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2008-07-20 12:00:40

British government officials say they are considering doing away with laws banning people labeled idiots and lunatics from running for Parliament. Justice Minister Bridget Prentice plans to hold a meeting to discuss throwing out the laws after they prompted negative feedback from members of Parliament and mental health organizations, The Times of London reported Sunday. The rules consider idiots as people incapable of gaining reason and lunatics as those capable of periods of lucidity....


Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.