This is one column from Ireland's 1911 census form. The columns preceding it asked inhabitants to list their names, ages, vital statistics, etc. And in this final column? This is where you were to indicate if you were an idiot, imbecile, dumb, deaf, lunatic or some certain combination thereof.
I don’t know. I’ve known a lot of Irish people in my time and I feel as though these descriptions could be generously applied while actual clinical diagnosis would really not be needed. Contemplating some of America's more vociferous Irish-Americans - Joseph McCarthy (lunatic), Sean Hannity (dumb idiot) and Bill O’Reilly (lunatic imbecile) most readily come to mind.