We had a heated discussion last night (the question ended up getting deleted) about the use of the word "retard". A group of us Mom's were trying to explain to another group that the word is offensive and no longer used. The other group of Mom's said we were being uppity and its a perfectly fine word to use. What are your thoughts? Do you use the word "retard" in everyday conversation meaning someone or something that is dumb or stupid?
Answer by wildboyz1994 at 5:19 PM on Dec. 30, 2009
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Answer by Anonymous at 10:43 AM on Dec. 30, 2009
Retard when the way of other words in the PC environment. It was replaced by people first language. Now someone is a "person with mental impairment" or "a person who suffers from blindness". However, retard (retarded) replaced moron, imbicile, and idiot. They were used and accepted medical labels. I think that it is just like any other word. If you use it to insult and hurt, then yes, it is rude and hurtful. If you are discussing a continuous condition, then no. It is just a fact.
Answer by jesse123456 at 10:44 AM on Dec. 30, 2009