Sunday, November 27, 2011

Know Your Insults

With all the name calling that goes on in the blogosphere, I thought it would be helpful for commenters to have this handy dandy chart to ensure they use the correct term to capture the thought.

IQ Range
140 and over Genius or near genius
120-140 Very superior intelligence
110-120 Superior intelligence
90-110 Normal or average intelligence
80-90 Dullness
70-80 Borderline deficiency
Below 70 Definite feeble-mindedness
Mental deficiency used to be more finely classified using the following technical terms that later began to be abused by the rest of society (5):

IQ Range Classification
70-80 Borderline deficiency
50-69 Moron
20-49 Imbecile
below 20 Idiot

Thus, for an idiot to call someone a moron could be viewed as a compliment. 

And no one wants that to happen.

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