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Dependence on idleness

Idleness is a lack of motion or energy. In describing a person or machine, idle means the act of nothing or no work (for example: "John Smith is an idle person"). This is a person who spends his days doing nothing could be said to be "idly passing his days." (For example: Mary has been idle on her instant messenger account for hours.) A computer processor or communication circuit is described as idle when it is not being used by any program, application or message. Similarly, an engine of an automobile may be described as idle when it is running only to sustain its running (not doing any useful work), this is also called the tickover (see idle).

Counter Claim:
There is a deep-rooted stereotypic notion of unreliability and laziness of Gypsies. In both Slovak and Czech languages, the verb Gypsy is a synonym for telling lies. However, Gypsy apathy for work (although surely seasoned by ingrained bad habits) is an integral part of their lifestyle. Besides, traditional Roma consider it a shame, often resulting into alienation from their community, if they have good relations with the gadjo world. Also, Gypsies traditionally liked to tell stories and their inventiveness could lead to the notion that they were liars and untrustworthy. Understanding these cultural reasons could help to break this old stereotype.
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F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Date of last update
14.06.2018 – 18:19 CEST