I came across this article this morning, titled “20 Misused Words That Make Smart People Look Dumb.”
First things first:
The irony of this article is the misuse of the word “dumb” in the title. The real definition of “dumb” is “silent” or “mute,” though it’s informally used in our society as a synonym for “stupid.”
Speaking of which, I’ll cover “irony” toward the end of this post.