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Thread: Stop being so sensitive Dominicans, it's STUPID!

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    Default Stop being so sensitive Dominicans, it's STUPID!

    I manage to cause insult on a regular basis without meaning to, it is just a term I have used all my life, why is STUPID used in relaxed terms (as in 'that's stupid' if someone does something wrong when to do it right was much easier, or, 'don't be stupid' if tries to open a can with a knife when a can opener is infront of them) so offensive. I have upset a few people using the word stupid, but use it in my Spanish as I would in English where it isn't offensive, just banter. I try to use other terms but often stupid fits best (not meant in an offensive manner), anyone else had this problem?
    Unless someone can tell me it is soooooo offensive and for what reason I shall need to begin to tell people to just toughen up and get over it as I find apologising every time I see their faces drop a bit wet. What's up with the word stupid?

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    Find smarter people to hang out with, stupid!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by badpiece33 View Post
    Find smarter people to hang out with, stupid!!!
    Haha, should have seen that coming!

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    It's not what you say but the way that you say it - that's what gets results.

    Maybe these people are a little bit sensitive about being called stupid - I wonder why?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anastacio View Post
    I manage to cause insult on a regular basis without meaning to, it is just a term I have used all my life, why is STUPID used in relaxed terms (as in 'that's stupid' if someone does something wrong when to do it right was much easier, or, 'don't be stupid' if tries to open a can with a knife when a can opener is infront of them) so offensive. I have upset a few people using the word stupid, but use it in my Spanish as I would in English where it isn't offensive, just banter. I try to use other terms but often stupid fits best (not meant in an offensive manner), anyone else had this problem?
    Unless someone can tell me it is soooooo offensive and for what reason I shall need to begin to tell people to just toughen up and get over it as I find apologising every time I see their faces drop a bit wet. What's up with the word stupid?

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/4994887423/" title="Gun by bocachica64, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4129/4994887423_3fa8540c64.jpg" width="500" height="353" alt="Gun" /></a>

    Now in this case it would be perfectly appropriate to say "Now that's just stupid".........hahahaha......

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    Well I'm sharing those thoughts, from nearly getting lamped at the fereteria for Telling the guy not to be stupid for telling me to substitute a reducer on the bath for silicone, to sleeping on the couch for calling my lasses sister stupid for considering getting pregnant at 18 while still in education, it's not nasty, just a 'come on, don't be daft', but I can't say if daft exist here, just stupid?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rice&beans View Post
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/4994887423/" title="Gun by bocachica64, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4129/4994887423_3fa8540c64.jpg" width="500" height="353" alt="Gun" /></a>

    Now in this case it would be perfectly appropriate to say "Now that's just stupid".........hahahaha......
    Wow I must be sleepy, it took me a good 60secs to notice what you were on about, lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anastacio View Post
    I manage to cause insult on a regular basis without meaning to, it is just a term I have used all my life, why is STUPID used in relaxed terms (as in 'that's stupid' if someone does something wrong when to do it right was much easier, or, 'don't be stupid' if tries to open a can with a knife when a can opener is infront of them) so offensive. I have upset a few people using the word stupid, but use it in my Spanish as I would in English where it isn't offensive, just banter. I try to use other terms but often stupid fits best (not meant in an offensive manner), anyone else had this problem?
    Unless someone can tell me it is soooooo offensive and for what reason I shall need to begin to tell people to just toughen up and get over it as I find apologising every time I see their faces drop a bit wet. What's up with the word stupid?
    I imagine you say estupido in spanish right? Easy, stop thinking in English and translate to Spanish when talking. Just learn the local lingo on how playfully call somebody an idiot without offending them. Is like me calling my American peers here "Hey Rat" emulating how I talk with some of my Dominican friends here and back home "Dime Rata". The Americans will get offended right away or keep it in the back of their minds and a Dominican knows that's just a greeting.

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    Default I'm facing the right way...why is everyone else wrong?......

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/4995515660/" title="stupidity by bocachica64, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4105/4995515660_df2ecaf9a1.jpg" width="500" height="400" alt="stupidity" /></a>


    Well I'll leave you with this.....one of my favorites.....

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    Yes I use estupido and am aware I am the only one I hear using it. I think I need to learn some new words for dumbass!
    I do think it can e oversensitivity also, whenever I cry out bitch if I wackmy elbow on the shower or stand on a sharp dog biscuit my lass thinks I'm shouting at her, amazing!

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