Ignoramus

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IGNORAMUS, practice. We are ignorant. This word, which in law means we are uninformed, is written on a bill by a grand jury, when they find that there is not sufficient evidence to authorize their finding it a true bill. Sometimes, instead of using this word, the grand jury endorse on the bill, "Not found." 4 Bl. Com. 305. Vide Grand Jury.

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Let me see-and that was how the supposedly leftist communist groups that the Malacanang ignoramuses used as excuse for the protest, would behave in a mass action-they just get the rice and forget everything, these radicals!
In the struggle for control of education policy, it is regrettable that the bigots and ignoramuses are the two dominant parties.
I could take you to Birmingham homes where white ignoramuses still hold those views.
Contrary to the common trope of Americans as political ignoramuses (or "low-information voters," in the euphemistic language of scholarship and punditry), Graber (political science, U.
The phrase "ignorance is bliss" could have been put together especially for these ignoramuses.
He said: "It's always sweet to silence ignoramuses.
I have lived in Muslim countries and have Muslim friends, and I meant the insults for the ignoramuses of Islam who, alas, seem to be in the majority nowadays.
President Ahmadi-nejad says the United States supports "all" dictators, and the United Kingdom recruits ignoramuses to be soldiers it sends to the Middle East.
He then turns the gun on himself for using ignorami instead of ignoramuses as the plural for ignoramus.
Like Mr Hodgkinson, I am astonished the York executive, like that of Cheltenham, seeks to ignore the tens of thousands of customers, loyal over many decades, who are only too happy to take time off to attend these meetings mid-week but do not want to be trampled by the inebriated, loud and foul-mouthed ignoramuses who would form the greater part of any increased attendance on a Saturday.
As Mr O'Neill mentions, you always have the ignoramuses who disparage the mineworkers - a former Birmingham MP living in a leafy suburb in the 1970s referred to them as "the enemies of the state" and closer to home a relative of mine said at the time that they were a load of troublemakers.
We increasingly feel that we are treated as immature ignoramuses who cannot be trusted to make informed decisions, whether at local or national level.