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How offensive is the word 'lunatic'?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-17997413



Two US senators have proposed to excise the word "lunatic" from federal law, calling it outdated and offensive. What are the word's origins and why is it so offensive?

The word "lunatic" has been codified into US law so long it has outlasted its currency in the psychiatric profession.

Many experts say they are…

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Added by AgeOfAtheists14 on May 9, 2012 at 10:57am — No Comments

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