Distinctions

“I may be dumb but I’m not stupid.”

-Rihanna

I absolutely love this distinction.   While we often think of “dumb” and “stupid” as synonyms, “dumb” refers more to a slowness or obstacle to one’s capacity to speech.   While people used to think that impairment necessarily reflected an impairment in one’s intellect, such a connection is false.   It’s perfectly possible to be dumb and not stupid or conversely stupid and not dumb.

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~ by asduckers on June 9, 2015.

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