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when I think of doofus I think of "goofus and gallant" from those Highlights magazines. hmmm, I'm kinda young.

"doofus" to me sounds like just a silly guy that just did something that was kinda dumb. "idiot," I think, sounds more offensive, like you do dumb things because you are defective.

stephie September 21, 2003, 7:32pm

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My neighbor called me a chink one day. I don't think it meant "small opening" then.

But younger people, at least here in Florida, don't even know that it has a derogatory meaning. One day in class we saw it in a comic about the Vietnam War, and no one even knew it was bad, or that I was surprised it was used as a teaching aid.

steph September 20, 2003, 4:54pm

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