As a man, I probably shouldn’t be telling you our secret codes for fear of being kicked out — kicked out of the Man Club.
Scenario: Someone asks you a question, and by some fluke, you don’t know the answer.
Mancode #127: First of all, don’t let on that they have asked a question no one thinks about, for that is why you do not know the answer. Then, after making sure you do not call them out, you’ll want to sigh as if you are thinking of all the many possible ways to respond on their level. It’s also a good idea to look around and sort of laugh to yourself as if some of the responses would be humourous, if only you could speak in layman’s terms. When they ask you what is funny, the Mancode Manual suggests you say, “Nah, it’s just…” and then let your voice trail off as you shake your head letting them know they wouldn’t understand anyway. If none of these tactics kill enough time that would cause the uninformed person to forget they asked a silly question in the first place, then finally you should change the subject. Use the phrase, “By the way…” and then follow it up with a bit of sports talk. That way, they feel as if they have led the conversation on to manlier things.