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: You roll your ankle in an athletic event.
Mancode#97: It’s a given that you finish the game. No questions. If there is a bone sticking out of your ankle-area, use it for traction. Grin and bear it. You are only allowed to grimace and moan about it later. After the game when you make those sounds, it is a prompt for your friends to ask what is wrong. That is your cue to reveal the true pain you are experiencing and makes for an excellent moment to relive your heroic efforts on the court or on the field.