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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#1

30 Of The Most Subtle And Polite Ways To Describe A Person's Lack Of Intelligence Shared In This Online Group In russian we have "intelligent thoughts have always followed him, but he was faster".

humphr1es , terren in Virginia Report

Alexander Albon
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1 year ago

Love this a lot

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#2

30 Of The Most Subtle And Polite Ways To Describe A Person's Lack Of Intelligence Shared In This Online Group I would agree with you but then we would both be wrong

captainawesome1983 , ResoluteSupportMedia Report

Verena Gitterle
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1 year ago

That is a good one!

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#3

30 Of The Most Subtle And Polite Ways To Describe A Person's Lack Of Intelligence Shared In This Online Group Sharp as a marble, that one.

randolotapus , James Samsonow Report

JennyLaRue
Community Member
1 year ago

My Grandad used this all the time (fortunately not to me, well not to my face anyway)

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#4

30 Of The Most Subtle And Polite Ways To Describe A Person's Lack Of Intelligence Shared In This Online Group One of my personal favorites:

"They only got two brain cells and both of them are fighting for third place."

NostalgicPotat0 , Wikimedia Commons Report

MagicalUnicorn
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1 year ago

i'm totally gonna use this one

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#5

30 Of The Most Subtle And Polite Ways To Describe A Person's Lack Of Intelligence Shared In This Online Group Couldn't pour water out of a boot with instructions on the heel.

dusty-kat , supafly Report

Alma Mater
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1 year ago

ouch !

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#6

Ahh yes, “it’s better to be silent and thought a fool than to speak and remove all doubt”. A classic.

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JennyLaRue
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1 year ago

I've always liked this one!

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#7

30 Of The Most Subtle And Polite Ways To Describe A Person's Lack Of Intelligence Shared In This Online Group In Greece we say "when it was raining brains, you had an umbrella"

GSavvage , Charles Edward Miller Report

María Hermida
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1 year ago

When God was handing out brains you were queueing to get a nose

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#8

30 Of The Most Subtle And Polite Ways To Describe A Person's Lack Of Intelligence Shared In This Online Group 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.”

BerenTheBold , Hans Splinter Report

Leo Domitrix
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1 year ago

My gramps on the word "foolproof": "They ain't met the fools."

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#9

30 Of The Most Subtle And Polite Ways To Describe A Person's Lack Of Intelligence Shared In This Online Group You could hide your own Easter eggs.

bdiz78 , Eden, Janine and Jim Report

Maddox Cole Glassner
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1 year ago

Oof

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#10

30 Of The Most Subtle And Polite Ways To Describe A Person's Lack Of Intelligence Shared In This Online Group 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”.

soalindie , Slimane Lalami Report

Paul Budhram
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1 year ago

ohno

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#11

30 Of The Most Subtle And Polite Ways To Describe A Person's Lack Of Intelligence Shared In This Online Group My teacher said I was as "quick as a glacier"...

Hairydoggie , Gareth Sloan Report

Verena Gitterle
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1 year ago

......but unstoppable

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#12

30 Of The Most Subtle And Polite Ways To Describe A Person's Lack Of Intelligence Shared In This Online Group It's impossible to underestimate you

Snugl-v301 , MACBA Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona Report

Alma Mater
Community Member
1 year ago

i LOVE this one !! i'll use it

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#13

30 Of The Most Subtle And Polite Ways To Describe A Person's Lack Of Intelligence Shared In This Online Group You're the reason we have warning labels.

igenus44 , Paul Fisher Report

JennyLaRue
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1 year ago

Love this one!

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#14

"If you ever had a clever thought, it died alone and afraid."

TedMeister88 Report

ArhomR
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1 year ago

Mean, but funny.

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#15

30 Of The Most Subtle And Polite Ways To Describe A Person's Lack Of Intelligence Shared In This Online Group He's so far behind he thinks he's first.

perstn , The U.S. Army Report

J Rob
Community Member
1 year ago

The Dunning-Kruger Effect

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#16

If you were half as smart as you think you are, you’d be twice as smart as you really are.

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Christian Bradshaw
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1 year ago

Personal favorite of mine

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#17

A village somewhere is missing their idiot.

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Paul Budhram
Community Member
1 year ago

yas

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#18

30 Of The Most Subtle And Polite Ways To Describe A Person's Lack Of Intelligence Shared In This Online Group His train of thought is still boarding at the station.

Washjockey , elminium Report

Chillace
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1 year ago

is it just me or does the thing at the top of the train look like a face?

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#19

30 Of The Most Subtle And Polite Ways To Describe A Person's Lack Of Intelligence Shared In This Online Group The wheels spinning, but the hamsters dead.

lburton273 , frankieleon Report

DramaDoc
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1 year ago

This one is my favorite... Sadly, I use it more that I wish I had to.

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#20

He needs to carry a plant to make up for the oxygen he's wasting

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Sonya king
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1 year ago

thatz "sOoOo" great !!!

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#21

I can explain it again, if you'd like, but I can't understand for you.

Stop_Screaming Report

M O'Connell
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1 year ago

A variation "I can explain it to you, but I cannot understand it for you" has hung in my office for years :)

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#22

30 Of The Most Subtle And Polite Ways To Describe A Person's Lack Of Intelligence Shared In This Online Group "I'm guessing you weren't burdened with an overabundance of schooling."

-Captain Malcom Reynolds

FlipSchitz , Krishna Avanti School Report

White Paper Tsuru
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1 year ago

Yaaaaasssss!!!

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#23

Unencumbered by the thought process.

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ArhomR
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1 year ago

This should be No. 1!!

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#24

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.

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Max Thompson
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1 year ago

Tòuche.

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#25

30 Of The Most Subtle And Polite Ways To Describe A Person's Lack Of Intelligence Shared In This Online Group Once heard someone say "Well he's about as sharp as a sock full of soup".

angrypunishment , Tony Alter Report

Paul Budhram
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1 year ago

ooooooooooooohhhhhhhhhhhhhh

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#26

You could blow in their ear and they would say thanks for the refill.

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Nudge
Community Member
1 year ago

oh my gosh 😂😂

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#27

30 Of The Most Subtle And Polite Ways To Describe A Person's Lack Of Intelligence Shared In This Online Group One of my all time favorites is "More foam than beer".

DoctorSalty , Bernt Rostad Report

Ethan Serna
Community Member
1 year ago

wow

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#28

30 Of The Most Subtle And Polite Ways To Describe A Person's Lack Of Intelligence Shared In This Online Group "At this point, you can only impress me."

Roman_Suicide_Note , Aaron Report

Alexander Albon
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1 year ago

*claps*

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#29

"Well pardon me, ma'am but what you don't know could fill a warehouse."

Courtesy of Bart Simpson.

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J Cole
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1 year ago

This is actual very true and not only for idiots but everyone me including

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#30

If your brains were dynamite there wouldn't be enough to blow your hat off.

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Luther von Wolfen
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1 year ago

Or "...to blow your nose."

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