Retarded, retarded, retarded.

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    RETARDED, RETARDED, RETARDED.

    Say it. It is not offensive, derogatory, hurtful, a slur, ugly or demeaning and not a word to be ashamed of. If you are ashamed of the word, you are also ashamed of the “retarded” and that is wrong. A rose by any other name still smells the same. You can say “Developmentally Challenged” but it still means the same. I am not going to let a few small minded tight a** people who have a problem tell me what is good or bad about a word. Just because they may have a problem with the word does not mean I have to have a problem with it. They is nothing derogatory about the word “retarded” or the “retarded.” A word only has as much power as you give it.
    It is not fashionable to say “illegal aliens” and it is often replaced with “undocumented immigrant” Same meaning.
    Who in the hell has the right to tell me I cannot say “retarded?” Are there people out there so insecure that they cannot say “retarded?”

    Is Retarded a Offensive Word?
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    Retarded is a lot like "******", "****", "****", etc. - good words as long as you're WASP like me.
     
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    I suggest you say it around somebody who has retarded children. :eusa_whistle:
     
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    Why would you do that...to mock them? I think people with retarded children are being punished by God for something evil that they did. There must be a reason.
     
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    ^^^^
    Winning friends and influencing people, as always. :lol::lol::lol:
     
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    Pick on somebody your own size. Leave Yukon alone.
     
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    When I taught Special Ed. Retarded was not a word to be ashamed of. Now it is and it is not the same a "******" **** or other racial slurs. Just because some idiot say it is.
    Retardation is not a punishment and neither is being born black. Something went wrong during development of the embroyo.
    I have a grand -daughter that is retarded.
     
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    Fancy that!...We have a Yukon who is retarded!

    Small world!
     
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    You must be about 70 or 80 years old then if you think calling special needs kids "retarded" is still cool to do. They also use to have the special ed "classrooms" in closets and boiler rooms, do you long for those days too?

    Did you know they also use to call them "morons?" Would you still like someone to call your granddaughter that too? I doubt that you would.

    Sometime labels are removed for a reason.
     
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    All of us have some measure of mental retardation. None of us are perfect specimen of humanity. In some countries the mentally retarded is looked at as demon posessed.
    We are more humane and most of us see the menatlly retarded as special. My grand-daughter is the most precious thing in my life and bring me more joy than any human I know. But she is retarded.
     

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