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Does it offend you?

When people say "that's gay" or "that's retarded" when expressing that they don't like something?

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rhianna1708

Asked by rhianna1708 at 6:36 PM on Sep. 1, 2010 in Just for Fun

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  • No I don't really let things like that bother me.
    Finkette

    Answer by Finkette at 6:37 PM on Sep. 1, 2010

  • I have to say that I havent heard anyone say that in a long time. I wouldnt be offended, I would just think that was so outdated to say.
    beyondhopes

    Answer by beyondhopes at 6:38 PM on Sep. 1, 2010

  • Nope don't bother me in the least
    Moms_Angels1960

    Answer by Moms_Angels1960 at 6:38 PM on Sep. 1, 2010

  • No not really.
    louise2

    Answer by louise2 at 6:38 PM on Sep. 1, 2010

  • nope
    alexis_06

    Answer by alexis_06 at 6:39 PM on Sep. 1, 2010

  • I have two friends, one her brother is severe downs syndrome and autisic. She grew up taking care of him. She cringes when she hears the term used so loosely. My other friend has a downs child and she also doesn't care for the term. There is no need for it at all. You can justify away, but it's still meant in a derogatory way referring to a disabled person. Even talking like a special needs person to make fun of something bugs me. It's no better than any other derrogatory term used to insult a person, race, creed, religion etc.
    Musicmom80

    Answer by Musicmom80 at 6:41 PM on Sep. 1, 2010

  • It doesn't offend me, though wouldn't use those expressions myself

    Nsbgirl

    Answer by Nsbgirl at 6:43 PM on Sep. 1, 2010

  • Not really, but I don't have a reason for it to offend me.
    shanlaree

    Answer by shanlaree at 6:45 PM on Sep. 1, 2010

  • It doesn't really "offend" me, but truthfully I can't help but think that the person saying it is extremely immature. To me, that is the way an adolescent talks not an intelligent, well-read adult.
    LindyCam

    Answer by LindyCam at 6:48 PM on Sep. 1, 2010

  • I don't take a major offense with those terms, but I do not like them used when the person they are referring to is mentally impaired. I think it is crude and cruel.

    Joeygoat

    Answer by Joeygoat at 6:48 PM on Sep. 1, 2010

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