Talk:Lydia Howland (Murdoch Mysteries)

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Feeling needlessly annoyed by the constable who says that "imbecile" is an offensive term and "moron" is now felt to be more appropriate, when both terms were medical nomenclature referring to different levels of intellectual disability (idiot: IQ under 25 or mental age under 2, imbecile: IQ 25-50 or mental age 3-7, moron: IQ 51-70 or mental age 8-12 — not to endorse this classification, that's just how these categories are defined). It's not that one is more or less appropriate than the other, they're part of the same framework and vocabulary used to talk about developmental disability. HanTheGene (talk) 11:11, 29 February 2024 (UTC)