IQ Tests - Imbeciles: Between Idiots & Morons. Moderately Mentally Retarded Get Cred

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    [ The term imbecile was once used by psychiatrists to denote a category of people with moderate to severe intellectual disability, as well as a type of criminal.[1][2] The word arises from the Latin word imbecillus, meaning weak, or weak-minded.

    It included people with an IQ of 26–50, between "idiot" (IQ of 0–25) and "moron" (IQ of 51–70).[3] In the obsolete medical classification (ICD-9, 1977), these people were said to have "moderate mental retardation" or "moderate mental subnormality" with IQ of 35–49. ]

    There is a reason I usually refer to people as imbeciles. Although some think of it as a generalization, it is not. It is actually a more accurately useful and descriptive label. How many people at usmb knew morons scored higher than idiots?
     
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    I wonder how imbeciles feel about being labeled
     
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    Cleared that one up for me.. LOL... All 3 of those are interchangeable for folks who have no self-awareness of their IQ deficiency number tho.. :badgrin:

    I prefer lunatic over all. Because IQ deficiency is not sufficiently trollable -- it's too unfortunate and benign for most.. But LUNATIC adds that element of danger to it.. :113:
     
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    I love the derivatives.

    Nutcase, dickhead, and so on.
     
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    Spice up your vocabulary with old English insults.


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    Keep in mind, stupid is different from crazy.

    Leftists are not stupid; they are deranged.

    Or maybe evil.

    I can't think of any other explanation.
     
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    Hmm.. where is that House Imbecile? Mani?
     
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    Call the white house and ask.
     
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