Saturday, March 01, 2014

Missouri End The 'R-Word' Effort

KSPR and local language training: "More than a dozen area schools are joining an effort to change our vocabulary. They are among more than 70 schools around Missouri working to unite their communities to Spread the Word to End the Word® . . . Aimed at ending the hurtful use of the R-word (“retard(ed)”) negatively impacting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD)."

15 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Only Nazi's use the word retarded so I don't see how it will interfere with their Final Solution?

Anonymous said...

Keep beating the dogs until they start preemptively terrorizing themselves.

Anonymous said...

That's just fucking retarded

Anonymous said...

The majority of Americans are lazy users of the English language. Slang words are endemic in our culture partly because we have an incessant desire to shorten the words we use when communicating.

Unless you find a comparable word which is shorter than "retarded" don't expect it's usage to end. "Mentally-challenged" is way too long and will not be widely adapted.

U no wat Im sayin?

Anonymous said...

Sorry saying Glazer and Byron are "Mentally-Challenged" just does not sound as proper as saying they are retarded.

Anonymous said...

"LD" short enough for you assholes?

Anonymous said...

8:51, you're so worried about someone calling someone a tard that you call then asshole? How about, "dumbass" is that sufficient? It is sort of an umbrella term.

Anonymous said...

11:49 +1

Anonymous said...

You're a sensitive prick tonight?

Anonymous said...

Winn Dixie Stores bought life insurance policies on approximately 36,000 of its employees, without their knowledge or consent, and named itself as the policies’ beneficiary. The insurance brokerage firm that placed the policies prepared two memos describing the deceased employees as “Dead Peasants.”

Anonymous said...

"live suckers or dead peasants."

Anonymous said...

There is a fine line between an asshole and a dumbass. Race, class, gender and sobriety must be considered in any given situation.

Anonymous said...

well that's just great. Guess we'll have to come up with another descriptor for tony. Not sure we'll be able to get his mommy to change though.

Anonymous said...

Yes folks, let's get on with the control of language. We've finally gotten one word that is universally forbidden and that is the awful N-word! For you sheltered types, that would be nigger. Isn't it just awful? Next, lets begin to assign letters for words on a rather wholesale basis. Don't worry, the peasants won't even notice...

Anonymous said...

I think it is about damn time we get to outlawing the W word