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half-wit

An insulting term for person who is not very smart. Some half-wit decided to leave sugar out on the counter, and now our kitchen is infested with ants.
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He don't know but I know," he shouted, stopping to gaze down into the dumb, unresponsive face of the half-wit.
Elmer Cowley ran out of the woods leaving the half-wit sitting on the log before the fire.
The fool priest will upset the whole work to which I have devoted near twenty years," he muttered, "if I find not the means to quiet his half-wit tongue.
There he began to think less about the half-wit, with his livid face and mouth like a fish.
So why would we submit the future if the majority are half-wits, who in turn will vote for half-wits that will end up wielding considerable and sometimes impossible powers?
Former Page Three girl Sam Fox (above) has been made to look relatively normal, surrounded as she is by a sea of half-wits.
They must think that only a succession of half-wits could have landed us in the mess in which we now find ourselves.
I have long since given up personally poring over the lists of spinners, half-wits and quislings who managed to slither their way into Parliament; senior civil servants awaiting their list of alphabetical abbreviations that secure automatic acceptance in London Clubland; celebs, sports role models who-aren't-Scots (hard luck, Andy); and those of my colleagues who are Establishmentlackey trash-hacks masquerading as journalists.
In Hypocrites and Half-wits, Professor Boudreaux has assembled an impressive collection of his letters to the editor and has demonstrated how easy and enjoyable it is to punch large holes into economic and political theories spun mostly in the air between the steeple and the ozone layer by people taken as experts for all of their airy pronouncements.
I despise after-timers, the blustering half-wits who call a winner 10 minutes after it has weighed-in.
So staggeringly clueless were this bunch of half-wits that the other lot limped to thoroughly undeserved victory.
In a media age of instant gratification and sensationalism, and in the absence of self-regulatory decency, a clear marker should be independently policed between the making and reporting of news - what is in the public interest and what is just bubble gum for celebrity-obsessed half-wits.
London, June 1 (ANI): England skipper Rio Ferdinand feels that the team is a bunch of half-wits and must cure the ongoing problem of slow starts.
WHO are the half-wits condemning Paul and Rachel Chandler to death?
Punting high Dodging the lunatic behind the snow plough when staggering out of the Black Horse in a white boiler suit Punting low Laying the Eggheads at 7-2 when they lost a game against a bunch of half-wits last Thursday Thought for the week Shame on the greedy landlady, who was gloating over the fact that her hole of a pub in darkest Hampshire was packed with punters because they could not get to work.