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Traditional: Traditional logic that will lead you and everyone else to the same conclusion and action

Politically: Involves preaching on graves and shoving dead children in your face to get their political policy to get passed. Traditional common sense is thrown out the window in favor of irrational emotional appeal
Traditional: Common sense dictates ff I stick my finger into the fire it will get burnt
Politically: ZOMG THINK OF ALL THE DEAD CHILDREN BAN EVERYTHING BECAUSE MUH FEELINZ IT IS COMMON SENSE REFORM. MOMS DEMAND COMMON SENSE REFORMS DEMANDS IT
by 69cows December 29, 2013
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When someone can solve a problem by just using the brains in their head and putting two and two together. Since not many people now a days can have this ability, it is more of less a superpower.
"Woah, you used common sense? You must be like freaking batman! :o"
by GayHorse :P May 22, 2014
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1. "Common sense" is something that is no longer "common"; it may have been bred out by rednecks, white supremacists, haters, or plain old "common folk". Maybe it is just ignored as an attempted stand against authority, maybe it is a product of anti-evolution, an anti-sensible change brought about by genetically inept breeding.
EX: Lacking common sense is exemplified by kids run around with sharp scissors or knives, walk in the middle of the road and FULLY EXPECT you to move out of their way - as if the sidewalk needs to be defined on this site before they can figure out that it is to be used by them, and that VEHICLES use the road, stupid parents that don't care, and don't care to know where their kids are lack common sense, drinking and driving. buzz driving, playing Russian Roulette, acceptance of Ebonics as a dialect or urban language is due to a lack of common sense by those who decided it was easier to give up than to teach their students properly, etc... The list goes on and on...

EX 2: It used to be common sense to do a courtesy flush but now when you walk into a bathroom stall (stall) you can't even breath b/c some iggit dropped a bomb sized turd into the toilette and did not flush it. Common sense is something that used to be prevalent in society, as a whole, but through time has diminished greatly for whatever reason.

EX 3: A great example of the lack of common sense is some person looking this definition up as "common cents", as I have heard it referred to, and ironically, I have seen it spelled that way.
by IrishDaddy2U April 18, 2010
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I still don't know why in English it's called "common" sense, apparently some guy was optimist while calling it that. In my tongue (Italian) it's known as "good" sense.

Anyway, it's the ability to understand things that "are obvious" only to people WITH common sense. This sense is not that "common", look at how many people vote liberal, are communists despite what happened to Russia, and so on. The list is long folks...

Not to be confounded with "intelligence" aka I.Q. A scientists probably doesn't know what the FUCK is going on next door to him and if he sees a green light across a street full of cars he starts crossing.

Common sense alone, when spoken out loud makes people who lack common sense idiots, because for a moment they realize how stupid they really are. "You probably shouldn't have bought that many weed to sell in the street, now the cops busted you". "If you didn't get in the car so drunk you wouldn't have had the crash". And so on.

When people lack common sense they start a process of saying bullshit one after another and will go on forever because they lack insight (this "common sense"). This is known as "philosophy", or as getting out of college to become a musician of some sort and being proud of "not caring about money". When having common sense, little or no thinking ahead are required. You just do what you have to do, what you see is right. If something falls, you pick it up. If there's a problem, you solve it. If something doesn't work, you don't use it ever again.

The whole umanity could be divided between people who have "common sense" and people who don't. They develop in opposites directions, do things the other half thinks it's "stupid".

In my experience common sense is NOT a present from experience or even external influence. Sure it gets better with time, but I've seen too many morons with a decade of moron experience and they still don't get it. Either you're born with it or you're not. Good nice people have communist children. How sad. Go figure...

And common sense does NOT have colours or a fixed ideology. You normally would thing it's a right-conservative thing but I wouldn't have voted retarded bush for the second time. It simply is the right thing to do. Period.

Heavily suggested book: the Art of War by Sun Tzu.
A guy who for many years keeps throwing away his whole salary in less than a week to do lines then has to get dumped by a stupid bitch he calls "girlfriend" to realize what was going on.

Being 23 and still criticizing "capitalism as it exploits the poor".

Any stupid dumbass woman who thinks I ever loved her when she couldn't realize I fucking HATE ignorant people.

People who do heroin.

And so much many more people lacking common sense...
by Poor Sucka February 05, 2007
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(1) A body of knowledge that a person believes everyone knows or should know.

(2) A conclusion or series of conclusions that a person believes anyone can draw by assessing a situation.

(3) The ability of a person to see what another person thinks is obvious.
Weeds are bad for your vegetables. That's just common sense.
by BnnB December 29, 2009
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A personality trait that allows a person to disconcern the obvious from what they see or do. Unfortunately, too many people lack this basic personality trait and it leads them to make stupid decisions which they pathetically try to justify. Their are also people who lacks common sense and is, for some reason, proud of it.

Most common type of people who lack common sense: Liberals, feminists, school kids, family court judges, judges presiding over litigation cases, fatasses who blame their obesity on others, most of Hollywood, PETA activists, morons who blame their parents when they fuck up, etc etc.
Common Sense - Washing your hands on a certain basis to avoid illness.

No Common Sense - Walking across the street in the face of oncoming traffic during a green light.

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Common Sense - Going to college in preparation for adult life.

No Common Sense - Having premarital sex without protection.
by BusinessMan May 15, 2005
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What anyone who reinacts any stunt from "Jackass" lacks.
It's sad that some people are so incredibly stupid that they reinact shit like that.
by amethyst April 19, 2005
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