I still don't see the point in insults whatsoever. It doesn't do anything but spark and fuel needless fires. I just laugh at insults thrown my way now. I mean, come on. "Shartfang"? "Softfart"? Can't you do better than that? That's not even a smart insult either. >.>
Matters the situation. If an idiot is calling you an idiot for a good reason, then the verbal value increases, since an Idiot is "allowed" to call you an idiot in comparison to himself. It's the same with smart people calling you smart, it increases in verbal value because it's in comparison to something already having that attribute.
But it also works the other way around. And idiot calling you an idiot for a false reason, such as "not being able to get a convincing argument, thus trying to demoralise you by calling you names" is something you could take as a joke, but a smart person calling you smart without a valid reason is demoralising since it's probably sarcastic.
either case, a good laugh is not equal to a boost in pride for your morale. It's like you're comparing food with machines, they are two completely different effects, and thus... The stamp is wholly based on opinion, not facts.
This is how the insults system works with the guys at my school. I just want to laugh like a hyena at it, but then there are people who will question your sanity for that, so I think it's better to do it in the safety of my mind ^^
hmmm, being described as smart by a smart person is a compliment, but being described an idiot by an ignorant person is just a moron showing how limited their intellect actually is. I don't see how the two things can be logically compared.
IMO being called an idiot by an idiot is like being called childish by a 10 year old.
My point was comparing being called smart by a smart person with being called an idiot by an idiot is a false comparison. I'd love to be described as smart by someone who's intelligence I respect. But who cares what a moron thinks about your intelligence, they're a moron.
I don't get it. Being called smart by someone that's smart means, essentially, that you're smart. But you can't equate being called an idiot by an idiot making you an idiot. I mean, if they're really an idiot, that means they don't even possess the capabilities of discernment to even notice other idiots. Therefore their observation is debunked and you are, actually, NOT an idiot.
I've gotten into this in earlier comments. What you just explained is exactly what I had in mind when I made the stamp. Being called an idiot by an idiot is good because it's funny, whereas being called smart by a smart person is good because it reflects positively on your abilities. They're opposites, yet they're both good for different reasons. That's the joke.
All the people getting their panties in a twist and calling you an idiot of all things bring this stamp to life! XDD I feel like we are in a giant medical symposium and you have just said: "Watch what happens when I expose idiots to this stamp", ...and we all clap.
Okay, so, I'm gonna be that guy. I don't get it. I mean, "being called an idiot by an idiot", I get that. But what's wrong with being called smart by a smart person? Clearly they know what they're talking about, right? In that case it kind of "takes one to know one" but idiots stereotypically get angry easily and resort to Kindergarden insults like "idiot", so it doesn't apply to them. I'M JUST SAYING, being called smart by a smart person is not an insult, nor is it laughable.