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!

More Info: Reddit

#1

Euphemisms-Telling-People-They-Are-Stupid-Reddit In russian we have "intelligent thoughts have always followed him, but he was faster".

humphr1es , terren in Virginia Report

Alexander Albon
Community Member
1 month ago

Love this a lot

View more comments
#2

Euphemisms-Telling-People-They-Are-Stupid-Reddit I would agree with you but then we would both be wrong

captainawesome1983 , ResoluteSupportMedia Report

Verena Gitterle
Community Member
1 month ago

That is a good one!

View more comments
#3

Euphemisms-Telling-People-They-Are-Stupid-Reddit Sharp as a marble, that one.

randolotapus , James Samsonow Report

JennyLaRue
Community Member
1 month ago

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

View more comments
#4

Euphemisms-Telling-People-They-Are-Stupid-Reddit 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
Community Member
1 month ago

i'm totally gonna use this one

View More Replies...
View more comments
#5

Euphemisms-Telling-People-They-Are-Stupid-Reddit Couldn't pour water out of a boot with instructions on the heel.

dusty-kat , supafly Report

Alma Mater
Community Member
1 month ago

ouch !

View More Replies...
View more comments
#6

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

MidnytStorme Report

JennyLaRue
Community Member
1 month ago

I've always liked this one!

View more comments
#7

Euphemisms-Telling-People-They-Are-Stupid-Reddit In Greece we say "when it was raining brains, you had an umbrella"

GSavvage , Charles Edward Miller Report

María Hermida
Community Member
1 month ago

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

View More Replies...
View more comments
#8

Euphemisms-Telling-People-They-Are-Stupid-Reddit 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
Community Member
1 month ago

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

View More Replies...
View more comments
#9

Euphemisms-Telling-People-They-Are-Stupid-Reddit You could hide your own Easter eggs.

bdiz78 , Eden, Janine and Jim Report

Maddox Cole Glassner
Community Member
1 month ago

Oof

HooowlAtTheMoon
Community Member
1 month ago

Sounds like something someone would say to me. I'm extremely forgetful.

Shadow Phillips
Community Member
1 month ago

My son and I cracked up when this was the example picture and quote I saw. I was like I could live this because in an hour I'd have no clue where they were. My memory is complete crap from MS LOL

Load More Replies...
RatherLoopy
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

Sadly, this is also true for pensioners. :-\

Valerie Page
Community Member
1 month ago

Yup! I'm one. I'd drink to this quote if I could remember where I keep the glasses

Load More Replies...
thqidwai
Community Member
1 month ago

This isn't for dumb really, it suits those who can't remember stuff. Forgetful ≠ stupid

Aurelia!
Community Member
1 month ago

LOL but this could apply to someone forgetful, too. Some of the world's greatest geniuses were absentminded.

Abbella DiNoto
Community Member
1 month ago

Yup that’s me! I could quote a documentary I saw 20 yrs ago, near verbatim. But, ask me someone’s name I just met 5 minutes ago... pulling a blank!

Load More Replies...
Kathryn Baylis
Community Member
1 month ago

And still never find them.

tomruns12
Community Member
1 month ago

My mom.

ArhomR
Community Member
1 month ago

DOH!!

View more comments
#10

Euphemisms-Telling-People-They-Are-Stupid-Reddit 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
Community Member
1 month ago

ohno

View More Replies...
View more comments
#11

Euphemisms-Telling-People-They-Are-Stupid-Reddit My teacher said I was as "quick as a glacier"...

Hairydoggie , Gareth Sloan Report

Verena Gitterle
Community Member
1 month ago

......but unstoppable

View More Replies...
View more comments
#12

Euphemisms-Telling-People-They-Are-Stupid-Reddit It's impossible to underestimate you

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

Alma Mater
Community Member
1 month ago

i LOVE this one !! i'll use it

View more comments
#13

Euphemisms-Telling-People-They-Are-Stupid-Reddit You're the reason we have warning labels.

igenus44 , Paul Fisher Report

JennyLaRue
Community Member
1 month ago

Love this one!

View more comments
#14

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

TedMeister88 Report

ArhomR
Community Member
1 month ago

Mean, but funny.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#15

Euphemisms-Telling-People-They-Are-Stupid-Reddit He's so far behind he thinks he's first.

perstn , The U.S. Army Report

J Rob
Community Member
1 month ago

The Dunning-Kruger Effect

View More Replies...
View more comments
#16

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

ACM_ONE Report

Christian Bradshaw
Community Member
1 month ago

Personal favorite of mine

View more comments
#17

A village somewhere is missing their idiot.

Too_Old_for_dis Report

Paul Budhram
Community Member
1 month ago

yas

View more comments
#18

Euphemisms-Telling-People-They-Are-Stupid-Reddit His train of thought is still boarding at the station.

Washjockey , elminium Report

Chillace
Community Member
1 month ago

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

View More Replies...
View more comments
#19

Euphemisms-Telling-People-They-Are-Stupid-Reddit The wheels spinning, but the hamsters dead.

lburton273 , frankieleon Report

DramaDoc
Community Member
1 month ago

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

View more comments
#20

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

a95bar Report

Sonya king
Community Member
1 month ago

thatz "sOoOo" great !!!

View More Replies...
View more comments
#21

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

Stop_Screaming Report

M O'Connell
Community Member
1 month ago

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

View More Replies...
View more comments
See Also on Bored Panda
#22

Euphemisms-Telling-People-They-Are-Stupid-Reddit "I'm guessing you weren't burdened with an overabundance of schooling."

-Captain Malcom Reynolds

FlipSchitz , Krishna Avanti School Report

White Paper Tsuru
Community Member
1 month ago

Yaaaaasssss!!!

View more comments
#23

Unencumbered by the thought process.

OldPolishProverb Report

ArhomR
Community Member
1 month ago

This should be No. 1!!

View More Replies...
View more comments
#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.

pollotergeist Report

Max Thompson
Community Member
1 month ago

Tòuche.

View more comments
#25

Euphemisms-Telling-People-They-Are-Stupid-Reddit Once heard someone say "Well he's about as sharp as a sock full of soup".

angrypunishment , Tony Alter Report

Paul Budhram
Community Member
1 month ago

ooooooooooooohhhhhhhhhhhhhh

View more comments
#26

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

Cooked_Bread Report

Nudge
Community Member
1 month ago

oh my gosh 😂😂

View more comments
#27

Euphemisms-Telling-People-They-Are-Stupid-Reddit One of my all time favorites is "More foam than beer".

DoctorSalty , Bernt Rostad Report

Ethan Serna
Community Member
1 month ago

wow

View more comments
#28

Euphemisms-Telling-People-They-Are-Stupid-Reddit "At this point, you can only impress me."

Roman_Suicide_Note , Aaron Report

Alexander Albon
Community Member
1 month ago

*claps*

View More Replies...
View more comments
See Also on Bored Panda
#29

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

Courtesy of Bart Simpson.

kutuup1989 Report

J Cole
Community Member
1 month ago

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

View more comments
#30

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

WilburWhateleystwin Report

Luther von Wolfen
Community Member
1 month ago

Or "...to blow your nose."

View More Replies...
View more comments

Note: this post originally had 49 images. It’s been shortened to the top 30 images based on user votes.