What is the difference between a dummy and an idiot?

What is the diffference between a dummy and an idiot?

As far s dictionaries go , here are some definitions:

Definition of “dummy” found at: Oxford Dictionaries Online

noun (plural dummies)
1 a model or replica of a human being:a waxwork dummy
a figure used for displaying or fitting clothes:a tailor’s dummy
a ventriloquist’s doll.
2 an object designed to resemble and serve as a substitute for the real or usual one:tests using stuffed owls and wooden dummies[as modifier] :a dummy torpedo
British a rubber or plastic teat for a baby to suck on.
a prototype or mock-up, especially of a book or the layout of a page.
a blank round of ammunition.
[as modifier] Grammardenoting a word that has no semantic content but is used to maintain grammatical structure:a dummy subject as in ‘it is’ or ‘there are’
3 (chiefly in rugby and soccer) a feigned pass or kick intended to deceive an opponent.
4 informal , chiefly North American a stupid person.
5 Bridgethe declarer’s partner, whose cards are exposed on the table after the opening lead and played by the declarer.
Bridgethe exposed hand of the declarer’s partner.
an imaginary fourth player in whist:[as modifier] :dummy whist


Definition of “idiot” found at: Oxford Dictionaries Online

a stupid person.
archaic a person of low intelligence.

Ok, with that out of the way. Here is my take on it.


A dummy can learn. If they couldn’t, then why would there be so many “for dummies” books out there?
Dummies are aware of their own dummy status and will happily admit being one.


An idiot learns only in very small steps, and only after making serious mistakes.
Idiots are rarely ready to admit to and embrace the idiot status, because if they did, they would turn into dummies.

So what are you? A dummy or an idiot.

the social idiot / writing dummy.

A quick pickle mix with bite – Recipe from a kitchen idiot

You know, I hate cooking.

Sometimes however, I get a bright idea.

I do like pickles. Dill pickles….. Um, and other types. Recently I did the google thing to find out how to pickle stuff. I would love to do my own dill pickles.

After a while I realized something; pickling is work. So I said to myself: Eek!” and closed the browser. I’m not that interested anymore. Oh, it’s not that hard really but it has to do with sterilizing jars and I do have a problem with boiling water. So there. No homemade dill pickles for me and I’m not all that depressed over it.

But here is a little something I made the other night, a quick veggie pickle mix with a definite bite. I will do it again and perhaps develop a recipe that makes sense for people who actually know something about cooking, which I happily admit that I don’t.

The nice thing about this little side dish is that it’s easy to make, tastes great and tastes even better the next day as long as you remember to put it in the fridge over night.

Quick pickle mix with bite.

How to make it:

Demolish 1 fairly large, normal cucumber of your preferred type.
Slice, dice, cube, whatever you fancy.

Treat two or three tomatoes the same way.
Cut one garlic clove into those tiny tiny sticky pieces.

Put all that in a bowl or container of your choice.
Now, mix two parts white vinegar with three parts water. Go with more water to make it a tiny bit mellower if you want.
Add some sugar, salt, a squirt of lemon juice and a squeeze of mustard.

Amounts are all up to you. In my first try I used a teaspoon of sugar and ten shakes of the salt shaker for about two cups of vinegar stuff, Perhaps a teaspoon each of regular mustard and lemon juice.
I should have used more perhaps but it turned out good so I won’t stray too far from that formula.

Mix all of that together and cover, put it in the fridge. It really needs to be served cold so either make it before starting supper, or leave it until the next day, which I recommend.


The kitchen idiot.

On the grill

Fire and pain - A man suffering

On the grill

This is a page of constant confusion.

In case you haven’t noticed I never quite know what I’m doing.

but hey, it’s a space evolving,a mutation or two is part of the problem solving.

Perhaps it will some day give me a nominal absolution.

For past sins and current atrocities where I bite off heads.
and Kick them with a solid soccer agility I’ve practiced.

With friend as well as foe.

Oh “humbug”, you squeal in huffy indignation as you bounce, once, then twice and land on top a hotbed of coals.,.

“Why are you so cruel, you maggoty stew of unpredictable emotion?”

You stare blankly, tilted to one side, no doubt it’s dizzying to be skewed, skewered, placed on a grill.

But I have no empathy for sizzling meat, in a way it always makes me ill.

I turn from your bobbin, throbbing sobbing part removed.

But as staring turns boiling but nonetheless so frank next to the hot spicy jumbo dog.

I start to snicker, to giggle, to convulse in despair-like hysterics.

But what can I do but excuse my actions and rinse out my gum with bleach.

Sorry I bit off the top of your being but please let me turn you to releave you from seeing.

Perhaps I could add a little bit of tomato, zucchini, a pinch of paprika.
To cover the burning hair reek.


I have insulted you plenty I’m sure but tasty you will be with a side-dish of mutilated cabbage I know.

Let me get back to my website of constant confusion.

I’ll leave you to simmer as I give this poem its attribution.

Yes, I admit.

this was totally inspired by one of my favorite stories on Protagonize This Tragic Infection ” (by SeeThomasHowl) on Protagonize, a creative writing community.
Wonderful collaborative work, funny as hell, skillfully written by several different protagonize authors. Absolutely fantastic creation.