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(Sun Sentinel)   Activists want the state to stop saying "retarded," would prefer the much more politically correct "Floridian"   ( sun-sentinel.com) divider line
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2013-02-25 10:07:55 AM  
9 votes:
If a mentally challenged person is late is it still ok to call them tardy?
2013-02-25 09:25:31 AM  
9 votes:
I thought we'd all agreed "Palin-American" was the new PC term
2013-02-25 11:44:35 AM  
3 votes:
I propose politics-tabians.
2013-02-25 10:52:09 AM  
3 votes:
If you rounded them all up and kept them in a giant underground kennel, this whole thing would immediately become a non issue.
2013-02-25 10:15:25 AM  
3 votes:

Snotnose: If a mentally challenged person is late is it still ok to call them tardy?

No. The correct term would be "chronologically disabled".
2013-02-25 12:57:36 PM  
2 votes:
That's so disabled.
2013-02-25 10:55:59 AM  
2 votes:
2013-02-25 10:45:14 AM  
2 votes:

Deoan: Any time we use a word to describe a group of people, that word becomes associated with that group, and then becomes offensive.  Retarded means slow, they are generally mentally slower, and so it becomes an apt descriptor.  In 30 years the words "Special", "*insert race here-American", and "same-sex" will be offensive, because kids will start using them on the playground as insults.  Can't we just, as a society, stop taking so much offense before our whole damn language is a blacklist?

Please, African-American List is the preferred nomenclature.
2013-02-25 10:15:42 AM  
2 votes:
I've always just said republican.
2013-02-25 10:10:16 AM  
2 votes:
"Euphemism is for the differently-brained."--George Carlin.
2013-02-25 03:13:05 PM  
1 vote:
I think "skullcrushed" would make a good term as well for those afflicted
2013-02-25 02:39:18 PM  
1 vote:

skullkrusher: royone: skullkrusher: People don't like to be called something so don't call them that? Revolutionary.

Dipshiat -- may I call you dipshiat? No? Ok -- Dipshiat: this isn't about calling them retarded, it's about using the word retarded metaphorically for people like you.

like calling a straight person a "f*ggot", right? I mean, you're not actually calling a gay person a "f*ggot" so it's cool. You're just using it as a stand in for something else totally unrelated to sexuality Who can be hurt by that then?

Grow up, boy.

Are you sexually attracted to straw men?
2013-02-25 02:01:09 PM  
1 vote:
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2013-02-25 01:35:06 PM  
1 vote:

skullkrusher: Onkel Buck: skullkrusher: If you use the word "retard" as an insult and you're over the age of 12, you're probably an idiot.

You've been eating retard sammiches again?

only if they're sliced very thin

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And the tomatoes are ripe.
2013-02-25 12:36:32 PM  
1 vote:
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2013-02-25 12:31:25 PM  
1 vote:

cptjeff: havocmike: I've got a feeling that in about 30 years, I'm going to be considered an asshole because I still call objects "gay" and "retarded", even when they're clearly not capable of being either.

Circle of life, I suppose.

Gay is offensive, because you're using a word for a sexual identity that the non-bigoted don't consider a negative in a negative sense. If you said, "that's so black" as an insult, you'd get the crap beat out of you, and rightfully so.

Retarded is different- lack of intelligence is an inherently negative thing. It's already a negative word, so it's not really offensive to use it in a pejorative sense. Yeah, sucks if you're actually medically retarded, but when you use the word as an insult, you are deliberately drawing a comparison to those people who have medically addled brains. The comparison is the important part, whatever you call the brain addled.

So I guess saying black holes are so black is going to get me beat up?  That is so gay.
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2013-02-25 12:21:53 PM  
1 vote:
So the Association for Retarded Citizens has a problem with the use of the word retard.
2013-02-25 11:55:38 AM  
1 vote:
Use "retard" around a PC activist and get an earful of coonty attitude.

Use "retard" around a retard and get a hug.

Which one is the idiot?
2013-02-25 11:48:15 AM  
1 vote:
I just say Biden-esque, people know what Im trying to say.
2013-02-25 11:37:37 AM  
1 vote:
We were already coerced into referring to the hillbillies as Appalachian-Americans.
2013-02-25 11:36:54 AM  
1 vote:
Autistic people aren't retarded.  In fact, most of them are smarter than most of you.
2013-02-25 11:20:57 AM  
1 vote:
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Hates Gator fans Floridians
2013-02-25 11:04:43 AM  
1 vote:
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2013-02-25 10:59:31 AM  
1 vote:
And hillbillies want to be called sons of the soil, but it ain't gonna happen.
2013-02-25 10:56:38 AM  
1 vote:

hej: If you rounded them all up and kept them in a giant underground kennel, this whole thing would immediately become a non issue.

Whoa, whoa, whoa. The usage of the word kennel here is demeaning to dogs, bub. Take it elsewhere withs ya.
2013-02-25 10:30:47 AM  
1 vote:

mattharvest: Handicapped: derives from the phrase "cap in hand"

2013-02-25 10:21:29 AM  
1 vote:

Watt Durden: How long before they have to strike the word disabled from the books because it has become a slur? Any word used for flappers and droolers  is going to  become a slur.

How dare you sir. They're not disabled - they're just differently-abled.
2013-02-25 10:17:05 AM  
1 vote:
That's retarded
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