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(Palm Beach Post)   Is 'retarded' a dirty word?   ( divider line
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5534 clicks; posted to Main » on 17 Dec 2001 at 10:31 AM (16 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2001-12-17 10:32:53 AM  
if it is, it should be filtered!
2001-12-17 10:33:22 AM  
No! Retard is NOT a dirty word, because I use it all the time!
2001-12-17 10:35:38 AM  
I am retarded.

I feel so dirty now.
2001-12-17 10:36:03 AM  
no but fakr is, now go get another farking beer you retarded piece of shiat!

2001-12-17 10:36:23 AM  
Only to retards. But then.....
2001-12-17 10:36:35 AM  
Ask the guy who talked to Jesus and called 911.
2001-12-17 10:37:01 AM  
Only if you are an official at the Browns/Jaguars game.
2001-12-17 10:37:30 AM  
I guess it depends if you're retarded.
Since I'm retarded, I'd say it's very very a dirty.
2001-12-17 10:38:23 AM  
Well, Harmonia doesn't mind being one.
2001-12-17 10:38:30 AM  
You're all retards
2001-12-17 10:39:35 AM  
it is always nice to help people out with their denial.
my child's NOT retarded.

2001-12-17 10:39:48 AM  
How about "Developmentally Challenged"?....
Hey it works for JC on the phone.....
2001-12-17 10:40:40 AM  
I prefer that you use the term "moron" when you address me, please.

They must have released a ban on "moron" on TV recently, because it's been showing up in many commercials lately.
2001-12-17 10:41:30 AM  
So, should they call it Friends of Slow or Limited in Mental, Physical or Emotional Development?? Is that what they're saying?
2001-12-17 10:42:50 AM  
Is "specially abled" still PC?
2001-12-17 10:45:36 AM  
how about: Friends of People Who Crap Themselves and Drool.
2001-12-17 10:46:55 AM  
So "droopy-eyed, swollen-tongued, drooling moron" is out too now? Geez!
2001-12-17 10:47:15 AM  
I support hiring of retards. They are fun to watch.
2001-12-17 10:48:27 AM  
let's see what new names we can think of...

Friends of Gross
Friends of People (who REALLY don't like loud noises)
Friends of Freaks
Friends of Nasty Little Turds (that can't stop shaking in their super-delux wheel chair o' death)
2001-12-17 10:49:26 AM  
My friends are retarded.... oh wait a minute.
2001-12-17 10:51:56 AM  
My favourite insult as a youngster was to call someone a spastic. I believe that is now not PC. The world is going mad.
2001-12-17 10:52:25 AM  
"We like to think of our folks, all of whom are developmentally disabled, as persons first," says Bill Ferris, executive director of the Habilitation Center of Boca Raton, which serves about 200 adults. "Therefore, we don't refer to them as disabled persons, but rather as persons with disabilities."
Farking PC morons. You can't understand a word they're saying. Say it like it is - you work with retards. They're not persons with disabilities, they're retarded people. Or maybe people with retardity. Or retardedness. Or is it retardocity? Whatever.
2001-12-17 10:52:26 AM  
Friends of Microecephalitic Porn Stars

Friends of Farkistani Armchair Politicians
2001-12-17 10:52:36 AM  
"They're a bunch of 'tards out on the field! Waste 'em!"

-a notable and relevant quote from a half time speech, given by my cousin's high school football coach earlier this year.

re tard v. -tard ed, -tard ing, -tards. --tr. To cause to move or proceed slowly; delay or impede. --intr. To be delayed. See Synonyms at delay. --retard n. 1. A slowing down or hindering of progress; a delay. 2. Music. A slackening of tempo. 3. (re'tard'). Offensive Slang. Used as a disparaging term for a mentally retarded person. [Middle English retarden, from Old French retarder, from Latin retardare : re-, re + tardare, to delay (from tardus, slow).]
--From the American Heritage Dictionary, 3rd Edition.
2001-12-17 10:53:40 AM  
...huh..uh..huh...I like eggs....

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2001-12-17 10:53:47 AM  
They should call these people normal and call the rest of us NON-RETARDS.

Retarded subject.
2001-12-17 10:54:23 AM  
errr, microencephalitic

i'm such a fu.king retard.
2001-12-17 10:56:04 AM  
Let's cut straight to the chase. The only people who should be offended by the term "retarded" are, by definition, not able to comprehend it.

Problem solved.
2001-12-17 10:57:36 AM  
And 43% finally gets something right.
2001-12-17 10:59:38 AM  
According to the article it didn't seem like the "retards" were all that offended by being called retarded.
2001-12-17 10:59:42 AM  
Ask Rei.
2001-12-17 10:59:44 AM  
i once worked at a mexican restaurant that had a retarded dishwasher named Tommy.
people would walk by and say "Tommy. caged gorilla."
Upon hearing this instruction, Tommy would grab the flimsy metal shelves, shake them violently and howl like an ape at the top of his lungs.
2001-12-17 11:00:24 AM  
Let's call them "handsome and successful mongoloid americans" instead..
2001-12-17 11:03:39 AM  
beautiful story Bug.
2001-12-17 11:03:45 AM  
"Friends of Retarded" is a dumb name on general principles. Friends of retarded what?

"Friends of Adam Sandler Fans" would work though.
2001-12-17 11:04:04 AM  
Developmentally disabled. I like the term gaytard for those less intelligent homosexual friends of mine.
2001-12-17 11:04:31 AM  
How about we just call them " TARDS "? :)
2001-12-17 11:04:44 AM  
"How many times does it have to be said? They aren't retards, they're window lickers!"
2001-12-17 11:05:12 AM  
The use of the term retard is only a symptom of the larger social problem of differently-abled individuals. They are woefully misrepresented in corporate boardrooms, civic services, paramilitary leadership, and as teachers and role models for all youths.

It is not a problem with mental deficiency, simply a problem of self esteem. This poor misguided souls drool and mumble not by any fault of their own, but because that is what they think society expects from them.

It is time to take a stand. Special politicians should quit hiding the truth and come out. if not for themselves, then for all those who just need rolemodes. Special police officers and scientists, teachers and CEO's are needed to end this injustice.

We must follow the lead of the NFL and NBA, which, as organizations are unashamed to give their differently-abled individuals the spotlight they deserve.
2001-12-17 11:06:45 AM  
Or how about... " People who ride the Rubberhead Bus " ?
2001-12-17 11:09:00 AM  
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Presidenting is hard.
2001-12-17 11:09:26 AM  
If you asked twice at a bar for your ID, is that called...
"Recarded"..... Hahahaha... sorry :)
2001-12-17 11:14:06 AM  
ohhhh...this is a funny thread!

...caged gorilla...classic!
2001-12-17 11:14:12 AM  
"People of that generation said retarded, and it's hard to change," he acknowledges. "Is it politically correct? Absolutely not.

Oh no, it's not a politically correct term - especially since it was coined by the politically-correct crowd. It fits in with short people being "vertically-challenged."

Farkin' retards.
2001-12-17 11:15:50 AM  
I almost forgot - did anyone notice from where this story comes - Palm Beach County, Florida! The home of people who can't read ballots and punch a hole out of a card! Maybe they should be called "electorially-challenged."

Farkin' retards.
2001-12-17 11:17:14 AM  
ROFL 43%
2001-12-17 11:18:28 AM  
We should go back to calling them Mongoloids;)

2001-12-17 11:18:54 AM  
Only if you're saying it right.
2001-12-17 11:20:17 AM  
I'm very disappointed that Friends of Retarded don't have a website. Still, I found a link for the Connetticut chapter:
2001-12-17 11:20:22 AM  
Retarded. Re, implying 'to redo'. So in essence, 'to redo tarding'. What does 'tard' mean. Retard. Untard. Subtard. ?????
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