According to the Wikipedia Encyclopedia, this is the correct spelling and definition of dumbass.
- (vulgar, slang) stupid thing or stupid action
- “Loads of freethinkers have re-written that dumb-ass hymn.”
- “Marrying that drunkard was the most dumb-ass thing I ever did.”
So it looks like my spelling of the word is just that—MY way of spelling it and it stays that way. It’s easier anyway. You save on typing.
My definition is also my own because I don’t truly believe a dumbass is a stupid person because we are all dumbasses at some time or another but it’s only because we’ve made a dumbass move. And we know I don’t consider the word vulgar.
I just wanted to set everyone straight on this fact. I continue to look for dumbasses but they are like little faeries. It’s hard to catch them in the act. Have you ever seen a photograph of a real faerie? I don’t think so. Dumbasses ususally make their dumbass moves very quickly–before I can even get my camera out.
The Cottingsley Pictures
Two little girls, a camera, and some fairies. The world took notice of these photographs because they were publicized by Edward L. Gardner (a folklorist whose writings on the Fairy Beliefs of the British Isles are still used for research…) and Arthur Conan Doyle. Until the late 1980’s, both girls maintained that the pictures, taken between 1917 and 1920, were genuine. Even when they recanted, they explained that they had actually seen fairies, and that the pictures were engineered to show basically what they had seen. They never did explain the method by which they faked the photographs. The Cottingsley pictures are not the only fairy pictures of this type known.
Since I consider it my aim in life to write “Dumbasses for Dummies” I will continue to persue them. People need goals anyway. Right? I’ll probably be looking around for Fairies too. Might as well kill two birds with one stone. (disclaimer: I would never even kill one bird. The wasband only tries to kill squirrels).
I also think that when you make a dumbass move it’s OK to admit to yourself that you were a dumbass for the moment. Admitting your mistakes prevents you from making the same one again–HOPEFULLY!!! Not so with everyone but that’s what separates the real dumbasses from the sometime dumbasses.
Sorry to keep writing posts on dumbasses but I can’t help it. It’s become sort of a hobby. I also thought it was a good way to slide back into posting on a regular basis. Write about something you are familiar with.
Now I am going to go to google images, put in the word dumbass (my spelling) and see what I come up with.
Imagine being Google’s first dumbass.
Now I am going to spell the word with the hyphen and see what I come up with. Dumb-Ass
Now we have Google’s first Dumb-Ass
Now I will put in the word without the hyphen but as two separate words. Dumb Ass.
And he’s back again!!!
What does this tell us? Probably not much but I’d love your opinions on this. It tells me to keep my clothes on when there are people around with cameras.