Why the Word “Stupid” Shouldn’t Even Be in the English Dictionary

Theoretically, a word that has a DEFINITION is absolute. You might even find a word that has several DIFFERENT definitions. That's okay, too. But a word that can mean different things to different people in a way that can be considered derogatory or inflammatory, I say this:

That word just doesn't belong in the dictionary. Period.

Don't get me wrong. Plenty of words that mean different things will still belong in the dictionary, and those are the kind of words that bear no relevancy in terms of status or superiority: such as "beautiful" or "angry" or "perplexed." These words will invoke different levels of emotion for just about anyone, but they don't constitute a judgment on the level of excellence or ingenuity. Therefore, they're allowed in the dictionary.

The word "stupid," however, needs to be thrown in the trash. Nobody's stupid. Not even people who we typically would think are.
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