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dullard

Neurology
An obsolete term formerly used for an individual with mild mental retardation.

Vox populi
A term used indiscriminately for an obtuse person, regardless of that person’s functioning intelligence or tested IQ.
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The union, speaking through its state chairman and secretary, Mr Adewunmi Faniran and Mr Bola Ogunlayi, during a press conference on the development, maintained that describing its members as incompetent and dullards was wrong, noting that while the NUJ was not averse to restructuring of the stations, 'it was unfortunate that its members who had contributed in no small measure to the growth of the media, were being labelled as dullards and incompetent.
Which, even by my un-intelligent maths, means 98% portray us as bimbos, dullards, nags or don't include us at all.
The truth is closer to this: Player plays brilliantly and becomes famous; company wants a piece of player; player makes advert; player regresses towards the mean and plays less well; dullards link advert to poor form.
The MoD, a ministry famed for getting things utterly wrong, has once again shown itself to be run by dullards of the first order.
Think the collective noun for these dullards must be a Hurst of bores.
Light-years ahead of his time, Bilko remains one of the funniest sit-com characters ever and is still taking viewers away from rival daytime dullards Phil and Fern, Five's baggy-eyed Matthew Wright and even The Hoobs.
A NEW female housemate was due to enter the Big Brother house last night - and punters who have spent the last month trying to work out how any of the existing dullards could possibly win were given a 7-1 tempter by Stan James that none of them ends up succeeding.
After creating poor chemistry since its return to the NFL in '97 with dullards such as George Seifert, Jerry Glanville, Joe Montana, Mike Ditka and Marcus Allen, CBS senses a successful recipe with Deion Sanders, Boomer Esiason and Dan Marino as the round-table stars.
The partner of Prince Edward has duped the dullards of the national press into handing her publicity worth hundreds of thousands of pounds.
So far, it's packed with dullards like Kate Moss and Elle Macpherson pointing out that they're not really on Twitter.
Aren't there enough vacuous, egotistical dullards in this country?
Nor do any of the rest of the brainless dullards we've ended up with.