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  • v. Present participle of dumb.


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  • But Tancredi is, he explained in an interview, an expression of his frustration at what he called the "dumbing down" of society.

    Reuters: Press Release

  • From soundbite to photo-shoot – is this the ultimate in dumbing down, with the politicians choosing to convey their messages this way?

    The pictures are telling the story

  • TV actor turned film director George Clooney slammed what he called the dumbing down of U.S. television Monday, saying it was dangerous that people's misery had become a source of entertainment.

    Daimnation!: George Clooney is a fine

  • as the Americans aptly label dumbing-down leadership to match coffee-shop sensibilities, sadly diminishes who he was as well as what he might reasonably become in the flattering glow that illuminates opposition leaders who survive to become prime ministers. - Home Page

  • Bush is following Norquist’s request in dumbing down government to the point of irrelevancy.

    Think Progress » President Bush’s new domestic policy advisor,

  • It's called the dumbing of America with the headmaster being the GOP.

    Republican sorry for 'put her back in the kitchen' slap

  • I have nowt against Fi - just another middle of the road Radio Five liberal who's moved to Radio Four as part of the long-term dumbing down strategy.

    Archive 2005-12-18

  • I'm not sure if I completely agree with the notion of dumbing down, but I relate to many of the things kaya said in her post.


  • At some point between the theatrical release and the DVD release, the distributor replaced the original, nuanced English subtitles dumbing down, and thinks it may have been a case of the distributor cutting too many corners.


  • I would like to say that I am a subscriber to wield some amount of clout, but honestly after subscribing for more than 20 years you lost my subscription several years ago with one of the massive and unpleasant redesigns (aka dumbing down).



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