The Funniest Word
by CalicoHawk
<p>In my rather humble opinion, there is one word in the English language that stands head-and-shoulders above all others as the funniest word of all.&#160; It is the funniest sounding, and at the same time, applies its definition so acutely to the subject, that the subject then becomes a laughing matter.&#160; It can be said in a variety of ways, further deepening and intensifying its definition.</p> <p>The word is, of course, &#8220;stupid.&#8221;&#160; Think about it for a second.&#160; Stooopid.&#160; I had a friend several years ago who was a walking definition of the word.&#160; In fact, it was joked that if you looked up &#8220;stupid&#8221; in the dictionary, there would be a picture of my friend, with the warning, &#8220;Do Not Imitate!&#8221;&#160;</p> <p>Great-Gran once told me, &#8220;There is a difference between ignorant and stupid.&#160; Ignorant is not having enough information to make a logical decision.&#160; &#160;&#160;Stupid is having the information and not following it, thereby making the wrong decision, which usually gets somebody hurt.&#8221;&#160; My friend, the walking testament to the word, knew full well that his old car could not make it to the R/R Crossing before the train got there, but&#8230;</p> <p>In the movie <em>Forest Gump</em>, Sally Field (who played Forest&#8217;s mother, and who also had my heart when she played <em>The Flying Nun </em>back in the late 60&#8217;s) attempted to make her slow-witted son feel better by saying &#8220;Stupid is as stupid does.&#8221; &#160;(Not sure how that would work.)</p> <p>I can understand ignorance when it comes to politics.&#160; There is a lot of information about a lot of candidates running for one office.&#160; When I vote, I would rather be counted with the ignorant, not the stupid.&#160; What about you?&#160; &#8220;Stupid&#8221; really is a funny word.</p>
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