Is "stupider" a word?
March 3, 2008 9:32 PM Subscribe
posted by macrowave to Society & Culture (26 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Tonight a friend lamented: "(So and so) thinks that I'm stupider than her!"
I giggled and said that "stupider" is not a word. I felt like an accidentally mean teenager that had just made an amazing point.
I then got home and googled the term only to find that many online dictionaries find it perfectly acceptable.
Is it a passable adjective, and, if so, why have I always thought otherwise? Does anyone else know/remember this rule?
I was raised in Dallas/Ft Worth in the 80's/90's if this makes any socio-linguistic difference. Did I have uncommonly stuffy teachers or were they just plain wrong?