I apologize in advance; this post is not about food themed costumes.
characterized by retardation: a retarded child.
( used with a plural verb ) mentally retarded persons collectively (usually preceded by the ): new schools for the retarded.
But now lookie what somebody snuck in at thefreedictionary.com:
1. Often Offensive Affected with mental retardation.
Often offensive? Why does that definition have nothing to do with the second one? One of them is the actual definition, the other one sneaks in a little usage in there; but it's completely subjective as to what's offensive, isn't it? Here's my point. I have someone in my family that is mentally retarded. If I talk about him to anyone, that's what I say. I say he's retarded. I've been told that he's not retarded, he's a special needs child, or he's mentally handicapped. I don't see a difference other than the fact that people these days don't want to face the truth. If a child is mentally handicapped, they're retarded by definition. I know you feel bad for them; I do too, but you're acting retarded.... and stop licking that doorknob!
|This is what retarded looks like with money.|
|I just thought this was funny. Enjoy.|
So, the message for today is: Stop trying to pretend certain words shouldn't exist because of the way others use them. Not only that, stop getting offended about every little thing! The rest of us are running out of room to breathe. Besides, ff you really want to replace the word retarded with another word that has similar meaning........ how about, Juggalo?