In fact, my real favorites are more about slow-wittedness, or just the slow: the retarded, the scatterbrained, the witless, the addlepated
, those thick as a brick or two planks, or, as P.
Disgruntled has-beens everywhere have a new hero and role model: Bernard Goldberg, the one-time CBS News correspondent and full-time addlepated
windbag who is trying to make a second career out of trashing his former employer.
This kind of addlepated
nonsense is hardly fitting for the leader of a Government, but there is nothing much one can do about fantasies when held by grown men.
Perhaps the more appropriate appellation at this stage of human maldevelopment would be Homo sap, "the addlepated
So the next time you call someone addlebrained or addlepated
, smile to yourself, for you are saying more about that person than that person might suspect.