While some words, like blatherskite, seem ripe for revival in the age of Boris and Trump, the 16th and 17th centuries are also rich with insults that could be dusted down and used again: Bedswerver (adulterer), fopdoodle (insignificant or foolish man), loiter-sack (slacker), lubberwort (stupid person
), muck-spout (constantly swears), a raggabrash (disorganised or grubby person) and cumberworld, meaning useless person, and not to be confused with Cumberbatch, who is a national treasure.
In reference to charter change, it's too serious a matter to be nicknamed after a stupid person
or the rear end of the human anatomy.
Oxymoron is not a description of a hopelessly stupid person
. It is a word, an expression that contradicts itself - although some naughty people, thinking of some congressmen, prefer the earlier imagined definition.
"You should have translated Trump's nonsense so that people could better judge this stupid person
," argued another.
Well, a dingus is NOT a stupid person
, but they may make you laugh or upset you.
You are merely a person who has acted stupidly--not a stupid person
Younger skiers call older skiers many things: "boomers on groomers," "grays on trays," "SPORES from yore" (Stupid Person
On Rental Equipment), "bats on slats," and "gramps on planks." But my favorite is the cry, "FOPs on top!"--as in, "Stay off that run because of the FOPs on top!" (FOP, I finally learned, means F***ing Old People.) But as SKI magazine put it: "We've seen the future, and it is us.
Tears running down my cheeks and I thought 'you stupid person
'." June Crosby, of Stanhope, talks of the old practice of keeping straw hives, or skeps, in alcoves in drystone walls and how in Weardale, beekeepers would take their hives into the attic of the house for the winter.
The chancelloress (my computer insists that such a word does not exist in English) is not a stupid person
. She knew that she and her party may pay a high price for her decision about the refugees.
This 3-D storyboard included an enigmatic ink-and-sepia drawing in three parts, The Thought, 2015-16, blending graphic bravura with bizarre wit and absurd yet astute humor; it narrates an anecdote of how a small, but very bright thought suddenly appeared in the head of a stupid person
. The Abstract Painting (with no frame), 2016, short-circuits art-historical know-how with similarly playful irony: Tottering on spindly legs, the square black painting depicted in this work wonders how to escape its gaudy acanthus frame.
Going one whole day without speaking to a stupid person/seeing a stupid person
on TV/hearing about something stupid that a stupid person
Which ten-letter word, beginning with 'N' and using 'O' three times, means a stupid person
Only a stupid person
would say it doesn't work." Michael Hayden
You build up all these defenses, you build up a whole suit of armor, so that nothing can hurt you, then one stupid person
, no different from any other stupid person
, wanders into your stupid life...They did something dumb one day like kiss you or smile at you and then your life isn't your own anymore.
"If I could say anything to the driver I'd say 'you're an idiot, a stupid person
who needs to learn to drive safely and know that you have to stop at a zebra crossing.'" ."