"Stupid" and "dumb" are ableist terms. Put the work in to remove them from your vocabulary.
@skelltan as promised, see the links above! they have a pretty good selection of words that convey the same meaning.
also, in the replies to my thread, some folks have sent some pretty awesome insults if that's also what you're looking for!
@guerrillarain what are some good non ableist insults
@skelltan my favorites are:
I'll look around, there was a doc somewhere about awesome alternates!
@guerrillarain "But what words are okay to insult people's intelligence then?"
That's the point. Don't do that.
Insult them for being bigots. Insult them for being sexist. Insult them for being selfish and greedy. Insult them for things they _choose_ to be.
if someone's being thoughtless, careless, or inconsiderate, just say that
if you do smth irresponsible, reckless, and hasty; that doesn't make you stupid
it's 100% fair to call your right wing uncle an insensitive, ignorant, incurious, obtuse, chud
your friend who just ironed a hole in their shirt? a clown, a bozo, a fool, an absolute chucklefuck 🤡
@guerrillarain They also perpetuate this toxic idea that being 'unintelligent'--whatever that means at the time--is the worst thing in the world; that all negative traits, such as bigotry, are linked to unintelligence; and vice versa, that if you're 'smart' you're also just.
And the complexes we're giving kids by teaching them these ideas with our language. "It takes a big man to admit when he's wrong": yeah, because we teach kids being 'unintelligent' makes them unvalued!
@guerrillarain The noble crane fly would like a word with you.
@guerrillarain New addition
Demonstrating swears in different languages
@guerrillarain The Dutch have some lovely creative curses relying on disrespect of the male genitalia. (Said phenomenon is atypical, according the Words and Women...)
My favorite remains "klootzak" - literally "scrotum", but it's almost never translated that way in films - they usually just settle for "asshole", which... I find dissatisfying.
My personal favourite is "candle sniffing fuckfence."
@guerrillarain I've been making an effort to cut the ableist language from my life, and it's been an eye-opener for me for how much this language has become part of my vocabulary
I've been trying to do the same with language that normalizes the criminal legal system, like not describing things as being "criminal", which appeals only to the laws, and instead using words like "reprehensible" which is appealing to morality
I agree with you, it's fun to get creative with alternatives
@guerrillarain my favourite is "triple-dipped in arsehole prick" with the thickest glaswegian accent I can muster
@guerrillarain allow me to add some personal favs to the mix!
@RussellTheFox okay I love ravioli but I would still use fucking ravioli
@guerrillarain honestly calling anybody a random food item just has such a ring to it.
@guerrillarain putrid never gets enough use, imo
@c0debabe putrid cheese puff!!!!
@guerrillarain "ignorant", used to be my go-to, because it implies an ability to do better but an unwillingness to do so.
@guerrillarain I'd just like to point out with "That's "Stupid/Dumb" (this is where it'd usually get the most usage from me) I've found replacing it with "Ridiculous" or "Silly" works almost all the time.
@guerrillarain wich words would you use instead when you do something very not smart or not smartly ?
@baerd "that was thoughtless/careless"
"not my best idea"
@guerrillarain thoughtless 👌
Thank you :3
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