Ever had anything mansplained to you? You know, when a guy starts explaining something to (most likely) a woman about something that they very well know themselves in a condescending or patronizing way.

Sure, it is definitely a serious issue, one that hints at sexism and rudeness, among other things, but also one that can be satisfying and even funny—particularly when the one being mansplained to claps back with an educated response that makes the mansplainer rethink their decisions.

In celebration of the recent Valentine’s Day, Twitter user @J_Dot_J asked people what was the most obvious thing that was mansplained to them. Dozens upon dozens of people shared their best mansplaining stories, not only voicing their frustrations, but also pointing out how nobody should ever assume that you don’t know things.

Image credits: J_Dot_J

Bored Panda has collected some of the best responses from the Twitter thread and made it into a list for you to enjoy. While you’re scrolling, why not share your thoughts and vote on the ones you liked the most, and share your mansplaining stories, if you have any, in the comment section below!

Oh, and if this ain't enough, Bored Panda has two other articles on the topic here and here, so be sure to check them out once you're done here!

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Raine Soo
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2 months ago

'The Queen's Gambit' comes to mind. I suck at chess, by the way.

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Madison Feehan
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2 months ago

Oh Lord. 🙄

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Madison Feehan
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2 months ago

Best part is that you get to give out the final marks.

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Madison Feehan
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2 months ago (edited)

Look on the bright side, cement proof that he did you a favour by showing you his true colours.

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Madison Feehan
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2 months ago

I'd be with those nurses.

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Buttered_Crumpet
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2 months ago

To the 'Mansplaining Deniers' out there : The point is that those men make the assumption that the woman knows nothing, without knowing anything about her. When we meet a new person, we could all just assume they are equally intelligent as us.

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Joonscrab
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2 months ago

YOU TELL HIM! I'm tired of men trying to explain s**t that I know better.

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Pixie
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2 months ago

"young lady" - so condescending 🤬

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Madison Feehan
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2 months ago

The name makes this story even better.

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Madison Feehan
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2 months ago

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Madison Feehan
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2 months ago

And that was the last time that OP's husband was ever seen.

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Rod Egret
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2 months ago

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Maybe a did not read the books?

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Raine Soo
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2 months ago

The men: "La, la, la, la, la...I can't hear you!"

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Rancho Schicklgruber
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2 months ago

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So you're on the same educational level, then...

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Raine Soo
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2 months ago

It makes you wonder how this guy was raised.

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Madison Feehan
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2 months ago

I wouldn't be able to stop laughing if somebody insulted me like this.

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Francis
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2 months ago

Why is anyone just answering to a convo they are NOT part of??

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Madison Feehan
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2 months ago

(Dungeons & Dragons in case you were wondering)

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Rod Egret
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2 months ago

How can you be an engineer and not understand pH, it's so basic! (no pun intended)

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Raine Soo
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2 months ago

The idiocy must be so infuriating.

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Grumble O'Pug
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2 months ago

Oof!!!

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Lunar Bicycle
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2 months ago

If “girls” can’t play bass, then what was Carol Kaye doing on all 10,000+ recording sessions she played on? If he’s ever enjoyed a famous bass line from the last half of the 20th century, she probably played it.

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Raine Soo
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2 months ago

You could be showing it to him on a cutting board, and then putting it together on a sewing machine, and he'd still say that you were wrong.

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Wendillon
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2 months ago

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This isn't mansplaining...this is a stranger trying to make conversation. Was he supposed to smell that you're an animation expert?

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Samantha Lomb
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2 months ago

In fairness it often feels like Texas doesn't have science. Like when they make energy policy, or claim that wind turbines and solar panels don't work in cold weather . . .

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Rancho Schicklgruber
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2 months ago

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I didn't guess that at all...

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Hans
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2 months ago

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I think it is valid to explain the dice, as it can be confusion to those who do not know it. How would they have known you are into the game? You do not mention that you told them.

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Rod Egret
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2 months ago

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Animes are not books....

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Jo Choto
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2 months ago

My brother always likes to "educate" us on fascinating new things he's learned. I like to ruin his fun by letting him get halfway through the explanation and then finish the sentence for him. He's beginning to get the message.

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Raine Soo
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2 months ago

Well, that ending was dark and unexpected.

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Combine Elite Soldier
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2 months ago (edited)

But how is it pronounced? Is it Woo-ster? Now I'm curious.

K
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2 months ago

Pronounced like “wuh-ster” instead of “woo”

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Gold roses
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2 months ago

That’s so stupid

Donkey boi
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2 months ago

You can't say something like that without telling us to pronounce it! I would probably pronounce it the same as 'Worcester'!

Martha Higgins
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2 months ago

It is pronounced the same as Worcester. Wuss-ter, and it's Wusstershur sauce, not war-ster-shy-er sauce.

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Ivy Ruonakoski
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2 months ago

I can only think of one way go pronounce it.

Sheila Ch
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2 months ago

And Wooster Ohio is only pronounced "Wisster" by the people who live there.

DelvianBlue
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2 months ago (edited)

I live near there. It's pronounced "Wuster" by locals. We can always tell where someone lives in Ohio by how they say the city's name.

Incitatus
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2 months ago

I used to piss off my Cleveland friend by saying "Wooooster." He never got a sense of humor about it: "Wusster! WUSSTER!!" He could never let it go. Cleveland has a weird accent.

Ileana Andreea Drop
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2 months ago

F**k me and I thought British are weird pronouncing Worsestar as woostah

A Head
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2 months ago

I grew up in New England, and attended the College of Wooster (for a whole semester and a half! I wasn't a good student.) I always pronounced it the same as Worcester, Mass., but some of the folks who were from around there went more for the "woo-ster" pronunciation. Especially the people from Cleveland - but they have weird accents anyway (I was born in Cleveland). I used to have a t-shirt that said "Wooster isn't in Massachusetts", on the front, and "Thank God" on the back.

Marty BlackEagle-Carl
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2 months ago

live near worcester, ma - originally from CT.... what a weird town

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Rancho Schicklgruber
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2 months ago

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Well, to be fair, some people need it explained several times...

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Rancho Schicklgruber
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2 months ago

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"As a bird scientist with fancy binocs...." - ummm, what?

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Capelli rosa e patate
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2 months ago

A bit odd he felt the need to explain it to you as if you didn’t know, but maybe he was just trying to relate? I dunno, seems more like he was trying to “fit in” as it were rather than look down on you...? 🤷🏻‍♀️🙂

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Cold Contagious
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2 months ago

Where's the 2nd part? Ppl are upvoting a story that doesn't tell what she was waiting on or what happened?

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