from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Shortened version of mongoloid, a person with Down's syndrome
- prep. a variant spelling of ’mong
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Mixture; association.
- n. A mixture of grain; a mixture of barley ground up with husks for feeding swine; a mash of bran and malt. Also mang.
- To trade; traffic.
- To trade in; traffic in; deal in.
- An abbreviated form of among: usually written 'mong.
Gervais,50, has been bandying about the term "mong," which has been used in the past as a derogatory term for people with Down's syndrome.
It got angry with Ricky Gervais for using the word "mong"; it shouted at Jeremy Clarkson for saying that strikers should be shot; it had Andy Gray and Richard Keys sacked from Sky for being sexist about female match officials; it forced Ofcom to censure Frankie Boyle for his jokes about Jordan's disabled son.
Last year, he became embroiled in a Twitter storm when one of his tweets included the word "mong".
One of many hiLAAARious messages this week from Ricky Gervais involving the word "mong", which he contends no longer refers to Down's syndrome and is no longer offensive.
The word 'mong' means Down's syndrome as much as the word 'gay' means happy.
However, there are signs that he is taking baby steps along Cleese Cul de Sac from the Twitter bushfire he sparked by using the word "mong" and posting snaps of himself pulling expressions of exaggerated mental retardation.
Comedians can say 'mong' on TV, rules Ofcom Media regulator Ofcom has rejected three complaints about comedian Ricky Gervais's use of the word "mong" during his Channel 4 show Science.
He was examining the changes in their associations over time, with a focus on his assertion that the word "mong" had lost its derogatory association with Down's Syndrome.
The comic has refused to apologise after he repeatedly used the word "mong" in jokes and online messages to fans on the social networking site Twitter.
After the row erupted last week, Gervais said he had never used the word "mong" to mock those with disabilities.