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idiot

[′id·ē·ət]
(psychology)
A person afflicted with idiocy and requiring custodial or protective care.
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In Numbskull land they will not tarmac over this area which renders it slippery and dangerous to pedestrians and ratepayers who pay their wages to protect them from any obvious harm.
There's a lot of wishful thinking about the number of corporate boxes that can be filled; man who has put us further into debt, and, of course, anyone who opposes the move is a caveman, traitor or numbskull.
Tracy almost died from an ecstasy overdose at 18 but was saved by the donation of a kidney from her mum's fiance hours after he had been kicked to death on a canal towpath, she walked out on her hubby after an affair, later had a kid by Steve McDonald but sold it to Roy Cropper after convincing the numbskull that he was the dad and lied about having to have an abortion so that she could ponce some cash off Charlie to buy a pair of shoes.
Finally the band rounded the gig off the way they started - rocking out with Numbskull - and with that Ash disappeared from view, but not before hinting at a tour next year.
Any numbskull who attempts to test the texture of oil on canvas will set off a cacophony that will make the casino seem like a church vestibule by comparison.
This is an especially revealing stat - it reveals that the bloke who designed it was a numbskull.
ATROCIOUS ITV quiz show Take on the Twisters, which did provide one moment of glorious numbskull stupidity as host Julie Bradbury asked: "Which battle is depicted on the Bayeux Tapestry?
Leaving lone female Jade to battle it out with wrestler Ricky, numbskull Nick and tearful Tom.
I am pleased to announce that this year's Darwin Awards have been won by a pistol-packing numbskull from the Deep South of America.
The numbskull is more likely to have the albums of Bruce Springsteen,Dire Straits and,possibly, Bon Jovi in his dreary collection.
It's worrying, though, when any numbskull can log onto a website and make scandalous accusations that other people can read.