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difference between stupid idiot etc.

 
 
MegaMoh
 
Reply Fri 25 Mar, 2016 12:11 pm
what is the difference between stupid, idiot, dumb, crazy insane if there is more a definition for it would be appreciated
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Lordyaswas
 
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Reply Fri 25 Mar, 2016 12:16 pm
@MegaMoh,
Stupid, Idiot, Dumb, Crazy and Insane were the five dwarves who never made it past the first stage Snow White auditions.
MegaMoh
 
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Reply Fri 25 Mar, 2016 12:33 pm
@Lordyaswas,
LOL no I am serios what's the diffrence
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Fri 25 Mar, 2016 12:38 pm
@MegaMoh,
They're words not scientifically configured distinct units of measurements.

Look the words up in a dictionary. Whatever you can find there, that's basically all you're going to get for an answer.
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Tes yeux noirs
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Reply Fri 25 Mar, 2016 12:53 pm
To call someone stupid, [an] idiot or dumb implies they are severely lacking in intelligence. Such a condition is inborn and permanent. To call someone crazy or insane implies they have a mental illness e.g. schizophrenia, psychosis, whatever. Crazy or insane people can be of any level of intelligence, from low to high.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Fri 25 Mar, 2016 12:59 pm
@Tes yeux noirs,
and dumb is also a word to describe someone who cannot vocalize words: think Helen Keller. I don't know if that is used now. Maybe it is p.c. not to.
Tes yeux noirs
 
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Reply Fri 25 Mar, 2016 01:27 pm
@ossobuco,
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Maybe it is p.c. not to.

I think kind people probably say aphonic, aphasic, etc depending on the reason for the lack of speech. Mute is fairly inoffensive I think.
MegaMoh
 
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Reply Sat 26 Mar, 2016 12:46 am
@Tes yeux noirs,
There's gotta be a difference I mean it can't be just added ti English with the same meaning
Tes yeux noirs
 
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Reply Sat 26 Mar, 2016 02:08 am
@MegaMoh,
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There's gotta be a difference I mean it can't be just added ti English with the same meaning

There are differences which I have explained already.
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RyanO45
 
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Reply Sun 27 Mar, 2016 09:02 am
@MegaMoh,
Stupid is an adjective. Idiot is a noun or a person.
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MegaMoh
 
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Reply Mon 28 Mar, 2016 04:09 am
@Tes yeux noirs,
ok thanks I guess that's an answer then
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McTag
 
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Reply Mon 28 Mar, 2016 05:37 am
@Tes yeux noirs,
Oh they do? Well that's stupid. Plain words work best.

I was struck aphonic by his effrontery.
Tes yeux noirs
 
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Reply Mon 28 Mar, 2016 06:14 am
@McTag,
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Oh they do? Well that's stupid. Plain words work best.

I'm not saying nobody can say "dumb", "blind", etc, ever, but surely you would not call a clumsy person a "spaz" in front of someone who had cerebral palsy, or whose child did, or say "dumb mongol" in front of someone who cared for an aphonic child with Down's syndrome? It's just being sensitive.


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oristarA
 
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Reply Mon 28 Mar, 2016 08:08 am
Oxford dict is smarter than anyone here.
Are you too dumb to check out what the best teacher says?
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oristarA
 
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Reply Mon 28 Mar, 2016 09:27 am
The efforts Tes and McTag et al. made were important of course. I mean you could make things better by first checking out Oxford dict and asked more proper questions here. In this way people here could have been more efficient in doing things more important.
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