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

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Not My Name
Community Member
3 years 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

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Hans
Community Member
3 years 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

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Pia Clarke
Community Member
3 years 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
Community Member
3 years 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
Community Member
3 years ago

BAM!

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#13

Trashy Girl

Trashy Girl

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Vlad Horobet
Community Member
3 years ago

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

Craig Dickson
Community Member
3 years ago

Trashy girls never get far in life? melania made first lady lol , upulie probably has a higher iq than trump and his advisors combined...... all fail emperor spraytan the turd and his evil toupee, or is it ear hair combed over....

andres o
Community Member
3 years ago

being a nanotechnologist, doctor, engineer, etc, doesn`t makes a person a good person. If someone writes or speaks in a trashy way, becomes a trashy person. Its titles won`t take the trashyness away. Most people defend themselves behind their titles or job positions, but guess what...core values are more important than titles or job positions, or even money.

Allister Trudel
Community Member
1 year ago

and no better example than trump, king trashy ;)

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Stefan Riegler
Community Member
3 years ago

Ok, the thing is: I don't like Donald either, but simply insulting him and calling him fuckface is beneath anybody who has an education.

Meowton Mewsk
Community Member
3 years ago

I'm still stuck on the fact that Oranjello actually fucking tweeted that.

🌟Jim Phoenix🌟
Community Member
3 years ago

OOOOOH AND SHE SCOOORRES

Jericho Austria
Community Member
3 years ago

Oh snap

Sumita verma pillai
Community Member
3 years ago

Awesome 😁

Blind Oracle
Community Member
3 years ago

wow that went right over his head. words too long. doesn't say trump anywhere. try again.

Will Vega
Community Member
10 months ago

Trump probably look up those words and was like she made those words up.

Jeff Beard
Community Member
1 year ago

Who's Donald Trump?

Pedro Purcino
Community Member
3 years ago

have high college degree, calls your own president fuck face. it doenst matter how high you are, shit talk seems inevitable.

Eddie Negron
Community Member
3 years ago

#FakeNews

Georgeus Geraldo
Community Member
3 years ago

Brutal, Savage, Rekt

Darla Markle
Community Member
3 years ago

Obviously it doesn't matter how many degrees you get, talking like a trash queen comes naturally to some...

Hugo Raible
Community Member
3 years ago

So what? Having a degree alone doesn't mean that you get far in life. Even with these titles.

Darla Markle
Community Member
3 years ago

I actually downloaded this app to get away from the trash talk and putdowns. Very sad. But shows the intelligence levels of some when they babble on about someone's skin tone. I just refer to your precious Obama as Oreo then. Seems only fair.

Mike M (OB1Coyote)
Community Member
3 years ago

Kind of ironic that she's SO educated and talks like an immature little girl to the Leader of the free world...

Danny Root
Community Member
3 years ago

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Sounds like something a second-grader would say to another kid on the playground, not someone claiming to be a molecular biologist/nanotechnologist. She should be embarrassed to have posted that kind of crap if she's as smart as she insinuates herself to be. But hey, 15 minutes of fame and all that.

Master Markus
Community Member
3 years ago

It's just because she knew it would bother him, and if there's anyone who deserves bothering right now, he's definitely on the list.

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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

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darknessIsMyOutfit
Community Member
3 years 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
Community Member
3 years ago

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

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#16

I Wrote The Article

I Wrote The Article

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Jem Reid de Gourville
Community Member
3 years 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

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Cat Meow
Community Member
3 years 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
Community Member
3 years 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?

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Hans
Community Member
3 years 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
Community Member
3 years 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

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Donovan Sims
Community Member
3 years 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

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Leni
Community Member
3 years 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

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Kim de Beer
Community Member
3 years 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
Community Member
3 years 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

Steve Bowman
Community Member
3 years ago

Again I had to google a name...

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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

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B H
Community Member
3 years 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
Community Member
3 years ago

Encompasses how stupid that base is.

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#28

Deputy Managing Editor Replies

Deputy Managing Editor Replies

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AliensHaveRightsToo
Community Member
3 years ago

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A man with the name Danny??

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#29

When You Assume

When You Assume

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B H
Community Member
3 years ago

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