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? Daily Candor Is ‘retarded’ an offensive word?