"Mansplaining" makes its way into 33 other languages

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Ricki Farn
Germany
Local time: 03:16
Member (2005)
English to German
Momsplaining Apr 5, 2017

My mother does it all the time, too.

 

EvaVer  Identity Verified
Local time: 03:16
Member (2012)
Czech to English
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Mine used to, too, Apr 5, 2017

but typically men do that. My husband has very little education, but he will pick up something he heard somewhere (even if it's complete nonsense) and hammer it to me.

 

Mario Chavez (X)  Identity Verified
Local time: 21:16
English to Spanish
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Momsplaining Apr 5, 2017

Ricki Farn wrote:

My mother does it all the time, too.



Hahahahah, Ricki! You win the Internet today!

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Mario Chavez (X)  Identity Verified
Local time: 21:16
English to Spanish
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Typically? 😏 Apr 5, 2017

EvaVer wrote:

but typically men do that. My husband has very little education, but he will pick up something he heard somewhere (even if it's complete nonsense) and hammer it to me.


This reminds me the “People are…” statements I hear or read, simple generalizations about the other we don't like but which reflect a truth about ourselves.

For example, if I'm driving down the road and someone gets in front of me without signaling, I would tend to say “[some] people don't know how to change lanes!” all huffy and puffy. In reality, I sometimes do the same thing. Amazing!icon_biggrin.gif

Same with this feel-good, it's-someone-else's-fault neologism, mansplaining, to project our frustrations onto the opposite gender (or sex) when we (some women, not all) feel talked down, interrupted, condescended or otherwise rolled over by some unfounded, silly or unsupported explanation or jabbering.

😇 🤓

Full disclosure: I'm a man, so you could say I'm “mansplaining” my point. 😅


 

Serena Basili  Identity Verified
Belgium
Local time: 03:16
English to Italian
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"Momsplaining"...that's hilarious!! Apr 5, 2017

If one pays more attention, "mansPLAINing" actually means "man being so plain (insignificant) that needs to validate his unsolicited opinion shutting up a woman more competent than him".

 

Merab Dekano  Identity Verified
Spain
Member (2014)
English to Spanish
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Research... Apr 5, 2017

Research showed that...

Well, that one has no gender; both men and women use it. Most of the time there is no research at all.


 

Mervyn Henderson  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 03:16
Member
Spanish to English
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A live one Apr 5, 2017

How one woman (and two men, admittedly) deal with it when it happens


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zcAqR-Hs9II


 


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