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BGbootha wrote:we are all more retarded for having to see this.
bigh0rt wrote:BGbootha wrote:we are all more retarded for having to see this.
Do you award me no points and may God have mercy on my soul?
I recommend using words like 'dumber' or something less harsh than your choice of words for future reference. Some people take offense to your choice, though not myself.
Coppermine wrote:I take no offense to using "retarded" in everyday speech as derogatory. Madison brought up a good point that we're all retarded to some degree; it's all about to which degree. I would assume that anyone retarded enough to take offense to such a distinction would probably be disabled enough to not even understrand the nature of being offended. If the offense comes from a family member or loved one being labeled "retarded" then that's simply a reflection on the derogatory nature of labels than actual disability.
Also, get used to it; my girlfriend is a middle school librarian and being "retarded" and/or "gay" is a bona fide insult, not so much to degrade those who fit those categories, but rather a childish and juvinile way of affirming one's own perceived superiority. We've clearly come a long way in the last 50 years, so Madison, an avid pro gun/death penalty advocate surely would understand the distinction.
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