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Making yourself more proficient in English need not be a drag. You can actually speed up the learning process and make it fun by generously lacing it with humor—but preferably the best that the English language can offer.

In this new section, apart from giving a fixed slot to our weekly “In a Lighter Vein” pop-out humor piece in the Forum homepage, we have put together the finest of those weekly humor pop-ups since the Forum started. The best of them—collected from various sources on the web and sent in by friends—are all here, posted in the Forum under the following headings: Wordplay, On the Job, Student and School Life, and Miscellany.

So if you missed any of the best of the Forum’s weekly humor pop-ups, you can enjoy and savor them again and again here—and better still, share them with your friends!

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51 Perplexing Questions About Stupidity

1.   Why is there no right way to do something wrong? (Contributed by Don F.)

2. Why is it that we hear about artificial intelligence but never about artificial stupidity? (Contributed by Don F.)

3.  Did you know that it takes a smart man to know he’s stupid? (Contributed by Don F.)

4.  Why does genius have its limits but stupidity goes on and on? (Contributed by Don F.)

5.  Why is it that most people are just dumb enough to believe you when you tell them how smart they are? (Contributed by Kidde Spinn)

6.  Is sanity simply madness put to good use? (Contributed by Alex Petty)

7.  Would the easiest way to become wise be to think of something stupid and then to say the opposite? (Contributed by Alex Petty)

8.  Why is it that we’re never too old to learn something stupid? (Contributed by J.J.)

9.  Does being good at being stupid not count? (Contributed by Alex Petty)

10.  How come dumb stuff seems so smart while you’re doing it? (Contributed by Jason Q)

11.  Do people ask stupid questions for a reason? (Contributed by Jason Q)

12. Sure everyone is entitled to be stupid but don’t some people seem to abuse the priviledge? (Contributed by Brian Shoemaker)

13.  Is it better to be dumb like all than smart like nobody? (Contributed by Theodor Nickel)

14.  Are people getting more stupid or are we just noticing more as we age? (Contributed by Bill Edwards)

15.  Does the fact that the Ku Klux Klan mis-spelt the work Clan indicate how smart they are? (Contributed by Ryoga)

16.  Why doesn’t stupidity hurt? (Contributed by Phil)

17. Why is it that the stupidity of a crowd is directly proportional to the size of the crowd? (Contributed by ShadowStalker)

18.  What’s the dumbest question you’ve ever been asked? (Contributed by ShadowStalker)

19.  Do crazy people take the psycho path through the forest? (Contributed by Josephine E.)

20. When you see someone “acting stupid” do you ever consider that it might be the real thing? (Contributed by Jim Moore Jr.)

21.  How come there’s always one more imbecile than you counted on? (Contributed by Zevra)

22.  If fifty million people say a foolish thing, is it still a foolish thing? (Contributed by Anatole France)

23.  Would you rather think you were smart but really be dumb or think you were dumb and really be smart? (Contributed by Anon)

24.  If someone asks you a stupid question, should you give them a stupid answer? And if you did, would they know the difference? (Contributed by Lisa Hall)

25.  Isn’t it true that God loves stupid people? After all, isn’t that why he made so many of them? (Contributed by Bill Stebbins)

26.  Sure, the world has to have its share of stupid people, but why do so many of them have to be around me? (Contributed by Ryoga)

27.  Is there anything foolproof to a talented fool? (Contributed by Terry Galan)

28.  Just how dumb is dirt? (Contributed by The Vent on

29.  Who says dirt is dumb? It knows how to get into the house when it rains, doesn’t it? (Contributed by The Vent on

30.  Isn’t the probability of someone watching you, proportional to the stupidity of your action? (Contributed by Anon)

31.  How come everyone is stupid except for me? (Contributed by Nathon)

32.  If it’s stupid but works, it isn’t stupid, is it? (Contributed by Floyd Maxwell)

33.  If evolution were true, wouldn’t survival of the fittest have killed off all the stupid people by now? (Contributed by Anthony Radtke)

34.  If there are no stupid questions then if I were to ask you what stupid means, wouldn’t that be a question about stupid? (Contributed by Sean Dyer)

35.  They say that there are no stupid questions, just stupid people, right? But they also say that you are what you think, don’t they? So, technically, if you are a stupid person and you think of something that is stupid, and you ask it, isn’t that a stupid question? (Contributed by Sonny D.)

36.  If stupid is as stupid does, would standing still make us smart? (Contributed by Randy)

37.  I don’t know and I don’t know that I don’t know. Is that stupid? I don’t know. (Contributed by Randy)

38.  If electricity comes from electrons, does that mean that morality comes from morons? (Contributed by Carlj)

39.  How come a person with a high IQ is still capable of being stupid? (Contributed by Echo)

40.  Isn’t the best thing about free speech, the fact that it makes it easy to identify the really stupid people? (Contributed by The Vent on

41.  OK, so there are no stupid questions, only stupid answers, right? But, what if you make a stupid answer in the form of a question? (Contributed by BARF)

42.  If something is idiot proof, shouldn’t that mean that idiots can’t use it? So then why is it made for idiots? (Contributed by BARF)

43.  If a fool talks to himself, alone in a forest, is he still a fool? (Contributed by Louis)

44.  For every person with a spark of genius, isn’t there a hundred with ignition trouble? (Contributed by Gus)

45.  Can someone have a photographic memory that is never developed? (Contributed by Diana)

46.  If there are no stupid questions, then what kind of questions do stupid people ask? Do they get smart just in time to ask questions? (Contributed by Marss)

47. Has anyone ever felt like an incomplete idiot? (Contributed by The Vent on

48.  Everyone has a right to be stupid, right? But how come a lot of people just abuse the privilege? (Contributed by Starbuck)

49.  Are fools born or made? (Contributed by Sam Pittman)

50.  Do stupid people think that other people are stupid? (Contributed by K.C.)

51.  Are people born stupid or do they have to work at it? (Contributed by BD)

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