The Village Idiot.

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The Village Idiot.

Post by WIZARD » Wed Jul 23, 2014 8:06 pm

The Village Idiot.

The village idiot in strict terms is a person locally known for ignorance or stupidity, but is also a common term for a stereotypically silly or nonsensical person. The term is also used as an epithet for an unrealistically optimistic or naive individual.

It's often said that Luxor4u is a village of sorts, so ought not we have one Forum Idiot of our own. Anybody have anyone in mind?


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Re: The Village Idiot.

Post by Zooropa » Wed Jul 23, 2014 8:24 pm

If you are choosing the village idiot, then you also have to choose the local playboy, the local slapper, the "bad un", the one that appears to be loaded & the mysterious one.

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Re: The Village Idiot.

Post by WIZARD » Wed Jul 23, 2014 8:34 pm

Zooropa wrote:If you are choosing the village idiot, then you also have to choose the local playboy, the local slapper, the "bad un", the one that appears to be loaded & the mysterious one.
Splendid idea Zooropa. I just have one concern. I fear the Luxor4u community may not be substantial enough to accommodate such a variable number.
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Re: The Village Idiot.

Post by BENNU » Wed Jul 23, 2014 8:40 pm

WIZARD wrote:
It's often said that Luxor4u is a village of sorts, so ought not we have one Forum Idiot of our own. Anybody have anyone in mind?
I have never heard that said and do not know where they talk about Luxor4u like that.
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Re: The Village Idiot.

Post by Zooropa » Wed Jul 23, 2014 8:44 pm

BENNU wrote:
WIZARD wrote:
It's often said that Luxor4u is a village of sorts, so ought not we have one Forum Idiot of our own. Anybody have anyone in mind?
I have never heard that said and do not know where they talk about Luxor4u like that.

If anybody has anyone on their mind, I suggest they keep it there.
Bennu - I think you have misunderstood - not surprising - its an English thing

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Re: The Village Idiot.

Post by BENNU » Wed Jul 23, 2014 8:58 pm

Zooropa wrote:
Bennu - I think you have misunderstood - not surprising - its an English thing
Of course it is, you go on.

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Re: The Village Idiot.

Post by newcastle » Wed Jul 23, 2014 9:02 pm

WIZARD wrote:The Village Idiot.

The village idiot in strict terms is a person locally known for ignorance or stupidity, but is also a common term for a stereotypically silly or nonsensical person. The term is also used as an epithet for an unrealistically optimistic or naive individual.

It's often said that Luxor4u is a village of sorts, so ought not we have one Forum Idiot of our own. Anybody have anyone in mind?
What purpose does this proposal have? I would suggest it's objectionable on every level :stp

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Re: The Village Idiot.

Post by Zooropa » Wed Jul 23, 2014 9:12 pm

And I would suggest, on every level, there has been an over reaction and a sense of humour failure.

And Bennu - I didn't agree that we should or indicate that I would and il thank you to not "jump the gun"!

Its not my fault, that in my opinion, you have got "the wrong end of the stick" with something which you should be "as safe as houses" with.

Sometimes people are way too quick to jump in with their "daisy roots".

Im sure it was only meant to be a bit of a "giraffe"

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Re: The Village Idiot.

Post by LovelyLadyLux » Wed Jul 23, 2014 11:11 pm

I'm quite sure on here we have Mayors, Senators, Councilmen, Garbage Men, Post Men, News Men, Farmers, Labourers, Housewives, Fishwives, Baristas, Belly Dancers, Travellers, Tourists and on and on.......sooooooo why shouldn't be have a few Village Idiots too?

:)))

Not too sure which category I'd fall into but am SURE some on here have definitely 'typed' me and 'categorized' me and 'labelled me' just as others have been so categorized too. How accurate all of this would be could be interesting :up :up

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Re: The Village Idiot.

Post by Dusak » Wed Jul 23, 2014 11:27 pm

OK, I give up as I'm growing tired of answering the phone. I'll be tagged as Mr. playboy then as it seems to be a popular choice. :lv I do have another unopened can of worms if anyone would like to have it. :vs
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Re: The Village Idiot.

Post by LovelyLadyLux » Wed Jul 23, 2014 11:30 pm

Just like you D to snaffle up the Playboy title fast! ;) ;) ;)

At the rate things go on L4U am sure an electric can opener is needed so all those worms can wiggle out. Electric can opener leaves smoother sides too so less chance of harming the worm(s)!!! That is me in my Mother Theresa guise making sure all the creatures are taken care of! ;) :up

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Re: The Village Idiot.

Post by Bullet Magnet » Thu Jul 24, 2014 8:50 am

I know somebody with an unopened can of Whoop Ass... Discretion pending.. . . . :cg
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Re: The Village Idiot.

Post by HEPZIBAH » Thu Jul 24, 2014 9:59 am

I imagine that during the whole history of Luxor4U probably every active member has been the 'Village Idiot' at some point. I know I have been, and probably will be again (more than once)!
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Re: The Village Idiot.

Post by WIZARD » Thu Jul 24, 2014 10:30 am

HEPZIBAH wrote:I imagine that during the whole history of Luxor4U probably every active member has been the 'Village Idiot' at some point. I know I have been, and probably will be again (more than once)!
Now we're getting into the spirit if the thing. :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: The Village Idiot.

Post by Bullet Magnet » Thu Jul 24, 2014 10:59 am

I was once asked how long I had suffered from Mental Illness..
I said "Suffered ?.. I 'kin LOVE It" !!! ... :cool:
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Re: The Village Idiot.

Post by LovelyLadyLux » Thu Jul 24, 2014 4:09 pm

Throw in a decent education, a stint in the military, a tad of world travel, knowledge of how to fire a gun, a penchant for adventure and a modicum of brazen rashness and you've got a baseline of the average village idiot (who really only appears Sunday morning after a weekend of imbibed pleasure). Am sure I've missed a few characteristics so do please add more.

AND IMO whenever I've heard the phrase Village Idiot I ALWAYS think of folks of the male persuasion (coz women just can't be village idiots) In My Most Humble and Sincere Opinion. Only MEN can hold this title! :lol: :lol: :up :up

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Re: The Village Idiot.

Post by Dusak » Thu Jul 24, 2014 4:22 pm

LovelyLadyLux wrote:Throw in a decent education, a stint in the military, a tad of world travel, knowledge of how to fire a gun, a penchant for adventure and a modicum of brazen rashness and you've got a baseline of the average village idiot (who really only appears Sunday morning after a weekend of imbibed pleasure). Am sure I've missed a few characteristics so do please add more.

AND IMO whenever I've heard the phrase Village Idiot I ALWAYS think of folks of the male persuasion (coz women just can't be village idiots) In My Most Humble and Sincere Opinion. Only MEN can hold this title! :lol: :lol: :up :up
:tk What about a transvestite? I would consider both guises as idiots.
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Re: The Village Idiot.

Post by LovelyLadyLux » Thu Jul 24, 2014 4:31 pm

Oh good point D - can a transvestite be a VI? (that means VILLAGE IDIOT to those who are having difficult following the acronyms)

I'd postulate that a transvestite could only be a VI after she acquires (ahem) the lesser brains men are known to think with. If the transvestite status is going the other way then I'd say CONGRATS SISTER you've now cured and freed yourself from the dread VI status :up :up

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Re: The Village Idiot.

Post by Brian Yare » Thu Jul 24, 2014 7:22 pm

LovelyLadyLux wrote:Throw in a decent education, a stint in the military, a tad of world travel, knowledge of how to fire a gun, a penchant for adventure and a modicum of brazen rashness and you've got a baseline of the average village idiot (who really only appears Sunday morning after a weekend of imbibed pleasure). Am sure I've missed a few characteristics so do please add more.

AND IMO whenever I've heard the phrase Village Idiot I ALWAYS think of folks of the male persuasion (coz women just can't be village idiots) In My Most Humble and Sincere Opinion. Only MEN can hold this title! :lol: :lol: :up :up
Well, I did join the school CCF for 6 days back in 1965, but only so that I would be insured for the annual hitch-hiking competition.

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Re: The Village Idiot.

Post by Zooropa » Thu Jul 24, 2014 8:52 pm

WIZARD wrote:
HEPZIBAH wrote:I imagine that during the whole history of Luxor4U probably every active member has been the 'Village Idiot' at some point. I know I have been, and probably will be again (more than once)!
Now we're getting into the spirit if the thing. :lol: :lol: :lol:

Somebody tell Bennu & Newcastle!

I expect they will be out of surgery now with their new sense of humours installed! :br

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