Simple

Those who are not native English speakers will sometimes use a word in a politically incorrect manner, simply because there are multiple meanings of the word.

One example is the word “simple,” which can mean “easy” or “stupid,” depending on the context.

Examples:
That was simple. (easy to do)
He is simple. (stupid or mentally retarded)
She was a simple child. (naive or innocent)
They led a simple lifestyle. (modest, not ostentatious)
He was a simple amateur. (lacking in knowledge or expertise)
She asked him to tell her the simple truth. (sheer, unmixed)
It was a simple fracture. (single, as opposed to compound fracture)

According to Merriam-Webster, calling a person simple means the person is mentally deficient, having a degree of intelligence inadequate to cope with anything complex or involving mental effort. So don’t call the person simple when you really mean he or she makes something look easy.

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Profound Quote of the Day:

“And be a simple kind of man.”
– Lynard Skynard song

This advice from a mother to a son means “be modest and not complicated”
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