Look, I think “dansplaining” is definitely a thing, but I want to point something out...
Dan defining some of the ‘bigger’ words he uses isn’t (necessarily) him being “pretentious” or “talking down” to us;
Maybe he is just aware of the fact that some of his viewers haven’t had the appropriate access to quality education that he’s had.
**this isn’t meant to be directed to anyone in particular**
***EDIT**** Other’s have pointed out that Dan defining words also can work to the benefit of non-English speakers, or people who aren’t fluent in English. In addition some of Dan’s audience is young and it is unreasonable to expect them to know certain words. Also important, different cultures or individual people can value different things. Sometimes people are more reading and writing centered, and other times they may be more into the math and sciences. Maybe they are passionate about drama, dance or music.
Basically, everyone is different. There are a myriad of reasons a person may need extra help to define certain words. Dan giving people that assistance isn’t bad thing. He’s helping people. He may not be helping those he already know the meaning whatever word, but the world isn’t about just those people. Dan is acknowledging that his audience isn’t some monolithic entity. He is being inclusive.
Have this horrible sketch of Kakavege family time! > _>; These kinda pictures have a special place in my heart. Like I scream and do that running in place really fast when i see these kinds of pics. Shhhh….don’t judge me…Let me enjoy my weakness… XD
“The world’s full of lies.
There’s no way of knowing what’s right.
All we can do is believe in ourselves.
From here on out, I use my eyes. Think. And act.
I might not make all the right choices.
But as long as I’m the one who decided what to do,
there’s nothing to regret.”
-You are no more Mr Strange than my wife is! -Well, it is easily resolved. There are any number of magical things my friend could do to prove it. -Oh, yes? And what might they be? -Yes, tell us, Merlin.