Etymology: Greek tele- "far"; lepra from leops "a scale," related to lepein "to peel," from lopos "a peel".
1.)a chronic infectious disease of the mind transmitted from one person to another by verbal or extrasensory means caused by a psychobacterium (psychobacterium leprae) affecting especially the cerebrum and logic centers of the brain and characterized by incessant and audible extrusion of stupid bullshit and accompanied by loss of rational thought with eventual mental paralysis and idiocy -- called also Dixie Chick's disease.
2.) Not-smartness spread by talking.