Classification for Dummies [Updated]

by Joey deVilla on March 14, 2006

If you’ve ever wondered how idiots, morons and imbeciles rank against each other, this sample from an old book shows you:

Old book clipping showing relative ranking of 'idiot', 'imbecile' and 'moron'.
So where does “dumbass” fit on this scale?

[Update: Here’s the source of the image — a Salon book review of Better for All the World: The Secret History of Forced Sterilization and America’s Quest for Racial Purity, a book on the eugenics movement in the U.S. in the early 20th century.]

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Anonymous March 15, 2006 at 7:08 am

Horray! I’m a moron!

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