蠢事天天在發生，該如何用英文來說別人笨、或是一件事情笨呢?快來看看關於stupid, dumb, foolish的相關用法；不僅如此，還要看看關於愚人節的來源喔!
Stupid, Dumb, Foolish
1. : not intelligent, or not able to consider or judge things carefully
e.g. Barbara’s too stupid to understand.
2. :talking about something that you think is silly or annoying
e.g. This is a stupid idea.
Dumb dumb/ Dumb-dumb (n.)
: a common term used when someone is being stupid or idiotic… or just dumb
e.g. Jason is a dumb dumb.
1. : lacking good sense and judgment
e.g. I made wrong decisions when I was young and foolish.
2. : embarrassed because of something stupid that you have done
e.g. I tried to ask a question, but just made myself look foolish.
: someone who does not behave in an intelligent or sensible way
e.g. How can you be such a fool?
Fool (adj.) =stupid
: to trick someone by making them believe something that is not true
e.g. She finally realized she’d been fooling herself – he didn’t really love her at all.
Stupid, dumb, foolish 在意思上的差別不大，若要仔細區分有以下大略的分法：
stupid 1.人智商不高 2.人事情做不好 3.物很煩人或愚蠢
foolish 1.人事情做不好、判斷不佳 2.人因做蠢事而感到尷尬
stupid: be stupid of someone to V. 某人做某事很蠢
be stupid to V. 某人做某事很蠢
dumb: play/act dumb 表現地很蠢
foolish: be foolish to V. 某人做某事很蠢
: temporarily unable or unwilling to speak, especially because you are very shocked
e.g. Some of the passengers were dumb with terror.
April Fools’ Day
April Fools’ Day is celebrated every year on the first day of April. It is celebrated as a day when people play practical jokes and hoaxes on each other. The jokes and their victims are known as “April fools“.
Origin: New Year’s Day Moves
Ancient cultures, including those of the Romans and Hindus, celebrated New Year’s Day on or around April 1.
In 1582, Pope Gregory XIII ordered a new calendar to replace the old Julian Calendar. The new calendar called for New Year’s Day to be celebrated Jan. 1. That year, France adopted the reformed calendar and shifted New Year’s day to Jan. 1. According to a popular explanation, many people either refused to accept the new date, or did not learn about it, and continued to celebrate New Year’s Day on April 1. Other people began to make fun of these traditionalists, sending them on “fool’s errands” or trying to trick them into believing something false. Eventually, the practice spread throughout Europe.