Recognizing Idiocy and Stupidity
I have one particular annoyance: IDIOCY
The world is full of idiots. Their numbers are increasing daily.
I am recognizing idiots and idiotic behavior, with a new
category topic at Where Did My Brain Go? named “Idiocy.”
Idiots and Morons
A traumatic brain injury increased my awareness of petty prejudices toward disabled people. I was hesitant to use “Idiots.” My dictionary defines idiot as:
“a person affected with idiocy; especially a mentally retarded person having a mental age not exceeding three years, and requiring complete custodial care”
An ancient Britannica–Webster dictionary defines moron as:
“a feebleminded person having a mental age between eight and twelve years and capable of doing routine work under supervision”
Update: November 2014
“Idiots” is now a topic instead of a category.