Bitte nicht herrklären

Recently I learned that the German verb for “mansplaining” is herrklären: a perfect portmanteau of “Herr” (mister or sir) and “erklären” (to explain). Mansplaining is already a great word (thank you, Rebecca Solnit), but let’s be honest, herrklären is just better, and provides yet another example of why the German language is so wonderful.

Because the Germans love their signage, particularly that which tells you not to do things, I came up with this:


Brb, printing a million copies of this and posting them in every German department everywhere.

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