May 08, 2007

Well, good.

Outdated mental illness terms being removed from law

By JULIE CARR SMYTH
The Associated Press

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Old-fashioned terms such as imbecile, lunatic and idiot were set to be purged Tuesday from the Ohio law books, a harbinger of national momentum to once again revisit the words that most sensitively describe mental illness. [...]

It's difficult enough to have to cope with a mental illness without having to put up with being called names we now know are better used to describe politicians.

Posted by Terry Oglesby at May 8, 2007 01:32 PM
Comments

What about morons? And Bammers?

Posted by: skillzy at May 8, 2007 02:21 PM

Them, too.

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at May 8, 2007 02:30 PM

Nuts.

Posted by: kitchen hand at May 8, 2007 06:53 PM

Exactly.

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at May 9, 2007 10:09 AM