what's the dumbest thing you've ever heard? in The Chat Board Posted 1 minute ago · Report reply 6 minutes ago, SKL said: You said "completely uneducated," which apparently means something different to you than it means to me. Moving on. It's interesting how these words develop nuance. When my MIL said someone was 'ignorant' she seemed to imply 'purposefully unwilling to learn' or 'deliberately uncouth'. To me it just meant that the person didn't know something.