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Old Apr 10th 2008, 7:14 pm
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Retarded.

Is this a word you use? It seems commonplace in America, but I believe it would be considered highly offensive in the UK.
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Old Apr 10th 2008, 7:18 pm
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Roland, you are weetarted. Yay!
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Old Apr 10th 2008, 7:38 pm
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Originally Posted by Roland Hulme View Post
Retarded.

Is this a word you use? It seems commonplace in America, but I believe it would be considered highly offensive in the UK.
use it all the time although my wife says I need to cut down on its usage

in order to comply I have started using '****tard' a lot more
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Old Apr 10th 2008, 7:58 pm
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Originally Posted by BritGuyTN View Post
use it all the time although my wife says I need to cut down on its usage

in order to comply I have started using '****tard' a lot more
And its political variants, libtard and republitard.
A favorite of mine is 'asshat'.
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Old Apr 10th 2008, 8:03 pm
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I find it offensive. My daughter at one point started to use the word retarded when she was at high school...I soon put her right.

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Old Apr 10th 2008, 8:04 pm
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Originally Posted by Roland Hulme View Post
Retarded.

Is this a word you use? It seems commonplace in America, but I believe it would be considered highly offensive in the UK.
My OH does use the word Retard and I tend to say f**king something something :curse: He is not slagging off some person with disabilities by the way.
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i like the shorter version... "you are such a TARD" for example
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My sister says retard back in the UK (poss a common thing with 17 year olds) and it really bothered me...my aunty has severe learning disabilities and i worked as a carer for adults with learning disabilities.......however here in the us it doesnt seem to bother me when people say it so much, personally I say stuff is gay (my lesbian friend yesterday told me that electricity does not have a sexuality when i was slagging off Georgia Power..................)

I guess I define some kind of difference to being offensive and just using a work...hmmm that doesnt make much sense but i know what i mean.....
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I think literally, according to it's definition, it's the proper term for some types of mental disabilities. Some people have decided it's offensive and substitute phrases like "Mentally Challenged" which I find inaccurate and misleading.
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My sister says retard back in the UK (poss a common thing with 17 year olds) and it really bothered me...my aunty has severe learning disabilities and i worked as a carer for adults with learning disabilities.......however here in the us it doesnt seem to bother me when people say it so much, personally I say stuff is gay (my lesbian friend yesterday told me that electricity does not have a sexuality when i was slagging off Georgia Power..................)

I guess I define some kind of difference to being offensive and just using a work...hmmm that doesnt make much sense but i know what i mean.....
I do find the word 'retarded' somewhat offensive. There's also, "he rides the short bus".
Back home, we used to call people a Benny, or a Joey. I don't know where Benny came from. Possibly Crossroads?
Joey was from Joey Deacon, a nice guy with some disabilities. Used to see him a lot on Blue Peter.
His shoe fell off a ship once.
There was also 'spaz', a contraction of spastic. That's a nasty sounding word.

And Melly, I think the word you're trying to use is "ghey". There's a slight pause before you say the 'g'. Typical usage would be "Dallas Cowboys are teh ghey." - Note deliberate misspelling of 'the'.

"Georgia Power has caught teh ghey."

www.urbandictionary.com
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Originally Posted by Octang Frye View Post
I do find the word 'retarded' somewhat offensive. There's also, "he rides the short bus".
Back home, we used to call people a Benny, or a Joey. I don't know where Benny came from. Possibly Crossroads?
Joey was from Joey Deacon, a nice guy with some disabilities. Used to see him a lot on Blue Peter.
His shoe fell off a ship once.
There was also 'spaz', a contraction of spastic. That's a nasty sounding word.

And Melly, I think the word you're trying to use is "ghey". There's a slight pause before you say the 'g'. Typical usage would be "Dallas Cowboys are teh ghey." - Note deliberate misspelling of 'the'.

"Georgia Power has caught teh ghey."

www.urbandictionary.com
(So you can catch up on the latest lexicon. Tonight's homework: Dirty Sanchez, Snowball, and Donkey Punch.)
Yes GHEY is the word!! You have to love urban dictionary!!!
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Originally Posted by Roland Hulme View Post
Retarded.

Is this a word you use? It seems commonplace in America, but I believe it would be considered highly offensive in the UK.
no, i've never used the word and don't intend to....it's not nice and very offensive imo.
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I prefer - "One McNugget short of a Happy Meal"
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I prefer - "One McNugget short of a Happy Meal"
or one sandwich short of a picnic
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