For Those Offended By The R Word

Did you know stupid literally means lack of intelligence?

Did you know idiot, moron, and imbecile were all medical words to mean low IQ?

Did you know dumb means unable to speak?

Did you know lame means have difficulty walking, you know cripple?

So will you also remove these words from your vocabulary so you are not insulting the mentally handicapped and people who are unable to walk or have difficulty with it or people who are mute? If not, then why continue being offended by the R word? You can't have it both ways. The R word is changing and it no longer means people with low intelligence with an IQ below 70 depending on how the word is used. But yet you still choose to apply it to people with mental retardation and get offended by it even though it's obvious they do not mean that but yet you don't get offended by these other words despite how the definitions of them have changed?

That is why I don't get offended by the R word because then it would make me a hypocrite and I would have to either stop using these other words which would make it very difficult because then i wouldn't know what word to use, or don't be offended by the R word. Yes I was called this a lot growing up and it doesn't bother me anymore. I just take it as a compliment now.

girlwithanxiety girlwithanxiety
26-30, F
1 Response May 19, 2012

That's retarded... And pretty gay too ;-P

That's comment was so autistic and straight. ;)