Without looking up the definition. Do you associate the word idiot with willfully ignorant or mentally disabled?

Posted by: Wylted

  • Mentally Disabled

  • Willfully ignorant

17% 4 votes
83% 20 votes
  • Pretty sure it's more than just choosing not to learn things.

  • Dictionary.com: Idiot: 2. Psychology . (no longer in technical use; considered offensive) a person of the lowest order in a former and discarded classification of mental retardation, having a mental age of less than three years old and an intelligence quotient under 25.

    Posted by: kbub
  • Being willfully ignorant is foolish. An idiot is too dumb (or mentally disabled) to understand what you're saying or how they are wrong.

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kbub says2014-04-29T15:06:47.0287905-05:00
Your pictures of the mentally-disabled are highly imaginative. Thanks for that.
kbub says2014-04-29T15:10:10.5931905-05:00
Of course, there is not option for both. Furthermore, although many people are comfortable insulting people's intelligence levels, they rarely think about the implications towards persons with intelligence-related mental handicaps.
Comrade_Silly_Otter says2014-04-29T15:10:41.3719905-05:00
You cheated on the poll, but alright. :P
Wylted says2014-04-29T15:11:59.6680130-05:00
She did cheat, but she's been looking at definitions all day.
Kreakin says2014-04-29T16:18:43.9464829-05:00
Kbub gave me cause to reflect on this. Reported for an image that is hurtful or insulting to other members.
Wylted says2014-04-29T16:23:30.6773060-05:00
That's idiotic. The image is fine. You can't say otherwise without making a comment offensive to the mentally handicapped.
Wylted says2014-04-29T16:24:42.2940829-05:00
Seriously, what picture could I put there without offending somebody.
Kreakin says2014-04-29T16:36:18.8213060-05:00
Would you be happy if I used a pic of you to represent the mentally disabled on the public internet?
Kreakin says2014-04-29T16:41:15.5801060-05:00
Saying that I think I did in my last poll sry jk I'm just as bad as I've used a similar image to represent certain Christians, that might ebven be worse lol.
Wylted says2014-04-29T16:49:34.6085060-05:00
I honestly wouldn't mind if you made me the face of herpes.
Kreakin says2014-04-29T16:50:43.9203291-05:00
Presumably you don't actually have herpes though?
Wylted says2014-04-29T17:10:55.9301060-05:00
True, but statistically speaking I probably have HPV.
donald.keller says2014-04-29T18:06:08.6298063-05:00
It's not about what the dictionary says... It's about how you associate the words. Would you ever tell a mentally retarded person that their an idiot?

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