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You don't want to think anyone is truly dumb. People might misspeak or misunderstand things all the time, but that's no reason to assume the person is as dumb as they appear. A conversation explaining what they may have misheard or not understood is the best way to go...

...Until you read the following people's stories.


Reddit user, u/zbooloo, wanted to hear:

What's the dumbest thing someone said to you ?

Perhaps They Needed A Bit More Learning Good

Most often, the people telling you these incredibly dumb things seem to suffer from a lack of education. Maybe they didn't pay attention enough in geography class or perhaps they completely missed the point of the lesson when they were introduced to the concept that the Earth is round. Either way, we're here to enjoy the silliness.

Take A Gander At A Globe

I am from Spain and I once met a girl who came from USA for a school travel project.

She asked me "Why are people here so white? I mean, we are in South America."

I told her we are in Europe and she didn't believe me.

Danny_Soler

Things Go Round And Round And-

Watching a sunset on the ocean one day when a late teens person asked me why the ocean doesn't put the sun's fire out.

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"Have You Ever Seen A Cat Penis?" - Troy Barnes

Cats are Girls, Dogs are Boys. And that they would inter-breed and their children would be cats and dogs by being girls and boys.

Person was very very very dumb.

RamboBambiBambo

MAP. Use A MAP.

Someone in my world geography class once asked me if Cuba was Japan.

pm_me_ur_siamesecats

Sometimes You Can Forgive The Person Speaking To You

There may be times when you have to take into account the person speaking to you. For example, some of the dumbest things you've ever heard could be coming from children, still trying to figure the world out. Doesn't make it any less dumb, but at least you've considered it.

There's Not Enough Math In The World To Explain To You Why You're Wrong

I sat next to a girl in bio who got 40% on our first test. She seemed quite pleased and said that now she only needed to get 40% again to have an average of 80%.

tocanofd

You Want That Flashlight To Kill Us All??

We were on in a summercamp, and when i opened a flashlight during a storm (it was also night) he started yelling at me to shut it off because, apparently, light attracts lightning...

gokexeyujw

Here's How Words Work...

You become a teenager once you get your period.

Tried pointing out to my friend that the word is made up of the words "teen" and "age", as in thirTEEN , fourTEEN..etc. and that also males would never be teenagers if that was the case, but she was adamant about it.

LadyKeldana

Of Course, Sometimes It's Simple Stupidity

While a lack of education or being a kid can be excused, maybe even forgiveable, it's the adults, the fully grown adult humans, who utter the stupid nonsense that can really rock your brain and make you go, "You're allowed to be part of our society?"

Sorry Your Parents Suck

The TA for one of my classes in college said his parents didn't let him watch Veggie Tales as a kid because "vegetables aren't supposed to have souls."

Shinyblo

Someone Should Take Away Your Keys

"If I got into a car accident I'd have a greater chance of living if I went through the window than I would if I was wearing my seatbelt"

ripimodghgj

Okay, You Need To Get Out

I love this guy but he thought Ann Frank was a nazi.

insane__knight

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Sometimes the things that come out of peoples' mouths are truly astounding. It makes you wonder, where did things go wrong? Why are they like this? As Forrest Gump once said, “stupid is as stupid does".

Here are a few of the most jaw-dropping lay stupid things that have been said by actual human beings. Not aliens trying to figure out how humans communicate--ACTUAL human beings. Thanks, Reddit.

U/cperr310 asked: What's the dumbest thing you or someone you know has said?



First up, what better people to hear ridiculous claims from than children? Here are some people that even teachers couldn’t help.

Well, that’s awkward.

I was in 5th grade like 20 years ago, and I am a male which is important later. My school changed an extra girls locker room into a computer lab. When my class got to go check it out, I say "wow, it looks so different!".

Everyone looks at me like I'm a creep. What I meant to say was "wow it looks so different that the boys locker room!" I still think about this when trying to fall asleep more often than I'm comfortable with.

Xeeke

....no. No it’s not.

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In my Spanish class where they were talking about Spanish countries

"What about Syria...isn't Syria Spanish?"

Worst part... NOBODY called her out on it to the point I was questioning myself. The professor had good English but it wasn't her first language and she dodged her question saying she's only going over countries in south america. I had to literally write myself a note that she literally asked that question. Then I got paired up with her like 10 minutes later for a group activity and I still wasn't over this question lol

Papapsie

Fake but also real but also demonic?

A kid in high school tried to convince me that men had an extra rib and that the earth is only a few thousand years old. Same kid said that ouija boards were full of magnets and gears which made them fake, yet they were simultaneously completely real and needed to be burned on sight to prevent demonic possession.

HotelRoom5172648B

But sometimes it’s the parents of children who say the dumb stuff.

Back in 2014 I still vividly remember we were eating dinner, and my brother is chewing with his mouth open while my sister is talking. My dad, still thinking about her talking but talking to my brother said "Talk with your mouth closed." and my sister just went silent immediately.

Starr_fall

Stupid can turn into ignorant really quickly. Here are a few examples of the not-so-harmless kind of dumb statements.​

Fun fact: they don’t use the US Constitution in New Zealand. Who knew?

angela rye guns GIF by Third Rail with OZY Giphy

After the church shooting in New Zealand, they banned guns. My coworker said that they can't do that since it violates the second amendment. We live in California.

Onbakeplatinum

Everyone knows New Zealand is the state below New Canada.

Rysilk

Uhhhhh that’s racist af.

Not to me but my husband.

He had to take an uber home from the Naval Base in San Diego (car was getting fixed) and the guy who picked my husband up was from Pakistan and they had small talk, telling him how he moved over here etc, dude was pretty cool.

My dumbass half sister whom we were staying with for a bit told him straight to his face, "Oh since you're military he probably wanted to like... murder you."

...What a f*cking ignorant, racist thing to say.

HelloxOctober

Just gonna leave this one here....

"And then I see the disinfectant where it knocks it out in a minute. And is there a way we can do something like that, by injection inside, because you see it gets in the lungs, so it would be interesting to check that out."

The_questcoast

Well that’s a new one.

A trans friend got "You're registered as a man here, so I need to hear a male voice to complete the verification of your acount."

Not the first time the cable company pulled this 'female' account 'female' voice / 'male' account 'male' voice crap. But that one time was on a whole other level.

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But most of the time, dumb statements are harmless, and make for a good story down the line.​

I wouldn’t be able to keep a straight face either.

alvin and the chipmunks GIF by 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment Giphy

A few questions I've heard come to mind, I'm not sure which is the best/worst.

A few years ago my mom, in her 60s at the time, asked me if chipmunks grow up to be squirrels. Have you ever tried to keep a straight face while explaining to the grown-ass woman who was responsible for keeping you alive for ~18 years that chipmunks and squirrels are different animals?

In high school during a Spanish class as student asked "Do Spanish-speaking people think in Spanish?" After being told yes, her follow-up question was "Are they born speaking Spanish?" The teacher kept a straight face explaining that foreign language speakers learn their language the same as the student learned English, but there were a lot of other students laughing and brutally mocking her.

Relikter

Ah yes, the two types of guitars.

Dumbest thing I ever asked was, "do you prefer playing electric or air guitar?" I really meant to say acoustic, like my dad's.

Yankstraveler

Air guitar. I don't know how to play the acoustic or electric guitars, but I never get a wrong note on the air guitar.

CCC_037

Did you change your birthday?

At the bank.

Teller: Is your phone number still 123-4567?

Me: Yes

T: Is your address still 123 Easy st?

M: Yes

T: Is your birthday still 01/01/2000?

M: laughing I sure as hell hope so

That_one_air_guy

I can't even make fun of these. One time I asked my husband where the Newport Ferry sailed to.

Newport, obviously.

I think we all have slip-ups in our brains sometimes. It's part of being human, and hey, they stay alive as inside jokes for generations to come