> Finn wrote:
>> Not a fan of the word myself, I work in human services and it's just wrong. I
>> is it was used to describe people with mental disabilities years ago but it's
>> wrong to use it now. I am know snowflake, I do enjoy Eminem and in no way am I
>> by his lyrics but the word does need to stop being used.
> Why can't we just steel ourselves instead? He also uses the word ice cream man a lot.
> If it's being used jokingly, or just for shock value, what's the big deal? If you
> say this situation is gay, or retarded, or if you say man this fee that I got hit
> with on my credit card sucks big black dick twice is there really a problem with
Why can't people just be more creative or intelligent with there words? Why does everything have to be about shock value? Its getting pretty tired. It just seems that people who are not funny try very hard to be funny by using shock value as a way to over compensate.
> My sister works with disabled kids, and I can appreciate their plight, but we have
> to stop identifying a word with context and meaning. If I go up to a mentally challenged
> kid and call him retarded that's pretty messed up, but if one of my friends goes
> all in with a 7-2 offsuit before the flop I am going to call him retarded as fudge,
> and that has nothing to do with any kids or anything like that, because that's a
> straight up retarded thing to do.
> This over sensitive society, walking on eggshells, where one thing means something
> else, man it's just so annoying. We need to learn how to differentiate as a society.
I have not used either turn in some time, there are plenty of other words one can use. I simply may see this differently then you and that's fine, I simply don't like the word and I can't remember the last time I used it.