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Dazed_75 lthielster at
Sun Feb 9 16:07:15 UTC 2014

Words are just woeds.  Thy are meant to convey a meaning intendeded by the
speaker, writer, conveyor.

But, in fact, they only convey the meaning seen by the hearer or listener.
Bad words and desriptionsare only effective to people who CHOOSE to hear
that way.  I do feel sorry for those people whose choose to hear the bad
side and do not choose to help thos who use them without bad intent.   I
feel grateful to those who try.

For those who manage to ignore the hateful intents,* I salute you in no
uncertain terms!*  [?]

On Wed, Feb 5, 2014 at 11:07 AM, Linus Torvalds <
torvalds at> wrote:

> On Wed, Feb 5, 2014 at 9:54 AM, Dirk Hohndel <dirk at> wrote:
> >
> > Moron is typically used for lack of education. Or lack of thinking
> > things through. Like the email you just sent which was moronic.
> Look it up. Seriously. "Moron", "idiot" and "imbecile" are all
> historically medical terms (although they obviously also were/are used
> in non-medical settings).
> They were literally associated with different IQ ranges. In medical
> literature.
> Really really. It was not about "lack of education", any more than
> "retard" is about lack of education. And me claiming so is *not*
> indicative of lack of education on my part. Quite the reverse.
> Of course, from a colloquial standpoint, _all_ of them are often
> associated with lack of education ("He doesn't believe in evolution?
> What a moron/idiot/retard"). And yes, the old IQ ranges aren't
> actually used medically any more.
>                     Linus
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