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Old 11-18-2009, 05:50 PM
 
Location: Chicago Suburbs
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We need laws for this?
Stop the madness.
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Old 11-18-2009, 05:57 PM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Waaaaay back when I was in high school, a friend enlightened me to the derogatory nature of this term. She had a menatally retarded sister and felt the same as Nick in the story.
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Old 11-18-2009, 06:06 PM
 
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I know it isn't PC to say "retarded" anymore, but I don't really get why. My son had "intrauterine growth retardation." His growth was "retarded" stopped, stunted. I don't see why the term "mental retardation" has become a no no.

It's just another liberal PC attack on free speech and another avenue for the sue happy, to sue. I don't really like hearing the word but the word is as you have stated. It means stunted. Eliminating words is like book burning.
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Old 11-18-2009, 06:16 PM
 
Location: mancos
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It's just another liberal PC attack on free speech and another avenue for the sue happy, to sue. I don't really like hearing the word but the word is as you have stated. It means stunted. Eliminating words is like book burning.
exactly retarded to me means simply different .in the 60's we used to retard the timing on our muscle cars to get a few more horses out of em. it was a very innocent term.and still is. why should we rewrite our entire language cause some person goes to to many malls and sporting events
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Old 11-18-2009, 06:21 PM
 
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why? why do you need to do that? Not EVERY thread has to be right vs left

Never let a good crisis go to waste.
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Old 11-18-2009, 06:22 PM
 
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"aw man...that new law is so gay"

get it?

Last edited by love.doll; 11-18-2009 at 06:23 PM.. Reason: add...
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Old 11-18-2009, 06:38 PM
 
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I don't care. But spending time chasing down words and the way people use them and trying to change definitions and usage... it's really all a huge waste. Everyone know this right? Do what you must to "feel good" about yourselves but at least acknowledge that all it does is keep people busy.
I agree.

Physicians continue to use the term "mental retardation" in progress notes and reports and will likely never stop. IT'S A MEDICAL TERM.

I find it interesting that most hospitals and physicians allow the abbreviation "SOB" for "shortness of breath"...but a few have disallowed its use because a patient or two took OFFENSE to it, not understanding that it did NOT mean "sonofab***h". "SOA" (shortness of air--really, who actually SAYS "I'm feeling short of air..."?? ) has been the replacement abbreviation in those P.C. hospitals.

Ridiculous.
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Old 11-18-2009, 06:40 PM
 
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"aw man...that new law is so gay"

get it?

Most people are not thin skinned whiners.

get it?
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Old 11-18-2009, 06:42 PM
 
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What is interesting is many of the words the left winger whiners are trying to get rid of is the very words they use themselves. Just do a google search on some of those words and see who or what has the web site. Try the word love.doll posted.
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Old 11-18-2009, 06:47 PM
 
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Most people are not thin skinned whiners.

get it?
what in the world does that got to do with what i just posted?
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