STUPID IS AS STUPID DOES!
My instincts rushed me to attribute this quote to my father, but upon researching various reliable texts, the quote rolls off many a tongue. This five word exclamatory pronouncement lives not only in the English lexicon, but can be found in many other languages. (Urban Dictionary).
Truth be told “stupid” needs to be eliminated from our lexicon. I asked Siri
to tell me what “stupid” means. The computer animated dictionary explained “as an adjective means having or showing a great lack of intelligence or common sense, dazed and unable to think clearly. Now this one is over the top: used to express exasperation or boredom.
The word “stupid” executed as a noun means: a stupid person (often used as a term of address).
We proclaim we live in an enlightened society. Well, we don’t. I wish we could start a campaign to stop the use of this word. “Stupid” verbally destroys the psyche of any human at any age.
Words and phrases evolve from speech, dialogue, and writing. This five word comparison modeled after the 1862 comparison “handsome is as handsome does,”
(Wikitionary) began a series of comparison up to this time using an adjective comparing an adjective. Writers stamp out this activity. This writing comparison anomaly. A noun is needed in a comparison. This is the Twenty-First Century. Writers. we touch more ears and eyes every second of day. Television, radio, gaming, advertising, books, do I need to keep the list running?
Writers’ words change and evolve civilizations. We can eliminate this class, gender, and egalitarian comparison by dropping this adjective comparing an adjective.