I Hate The Word Retarded

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    Casual Use

    To many people out there use this word very casually. I started to really hate this word in 7th grade. It was a few months after my 4th concussion, and my friends, and I walked home as we usually did. One of my friends called me retarted joking around. I didn't think it was...
    miked4948 miked4948
    31-35, M
    Nov 12, 2012

    this isn't really in the topic,

    but I'm telling it anyway.today i became a volunteer partner for SOINA. Special Olympics Indonesia. It's an association that trains children with special needs to become athletes. Just a few months back, they won 15 golds, 27 silvers, and 20 bronzes in Australia. and one of them...
    roseinsurvival roseinsurvival
    Nov 29, 2014

    Retardation is a real mental issue.

    It hurts feelings. Don't ******* use this word to explain something you don't like. For example, DONT say "wow that's retarded," or "you're acting retarded" Because that's so ******* disrespectful.
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    3 Responses Oct 3, 2015


    A friend of mine uses this word often to describe something stupid or silly, and it rubbed off on me, but I really hate saying it so I'm making a conscious effort now to cut the word out of my vocabulary. I just feel that it's disrespectful.
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Mar 15, 2010

    Lost It'S Meaning

    Uggh....I get called that word so often that it's started losing it's meaning, I know what the word means but just because I don't get the joke or don't understand the difference between sarcasm and something that's supposed to be serious doesn't make me retarded. I do know...
    Monstermaster13 Monstermaster13
    22-25, M
    1 Response Mar 24, 2013

    Probably one of the worst words you can say.

    I have a cousin who is special-ed. Every time I hear someone say that word or call another person "special" I cringe. So hurtful. Don't ******* say it.
    clearmymind clearmymind
    18-21, F
    Jul 17, 2015

    I Hate The Word Retarded

    I hate the word retarded.   At least people don't call me that but I heard others being called retarded. 
    aquarius3 aquarius3
    Apr 9, 2012
    acitythatneverwakesup acitythatneverwakesup
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Oct 5, 2014

    Yeah if we can that out of the vocabulary,

    that would be great. Not a nice thing to say to people, even if they do have down syndrome.
    Profweird Profweird
    22-25, M
    Oct 4, 2014

    Just one UN-PC word I hate.

    ..another is '******'-disgusting & labelling!!
    cherryjar cherryjar
    31-35, F
    Oct 4, 2014

    All my life I've heard

    that word and was labeled it many times by family and strangers .
    animegurl3085 animegurl3085
    31-35, F
    1 Response Dec 11, 2015

    How Hard Is It To Simply Choose Another Word?

    Because there is such a thing as mental retardation, and those with developmental disabilities have feelings, as do their families, wouldn't it be the kind thing to do to simply choose another word to use other than "retarded?" I don't know about you, but "Stupid" works for me...
    onlinegrandpa onlinegrandpa
    15 Responses Feb 26, 2010

    I HATE that word... My brother is mentally

    retarted.. It's an illness... I wish people would just stop saying it.. It's offensive.. Just stop
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    1 Response Aug 26, 2014
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