Nobody can know everything. But some things should be more obvious than others. These people took to Reddit to share their most oblivious facepalm moments. Do you know why pancakes are called pancakes, or what the true purpose of a shower curtain is?

1. Language Barrier

When I studied in Mexico, my Spanish skills were pretty rudimentary. The first month I was there I somehow confused “lo siento” with “yo serio”. This became a big problem. So when I bumped into someone on the street, instead of saying “I’m sorry”, I would look at them sincerely and say “I’m serious”.

Once I figured this out it explained a lot of strange and offended looks.


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