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Of all the things that people can call you, which is something that they can not?

Asked by Simone_De_Beauvoir (38937points) May 31st, 2009

I received a lovely message from one of the trolls on here calling me boring and it made me smile and I replied that of all the possible insults one can throw at me, of all the things anyone has ever called me, boring wasn’t one of them and boring, well, just doesn’t fit…

I asked my partner this question and his answer was ‘well-slept’ hahahahha

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AstroChuck's avatar

Late for dinner.

Darwin's avatar

Starving.

Silent.

Manly.

Short.

Uncertain of my opinions.

Blonde (but they can try).

evelyns_pet_zebra's avatar

funny, crazy, clever, asshole, and a million others, which I often answer to quite happily. Trolls on here are as unimaginative as a single color Rubik’s Cube.

Jude's avatar

Shirley (“Airplane” reference)

Myndecho's avatar

Susan
Edit due to originality reason behalf of jmah:

For £20 they can call me anything they want even Susan

Blondesjon's avatar

@Myndecho . . .you prefer sue?

Dog's avatar

Nice as in predictable and willing to put up with stupidity.

Dansedescygnes's avatar

@AstroChuck Stole my answer. :P

You can’t call me angry. It’s just not true. I like to defend myself, yes, I’m not a big crap-taker like too many people are. But I am not an angry person. I’m never angry in real life. Call me that and I WILL FUCKING KILL YOU!

evelyns_pet_zebra's avatar

@Dansedescygnes why don’t you tell us how you really feel.

essieness's avatar

Weak minded.

Dansedescygnes's avatar

I also really don’t like being called stupid because that really only happens when someone disagrees with me and that’s kind of just a sign of being pathetic.

However, I have a friend that I’ve mentioned before and people do sometimes think he’s stupid and I’ve heard people talk behind his back like he’s just a joke. And I remember we did this thing in Gov class where we wrote down things people say about us that we agree/disagree with and he wrote under the “disagree” column “that I’m not that smart”. That made me upset; now that is an example of something someone would hate being called especially when it’s so not true.

When you don’t know someone, it’s easy to call them “angry”, “boring”, “stupid”, and other terms that are purely the results of first impression, misunderstanding, and surface-scanning.

Myndecho's avatar

It’s strange some people wouldn’t think of calling me a show off and they think I greatly underestimate myself.

Then I get other people who think I let my hubris run wild and I over exaggerate my abilities.

But as you said what wouldn’t people call me I would have to say not much, at one point in my life or another I’ve been called almost everything almost, as long as it’s not a physical feature. It depends on who you’re talking to, if you’re talking to someone who’s not as smart as you they may call you smart, and with someone who’s smarter than you they may call you dumb.

JamesL's avatar

Yea, I just received a comment from someone I came across for the first time. Called me gay. My, how that hurts….

jbfletcherfan's avatar

Shy or timid. NOT!

Myndecho's avatar

@JamesL
I would take that as a complement, they may see you as well dresses, that you take care of yourself, oh yeah and it looks like you want c***

cyn's avatar

SLUT!! Call me an obnoxious, arrogant, self-centered bitch, but slut, whore, prostitute, etc. etc. would just not fit me.

Judi's avatar

divisive, mean spirited, organized, single, drunkard, .....

tinyfaery's avatar

Tall
Flat chested
A conformist

Myndecho's avatar

@tinyfaery
If I called you Paris Hilton would that account for all of them (I’ve always imagined her to be tall)

AstroChuck's avatar

A bat speler.

cyn's avatar

@jonsblond…touch…and i’ll kill you! lol

Dr_C's avatar

shy

quiet

short

indifferent

Jude's avatar

tall
a prude
mousy
inhibited
indecisive

Blondesjon's avatar

@jmah . . .indecisive?

Jude's avatar

Yup, I tend to know what I want and go after it. I’m not one to waffle about about things. Does that make any sense?

eta: I have a few friends who have the hardest time making up their minds about things. I am certainly not like that.

JamesL's avatar

@Myndecho
Haha, thanks man. I thought it funny, that this anonymous person thought they could ruffle my feathers by calling me gay.

cookieman's avatar

selfish
spoiled

This has been assumed about me because I’m an only child – but I was not brought up that way at all

Dansedescygnes's avatar

@cprevite

That reminds me. You cannot call me a spoiled brat. People don’t understand the difference between being spoiled and being a spoiled brat. A spoiled brat gets a lot of stuff he wants and doesn’t appreciate it. A spoiled person (a non-brat spoiled person) gets a lot of stuff he wants and knows how to appreciate it and understands that he may not always be able to live like that. People assume that just because I have wealthy parents I must be a brat who doesn’t appreciate anything he has and always wants more and doesn’t understand how to function in the real world. It’s a load of bullshit.

Blondesjon's avatar

@Dansedescygnes . . .what if i told you that you rationalizing skills were exemplary?

Dansedescygnes's avatar

@Blondesjon

I would say “thank you”. :)

Dansedescygnes's avatar

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4S3Gej1qFmU

I think this song sums up what people think when it comes to my situation I referenced.

aprilsimnel's avatar

Tall
Rich
Stupid

Blondesjon's avatar

@Dansedescygnes . . .homer simpson is your agent?

Allie's avatar

Masculine.
Short.
Dull.

ABoyNamedBoobs03's avatar

tan…..................

sigh…...

AstroChuck's avatar

Immodest. Nobody can even approach my modesty.

ABoyNamedBoobs03's avatar

astro… you are the best, most amazing, most talented, physically gifted person I’ve ever met and throngs of partners from across the ages have vowed to your sexual prowess which has become simply the stuff of legend. Mere mortals such as ourselves can only hope and dream to some day match a tenth of the magnificence in which is you.

AstroChuck's avatar

All true (except for maybe the sexual prowess).

ABoyNamedBoobs03's avatar

that’s not was Megan Fox told me.

jbfletcherfan's avatar

@ABoyNamedBoobs03 OMG, don’t tell him stuff like that! He’ll get the big head! ;-)

Blondesjon's avatar

@jbfletcherfan . . .too late. have you seen his avatar?

jbfletcherfan's avatar

Yeah, but I’m not impressed with that little boy image. I want to see the manly version!!!

gailcalled's avatar

A man
A teen-ager

3or4monsters's avatar

Something true that I don’t want to hear. The things on that list are pretty damn specific, and there is not troll on the planet that could possibly know them. And I’m not going to list them in a place as public as this. :) So, ehh… any attempts would probably just be really funny, to be honest.

I’m trying to think of something a random troll could come up with that I’d actually find offensive. Maybe calling me a dumb, mindless breeder for wanting to put another human on this planet. That might annoy me a little bit, but only because trying to argue with the rabidly child-free is like trying to argue with a rabid religious person (sidenote: there are people of both beliefs that are intelligent and civil, it isn’t them I mean).

cak's avatar

Frivolous
Selfish
Spoiled

Bluefreedom's avatar

Mundane
Uneducated
Inarticulate
Disingenuous

Judi's avatar

Daloon how sad! Silly is fun!

CMaz's avatar

They can’t call you a Ham on Rye.

casheroo's avatar

Boring is never attributed to me, either. Or normal.

Darwin's avatar

@ChazMaz – But what if you happen to be a thespian and you like to drink rye whiskey? That sounds like a ham on rye to me.

aprilsimnel's avatar

@ChazMaz – What if you act, and you take a little drive up the New England Thruway to a place in the Long Island Sound area of New York, you could be a ham in Rye!

SarahPalin's avatar

Vice President.

CMaz's avatar

Well ya all got me there! :-)

ABoyNamedBoobs03's avatar

@Jeruba you’re more tangy I’d say ;)

Jeruba's avatar

Thank you, @ABoy. ! I like people who have a bit of an edge to them, and I imagine that my own is not too hard to detect.

ABoyNamedBoobs03's avatar

@Jeruba my pleasure. like my mother always said, no sense in having dull blades in the knife drawer. ;)

OpryLeigh's avatar

People can call me what they want, half the time I’m not listening anyway!!!

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