"I'm with the party of stupid."

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Fri Jan 25 17:55:36 UTC 2013

At 1/25/2013 11:27 AM, Laurence Horn wrote:
>On Jan 25, 2013, at 11:18 AM, Joel S. Berson wrote:
> > At 1/25/2013 10:20 AM, Jonathan Lighter wrote:
> >> He also said it was time for the GOP to "stop being the stupid party."
> >>
> >> ("The party of stupid" would have been catchier, but it might have
> >> backfired in certain academic circles.)
> >
> > I'm waiting for the tee-shirt -- "I'm with the party of stupid."
> >
> > Joel
> >
>Of course "stupid" can also be a highly complimentary adjective or
>adverb, along the lines of "sick", "bad", and so on.  I checked this
>on urbandictionary, and despite the first definition of
>"stupid"--"someone who has to look up 'stupid' in a
>dictionary"--there are the positive lemmas to be found as well
>('excellent', 'terrific').  As on other occasions, my vector on this
>is Stuart Scott, an anchor on ESPN SportsCenter.  Probably not the
>way it would be interpreted on T-shirts, though.

Put it on when you next go out with your significant other, and see
how it's interpreted.


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