In my rather humble opinion, there is one word in the English language that stands head-and-shoulders above all others as the funniest word of all. It is the funniest sounding, and at the same time, applies its definition so acutely to the subject, that the subject then becomes a laughing matter. It can be said in a variety of ways, further deepening and intensifying its definition.
The word is, of course, “stupid.” Think about it for a second. Stooopid. I had a friend several years ago who was a walking definition of the word. In fact, it was joked that if you looked up “stupid” in the dictionary, there would be a picture of my friend, with the warning, “Do Not Imitate!”
Great-Gran once told me, “There is a difference between ignorant and stupid. Ignorant is not having enough information to make a logical decision. Stupid is having the information and not following it, thereby making the wrong decision, which usually gets somebody hurt.” My friend, the walking testament to the word, knew full well that his old car could not make it to the R/R Crossing before the train got there, but…
In the movie Forest Gump, Sally Field (who played Forest’s mother, and who also had my heart when she played The Flying Nun back in the late 60’s) attempted to make her slow-witted son feel better by saying “Stupid is as stupid does.” (Not sure how that would work.)
I can understand ignorance when it comes to politics. There is a lot of information about a lot of candidates running for one office. When I vote, I would rather be counted with the ignorant, not the stupid. What about you? “Stupid” really is a funny word.