‘I was branded a dunce , without question,’ he says.
Plus, I'm a total dunce - I didn't even realise that ‘surprise party’ noise was a cock-up.
And I think I can say, with all fairness, that the management thinks I'm an air-headed dunce .
In his early days, even the Master of Crime was a dunce .
I know for a fact that I sound like a complete dunce when I leave my number, which takes twice as long as it should because I fail to plan ahead and have to wrack my brain for the Spanish translation of every digit.
he was baffled by arithmetic and they called him a dunce at school
Whatever grand claims spin-doctors make of their fabled and bewitching powers, they can no more teach a dunce to run the Department for Education than make a marquee the most exciting destination of the new millennium.
For every liberal dunce, there is a conservative dunce .
Or, put another way, the elections were a success and a great moral victory; but the ideas that led up to them were the purest examples of bone-headed bungling; and the man who thought them all up was a dunce .
I'm such a dunce walking into a stupid place like this but its not like they could identify me.