In Reply to: Re: Here is the article (is it alright to repost from movingon?) posted by Joseph on March 19, 2004 at 11:42:15:
I'm a little skeptical about this story myself, but I hadn't thought about the fact that the post came from someone who's name sounds like "doo doo".
If this person really is Romanian, s/he may not know what the English slang for "dudu" means. When I was in college, I was in a math class taught by a Chinese grad student who spoke in heavily accented English. On the very first day of class, he walks in and says: "Hi! I-uh Ho! Call me-uh Ho!"
Of course, the class cracked up, and the poor guy--Mr. Ho--is standing there wondering what the heck he said that was so funny.
My concern with DuDu's story is that this orphan kid makes an allegation, repeats it to a psychologist, and we're supposed to believe it's true simply because he repeated it to a psychologist? Regardless of what people may think, mental health professionals are no better at discerning a lie of this nature than anyone else. One of the Movingon participants who responded to DuDu's post pointed out that the boy could have any number of motives for making up a story.