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Subject: BS: A word that means more than stupid
From: Bert
Date: 16 Dec 12 - 03:32 AM

I know I said this before on the Delta Airlines thread, but we need a word that means more than stupid.

This time I am talking about shopping carts. Now shopping carts are a great invention, they allow us to pile up a load more purchases than we can carry. I know I do it all the time; I wheel the cart out to my car and unload it. Some times I even get my wife to load another cart so that we can carry twice as much.

Today I went into the local Thrift Store, The Arc in Colorado Springs.

And they just qualified for the more than stupid award. They have attached long arms to the sides of their carts so that customers can't take them out of the doors. By this action they have completely destroyed the whole usefulness of the shopping cart.

Now I can't load the cart with more than I can carry because if I do, then I can't get my purchases to my car.

As I said, we need a word that means more than stupid.

So, you idiots who are in charge of The Arc in Colorado Springs, if you don't trust me with your shopping cart in your parking lot, then why the hell should I visit your store again?


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Subject: RE: BS: A word that means more than stupid
From: Henry Krinkle
Date: 16 Dec 12 - 03:39 AM

They do the same thing at my thrift store.
They don't want to have to go get them from the parking lot.
I can't blame them. I wouldn't want to do it.
I don't know what to tell you.
Bring your own cart?
=(:-( ))


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Subject: RE: BS: A word that means more than stupid
From: Bert
Date: 16 Dec 12 - 04:00 AM

Yes Henry, but it destroys, the whole purpose of the shopping cart which is to get people to buy more than they can carry.


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Subject: RE: BS: A word that means more than stupid
From: Raedwulf
Date: 16 Dec 12 - 04:03 AM

Imbecilic? Stupidstupidstupid? ;-)


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Subject: RE: BS: A word that means more than stupid
From: Bert
Date: 16 Dec 12 - 04:05 AM

Yes Raedwulf.

Now folks, how about your own examples of the need for this word.


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Subject: RE: BS: A word that means more than stupid
From: GUEST,Eliza
Date: 16 Dec 12 - 07:11 AM

But don't you have the coin system over there? Here in UK we put a £1 coin in the trolley-slot which releases it from the one in front. You trundle around, pay, take it out to your car, then return it to a little shelter thing, where a key on a chain can release your pound. No-one leaves their trolley lying around outside 'cos they want their pound back. Sorted!


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Subject: RE: BS: A word that means more than stupid
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 16 Dec 12 - 07:43 AM

I was going to say, "Don't get me started on shopping carts!" but you already have, so it's your own fault!

Things I hate about shopping carts:

1) They're required to have safety belts for children who ride in the little fold-out upper basket thingies. That's good from the standpoint of children versus concussions, but the belts and their snaps get all tangled up with other carts when they're nested together. Before you can pull your shopping cart from the stockpile, you usually have to disentangle it from its neighbor.

2) Most modern stores use some sort of rough surface material (cobbles, flagstones, corrugated stiff carpeting) in the area where empty shopping carts are kept. This is done so that you can't quickly evaluate the cart's performance. You don't know if it has a wheel with a flat spot or if it pulls to one side or the other until you've negotiated the roughly floored area and rolled onto the smooth main floor. By then, you're fifty feet from the cart storage area and, if you've drawn a bum cart, you have to decide whether to turn around and swap it out or to just live with it.

3) It's not the shopping carts' fault, but most of the people who operate them are idiots. The idea that an unattended shopping cart in the middle of an aisle might somehow obstruct other people's ability to traverse said aisle seems to be beyond the cart operators' conceptual skills. And when two morons who haven't seen each other in ages happen to meet in a grocery store aisle and decide to have a mini-family/high school reunion on the spot, just forget about doing any shopping on that aisle. Go on to the next one and come back after the two morons, their two shopping carts, and accompanying six children have finished their gabfest and moved on elsewhere.

BTW, there is a high-tech solution to the carts-leaving-premises problem Bert's thrift store decided to solve by making it impossible to push the carts through the doorway. Some stores' carts are equipped with electronically activated brakes which immobilize carts taken beyond certain perimeter points. Probably not something a thrift store could afford at this time but, hey, that kinda stuff gets cheaper every day.


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Subject: RE: BS: A word that means more than stupid
From: Janie
Date: 16 Dec 12 - 07:50 AM

At the local Aldi's you have to pay a deposit for the cart which you get back once you return the cart to the store after off-loading into your vehicle.


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Subject: RE: BS: A word that means more than stupid
From: gnomad
Date: 16 Dec 12 - 08:02 AM

How big are your thrift stores? I believe our local equivalent is charity shops, but I have never seen one of those big enough to need trolleys, in fact in most the layout would render trolleys useless.

The arm attached to the trolley must be a blasted nuisance just making your way around the store, never mind getting outside. I quite agree that any trolley you cannot take to the car park is of very limited use.

Don't know what to suggest as a solution. Maybe if a your stores took up the coin idea (which does work widely in the UK and the rest of Europe) they could persuade those in the States that a $1 coin has its uses after all.

As for a word, well FARK.com use a 'Florida' tag for some pretty dumb stories, but I don't think that is your state, and I couldn't see you embracing the tag even if it were appropriate;)


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Subject: RE: BS: A word that means more than stupid
From: GUEST,Big Al Whittle
Date: 16 Dec 12 - 09:46 AM

tory.....?


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Subject: RE: BS: A word that means more than stupid
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 16 Dec 12 - 10:17 AM

How big are your thrift stores?

The ones operated by local charities tend to be fairly small, but some of the stores operated by national organizations like Goodwill Industries and The Salvation Army are of supermarket size.


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Subject: RE: BS: A word that means more than stupid
From: GUEST,Eliza
Date: 16 Dec 12 - 10:23 AM

Oh I don't know, supermarket shopping can get a bit boring. What's nicer than a good old chinwag with a mate? Here in Norfolk you can get talking to a perfect stranger in the aisle, and other folk join in as they pass. It's great. I met a man who told me he was 96. Dear old boy, we had a lovely chat. If someone's trolley is in the way, just push it gently to one side with a smile. You may even start another conversation!


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Subject: RE: BS: A word that means more than stupid
From: GUEST,999
Date: 16 Dec 12 - 10:44 AM

"A word that means more than stupid"

Think politicians to answer this one.


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Subject: RE: BS: A word that means more than stupid
From: GUEST,Eliza
Date: 16 Dec 12 - 10:46 AM

Guest999, they are actually the very clever ones. They say one thing, mean another and do whatever they like. Pretty intelligent IMO!


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Subject: RE: BS: A word that means more than stupid
From: Mr Happy
Date: 16 Dec 12 - 10:49 AM

There was a series of American films called something 'Dumb...' means stupid in American language & extended the term to include 'Dumber & Dumberest'!


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Subject: RE: BS: A word that means more than stupid
From: gnomad
Date: 16 Dec 12 - 10:54 AM

Supermarket-sized thrift stores eh? Well I knew everything state-side had a reputation of being bigger and better, but I still never expected that.

BTW, it occurs to me that the term insane is largely being dropped from use in relation to people, would that cover the trolley situation?


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Subject: RE: BS: A word that means more than stupid
From: GUEST,999
Date: 16 Dec 12 - 10:58 AM

"Guest999, they are actually the very clever ones. They say one thing, mean another and do whatever they like. Pretty intelligent IMO!"

LOL, ya got me there, gal.


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Subject: RE: BS: A word that means more than stupid
From: GUEST,Eliza
Date: 16 Dec 12 - 10:58 AM

Projecting rods on trolleys would qualify for the word 'bonkers' or even 'batty'. I like 'Madder then Mick McMadd' too.


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Subject: RE: BS: A word that means more than stupid
From: Bill D
Date: 16 Dec 12 - 11:05 AM

I went shopping 2 days ago.... yep, aisle blocked by two women chatting.

The local grocery stores I go to have decided that 'some' lost or damaged carts are preferable to expensive locking systems.... and 'most' people return the carts to outside storage spots scattered about the parking lots. Very few carts are taken off the lots, as it is just too far for most to walk home. I do see carts in large shopping centers abandoned WAY at the other end from their home store... I suppose those employees who work till closing have to collect them.


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Subject: RE: BS: A word that means more than stupid
From: Midchuck
Date: 16 Dec 12 - 11:08 AM

3) It's not the shopping carts' fault, but most of the people who operate them are idiots. The idea that an unattended shopping cart in the middle of an aisle might somehow obstruct other people's ability to traverse said aisle seems to be beyond the cart operators' conceptual skills. And when two morons who haven't seen each other in ages happen to meet in a grocery store aisle and decide to have a mini-family/high school reunion on the spot, just forget about doing any shopping on that aisle. Go on to the next one and come back after the two morons, their two shopping carts, and accompanying six children have finished their gabfest and moved on elsewhere.

Agreed. Agree with BWL's whole post, for that matter.

BUT HE FORGOT TO MENTION THE GODDAM STUPID &%$&()S PARKED IN THE AISLE TO BLATHER ON THEIR LOATHSOME CELL PHONES WITH SOMEONE AT HOME ABOUT WHETHER THEY SHOULD BUY THIS, THAT, OR THE OTHER THING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! MAY LUCIFER OPEN A NEW, DEEPER, PIT IN HELL FOR THEM AND FOR THE PEOPLE WHO SELL THE GODDAM PHONES!!!!!!!!!!!!

(There. I said it.) (pant, pant, puff, gasp...)

P.


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Subject: RE: BS: A word that means more than stupid
From: Ed T
Date: 16 Dec 12 - 11:44 AM

Serious Christmas shopping


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Subject: RE: BS: A word that means more than stupid
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 16 Dec 12 - 11:45 AM

Could be worse, Peter. They could do their blathering with their phones on "speaker" and the volume set at "MAX" so they can be heard three aisles away. Been there, heard that.


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Subject: RE: BS: A word that means more than stupid
From: GUEST,999
Date: 16 Dec 12 - 11:49 AM

"BUT HE FORGOT TO MENTION THE GODDAM STUPID &%$&()S PARKED IN THE AISLE TO BLATHER ON THEIR LOATHSOME CELL PHONES WITH SOMEONE AT HOME ABOUT WHETHER THEY SHOULD BUY THIS, THAT, OR THE OTHER THING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! MAY LUCIFER OPEN A NEW, DEEPER, PIT IN HELL FOR THEM AND FOR THE PEOPLE WHO SELL THE GODDAM PHONES!!!!!!!!!!!!"

Say what you really feel, Midchuck. Don't hold back!


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Subject: RE: BS: A word that means more than stupid
From: GUEST,Eliza
Date: 16 Dec 12 - 12:29 PM

LOL, Trolley Rage!


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Subject: RE: BS: A word that means more than stupid
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 16 Dec 12 - 12:29 PM

Once I went to my local supermarket when it was very busy and there were NO shopping carts in the vestibule, where carts are normally stored. Instead, there were several customers standing around waiting for a store employee to round up more carts from the parking lot and bring them into the store.

I thought, "fuck this" and I went out into the parking lot, grabbed the nearest cart, and pushed it into the store. I passed by those same customers who were still waiting (and looking mighty dumb, if you ask me).

Then it occurred to me: Why don't we always do this? I have to walk from my car into the store anyway, and it takes practically no more effort to push a cart while I walk than to walk without one. So now, when I park my car, if I happen to see a stray cart nearby, one that some lazy customer has neglected to park in the "cart corral," I will push it into the store. That way, I always have a cart. Plus, I have saved a store employee a bit of trouble. Plus, I have cleared a parking space for some other driver. Plus, I have gotten a little bit more exercise, which I need anyway.

If everybody did this all the time, the store wouldn't have to pay an employee to round up carts in the parking lot, and it would be able to sell food a little bit cheaper. And stores like the Arc wouldn't need to worry about people pushing carts into the parking lot and leaving them there.


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Subject: RE: BS: A word that means more than stupid
From: Bill D
Date: 16 Dec 12 - 12:42 PM

": Why don't we always do this?"

I do... almost always


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Subject: RE: BS: A word that means more than stupid
From: GUEST,Chongo Chimp
Date: 16 Dec 12 - 01:29 PM

Bert, you gotta ask yerself, "What would Jesse James have done in this situation?"

- Chongo


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Subject: RE: BS: A word that means more than stupid
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 16 Dec 12 - 01:42 PM

Jesse James wouldn't be pushing a shopping cart through a thrift store. He'd have ridden his horse in and stuffed his purchases in his saddlebags. Then, as he was leaving, he'd stop at the checkout counter and toss a $100 gold piece he'd obtained in a recent train robbery to the clerk and say, "I'm sure this will more than cover my purchases. Keep the change."

Jesse James don't need no steenking shopping carts.


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Subject: RE: BS: A word that means more than stupid
From: GUEST,Grishka
Date: 16 Dec 12 - 01:56 PM

The managers have to estimate the expected profit against expenses and expected loss. They may be wrong with their estimate, or erroneously neglect some factors (which may qualify as stupid), or neglect their duty altogether, but I do not think any non-insider can tell for sure.

Homeless people love those carts, and the managers' sense of charity tends to have limits.


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Subject: RE: BS: A word that means more than stupid
From: Raedwulf
Date: 16 Dec 12 - 02:53 PM

Well, Bee, either of that or he'd have ridden straight out, shooting the checkout clerk on the way... You're wrong about 2) as well. If the trolley corrals have rough flooring (they don't necessarily in the UK, thought the entrance of them likely will), it's so that the store doesn't have to worry about slope i.e. it's primarily to stop carelessly parked trolleys following gravity & rolling wheresoever they will. Maybe not. It's certainly not what you suggested, anyway! ;-)


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Subject: RE: BS: A word that means more than stupid
From: Don Firth
Date: 16 Dec 12 - 02:55 PM

Ever try to negotiate a grocery store in a wheelchair?

In one aspect, shopping carts are not a problem because I'm my own shopping cart.

But from my own observations, a large part of the problem is that, after the store has provided shopping carts for peoples' convenience, most people are too damned lazy to take the cart back into the store for someone else to use. They pile the stuff in their cars and leave the shopping cart sitting there in the parking lot for other people to steer around or back over.

Some stores put the shopping cart frame outside in the parking lot near the door, but people still can't be bothered to return the cart to the frame.

As far as seat belts for children on the carts, IF the person returns the cart to its rightful place, THEY could take a few seconds to make sure the belts don't get tangled with the other carts.

Contemplate for a moment how much of a hassle shopping carts are for a store.

Many customers are not exactly the shiniest dimes in the till.

Case in point:    I'm in my electric wheelchair (capable of 6.5 mph, which is a fair jogging speed) moving down the aisle of a supermarket, heading toward a particular section of the store at a pretty fair walking speed when some gink behind me decides I'm not moving fast enough for him. So he tries to shove past me. But there isn't quite room for a passing lane in the aisle.

I wasn't aware he was there until one of my power wheels ran over his foot!

He did quite a little dance, holding the foot with the tire mark across the instep in two hands while he hopped up and down on his other foot and howled!

I was tempted to applaud.

I sometimes think that people of normal intelligence tend to check their brains at the door of supermarkets. . . .

Don Firth


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Subject: RE: BS: A word that means more than stupid
From: Bert
Date: 16 Dec 12 - 03:47 PM

Jim Dixon, by doing that you are also giving yourself a chance to try out the cart before you get to the store. If it has a wonky wheel then you can trade it in for a good one inside the store.

Grishka, re the profit and loss thing. A thrift store gets all of its product for free, so they don't have as much to lose as the grocery stores.

Chongo, Jesse James would have broken the arm off and galloped away in the shopping cart.


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Subject: RE: BS: A word that means more than stupid
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 16 Dec 12 - 05:43 PM

So don't stores in the States have coin-in the slot trolleys? I'd always assumed that was a idea imported from America.


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Subject: RE: BS: A word that means more than stupid
From: Henry Krinkle
Date: 16 Dec 12 - 05:53 PM

Very few do. Very very few.
I noticed no one mentioned the dirty diapers people leave in them.
Or the fact that babies with dirty diapers have been riding in the little seat made just for babies with dirty diapers.
=(:-( P)


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Subject: RE: BS: A word that means more than stupid
From: GUEST,Chongo Chimp
Date: 16 Dec 12 - 06:42 PM

That is what I am sayin', Bert. Take action. "Actions speak louder than words." It was Richard the Lionheart that said that. (I don't know if he was the first to say it, but he did say it.)

Bust that damn arm right off the shoppin' cart and wheel yer groceries out into the parkin' lot like Jesse James and Richard the Lionheart would do. They was both men of action, see?

- Chongo


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Subject: RE: BS: A word that means more than stupid
From: GUEST, Chongo Chimp
Date: 16 Dec 12 - 06:45 PM

By the way, I think I got the word you wanted.

Asinine!!!   (works best with several ! symbols after it)

- Chongo


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Subject: RE: BS: A word that means more than stupid
From: gnu
Date: 16 Dec 12 - 06:46 PM

Don Firth... "I sometimes think that people of normal intelligence tend to check their brains at the door of supermarkets"

Nope. Simple fact is (and *I* have complained about such MANY times on threads in Mudcat for years about this crap) it is a pet peeve of GREAT contention for me. These comlpete twits had no brain when they decided to go to the grocery store. It seems few people have any good manners any more. I TOO often ask myself, "Do these idiots drive cars on the roadways too!!?"

Even more burdensome is when they block the entire aisle (one person -one cart!) and then say sorry when they walk in front of my 86 year old almost blind mother at the last second. I sometimes hang back, as she is hard of hearing and say, "No. yer NOT sorry. Yer ignorant and rude. Don't be sorry, just don't treat other people rudely. Have a nice day."

The odd time, they say something like, "Well! Excuse me!" I think you can guess what I reply in such circumstances.


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Subject: RE: BS: A word that means more than stupid
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 16 Dec 12 - 06:51 PM

In my younger days, I spent a few years working in the grocery business. Since I also drove an old pickup truck, I was frequently drafted to help the store manager retrieve shopping carts that neighborhood pedestrian shoppers had taken home and not returned. I think "stolen" is the operative term. Most of the offenders would apologize for not returning the cart, but occasionally one or two would get all hot and bothered because we were taking "their" carts. Then we got to explain to them that not only did the cart belong to the store, but it's replacement cost was $125 (probably more like $400 nowadays) which meant they had committed grand larceny by even having it on their property. Then we'd politely ask if they'd rather we take it now or come back later with a sheriff's deputy? I seem to remember the most common reply being something along the lines of "Take the (insert expletive of your choice) thing and get off my (insert another expletive of your choice) property!"


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Subject: RE: BS: A word that means more than stupid
From: GUEST,Chongo Chimp
Date: 16 Dec 12 - 06:52 PM

I'm guessin' that you say, "There IS no excuse for you." Be careful about these little confrontations if yer shoppin' in groceries in the USA, though, cos ya never know...that person who cut yer aged mother off may be packin' some heat and they might decide yer a threat of some kind.

- Chongo Chimp


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Subject: RE: BS: A word that means more than stupid
From: GUEST,Chongo Chimp
Date: 16 Dec 12 - 07:14 PM

Them people, Bee-Dub, just can't believe that the world ain't arranged ONLY to suit their own exclusive convenience...cos they are Number 1 in the world as they see it. Life as they know it revolves around THEM. They wonder why you are botherin' them...why are you botherin' NUMERO UNO and causin' such an unfair inconvenience, but they would not mind a bit if it was someone else you were recoverin' the cart from. In fact, they'd probably think it was funny in that case...specially if it was their neighbour ("the idiot next door").

That kinda attitude is quite common. I think it's got somethin' to do with a little thing called "the human ego".

And...I've noticed dogs act pretty much the same way. Damn good thing they don't carry guns. They're trouble enough as it is.

- Chongo


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Subject: RE: BS: A word that means more than stupid
From: Bert
Date: 16 Dec 12 - 09:17 PM

Asinine!!! yes that will do it. Thanks Chongo.


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Subject: RE: BS: A word that means more than stupid
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 17 Dec 12 - 12:07 AM

The only supermarkets I know of in the US that use the coin method for returning carts is the Aldi chain, which, I believe, is a German company.

Aldi offers rock-bottom prices and they have several methods of keeping expenses low:

1. You generally don't get a choice of brands of anything. For each item, there is usually only one brand, which might be the store brand or a brand you never see advertised.

2. All their fresh produce is packaged. You don't get to sort through a pile of fruit and pick the best-looking pieces. You can only take a bag, and some of the pieces in the bag will be less than perfect. That means the skin may be discolored or scarred or lumpy but the edible part is wholesome.

3. They don't give you free bags. You either bring your own bags or buy theirs. The bags they offer for sale are sturdy and reusable. They don't bag your stuff for you, either.

4. They tend to be located in the poorer, low-rent sections of town, adjoining a strip mall that has seen better days.


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Subject: RE: BS: A word that means more than stupid
From: Henry Krinkle
Date: 17 Dec 12 - 12:17 AM

I wish there was one near me.
I don't have a good selection of stores anymore.
Walmart keeps putting them out of business.
=(:-( ))


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Subject: RE: BS: A word that means more than stupid
From: GUEST,Guest from Sanity
Date: 17 Dec 12 - 01:12 AM

Eliza: "Guest999, they are actually the very clever ones. They say one thing, mean another and do whatever they like. Pretty intelligent.."

Not exactly....clever and stupid can work well together!
Politicians are very clever at doing stupid things!

Some political ideologues on here, also are very cleverly eloquent and saying stupid things as well......(that's what happens when you pay too much serious attentions to the clever deceptions of politicians, doing very stupid things!!!!!!!!

Example:
2012 elections..Obama vs. Romney..both huge bullshitters!...but that was fitting for the bullshit elections, with no real choice!!..STUPID!!!!!!!!!!!

GfS


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Subject: RE: BS: A word that means more than stupid
From: JohnInKansas
Date: 18 Dec 12 - 12:26 AM

My new CD Dictionary (that incidentally hasn't impressed me much) does suggest that if you can't find a better word, you can at least choose from a variety:

stupid
modif.
1. [Foolish]
Syn. senseless, brainless, idiotic, simple, ignorant, shallow, ill-advised, imprudent, witless, irrational, inane, ridiculous, mindless, ludicrous, blind, muddled, absurd, half-witted, funny, comical, silly, laughable, nonsensical, daft, illogical, indiscreet, unintelligent, irresponsible, coquettish, shallow-brained, scatterbrained, crackbrained, addled, inconsistent, flirting, unwary, incautious, misguided, wild, injudicious, imbecile, addleheaded, lunatic, insane, mad, crazy, moronic, touched, freakish, comic, puerile, inexpedient, narrow-minded, incoherent, childish, anile, senile, monstrous, outrageous, far-fetched, extravagant, preposterous, unreasonable, chimerical, asinine, useless, unwise, thoughtless, careless, vain, fatuous, light, light-headed, flighty, madcap, giddy, cuckoo*, dippy*, not seeking for looking*, boneheaded*, goofy*, cracked*, dumb*, half-baked*, in the dark*, having a block for a head*, not knowing what's what*, in darkness*, dead to the world*, in a daze*, knowing nothing*, groping in the dark*, green*, wacky*, harebrained*, tetched*, damn-fool*, block-headed*, not seeing an inch beyond one's nose*, screwy*, bats*, cock-eyed*, loony*, batty*, nutty*.

Not sure the choices add much to suggestions already given here.

John


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Subject: RE: BS: A word that means more than stupid
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 18 Dec 12 - 01:35 AM

You could always try a few qualifying adverbs-of-extent ~~

very stupid; exceptionally stupid; superexceptionally stupid; world-shatteringly stupid; transcendentally stupid; stupid-to-the-nth-degree; stupid-to-the-nth-degree-and-beyond; stupid-to-∞ ...

~M~


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Subject: RE: BS: A word that means more than stupid
From: Mr Red
Date: 18 Dec 12 - 05:35 AM

can't believe assinine hasn't been mentioned. Cretinous/Cretin?

I would posit hircine because if they are that stupid they would assume it meant hairsuit - it means: like a goat.
Though come to think of it, maybe not so clever, because GOAT can also mean Greatest Of All Time - an appellation given to Valentino Rossi - with good reason. (by the American motorcycling racer Colin Edwards)


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Subject: RE: BS: A word that means more than stupid
From: GUEST,Eliza
Date: 18 Dec 12 - 06:46 AM

You amaze me Henry. I have never ever found a dirty nappy in a supermarket trolley. Has anyone else on here? I sometimes find shopping lists, which I'm nosey enough to read. (I like to know what people have been buying!)


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Subject: RE: BS: A word that means more than stupid
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 18 Dec 12 - 07:01 AM

I think 'asinine' has been mentioned already, Mr Red ~~ by none other than the egregious Chongo IIRC!

~M~


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Subject: RE: BS: A word that means more than stupid
From: Midchuck
Date: 18 Dec 12 - 11:28 AM

Dummer'nasackfullahammers.

P


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Subject: RE: BS: A word that means more than stupid
From: catspaw49
Date: 18 Dec 12 - 06:45 PM

I would sugggest as a word for more than stupid perhaps "Chongo."
Another excellent choice would be "Krinkle."

"The whole cart thing is totally krinkle."


Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: A word that means more than stupid
From: Henry Krinkle
Date: 18 Dec 12 - 07:29 PM

I think spawish would be better.
The government is locked in a spawish debate over the budget and taxes.
=(:-( D)


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Subject: RE: BS: A word that means more than stupid
From: Henry Krinkle
Date: 18 Dec 12 - 07:40 PM

Eliza, it seems to be something that happens only at Walmart.
Several times a year to me.
Now I make sure there is nothing in the cart before I take it.
They change baby's diaper out in the parking lot before they leave.
Toss it into the cart as they leave.
Store employees just leave it in there for the next shopper.
=(:-( /)


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Subject: RE: BS: A word that means more than stupid
From: GUEST,Chongo Chimp
Date: 18 Dec 12 - 07:51 PM

Sounds like the Spirit of Walmart to me! That place stinks. Any town or municipality that's got any sense don't allow Walmart to build there. They are a job destroyer.

- Chongo


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Subject: RE: BS: A word that means more than stupid
From: Henry Krinkle
Date: 18 Dec 12 - 08:11 PM

It's very spawish of them.
=(:-( o)


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Subject: RE: BS: A word that means more than stupid
From: catspaw49
Date: 18 Dec 12 - 09:45 PM

Actually, spaw is a one word meaning for "person who doesn't give a half a pink shit about broke-dick jadrools"..........

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: A word that means more than stupid
From: Henry Krinkle
Date: 18 Dec 12 - 09:52 PM

Pshaw!!!!!
=(:-( ))


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Subject: RE: BS: A word that means more than stupid
From: GUEST,Chongo Chimp
Date: 18 Dec 12 - 10:06 PM

A jadrool whose dick has been broke cannot father any more jadrools.

- Chongo


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Subject: RE: BS: A word that means more than stupid
From: GUEST,Frank
Date: 18 Dec 12 - 10:59 PM

Don't give asses a bad name.
It all seems so puerile to me!


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Subject: RE: BS: A word that means more than stupid
From: GUEST,Eliza
Date: 19 Dec 12 - 11:16 AM

Henry, that's an insanitary health biohazard. If it happened here (which I seriously doubt) people would immediately inform the manager of the store, and the trolley would be withdrawn and disinfected thoroughly. How can people be so disgustingly dirty?? All the words for 'stupid' could be used simultaneously for a thing like that.


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Subject: RE: BS: A word that means more than stupid
From: Henry Krinkle
Date: 19 Dec 12 - 04:41 PM

People are very apathetic these days. Give 10 people a shopping cart with a dirty diaper in it and 9 of them will just take it without so much as a peep.
=(:-( 0)


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Subject: RE: BS: A word that means more than stupid
From: Greg F.
Date: 19 Dec 12 - 04:52 PM

Well, Spaw, in addition to Chongo and Crank-El, there's always the perennial favorite "Republican".

Not to mention dickhead, which covers all three.


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Subject: RE: BS: A word that means more than stupid
From: Don(Wyziwyg)T
Date: 19 Dec 12 - 06:38 PM

SUBGOOFOUS!

Almost as dumb as.............G..

Don T.


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Subject: RE: BS: A word that means more than stupid
From: catspaw49
Date: 19 Dec 12 - 07:37 PM

Damn Greg.....You have hit the proverbial nail a mighty blow!

Republican......

Geeziz, that's perfect......LOL


Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: A word that means more than stupid
From: GUEST,Eliza
Date: 20 Dec 12 - 02:30 PM

We use the word 'wanker' and the euphemism 'banker', but the latter is now much more of an insult than the former!


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Subject: RE: BS: A word that means more than stupid
From: Little Hawk
Date: 20 Dec 12 - 02:43 PM

"Tosser" is another popular UK term for it, means exactly the same thing as as "wanker". And another is "prat". Still more, "stupid git". Then again, "pillock" seems to have a bit of a following as well. And there's also "wassock", a related term. Deeply suppressed anger and rancorous bitterness are, after all, essential features of the British culture nowadays, perhaps because there is a surveillance camera mounted on every street corner, the government does whatever it bloody well wants to, regardless of popular disapproval, and the cost of living is far too high, and all these nasty little words such as "tosser", "wanker", and "useless git" serve well to help exorcise (or is that "exercise"?) those pent-up feelings of impotent rage and frustration one may experience in difficult times.

Bit of a rum go, isn't it? Bit of a sticky wicket! We in "the colonies" can only sympathize with your plight...and watch sadly from afar.


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Subject: RE: BS: A word that means more than stupid
From: Little Hawk
Date: 20 Dec 12 - 02:50 PM

Just remembered...the Australians have a word for it too:

"poms"

Better yet, "bloody poms"! (It means Englishmen...but not all Englishmen...just the really obnoxious ones. The fact that it employs the first syllable of the word "pompous" may or may not be coincidental...)


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Subject: RE: BS: A word that means more than stupid
From: GUEST,Eliza
Date: 20 Dec 12 - 02:56 PM

Little Hawk, I'm very surprised at the tone of your more recent posts. I've always really enjoyed seeing 'Little Hawk' on the list of posters, and hurried to see what you've said, as you're always so considered, interesting, fair and informative. But now you appear to be rather acid and bitter, and I'm wondering why this drastic alteration? In reply to your points, I don't feel we in UK are tormented by 'deeply suppressed anger and rancorous bitterness'. Our country has its problems, as does any other, but I've always felt we are, on the contrary, a cheerful and tolerant set of folk. That song 'Always look on the bright side of life, de-dah, de-dah-de-dah-de-dah' just about sums us up. The resounding success of the recent Olympics ( as judged by all the visiting nations) were IMO a testament to our national character.


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Subject: RE: BS: A word that means more than stupid
From: Little Hawk
Date: 20 Dec 12 - 03:06 PM

Ah... ;-) Well, all I was really doing was pulling Greg F's beard, Eliza. He does that to me now and then, and occasionally I can't resist doing it back to him. I like most people from the UK, in fact.

I have noticed a lot of rancorous hostility amongst some of the UK members on Mudcat, though, specially when they start fighting about domestic politics.

I wouldn't say it's typical of the majority of UK posters. Just a handful of them.


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Subject: RE: BS: A word that means more than stupid
From: GUEST,Eliza
Date: 20 Dec 12 - 05:20 PM

I'm glad to read that, LH. You've always seemed to me to be among the quite small but select group of intelligent and fair-minded posters with a balanced, informed viewpoint on Mudcat.


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Subject: RE: BS: A word that means more than stupid
From: Little Hawk
Date: 20 Dec 12 - 05:36 PM

Thanks. I try my best.


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Subject: RE: BS: A word that means more than stupidz to a
From: GUEST,mayomick
Date: 20 Dec 12 - 06:38 PM

Ignorant. Stupidity is an affliction; ignorance is something you have to work at.


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Subject: RE: BS: A word that means more than stupid
From: GUEST
Date: 20 Dec 12 - 07:40 PM

Eliza, all those good things you said about our friend LH, ya forgot that quirky sense of humor.

When I typed humor, I hit the o along with the p so it came out as humpor. It seemed so appropriate that I nearly didn't correct it.


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Subject: RE: BS: A word that means more than stupid
From: GUEST,Frank
Date: 20 Dec 12 - 10:20 PM

"We use the word 'wanker' and the euphemism 'banker', but the latter is now much more of an insult than the former! "

What's the difference between a Wanker and a Banker?

At least the Wanker knows what He is doing!.

(I am qualified to comment - I spent 30 years in the Banking industry.)


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Subject: RE: BS: A word that means more than stupid
From: Bert
Date: 22 Dec 12 - 12:24 PM

To bring this thread back on track.

Kelly bought a new electric stove. Great big oven with a light and a glass window in the door.

Now the whole purpose of a glass door is to see your cooking, so what do these moron designers do? They put TINTED GLASS in the door. So that everything you see in the oven is a dull grey. A great help when you are looking to see if those cookies are just starting to turn golden at the edges.


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Subject: RE: BS: A word that means more than stupid
From: GUEST,Eliza
Date: 22 Dec 12 - 12:47 PM

But at least the cookies have some privacy while they're in there Bert.


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Subject: RE: BS: A word that means more than stupid
From: Helen
Date: 22 Dec 12 - 01:12 PM

Someone told me that a new word going around is "dipshidiot", i.e. a dipshit & an idiot.

I'm anticipating that I'll be using this word a lot.

Also, re: discussions about shopping trolleys, I'm with gnu (16 Dec 12 - 06:46 PM)"Do these idiots drive cars on the roadways too!!?", only my question to myself is always, "Do you drive like you walk? Because I wouldn't want to be driving near you." Changing lanes without looking around, parking in the middle of the road and having a chat and getting annoyed at other people interrupting them by trying to move around them, bumping into people, i.e. displaying what I call the "Centre of the Universe Syndrome".

And Chongo, have you been tuning into my thoughts about impatient, ignorant and downright dangerous drivers?

(16 Dec 12 - 07:14 PM) "Them people, Bee-Dub, just can't believe that the world ain't arranged ONLY to suit their own exclusive convenience...cos they are Number 1 in the world as they see it. Life as they know it revolves around THEM. They wonder why you are botherin' them...why are you botherin' NUMERO UNO and causin' such an unfair inconvenience.."

I think I'm turning into a Grumpy Old Woman: young people these days, they don't show respect for others, blah blah blah, etc

Dipshidiots! All of them!

:-D

Helen


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Subject: RE: BS: A word that means more than stupid
From: gnu
Date: 22 Dec 12 - 02:09 PM

In Newfese... stunnedasmearse; more commonly, stunasmearse.

"At b'y's as-tunasmearse."

Proper usage demonstrated by Buddynab'ys.


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Subject: RE: BS: A word that means more than stupid
From: GUEST,grumpy
Date: 22 Dec 12 - 02:16 PM

'Fuckwit' also does it for me.


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Subject: RE: BS: A word that means more than stupid
From: Bert
Date: 22 Dec 12 - 03:57 PM

...cookies have some privacy...

Not really Eliza ,cos I have to keep opening the door to see if they are done ;-)

The thing that pisses me off is that they PAID someone to design that.


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Subject: RE: BS: A word that means more than stupid
From: GUEST,Eliza
Date: 22 Dec 12 - 05:42 PM

LOL Bert! Personally, I'd like to get my hands on the stupid twit who designed those silly key things that 'open' (we use the term loosely) corned beef tins. They inevitably break off, and no tin opener on this earth will fit the corners of a little corned beef tin. I've slit my fingers open so often trying to take over where the key left off. We have corned beef with blood sauce.


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Subject: RE: BS: A word that means more than stupid
From: Bert
Date: 22 Dec 12 - 07:45 PM

Eliza, you need to keep a pair of needle nose pliers in the kitchen for those corned beef cans. That's the only thing that can grab the broken end and continue opening the can.

And the person who designed that is probably long since gone to his just rewards; that's a pretty old design.

I can forgive designers of a century or more ago, they didn't know any better. But I'd like to get my hands on the twerp who designed my cell phone and put buttons on the outside, just where you pick the thing up. Every time I take my phone out of my pocket I bugger up the settings.

Maybe there's a special hell for bad designers where everything they touch goes wrong.


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Subject: RE: BS: A word that means more than stupid
From: gnu
Date: 22 Dec 12 - 07:49 PM

There is, Bert. It's called "this is a piece of crap and I want my money back".


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Subject: RE: BS: A word that means more than stupid
From: GUEST,Eliza
Date: 23 Dec 12 - 07:01 AM

Bert, better still, I could apply the pliers to some part of the designer's anatomy. (And to cap it all, my husband announced the other day that he doesn't really like corned beef!) As for a special Designers Hell, the idea appeals. Designers of hooks-and-eyes on the back of bras, dishwasher doors you trip over, toilet paper rolls that are glued shut, sachets impossible to tear open, brooms whose brush drops off the handle, milk cartons you have to attack with a knife, wheelie bin liners whose perforated tear-lines are invisible, jam jar lids needing the World's Strongest Man to twist.... the list is endless. They could all end up in Hell, obliged to use their idiotic devices for all eternity.


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Subject: RE: BS: A word that means more than stupid
From: Don Firth
Date: 23 Dec 12 - 03:39 PM

Eleventh Commandment:
Thou shalt not commit nincompoopery.
                                                       --Carl Sandburg.

Don Firth


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Subject: RE: BS: A word that means more than stupid
From: Don Firth
Date: 23 Dec 12 - 03:45 PM

Cross posted.

In principle, I feel your pain, Eliza.

Even as a child, I would shake my head over the level of wisdom displayed by whoever designed women's dresses that zipped up the back.

Don Firth


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Subject: RE: BS: A word that means more than stupid
From: Bert
Date: 23 Dec 12 - 04:44 PM

Yes Eliza, Every one is so true. I don't wear a bra myself, but often get to undo one;-)

I love corned beef, and the only way to open those cans is to remove the paper label first and open them very slowly.

I also hate those sachets, along with all shrink wrapped products. I'm seriously thinking of shrink wrapping some dollars for next time I buy that crap. And watch the clerk trying to get at the money.


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Subject: RE: BS: A word that means more than stupid
From: Little Hawk
Date: 23 Dec 12 - 10:30 PM

The German-English word for it might be uber-stupid, with the two little dots above the "u".


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Subject: RE: BS: A word that means more than stupid
From: GUEST,Eliza
Date: 24 Dec 12 - 07:24 AM

On the other hand, I bless sincerely the person who invented a liquid called GooGone, which dissolves effortlessly the gunk left behind by sticky labels on items. Little Hawk, I agree. Perhaps 'Uberdumm'?


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Subject: RE: BS: A word that means more than stupid
From: Bert
Date: 24 Dec 12 - 01:06 PM

'Uberdumm' I love it.


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Subject: RE: BS: A word that means more than stupid
From: GUEST,sturgeon
Date: 24 Dec 12 - 01:11 PM

There's a far simpler method of removing sticky labels - lighter fuel.


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Subject: RE: BS: A word that means more than stupid
From: Midchuck
Date: 24 Dec 12 - 01:26 PM

As for a special Designers Hell, the idea appeals. Designers of hooks-and-eyes on the back of bras,...

Oh heck, just find an older guy to help you. We all learned to work those things, blind, with one hand, fifty years ago.

P.


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Subject: RE: BS: A word that means more than stupid
From: GUEST,Eliza
Date: 24 Dec 12 - 04:47 PM

LOL Midchuck, I bet you did! But my husband doesn't understand bras, his womenfolk in Adjame don't wear them apparently. I believe you, Sturgeon, because Googone smells very like petrol.


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Subject: RE: BS: A word that means more than stupid
From: Bert
Date: 09 Jan 13 - 03:07 PM

Microsoft win the award today.

I set up my laptop so that it doesn't update automatically. I did manual update a little while ago and the stupid effing morons at Microsoft decided that this update should override my decision.

This afternoon I set up the laptop with Netflix so that Kylea could watch a cartoon while I was fixing lunch.

And Uberdumm Microsoft started an update. I had to stop making lunch and it took half an hour to get back to the cartoon.

Thanks Microsoftinthehead.


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Subject: RE: BS: A word that means more than stupid
From: Little Hawk
Date: 09 Jan 13 - 03:10 PM

It was probably a stupid effing machine that made that decision, Bert. ;-) Real people hardly do anything anymore. If you don't believe me, try calling a "help" number at any major organization and see if you can find a real person in less than five minutes! And then see if you can get any real help from them...


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Subject: RE: BS: A word that means more than stupid
From: Ed T
Date: 09 Jan 13 - 04:22 PM

Whoever designs/puts small fonts for the phone mumbers on plastic cards (credit phone cards etc) when there is plenty of room to put bigger fonts deserves the "Archie Bunker Meathead Award".


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Subject: RE: BS: A word that means more than stupid
From: Ed T
Date: 09 Jan 13 - 04:41 PM

From the Urban Dictionary:

Nitwit
One with very little intelligence and no fucking clue what they are doing.

Nitwitness   
The essence of a nitwit.

Nitwiterizing   
The actual process of thought that is involved in planning nitwitery, can be done with a group of people or by ones self.

Nitwittendom
A community of nitwits.


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Subject: RE: BS: A word that means more than stupid
From: Don(Wyziwyg)T
Date: 09 Jan 13 - 06:14 PM

""Perhaps 'Uberdumm'?""

I second that.

Uberdumm as the adjective, e.g. ""Uberdumm merchant bankers""

And as an alternative the noun ""UBERDUMMSCHITZ""

Don T.


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Subject: RE: BS: A word that means more than stupid
From: Don(Wyziwyg)T
Date: 09 Jan 13 - 06:20 PM

""It was probably a stupid effing machine that made that decision, Bert. ;-) Real people hardly do anything anymore.""

I might be inclined to take issue with that analysis LH.

In my experience, every error by a machine since computers were invented has been a result of "Firmware Input Thrombosis", which occurs whenever there is a static clot at the keyboard.

Don T.


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Subject: RE: BS: A word that means more than stupid
From: Jack the Sailor
Date: 09 Jan 13 - 06:40 PM

Saying that this is the 100th post is pretty stupid. but there is no word for it.


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Subject: RE: BS: A word that means more than stupid
From: Little Hawk
Date: 09 Jan 13 - 11:04 PM

I didn't say the machine made an error, Don. ;-) I said it made a decision...one that was no doubt pre-programmed, therefore devoid of any conscious volition or intelligence to bring to bear on the problem. Machines, as you pointed out, don't normally make errors...unless they're malfunctioning in some respect. Nevertheless they end up doing many things that seriously annoy millions of people. This isn't the fault of the machines. It's the fault of business practices that use machines to replace people, and assume that that will take care of everything "just fine" (and save them having to pay a whole bunch of salaries to living human beings!). Your bank, your grocery store, and every other business around you is looking for ways to expand on that idea and lay off their human staff, if at all possible.

This would be nice if there were good jobs available for their human staff. Often, there are very few such jobs around. They've been taken by the machines...or sent to Asia.

The thing about machines.... They don't ask for any overtime pay. They don't complain about poor working conditions. They don't expect pensions or medical care or civil rights or anything. They don't think! Is it any surprise how popular they've become with management? ;-) It's like having slaves who don't even know they're slaves and who work till they die. Very handy. People are much more difficult to control.

Maybe management should just eliminate 98% of humanity, and have the other 2% live in absolute luxury, served by uncomplaining machines? Hmmm. Sounds like a good plan for the elite to start working on, eh?

Now, how could it be arranged? That's the question.


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Subject: RE: BS: A word that means more than stupid
From: Bert
Date: 09 Jan 13 - 11:55 PM

Ah yes Ed T, Small fonts. The most stupid use of small fonts is on shampoo and conditioner bottles.

The designers are way too stupid to realize that people TAKE OFF THEIR GLASSES when they are in the shower. Uberdumm AND wet.


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Subject: RE: BS: A word that means more than stupid
From: Don(Wyziwyg)T
Date: 10 Jan 13 - 08:48 AM

""This isn't the fault of the machines. It's the fault of business practices that use machines to replace people, and assume that that will take care of everything "just fine" (and save them having to pay a whole bunch of salaries to living human beings!). Your bank, your grocery store, and every other business around you is looking for ways to expand on that idea and lay off their human staff, if at all possible.""

IT WAS A JOKE FFS! I thought the reference to a static clot would make that bloody obvious.

Sheesh
Don T.


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Subject: RE: BS: A word that means more than stupid
From: Don(Wyziwyg)T
Date: 10 Jan 13 - 08:57 AM

Maybe it's the language barrier LH, but in the UK a "clot" refers to a stupid human being as well as coagulated blood.

Don T.


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Subject: RE: BS: A word that means more than stupid
From: GUEST,999
Date: 10 Jan 13 - 09:02 AM

"People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use."

Kierkegaard


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Subject: RE: BS: A word that means more than stupid
From: Little Hawk
Date: 10 Jan 13 - 04:58 PM

I am well aware of most English slang terms, Don, including "clot". In fact, I think you're a wassock, a prat, and a tosser for implying that I would be ignorant of the meaning of "clot" in the context you used it in. I am gobsmacked at your impudence! ;-D


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Subject: RE: BS: A word that means more than stupid
From: Don(Wyziwyg)T
Date: 10 Jan 13 - 07:57 PM

And I was convinced you had a sense of humour. I apologise for mistakenly seeing in you either humour or sense.

Don T.


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Subject: RE: BS: A word that means more than stupid
From: Little Hawk
Date: 10 Jan 13 - 09:56 PM

Only the most recent of a whole long series of mistakes on your part, Don. You probably thought I was being deadly serious in my last post too, right? Wrong again, old chap! I was just "taking the piss" to quote another popular UK witticism. I've never seen a crabbier, meaner lot of people than (some of) the regular UK members of Mudcat, nor more waspish repartee than yon worthies indulge in when regularly savaging each other over their various political differences, etc., and I enjoy taking the piss with such dour chaps whenever I can, just to see if you'll rise to it in the usual snarly form, stiff upper lip and all.

I know what really gets up your noses, though. The French are simply more interesting than you are! ;-) They have more poetry in their souls. And they have superior cuisine. Furthermore, berets are far more stylish than bowler hats. Do you imagine Matisse would have been caught dead wearing a bowler? It doesn't bear thinking about, does it?


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Subject: RE: BS: A word that means more than stupid
From: Little Hawk
Date: 10 Jan 13 - 10:22 PM

In retrospect, that may have been a bit harsh.

I should have taken into account that Englishmen have to put up with This sort of thing....

Anyone might get a little tense and defensive after a bit under such appalling social conditions, right? And those bloody surveillance cameras everywhere! And the weather! Awful. I should have shown a bit more compassion, given what you all must have to endure just to earn a few miserable quid.


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Subject: RE: BS: A word that means more than stupid
From: GUEST
Date: 10 Jan 13 - 10:30 PM

'I think you're a wassock, a prat, and a tosser for implying that I would be ignorant of the meaning of "clot" in the context you used it in. I am gobsmacked at your impudence!'

Talk like that in public and you'll be locked up for DDO.

######################################

Q A word that means more than stupid

A What is stupider?


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Subject: RE: BS: A word that means more than stupid
From: Little Hawk
Date: 10 Jan 13 - 10:33 PM

DDO? Really? Okay....I'll keep that in mind. But what if I'm in Sri Lanka at the time?


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Subject: RE: BS: A word that means more than stupid
From: GUEST,999
Date: 10 Jan 13 - 10:35 PM

GUEST post was me.


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Subject: RE: BS: A word that means more than stupid
From: GUEST,999
Date: 10 Jan 13 - 10:38 PM

In Sri Lanka (Ceylon) they will understand.


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Subject: RE: BS: A word that means more than stupid
From: GUEST,Eliza
Date: 11 Jan 13 - 04:47 AM

Oh dear LH, I hope (as a Brit) that I'm not crabby, mean, dour snarly or waspish. Agree about French cuisine and the weather though.


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Subject: RE: BS: A word that means more than stupid
From: Pete Jennings
Date: 11 Jan 13 - 09:58 AM

Hey, LH, you forgot wanker, a somewhat surprising omission on your part if you ask me...:-)


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Subject: RE: BS: A word that means more than stupid
From: GUEST,roderick warner
Date: 11 Jan 13 - 07:09 PM

'Folkie' does it for me...


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Subject: RE: BS: A word that means more than stupid
From: GUEST,999
Date: 12 Jan 13 - 12:16 AM

Is that the 1954 definition of folkie?


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Subject: RE: BS: A word that means more than stupid
From: olddude
Date: 12 Jan 13 - 12:27 AM

A word that means more than stupid ... "olddude"


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Subject: RE: BS: A word that means more than stupid
From: DMcG
Date: 13 Jan 13 - 05:05 AM

My smartphone had a pretty good SatNav that I pay a little for a month. On new years eve I was taking my daughter somewhere and discovered that they had disabled it entirely and I had to upgrade to a new improved version - discovered 10mins before I left, naturally. I also discovered the link they provided didn't work on my Brand of smartphone.

All of that is everyday irritation, not full grown stupidity.

No, the stupidity comes from the new enhanced features, which first of all removed some of the useful SatNav features, but added in for example a Twitter feed. Hello? You think it a good idea to post live TwitterNoise in front of people while they are driving? Even though I can turn it off, I don't really want the people who are too stupid to disable it in cars coming towards me, thank you.


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Subject: RE: BS: A word that means more than stupid
From: Bert
Date: 12 Apr 13 - 09:25 AM

Full grown stupidity is posting a link without telling us WHAT THE HELL IT IS.

Why is that stupid?

For one, it is not wise to follow a link to an unknown destination. You could end up is one of those endless pawn loops and have to shut your machine down to escape.

Two, most of us have better things to do than bother following an unknown link. If you really want us to go there, have the courtesy to tell us something about it.


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Subject: RE: BS: A word that means more than stupid
From: Bert
Date: 11 Aug 13 - 06:58 PM

In an email that I received from Netflix.

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Please click the link below to contact corporate communications:

https://signup.netflix.com/MediaCenter/ContactPR

**Please note that this email address is not actively monitored by Netflix staff and any replies will not be answered.

----------------------------

How's that for customer service?


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Subject: RE: BS: A word that means more than stupid
From: kendall
Date: 11 Aug 13 - 07:22 PM

I like Pillock or Cretinous dipshit.

When two dipshits block the aisle I simply ram one or both carts out of the way.


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Subject: RE: BS: A word that means more than stupid
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 12 Aug 13 - 10:43 AM

Shopping carts, phone apps...these can be irritating, sure. But there are times people do things so outrageously brainless that I long for a more bitter word than 'stupid.'

For example: a young woman just drove her car into running floodwaters, drowning herself and her 4-year-old son. Here in the Midwest, TV, radio, weathercasters, and the National Weather Service tell people again and again not to do that. Where was her brain?

A little girl known to the public as LP was rescued from her abusive (half-crazy) mother, who'd locked her in a closet and hardly fed herfor several years. LP went to Children's Hospital for a good while, then was given to a foster family. The doctors told the family to keep her calorie intake under 1800 a day, because her body was not yet ready to process large amounts of food.

The foster family ignored that, and LP was taken to McDonald's etc and allowed to eat far more than 1800 a day. The result: LP has been sent to St Louis and has had to have a heart transplant, because her foster parents thought they knew more than pediatricians.

We need a word for people who weren't just born stupid, they are bound and determined to be stupid.


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Subject: RE: BS: A word that means more than stupid
From: Bill D
Date: 12 Aug 13 - 11:20 AM

My wife laughed, but was appropriately appalled at the Netflix update to the thread...

I, on the other hand, was fascinated by seeing two replies after that that seemed to not notice the update, but were still replying to the original post. *grin* Needs to be a word for "knee jerk replies" (Not that the replies were uninteresting, and certainly not stupid...they just reflect the hurry we get in trying to cope with information overload)

(I have wished for years that there would be an automatic red **update**
added to any any thread that is refreshed more than, say, 2 months after its last post.)


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Subject: RE: BS: A word that means more than stupid
From: treewind
Date: 12 Aug 13 - 01:02 PM

Not a word as such, but only last week I first heard a nice expression covering the same topic, something like:

"If his brains were dynamite, he wouldn't have enough to blow his nose"


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Subject: RE: BS: A word that means more than stupid
From: GUEST,Chongo Chimp
Date: 12 Aug 13 - 04:04 PM

"Chinga"

WAY more than stupid!

- Chongo


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