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    Again, I hate the word, simply because it is never used in a nice way to describe a whole subset of society. I have more of an issue with this then the N word, because some see that word as ok. Please, please please know that it is offensive to those of us that love someone that has delays.

    But speaking to the Ann Coulter issue, I find it laughable that anyone would call for her to be fired. Come on. If you think she should be fired, then Bill Maher should be fired for calling Sarah Palin a ****
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    Quote Originally Posted by mom3girls View Post
    Again, I hate the word, simply because it is never used in a nice way to describe a whole subset of society. I have more of an issue with this then the N word, because some see that word as ok. Please, please please know that it is offensive to those of us that love someone that has delays.

    But speaking to the Ann Coulter issue, I find it laughable that anyone would call for her to be fired. Come on. If you think she should be fired, then Bill Maher should be fired for calling Sarah Palin a ****
    The only reason i was saying for her to be fired would be because if i were her boss i wouldn't want that kind of publicity. she's a bad reflection on the people there.
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    But Lisa, that's my whole point. You find it really offensive and so do people who love someone with delays but there are just as many people who don't even realize (or care) about it enough to try to stop themselves from saying it. But just as seen in the letter being passed around as a response to the R word, there is someone else who is going to be offended by the D word. It's your responsibility to be able to distinguish between someone who is trying to hurt you and someone who just uses the word offhandedly and thoughtlessly. There is literally no way to make sure that everyhting that comes out of your mouth doesn't offend someone.

    It's NOT used as a whole subset of society anymore. It's considered negative even when used in the original way so those that are trying to be politically correct (including me) don't even use it for the subset of people. So the only time it's used is in a negative way casting aspersions on someone's intelligence or by an old person who hasn't got the memo; it's not used for mentally handicapped people. I'm really having a hard time understanding the logic.

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    I can't stand AC. I think she is a nasty, hateful person and these comments from her definitely didn't help her case.

    I have to wonder what the other side would be saying if someone on MSNBC said multiple times that Romney is a ******.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wlillie View Post
    But Lisa, that's my whole point. You find it really offensive and so do people who love someone with delays but there are just as many people who don't even realize (or care) about it enough to try to stop themselves from saying it. But just as seen in the letter being passed around as a response to the R word, there is someone else who is going to be offended by the D word. It's your responsibility to be able to distinguish between someone who is trying to hurt you and someone who just uses the word offhandedly and thoughtlessly. There is literally no way to make sure that everyhting that comes out of your mouth doesn't offend someone.

    It's NOT used as a whole subset of society anymore. It's considered negative even when used in the original way so those that are trying to be politically correct (including me) don't even use it for the subset of people. So the only time it's used is in a negative way casting aspersions on someone's intelligence or by an old person who hasn't got the memo; it's not used for mentally handicapped people. I'm really having a hard time understanding the logic.
    Typically I do agree with you, I really think most people are just overly sensitive about words. The problem with this word is that the people that it is about cannot defend the word. I understand that most people are not using it against handicapped people, but that is a word that automatically is negative.
    I am not asking that people stop using any word that could be considered offensive, I just ask people not to use that one.
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    As an interesting tidbit in this conversation, last night as I was getting ready for bed I was talking to DH about this debate. He was recently at a professional conference for interpreters (The one where he won the door prize for Disney World). He said they said in one of the workshops that Mentally Retarded is coming back as a proper term to use when describing a mentally challenged person.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlyssaEimers View Post
    As an interesting tidbit in this conversation, last night as I was getting ready for bed I was talking to DH about this debate. He was recently at a professional conference for interpreters (The one where he won the door prize for Disney World). He said they said in one of the workshops that Mentally Retarded is coming back as a proper term to use when describing a mentally challenged person.
    I had no idea it wasn't until it came up in another debate on this board, for a while back.
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