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13 Sep 2020, 2:03 am

there was a time when the phrase "mentally retarded" was considered a gentler way of describing folks with major cognitive developmental deficits.



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13 Sep 2020, 2:16 am

I'm at a point where I don't care about hearing other people use "retard", as long as they're not actively comparing someone to people with developmental disabilities (ex. "you're acting like a retard").

It's essentially synonymous with "stupid"/"absurd" at this point (ex. "that's retarded") to certain people, and that usage is definitely not going to go away any time soon. I've learned to not even notice it, but I understand why it still upsets other people.


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13 Sep 2020, 2:24 am

it is an ad hominem and thus not cool. i won't even use it to describe the appropriateness or wisdom of opinions. but i will use the term "backwards" or "atavistic" or such.



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13 Sep 2020, 2:26 am

HeroOfHyrule wrote:
I'm at a point where I don't care about hearing other people use "retard", as long as they're not actively comparing someone to people with developmental disabilities (ex. "you're acting like a retard").

It's essentially synonymous with "stupid"/"absurd" at this point (ex. "that's retarded") to certain people, and that usage is definitely not going to go away any time soon. I've learned to not even notice it, but I understand why it still upsets other people.


"F*cktard" was a popular insult in those FPS games also. 8)


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13 Sep 2020, 2:42 am

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"F*cktard" was a popular insult in those FPS games also. 8)

I've heard "autitard" online and in games a very small handful of times. People are getting creative. lol


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13 Sep 2020, 2:57 am

creatively stooopid, that is.



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13 Sep 2020, 3:39 am

Instant slur - just add any group to the suffix "tard"



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13 Sep 2020, 3:48 am

cyberdad wrote:
Instant slur - just add any group to the suffix "tard"


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NTtard :P :mrgreen:


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And one more thing,


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13 Sep 2020, 5:22 am

Pepe wrote:
cyberdad wrote:
Instant slur - just add any group to the suffix "tard"


cybertard
NTtard :P :mrgreen:


Yeah but that doesn't work since we run the joint



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13 Sep 2020, 11:21 am

we need an equivalent slur to those who would call us any kinda "tard" - i propose calling those folks "the poorly wiped."



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13 Sep 2020, 12:31 pm

cyberdad wrote:
Pepe wrote:
cyberdad wrote:
Instant slur - just add any group to the suffix "tard"


cybertard
NTtard :P :mrgreen:


Yeah but that doesn't work since we've run this joint into the ground


FTFY


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13 Sep 2020, 2:31 pm

cyberdad wrote:
Instant slur - just add any group to the suffix "tard"



Leotard?



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13 Sep 2020, 2:33 pm

The thing that bothers me with most of these insults is not just you are disparaging the target, you are also claiming the superiority for making the judgement. I have found very little evidence to support the superiority.



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13 Sep 2020, 5:59 pm

B.Sisko wrote:
cyberdad wrote:
Pepe wrote:
cyberdad wrote:
Instant slur - just add any group to the suffix "tard"


cybertard
NTtard :P :mrgreen:


Yeah but that doesn't work since we've run this joint into the ground


FTFY


:lol: good point, that was rather "tardy" of me



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13 Sep 2020, 6:00 pm

Jiheisho wrote:
The thing that bothers me with most of these insults is not just you are disparaging the target, you are also claiming the superiority for making the judgement. I have found very little evidence to support the superiority.


Except those who choose to use the word are advertising they aren't.



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29 Sep 2020, 11:17 pm

It's awful. It's better to say, "mental retardation", or "Down's Syndrome". I don't like "challenged" because that's negative.

People with mental retardation get so much more love and support than people with ASD. Unfortunately they don't have very long life expectancies. They get jobs, and some even get married and have children.


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