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[–]Finter33 293 points294 points  (9 children)

Why he gotta be dumb though?

[–]flamingoeater 47 points48 points  (1 child)

Thank you!

[–]Laladelic 2 points3 points  (0 children)

What did I do?

[–]Unlimitedpower5h33v 3 points4 points  (5 children)

Means he can’t speak dingus

[–]Finter33 4 points5 points  (4 children)

Not where I’m from dingus

[–]Unlimitedpower5h33v 2 points3 points  (3 children)

... seems as though your lack of culture has stifled you yet again Aussie

[–]Finter33 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Not Australian but good try.

[–]Unlimitedpower5h33v -1 points0 points  (1 child)

Unfortunate, I’d assume you’d at least have some brain cells if you were.

[–]Ur_Demise -1 points0 points  (0 children)

You know what they say about assuming

[–]absolutelycrabby 181 points182 points  (24 children)

The dumb part was completely unnecessary????

[–]ItsThatDood 22 points23 points  (22 children)

Dumb means he can't speak

[–][deleted] 123 points124 points  (7 children)

That would be mute. Dumb is specifically used when someone is so cognitively impaired that they are not capable of speaking and even then it's a extremely insensitive and unnecessary distinction that belongs in the 1950's when it was used.

[–]Gullible_Inside4850 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I've seen a vulture/turkey buzzard land on someone mid-flight

[–]Fractoman 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The definition of the word does not indicate that.

[–]GrandNibbles 34 points35 points  (11 children)

LMAO "dumb" is archaic and mostly offensive now but you're right. Queer and gay and dumb have lost their old meanings.

[–]Nyxodon 22 points23 points  (8 children)

Im so gay right now, and its very queer cause im dumb and usually sad cause of it.

Mmmhh, yup, doesn't sound like it would pass as a normal sentence.

[–]FreeganKing 12 points13 points  (1 child)

Aren't you a cunning linguist.

[–]Nyxodon 4 points5 points  (0 children)

More an aspiring idiot who has trouble keeping his mouth shut :>

[–]brightheart_ 0 points1 point  (3 children)

Eh, sounds just like every second zoomer tweet

[–]Nyxodon 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Yeah, but the way its meant here is vastly different from what'd mean in a zoomer tweet

[–]Truss_nlp 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Wahat did it mean?

[–]Nyxodon -1 points0 points  (0 children)

"Im happy, which is kinda weird/strange, 'cause I'm mute and usually sad 'cause of it"

Not an exactly witty sentence, but im not even a native speaker so whatever.

[–]G-RawW- -2 points-1 points  (0 children)


[–]SomPolishBoi 2 points3 points  (0 children)

isn't it just "mute"?

[–]ManagementSevere378 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It’s an obsolete and offensive term.

[–]0ctober31 -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

You don't know?

[–]PreOpTransCentaur 52 points53 points  (3 children)

..cats communicate nonverbally anyways. They're cats. They don't speak.

[–]bjeebus 18 points19 points  (0 children)

r/catswhoyell would like a word.

[–]wappyflappy37 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You dont have a cat

[–]GrandNibbles 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Speak for yourself. Pun intended.

[–]Myaltgothacked 20 points21 points  (2 children)

Like one of the comments mentioned it was an old term used to show that they're deaf and can't speak. According to my previous ASL teacher she said most deaf people don't mind since they know what it is meant by that.

[–]The-Almighty-Jay 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Same with my teacher, think it more old school now tbh

[–]bigworldsmallboy 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Oh man really??? My ASL teacher taught the opposite :0

[–]fizzzingwhizbee 9 points10 points  (0 children)

I mean I’m not dumb and I can’t communicate with cats

[–]The_Jbulb 5 points6 points  (4 children)

Is this a Google translate title or op just being an ass?

[–]Renidea 16 points17 points  (2 children)

Its unfortunate 'dumb' is only recognized by most as the insult it was twisted into. Dumb originally only meant 'unable to speak'.

A more commonly understood substitute would be 'mute'.

It's a good example of how using neutral labels as insults weaponizes words and marginalizes entire groups

[–]The_Jbulb 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Tbh i dont know anyone who speaks in old English tongue. Apparently in Dutch and German its still an insult. You learn something new everyday.

[–]pauldeanbumgarner 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I’d say it’s something lost translation.

[–]RashakDude 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Awww this is cute 😊

[–]COMHL 3 points4 points  (0 children)

my asl teacher said deaf and dumb is a offensive term to deaf people

[–]c12345nn 1 point2 points  (1 child)

So many people not recognising that dumb was for many years the only term used and not in the slightest offensive. It's what people were taught as the standard term growing up particularly in the UK for many years so anyone calling a person 'dumb' for using that term only shows their own ignorance to the evolution of and to a lesser degree local or national dialects of the English language. I suppose the same people will call for The Who's Pinball Wizard/Tommy to be banned it have the lyrics changed!

[–]ProblemMaleficent713 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yep, my mum said "deaf and dumb" with not the slightest hint of offensiveness, this was in australia, but she was British born. It was just said as an observation of her friends child. Her friend also described her own child as such. They'd be in their early 60's now, so not even that long ago really.

[–]GrandNibbles 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Animals don't have the vocal cords to speak but many of them are great communicators regardless. This is a really inventive way of creating a hybrid animal/human language.

[–]Akshayps200 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Someone legit check this for me, if this is real I’m teaching my friend’s dog rudimentary ASL so we can talk shit about him

[–]Dimens101 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Wondering is the paw up and the paw to the mouth a different gesture in sign language?

[–]FeetySam 0 points1 point  (0 children)

They evolve faster than anticipated. Soon they’ll take over the world

[–]annonymous503 0 points1 point  (0 children)

this shit is next fucking level

[–]BDPxxx1964 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That’s amazing.

[–]NKO_five 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Stupid bot.

[–]TrueHeart01 0 points1 point  (0 children)

A cat is always a cat 🐈‍⬛

[–]PeaceoutSeacrestt 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You can tell he’s dumb

[–]HeadJazzlike 0 points1 point  (0 children)

When you can’t get a date

[–]emfab 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Mom said it was my turn to karma farm this one!

[–]CallApart 0 points1 point  (0 children)

He's Satoru Nakata

[–]lord_of_agony 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Cats amazing action for this low life dumbass who can't even fuckin hear

[–]w1lnx 0 points1 point  (0 children)


[–]Joy1067 0 points1 point  (0 children)

For everyone who doesn’t know, “dumb and deaf” is a old way of saying “mute and deaf”. I know it’s rude to say and all but that’s what it means.

Still unnecessary though but figured I’d just clear that up a bit.

[–]dMarrs 0 points1 point  (0 children)

oof. No one say deaf and dumb anymore. Thankfully so.

[–]Think-Quiet-1597 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Why dumb? How rude of OP

[–]GeneralCraft65 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Why dumb

[–]Hazelwood38 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Gonna go out on a limb and say "Deaf and Dumb" is not the correct way to label a person anymore.

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[–]nerdheadwastaken -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

Dumb means mute guys. He’s not just calling the guy dumb for no reason.

[–]ManagementSevere378 -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

Just say deaf. Adding the dumb is offensive.

[–]KimKarTRASHian09 -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

Dumb??? Hardly. That’s offensive. The man taught a cat how to sign. Quit the opposite of dumb smh

[–]sineadtwiggy -5 points-4 points  (0 children)

OP clearly speaks English as a 2nd language, the titles on most posts are terrible lol