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2017-09-22 08:53:07 AM  
The respected dictionary defines "dotard" as "a person in his or her dotage." For those who need a little more help, it defines "dotage" as "a state or period of senile decay marked by decline of mental poise and alertness."

Well he's not wrong.
 
2017-09-22 10:12:02 AM  
oh for f*cks sakes. ENOUGH ABOUT THE DAMN OBSCURE WORD HE USED! Christ Almighty.

There's some serious shiat going down and we have to have multiple stories on a single f*cking word used in a political response?
 
2017-09-22 10:22:09 AM  
Old & a moron.

Which is quite fitting you have to admit.
 
2017-09-22 10:45:42 AM  

Walker: The respected dictionary defines "dotard" as "a person in his or her dotage." For those who need a little more help, it defines "dotage" as "a state or period of senile decay marked by decline of mental poise and alertness."

Well he's not wrong.


See: Syphilis
 
2017-09-22 10:46:25 AM  
I learned the word from Grima Wormtongue
 
2017-09-22 10:53:36 AM  
Dotard (adj):

1. An individual annoyingly obsessed with playing Defense of the Ancients (DOTA).
"I can't hang out with Serge any more. He's a f'ing dotard and won't shut up about that stupid game"

2. An unskilled DOTA player whose playing abilities are so bad as to be a distraction to other players.
"I know he's new at the game but he's such a gaddammed dotard he ruins it for everyone else".

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2017-09-22 11:07:40 AM  
Is dotard related to "doddering?"

You know, I could just check Wiktionary...
 
2017-09-22 11:13:21 AM  
Do
Tard

He does retarded things

/I know that's not what it really means.
//still works though
 
2017-09-22 11:13:25 AM  

andrewagill: Is dotard related to "doddering?"

You know, I could just check Wiktionary...


Nope, apparently not.  doddering comes from "daderen" while dotard comes from "doten."  Weird.
 
2017-09-22 11:33:28 AM  
It's the opposite of donottard.

There is no trytard.
 
2017-09-22 11:55:33 AM  
Isn't it more a word used by a translator rather than Kim, since he said whatever he said in Korean?
 
2017-09-22 12:03:02 PM  
I never thought it obscure, I use that word.
 
2017-09-22 12:19:11 PM  
If you don't already know what this word means, you should probably read more literature.
 
2017-09-22 12:20:32 PM  

andrewagill: andrewagill: Is dotard related to "doddering?"

You know, I could just check Wiktionary...

Nope, apparently not.  doddering comes from "daderen" while dotard comes from "doten."  Weird.


But both words originate from "crazie olde f*cker"
 
2017-09-22 12:22:59 PM  
Is it possible that Kim possesses a more erudite vocabulary than D2S?
 
2017-09-22 12:23:34 PM  

Contrabulous Flabtraption: andrewagill: andrewagill: Is dotard related to "doddering?"

You know, I could just check Wiktionary...

Nope, apparently not.  doddering comes from "daderen" while dotard comes from "doten."  Weird.

But both words originate from "crazie olde f*cker"


Which is correct in this instance
 
2017-09-22 01:17:06 PM  

Tyrosine: Dotard (adj):

1. An individual annoyingly obsessed with playing Defense of the Ancients (DOTA).
"I can't hang out with Serge any more. He's a f'ing dotard and won't shut up about that stupid game"

2. An unskilled DOTA player whose playing abilities are so bad as to be a distraction to other players.
"I know he's new at the game but he's such a gaddammed dotard he ruins it for everyone else".

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MikeLoweLL-alt-like typing detected.
 
2017-09-22 01:50:07 PM  

giantmeteor: Is it possible that Kim possesses a more erudite vocabulary than D2S?


Kim has a doctorate in economics, so there's that.

https://web.archive.org/web/20150725204643/http://www.thestar.com.my/​N​ews/Nation/2013/10/23/HELP-uni-kim-jong-un-phd
 
2017-09-22 01:50:47 PM  
I assumed it was Donnie and tard shortened into a new nickname.
I may be wrong, but I'm going with it anyway.
 
2017-09-22 01:56:06 PM  
The way this war of words is escalating it won't be too long before someone's tongue gets stuck to a frozen flag pole.
 
2017-09-22 02:40:02 PM  
Covfefe my ass, Kim!
 
2017-09-22 02:54:38 PM  

somedude210: oh for f*cks sakes. ENOUGH ABOUT THE DAMN OBSCURE WORD HE USED! Christ Almighty.

There's some serious shiat going down and we have to have multiple stories on a single f*cking word used in a political response?


Sounds like someone is dysphoric today.
 
2017-09-22 03:21:48 PM  
 
2017-09-22 03:32:17 PM  

ds615: I assumed it was Donnie and tard shortened into a new nickname.
I may be wrong, but I'm going with it anyway.


that's exactly what I thought
 
2017-09-22 05:14:23 PM  

ko_kyi: I learned the word from Grima Wormtongue


"I will not step down to be the dotard chamberlain of an upstart. Even were his claim proved to me, still he comes but of the line of Isildur. I will not bow to such a one, last of a ragged house long bereft of lordship and dignity." ("The Pyre of Denethor," The Return of the King)

Saruman to Theoden:
"Dotard! What is the house of Eorl but a thatched barn where brigands drink in the reek, and their brats roll on the floor among the dogs?"
 
2017-09-22 05:53:47 PM  

foo monkey: Tyrosine: Dotard (adj):

1. An individual annoyingly obsessed with playing Defense of the Ancients (DOTA).
"I can't hang out with Serge any more. He's a f'ing dotard and won't shut up about that stupid game"

2. An unskilled DOTA player whose playing abilities are so bad as to be a distraction to other players.
"I know he's new at the game but he's such a gaddammed dotard he ruins it for everyone else".

[img.fark.net image 299x168]

MikeLoweLL-alt-like typing detected.


Swing and a miss....
 
2017-09-22 05:55:20 PM  

foo monkey: giantmeteor: Is it possible that Kim possesses a more erudite vocabulary than D2S?

Kim has a doctorate in economics, so there's that.

https://web.archive.org/web/20150725204643/http://www.thestar.com.my/N​ews/Nation/2013/10/23/HELP-uni-kim-jong-un-phd


Did he get it from Trump University?
 
2017-09-22 08:44:39 PM  
Please just leave me the f*ck alone, people.
 
2017-09-22 10:35:45 PM  
Dotard, retard, metard...
 
2017-09-23 12:59:41 PM  

Lord Jubjub: "I will not step down to be the dotard chamberlain of an upstart. Even were his claim proved to me, still he comes but of the line of Isildur. I will not bow to such a one, last of a ragged house long bereft of lordship and dignity." ("The Pyre of Denethor," The Return of the King)

Saruman to Theoden:
"Dotard! What is the house of Eorl but a thatched barn where brigands drink in the reek, and their brats roll on the floor among the dogs?"


Ah, it's been a decade or more since I've read LOTR. I misremembered the Saruman quote as Wormtongue.
 
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