30 Of The Most Subtle And Polite Ways To Describe A Person’s Lack Of Intelligence Shared In This Online Group
Are you stuck on a cruise ship full of people during the corona crisis again? Ever wondered what to say to that inept neighbor from the next cabin who's on a mission to vaccinate—oh, I mean, who doesn't want to vaccinate everybody? Well, wonder no more! These euphemisms telling people they are stupid, as suggested by various Reddit users, will cut straight to the chase. And no tinfoil hat can save them now.
A Reddit user by the name of u/lientubay asked the world “What's the best euphemism for telling people that they're stupid?” More than 60 thousand people had apparently pondered the same question and the thread skyrocketed. People from all around the world shared various ways to insult stupid people politely by using both modern ingenuity and old folk proverbs.
Finally, instead of awkwardly using the same insult over and over again like “so is your face,” we can once again feel confident in ourselves when encountering a stupid person. What a tough world for us—intelligent people—this is. Thanks for making our life bearable, Reddit!
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In russian we have "intelligent thoughts have always followed him, but he was faster".
I would agree with you but then we would both be wrong
Sharp as a marble, that one.
One of my personal favorites:
"They only got two brain cells and both of them are fighting for third place."
Couldn't pour water out of a boot with instructions on the heel.
Ahh yes, “it’s better to be silent and thought a fool than to speak and remove all doubt”. A classic.
In Greece we say "when it was raining brains, you had an umbrella"
Now I know what Douglas Adams was talking about.
“A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.”
You could hide your own Easter eggs.
I think I saw this one here previously “You aren’t the biggest idiot in the world but you better hope they don’t die”.
It's impossible to underestimate you
You're the reason we have warning labels.
"If you ever had a clever thought, it died alone and afraid."
If you were half as smart as you think you are, you’d be twice as smart as you really are.
A village somewhere is missing their idiot.
The wheels spinning, but the hamsters dead.
He needs to carry a plant to make up for the oxygen he's wasting
I can explain it again, if you'd like, but I can't understand for you.
"I'm guessing you weren't burdened with an overabundance of schooling."
-Captain Malcom Reynolds
Saw two coworkers going about a task in the worst way I could imagine. I said "I believe if there was a harder way to do that you two would find it."
They didn't get it.
Once heard someone say "Well he's about as sharp as a sock full of soup".
You could blow in their ear and they would say thanks for the refill.
One of my all time favorites is "More foam than beer".
"Well pardon me, ma'am but what you don't know could fill a warehouse."
Courtesy of Bart Simpson.