word "dunce" may come from the Turkic languages.Tatar has a similar shape word "bilmez", which called people poorly versed in the business, people who do not want to know and understand.By the way, from here and took us to the expression "any belmesa do not know," and all of this suggests that the "bonehead" has a striking resemblance to a similar value of the Tatar word.
in the Kyrgyz language, too, there is a similar word "bilbes", it means "fool", "silly, people know nothing."In Russian, the word appeared only in the XIX century and has firmly entered into the everyday life of peasants and ordinary people.

Interestingly, in schools of the time the children studied Latin, and the student does not learn the task, sometimes called
a stutterer that in Latin sounded like "balbus", that is lazy, impolite.From the dictionary Dahl can conclude that the "bonehead" - a fool, ignorant, awkward and impolite people.

meaning of the words in the spoken language is not too far from the definition of Dahlem.Ordinary people called dunce of who uselessly spends his time fooling around, engage in this nonsense, do not respect other people.In Russian villages Goonies considered loafers, drunkards - in short, all those who take time off from work and disturb the peace.

Fairy lucky

Many Russian writers and fabulists used the word "dunce" in his works in order to better convey the language, values ​​and mentality of the people.And in Russian fairy tales, it occurs continuously, because one of the main characters of fairy was usually unlucky Ivan the Fool, who got away with it.In Soviet cinema heroes often appeared with a similar character comedy directed specifically to select actors with the appropriate appearance, creating an on-screen character typical Russian dunce, funny, but resourceful.Russian cartoons and children's films Soviet times as abundant use of the word in a negative sense.
history of the word "dunce" is quite interesting, but none of his version of the origin is not accurate facts about the origin of the word today is not enough.
entire history of the word has led to the fact that today it is used not only to refer to the negative qualities of man, but also to offend someone, to express negative emotions.Therefore, you should think twice before calling someone dunce.