#207: 20 Native Ways to Say “Stupid” in English

Which of these is NOT the same?:

A) Slow-Witted
B) Bonehead
C) Klutz

In fact, all of them are alternatives that you can use instead of “stupid”! While we don’t encourage that you start insulting people, in this episode, we look at vocabulary that will help you understand TV series, the news, and even presidential debates!

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  • Cultural differences between the US and Great Britain

Words You’ll Learn:

  • Murky
  • Clumsy
  • Gullible
  • Numbty (UK)
  • Muppet (UK)
  • Lose your temper
  • Knuckles
  • Numb

Quick Definitions:

  • “You can learn what not to do from other people’s shortcomings“: A fault or failure to meet a certain standard, typically in a person’s character, a plan, or a system.
  • “There’s so much polarization surrounding the elections”: to cause something, especially something that contains different people or opinions, to divide into two completely opposing groups
  • Belittling: to make a person or an action seem as if he, she or it is not important.
  • Etymology: the study of the origin and history of words.
  • Witty sense of humor”: Showing or characterized by quick and inventive verbal humor.
  • Get heated: if a situation gets heated, people involved in it get angry.

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