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    What defines a thick person? Is it bad english or maths, is it lack of knowledge of the world, or is there more to it than that?

    I lack (compared to this forum) both english and maths skills, however ding to the Daily Mail my maths skills are still above average, I can at least work out percentages etc and use the yellow pages which 1/3 adults apparantly cannot (Daily Mail).
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    (Original post by amazingtrade)
    What defines a thick person? Is it bad english or maths, is it lack of knowledge of the world, or is there more to it than that?

    I lack (compared to this forum) both english and maths skills, however ding to the Daily Mail my maths skills are still above average, I can at least work out percentages etc and use the yellow pages which 1/3 adults apparantly cannot (Daily Mail).
    I don't think being thick is about lack of knowledge. It's more a lack of common sense.
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    dont worry AT I am so thick at Maths, I basically failed Maths A, and im crap at Biology which is strange becuase im getting A's for everything else. So in those subjects I would classify myself as thick.
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    (Original post by Amb1)
    I don't think being thick is about lack of knowledge. It's more a lack of common sense.
    Indeed Amb1~!
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    Well everybody just seems to be better at me in everything. There dosn't seem tro be anything I am good at.
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    (Original post by Everdawn)
    Indeed Amb1~!
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    (Original post by amazingtrade)
    Well everybody just seems to be better at me in everything. There dosn't seem tro be anything I am good at.
    Hmm, it seems you were quite good at laundering money from saudi arabia
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    (Original post by amazingtrade)
    Well everybody just seems to be better at me in everything. There dosn't seem tro be anything I am good at.
    If its any consolation, you are better at computers than I am. :cool:
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    (Original post by amexblack)
    Hmm, it seems you were quite good at laundering money from saudi arabia
    I wish, although I am not as poor as some students I know, at least I can actually afford a holiday even if it is on student loans!

    Everdawn - Yep but loads of people are better than me! Although at univesity I am in the top 75% so I can't be as bad as I think.
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    (Original post by Amb1)
    I don't think being thick is about lack of knowledge. It's more a lack of common sense.
    Exactly..
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    (Original post by amazingtrade)
    I wish, although I am not as poor as some students I know, at least I can actually afford a holiday even if it is on student loans!

    Everdawn - Yep but loads of people are better than me! Although at univesity I am in the top 75% so I can't be as bad as I think.

    ok, this is me with my computer....

    "oh look, theres the big button that is the ON switch.... press that.. oh look ill just click the button that says "family" and oh! look at the pretty colours! fantastic wall paper!!! oh look, the mouse will click on the internet button...oooh! yay!!! more pretty colours!!! oh, look www.uklearning.net..." and that is the extent basically of my knowledge of computers...
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    (Original post by Amb1)
    I don't think being thick is about lack of knowledge. It's more a lack of common sense.
    I don't thick it is about lack of common sense; there are plenty of brilliant academics who don't have a great deal of common sense, but are by no means thick. I think being thick is more about not being able to learn -- not being able to become knowledgable.
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    I was have always thought of thick of not really knowing anything around your environment or being crap at basic things.
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    (Original post by amazingtrade)
    I was have always thought of thick of not really knowing anything around your environment or being crap at basic things.
    ie- The Wavell rugby team
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    Most people are thick.
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    That's a good question, and one that's quite tricky to answer. Thinking of people who I'd usually regard as "thick", it tends to be a combination of lack of common sense, an inability to learn new things (or become knowledgeable, as someone else said) and some kind of general lack of cognizance about the world in general. I guess it's all three in combination, because some incredibly bright people lack common sense and vice versa.
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    thick = lack of logic, direction, common sense, understanding of the meaning of life, not necessarily stupid or lack of knowledge.
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    I find it hard to learn new things without being shown it works first if that makes sence? I kind of have to see it working to believe it. Although I did teach a programming langauge called RapidQ by myself.
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    Or maybe we all analyse it too much

    According to dictionary.com:

    thick
    [Informal] Lacking mental agility; stupid

    Simple as that
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    (Original post by amazingtrade)
    I find it hard to learn new things without being shown it works first if that makes sence? I kind of have to see it working to believe it. Although I did teach a programming langauge called RapidQ by myself.
    that doesn't mean you're thick, it means you have a different way of learning something.
 
 
 
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