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#1787083
JAFO wrote:Chins covered and noses sticking out, I've seen plenty wearing them like that.


Indeed there's no legislating for the pathologically stupid :roll:

I read recently that we're trying to control two pandemics Covid 19 and stupidity and we stand a chance with the first one :D
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#1787098
@johnm - I don't think there's any reason to call the RAF pathologically stupid :wink:

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Perhaps you were thinking of the Army. :D

I heard something similar about the two pandemics but the person conveying it did not use the word stupidity, it started with an F and ended in uckwittery. I agree that we have more chance with COVID.
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#1787264
Charles Drayton wrote:
johnm wrote:Indeed there's no legislating for the pathologically stupid...

There are several laws relating specifically to pathological mental illness(es) which I assume your rather derogatory "joke" refers. Always fun to laugh at people with a mental health condition. :roll:
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Take no notice of @johnm he's the Forum Katie Hopkins :lol:

Peter
#1787282
I am very sympathetic to those with mental illness it’s certainly no joke, but it should have been obvious that the use of the word pathological was to provide emphasis not suggest a medical context.

The word can be used outside a medical context to suggest extreme or abnormal characteristic(s)
#1787285
johnm wrote:...it should have been obvious that the use of the word pathological was to provide emphasis not suggest a medical context...

Lots of things should be obvious, like the ancient name of a Hero's black dog, however as you often tell us it is not for the offender to tell us what is and isn't offensive; it is for the offendee to tell you. Consider yourself told. :thumleft:
#1787291
Charles Drayton wrote:
johnm wrote:...it should have been obvious that the use of the word pathological was to provide emphasis not suggest a medical context...

Lots of things should be obvious, like the ancient name of a Hero's black dog, however as you often tell us it is not for the offender to tell us what is and isn't offensive; it is for the offendee to tell you. Consider yourself told. :thumleft:


I consider myself told, notwithstanding the semantic debate, try irredeemably stupid instead.
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#1787303
johnm wrote:I consider myself told, notwithstanding the semantic debate, try irredeemably stupid instead.


That's not semantics and it's definitely not debate. :lol: << neither is that ;)
#1787328
johnm wrote: it should have been obvious that the use of the word pathological was to provide emphasis not suggest a medical context.

The word can be used outside a medical context to suggest extreme or abnormal characteristic(s)


Well dusting off my Greek, παθος + λογος means the study of pain or suffering; nothing about extreme or abnormal.

Bill H
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#1787350
Bill Haddow wrote:
johnm wrote: it should have been obvious that the use of the word pathological was to provide emphasis not suggest a medical context.

The word can be used outside a medical context to suggest extreme or abnormal characteristic(s)


Well dusting off my Greek, παθος + λογος means the study of pain or suffering; nothing about extreme or abnormal.

Bill H


Language and usage advances a touch over 3000 years........
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