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(Anonymous)
Subject:retarded?
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Time:2008-09-07 02:44 am (UTC)
lucky for you to have lexipro to help.
unfortunately, for people living with cognitive impairment there is no pill.
so, using the word retard, while you might not care, just hurts people who are less fortunate than you. Not giving a damn just makes you a bully.
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Subject:Re: retarded?
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Time:2008-09-07 04:08 am (UTC)
First, who are you? Where in the world did you find my blog? I guess I'm happy that someone actually reads it (I'm surprised, honestly, this isn't mocking), but I'm thinking you are being a bit over-sensitive.

I didn't use the term Lexapro in the text, nor am I honestly trying to get traffic with a reference to it. It was more that the comic amused me, and I thought it might amused someone else.

Use of the word "retarded." Where do I start. So, the politically correct, of which you are one, have deemed that it is not acceptable to use it to refer to the mentally handicapped. This makes sense, as it has been accepted into the vernacular of the English language as a slur, essentially equivalent to "stupid" or "dumb" or something like that. So, that means that the word is equivalent to "stupid" or "dumb" now. So, why is it a slur to the cognitively impaired?

I have a handful of people who may read this journal. None of them are cognitively impaired. So, why should I cater my blog to assume that random people should worry about my use of what, at this point, is no longer a term to even refer to the cognitively impaired in polite circles?

You've done a good enough job in making me notice a possibly offensive usage of a word, but you've not convinced me not to do so. I think it has been used as a non-specific replacement for "dumb" for long enough that I'm not particularly concerned about people being offended. Sorry. I guess that makes me a dick, but hey, I can't deny that.

Oh wait, "dick" refers to the male member. Which I have. But luckily I'm not offended by that also meaning "jerk," which I apparently am. Sweet.
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