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US Congress bans word 'lunatic'

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#16    JGirl


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Posted 06 December 2012 - 06:09 PM

View Postpallidin, on 06 December 2012 - 06:06 PM, said:

Ha!!! That's funny. I realize this was with regards to federal terminolgy.

On a more serious note, I have noticed certain psychiatric disorder names having been changed to reflect both a more compassionate terminology stance with the patient, as well as recognizing advances in psychiatric care.

"Lunatic", "Moron" and "Idiot" were once very common terms years ago to describe certain patients.
Not sure, but I think the term "manic-depressive" has been replaced several years ago by "bi-polar disorder" for example.
yes manic depression is now referred to as bi polar disorder. i didn't think the term needed to be changed - it describes it well enough for anyone who has had experience with it - but we're in a world where people want to find offense in everything,

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 06:16 PM

'Let's ban the words 'fiscal cliff' next.' -Congress

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 06:26 PM

That Anti-Lunatic Lobby is amongst the most powerful in the world.

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 06:36 PM

What if Obama doesn't sign it?  Wouldn't that be lunical.

I know one thing they(dems & reps) could agree on, another pay raise for themselves. More lunicity because we'll let them!

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 08:55 PM

"The House of Representatives voted 398-1 on Wednesday to strike the term from all federal legislation"

  Sounds expensive to go back through every piece of Federal Legislation to remove the word  "lunatic".     The whole idea is probably  on hold anyway  because no one thought of what word would be used in it's place.  !  :w00t:            Crucial work however.. well done.    :rolleyes:

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 08:57 PM

What I wanna know, who's the fella that was all 'whaa? Dudes! Lunatic is awesome~ keep it in all them documents!'

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 12:00 PM

View Postealdwita, on 06 December 2012 - 05:14 PM, said:

So what do they call themselves now then?

haha :lol:

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