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(NBC DFW)   OMG. You did not just label the special needs students 'retarded' in the yearbook   (nbcdfw.com) divider line 112
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2012-05-22 09:14:13 AM
You mean, they're not?
 
2012-05-22 09:24:43 AM

xanadian: You mean, they're not?


Not necessarily mentally retarded, no. There are plenty of developmentally disabled kids that have other issues, but are also rather intelligent, and not just rain main smart either.
 
2012-05-22 09:32:15 AM
It would certainly spice up the Superlatives Page.

"Most Likely to Potato"
 
2012-05-22 09:37:33 AM

Diogenes: It would certainly spice up the Superlatives Page.

"Most Likely to Potatoe"


Sorry, pet peeve
 
2012-05-22 09:38:02 AM
In case you were wondering...

images.politico.com

/I will now stand back.
 
2012-05-22 09:53:03 AM
That's retar...never mind.
 
2012-05-22 10:12:12 AM
that's nothing. in a conversation about special needs kids the other day, my republican friend refereed to them as "damaged children"
 
2012-05-22 10:43:53 AM
DFW area... why am I not surprised.
 
2012-05-22 10:45:51 AM
I am so going to hell. Straight to hell. I will not pass Go. I will not collect $200.

I giggled at the headline. :(
 
2012-05-22 10:47:09 AM
No worries choad, plenty of 'tards go on to lead really kick-ass lives.
 
2012-05-22 10:51:09 AM
Well that's lame.
 
2012-05-22 10:52:25 AM
that's so gay we can't call people retarded
 
2012-05-22 10:52:44 AM
We got this one kid, Mongo... He's got a forehead like a drive-in movie theatre, but he's a good ship. So we don't bust his chops too much. So, one day Mongo gets out of his cage...
 
2012-05-22 10:53:02 AM
Seniors will be able to receive their revised yearbooks on Wednesday.

By "revised" do they mean "page-torn-out"?
 
2012-05-22 10:54:02 AM
Everyone's a hero in their own way
Everyone can blaze a hero's trail
Don't worry if it's hard
If you're not a friggin' 'tard
You will prevail
 
2012-05-22 10:54:04 AM
I don't remember anyone ever asking for permission to put my picture in the yearbook.

I guess if you aren't RETARDED, your permission is implied?
 
2012-05-22 10:54:07 AM

ManateeGag: that's nothing. in a conversation about special needs kids the other day, my republican friend refereed to them as "damaged children"

Nice, claim this, and a few posts above, some other liberal is using it in a derogatory way against republican presidential candidates.

Was to play both sides liberals
 
2012-05-22 10:54:39 AM
They're likely to get some sort of mongoloid-style Columbine on their hands..

exiledonline.com
 
2012-05-22 10:56:42 AM

ManateeGag: that's nothing. in a conversation about special needs kids the other day, my republican friend refereed to them as "damaged children"


That's what my black friend calls them too.
 
2012-05-22 10:56:52 AM
The bad thing is that what they are not saying is that the fix will be stickers that are printed to be pasted above the offending "errors". They aren't going to reprint every album.

CSB: Something similar happened at my school back in 1998. The publisher was missing a name so they put "Asian Girl" as a place holder under two Asian girl's pictures until they could deconflict it. They forgot. We were told to bring the albums back in for a mandatory extra credit grade so that they could ensure that the stickers were applied. /CSB
 
2012-05-22 10:57:19 AM

myspamhere: Was to play both sides liberals


Nice work, tard.
 
2012-05-22 10:59:55 AM
How long until "special needs" becomes offensive and then they move on to the next politically correct buzzword?

/Retarded - Slow - Special Needs - next?
//Negro - Colored - Black - African American - next?
 
2012-05-22 11:02:19 AM
From the article's comments: I have two special needs brother's and I would be pissed off if this happened to my brother's.. They should be treated the same as everyone else.. They should had looked over it several times before turning it in..That was a bad mistake..And people who say it was a mistake they have no clue or never been around these people who maybe smarter then other people... It was a bunch of teenagers who do't care about people's feeling, thinking it was funny...I think adults should have any say so what goes in the book...

I have a feeling this commenter might not be aware that her brothers are actually higher-functioning than she is.
 
2012-05-22 11:02:44 AM
Holy shiat, I just had to excuse myself and walk into the bathroom for laughing so hard at this. I'm going straight to hell, but damn did this ever make me laugh. I hope SOMEONE saved at least one copy. /still giggling
 
2012-05-22 11:05:51 AM
Since when did parents start approving yearbooks? I don't think my parents even LOOKED at ours. When did this world become full of such wussies?
 
2012-05-22 11:07:36 AM
leave it to a bunch of snobby mesquite retards to ruin the yearbook for everyone else.
 
2012-05-22 11:08:32 AM
Dallas Morning News - 2032 A.D.
MESQUITE - Area residents are furious after a school yearbook referred to a group students as "intellectually disadvantaged" and now parents are asking for answers. "It's unbelievable that someone would use such a horrible, vicious, cruel slur in this day and age," one parent is reported to have responded. "The only acceptable term is 'intellectually completely the same in every respect, if not better'", he continued as he wiped the drool from the chin of his 17 year old son Einstein.
 
2012-05-22 11:10:14 AM

Sin_City_Superhero: Seniors will be able to receive their revised yearbooks on Wednesday.

By "revised" do they mean "page-torn-out"?


If it's anything like the revised one they issued back in 1998 for our HS, they just put white out tape over the offending words
 
2012-05-22 11:11:42 AM
The teachers and editors working on yearbook just don't care. Never have, never will. My sister was on a dance team in highschool and almost all the yearbook staff were cheerleaders. They left out the page supposedly reserved for the dance team pictures and on the section of "those not pictured" had a tagline that said "the dance sluts". Of course all the books were recalled and reprinted with the the dance team pictures and without the slut line, but everyone about it so the damage was done. Funny thing is maybe one or two girls on the team were sluts, but the majority were mormon girls (like cluelessly happy and cultist mormon girls, not looking to rebel mormon girls).

Anyway, my parents bought me a yearbook every year I was in highschool even though I told them not to bother. They spent $200 on books I've never looked at once. Our yearbook came out in the fall of the next year after school, so there was no "Hey! Sign my yearbook!" or anything and for the seniors the books are mailed to you. If they came out at the end of the year I might have been more excited about it.
 
2012-05-22 11:12:12 AM
In college, my dorm was next to the Teaching Fellows dorm, so I happened to be friends with a lot of the kids studying to be Special Education teachers. Just like doctors joke about medical tragedy, these kids, and their professors, had some awful (-ly hilarious) things to say about their students. I'm not saying that it's OK that this happened; I'm saying that it could have been WAY worse.
 
2012-05-22 11:12:17 AM

fortheloveofgod: How long until "special needs" becomes offensive and then they move on to the next politically correct buzzword?

/Retarded - Slow - Special Needs - next?
//Negro - Colored - Black - African American - next?


This. The purpose of language is to reveal and convey meaning and thought. Words like "differently abled", "mentally challenged" and "special" are examples of euphemisms that are designed to conceal the truth and hide reality. They may make you feel better about yourself in the short term but at some point they become an outright lie.
 
2012-05-22 11:12:18 AM

The First Four Katy Perry Albums: Dallas Morning News - 2032 A.D.
MESQUITE - Area residents are furious after a school yearbook referred to a group students as "intellectually disadvantaged" and now parents are asking for answers. "It's unbelievable that someone would use such a horrible, vicious, cruel slur in this day and age," one parent is reported to have responded. "The only acceptable term is 'intellectually completely the same in every respect, if not better'", he continued as he wiped the drool from the chin of his 17 year old son Einstein.


Turn out the light's would you? This thread is done now
 
2012-05-22 11:12:37 AM
i780.photobucket.com
 
2012-05-22 11:15:07 AM
We can't use PC terms anymore because they aren't PC enough? PC has come full circle.
 
2012-05-22 11:15:07 AM
I remember when terms like "moron" and "idiot" were medical terms, listed in the DSM. Then the PC crowd came in and said "Oooh, now those words are bad, we need new words because those old words now make people think about those with the conditions. So we got "retarded", "challenged" and other new words. Rinse and repeat. Are we going to constantly have to change our phrasing simply because it defines those with these conditions? Why can't we just pick a damn descriptive term and stick with it.
 
2012-05-22 11:17:53 AM
Before anyone gets bent out of shape about "PC gone amok", note that the terms "idiot" and "imbecile" used to be medical/technical terms for people with mental deficiencies, yet any reasonable person would interpret them as insults. "Retarded" has obviously passed from technical into insulting as well.
 
2012-05-22 11:18:01 AM

croesius: I remember when terms like "moron" and "idiot" were medical terms, listed in the DSM. Then the PC crowd came in and said "Oooh, now those words are bad, we need new words because those old words now make people think about those with the conditions. So we got "retarded", "challenged" and other new words. Rinse and repeat. Are we going to constantly have to change our phrasing simply because it defines those with these conditions? Why can't we just pick a damn descriptive term and stick with it.


so the DSM company makes money by releasing new books.
 
2012-05-22 11:21:24 AM

ThatGuyGreg: xanadian: You mean, they're not?

Not necessarily mentally retarded, no. There are plenty of developmentally disabled kids that have other issues, but are also rather intelligent, and not just rain main smart either.


Hence, why they originally had to distinguish the retarded ones from the other special-needs kids.

/yes. hence.
 
2012-05-22 11:22:36 AM
A girl is out at a club on a date with a mentally retarded dwarf. Her friends asked why she was with him, she said I was leaving the house in a skimpy dress, and my dad told me I had to go out with a little more on.
 
2012-05-22 11:23:47 AM
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2012-05-22 11:24:32 AM

schattenteufel: They're likely to get some sort of mongoloid-style Columbine on their hands..


This. Everybody talks about the zombie apocalypse. No one talks about the tard apocalypse, and tards are actually real.
 
2012-05-22 11:26:43 AM
Well, that was really retarded.
 
2012-05-22 11:29:28 AM

8.5 tailed fox: A girl is out at a club on a date with a mentally retarded dwarf. Her friends asked why she was with him, she said I was leaving the house in a skimpy dress, and my dad told me I had to go out with a little more on.


This topic combined with the usual idiotic Fark trolls cannot possibly produce anything that makes me cringe more than that joke did.
 
2012-05-22 11:30:17 AM

xanadian: You mean, they're not?


Exactly. Call a spade a spade.
If you're mentally retarded. then you are and no cutsie talk or PC bullshait is going to change that.
 
2012-05-22 11:30:50 AM

HailRobonia: Before anyone gets bent out of shape about "PC gone amok", note that the terms "idiot" and "imbecile" used to be medical/technical terms for people with mental deficiencies, yet any reasonable person would interpret them as insults. "Retarded" has obviously passed from technical into insulting as well.


How long until the term that replaced "retarded" passes from technical into insulting as well? And the term after that and the term after that?

The problem is that as soon as a term becomes common as a way to refer to that group, that group then becomes offended by it and makes up a new term. And we start all over...

We could just say STOP BEING SO FARKING SENSITIVE!
 
2012-05-22 11:30:55 AM

HailRobonia: Before anyone gets bent out of shape about "PC gone amok", note that the terms "idiot" and "imbecile" used to be medical/technical terms for people with mental deficiencies, yet any reasonable person would interpret them as insults. "Retarded" has obviously passed from technical into insulting as well.


Except that you can call someone an idiot in public and not get lynched.
 
2012-05-22 11:32:15 AM

xanadian: You mean, they're not?


Some might be -without more information, I wouldn't know- but it has been decades since special education was used only for that. It now encompasses a number of other cases.

And yeah, "retarded" has passed down the dysphemism treadmill. It'll be some time before it reaches the level of its predecessors -few people even remember that terms like "moron" and "idiot" were once technical in nature- but there's little to recommend it anymore.

Sometimes I wonder if the word treadmill approach is misguided. It doesn't offer a way out, because ultimately the core problem is not the words themselves, but popular sentiments directed at the concepts these words describe. Those sentiments taint any name you give the concept, which produces the treadmill effect: it takes time for new words to enter the popular consciousness, but it can't be avoided forever, and once it happens, the new word becomes as insulting as the old ones. Would attacking the sentiments that make these words insulting not be more productive in stopping the treadmill?
 
2012-05-22 11:32:34 AM

alymier: Holy shiat, I just had to excuse myself and walk into the bathroom for laughing so hard at this. I'm going straight to hell, but damn did this ever make me laugh. I hope SOMEONE saved at least one copy. /still giggling


^this^

/sister has Downs, still thinks its funny
 
2012-05-22 11:38:10 AM
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2012-05-22 11:38:30 AM

fortheloveofgod: //Negro - Colored - Black - African American - next?


The Ethnically Challenged?

O.o
 
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