What makes a question dumb? I was always told there is no dumb question, which would make this day dumb in itself…I guess inviting the question why is there a day to ask dumb questions when there are no dumb questions?
I decided that for me a dumb question is one where the answer is so obvious you are just dumb if you don’t know the answer, and also a dumb question would be one where no one really cares about the answer. That is my definition you may have another way to distinguish a dumb question from a good one.
For example I heard a few dumb questions today:
1. Me asking Jared: Would you like me to make you M&M cookies today?
2. Jared asking Duke: Do you want to play?
3. People asking me: Oh, are you back from your trip? I understand sometimes you just say things like this, but really…that is a dumb question.
I searched for “dumb questions” on the internet, there are lists and lists that come up for you to spend hours starring at. Below are some of my favorites. I actually think some are quite brilliant and therefore not dumb questions – the answer is not obvious and I would like to know the answer- however, some are just dumb. Judge for yourself: