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169 Responses to It`s Not Acceptable To Use The R Word

  1. Profile photo of JUGGALETTEx0
    JUGGALETTEx0 Female 18-29
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    May 30, 2011 at 8:14 am
    Link: It`s Not Acceptable To Use The R Word - The R word is the same as every other minority slur. Treat it that way and don`t use it.
  2. Profile photo of Hoofer
    Hoofer Male 18-29
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    May 30, 2011 at 8:21 am
    HAHAHAHAH!
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    edana42 Female 50-59
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    May 30, 2011 at 8:21 am
    I`m such a retard. When they said don`t use the "R" word at first I thought they meant racist.
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    cobrakiller Male 18-29
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    May 30, 2011 at 8:23 am
    I`m pretty sure amongst my friends this would be the slur we use the least collectively.
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    HamsterPenis Male 50-59
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    May 30, 2011 at 8:23 am
    fag tards
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    condor335 Male 18-29
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    May 30, 2011 at 8:23 am
    that`s retarded, words can`t hurt anybody. What it seems they`re complaining about is bullying/racism, and these words are just a byproduct of that.

    You don`t fix that issue by banning words, you fix it by correcting behaviour. Instead of saying "don`t call me a kike/retard", shouldn`t the lesson be, "don`t make fun of others for being different"?
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    madest Male 40-49
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    May 30, 2011 at 8:24 am
    Unfortunately it`s not the retards complaining. It`s the people that give birth to retards that seem to have the problem. Eh Sarah Palin?
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    IshiiDaFishy Male 18-29
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    May 30, 2011 at 8:25 am
    Ummmm. no. Retard is not on the same level as fag, n*gger, or spic.
    `Retard: to delay or hold back in terms of progress, development, or accomplishment.` Which is exactly waht has happened to their brains. Its exactly the same as calling a black person black, instead of `of african descent`. Unless black means something more harmful and sinister than `lacking hue`. Its not for hurting people, its for simpler classification in daily conversation. Politically correct whiteknights ruin everything.
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    Chinchilla9 Female 18-29
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    May 30, 2011 at 8:25 am
    This video is retarded. Only a chink would disagree.
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    Mckinneysgay Male 18-29
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    May 30, 2011 at 8:25 am
    ok?
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    GlooStikk Male 18-29
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    May 30, 2011 at 8:27 am
    fair enough. but, also in all fairness, we DO use ALL the slurs specifically TO hurt peoples feelings... but thats something else.
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    NitroJunkie Male 70 & Over
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    May 30, 2011 at 8:28 am
    Oh come the eff on...
  13. Profile photo of DeathToLems
    DeathToLems Female 18-29
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    May 30, 2011 at 8:30 am
    racist
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    malikymoo Female 18-29
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    May 30, 2011 at 8:31 am
    yeah okay, i`ll log that away.
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    WeePee Male 18-29
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    May 30, 2011 at 8:32 am
    this video is retardedly gay.
    notice how everyone in the video phrased it "to call them." As long as i say ngger, spic, fa ggot, ect.., but don`t direct at them. then its alright.
    but no, not the retard. she says i cant say it in any context, even when i see a retarded video online, or my friend does something really retarded.
    what makes her so special?
  16. Profile photo of StrippenSara
    StrippenSara Female 30-39
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    May 30, 2011 at 8:34 am
    That`s retarded!
  17. Profile photo of DuckBoy87
    DuckBoy87 Male 18-29
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    May 30, 2011 at 8:37 am
    I remember seeing Penn of Penn and Teller yelling at a cat really nice compliments such as "Aww you`re a nice kitty" while the cat recoiled back into the chair it was in.

    Then he softly started cussing out the cat and the cat relaxed.

    So it`s not the words you use, rather, it`s the inflection of the voice.

    If someone says something really snooty about you and you overhear it but can`t understand, you know it was bad just by how they said it. But if someone said the same thing but in monotonous voice, you wouldn`t know any different.

    Besides, if you `ban` words then new words will spring up. How about solve the behavior issues and the rest will follow suit.
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    basketkase Male 18-29
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    May 30, 2011 at 8:40 am
    retarded
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    EgalM Male 30-39
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    May 30, 2011 at 8:41 am
    I`m going to have to say that`s retarded, since there is no such illness or medical condition that is called retarded. They are autistic, down syndrome , or along those lines. This is nothing more than a stunt to generate publicity.
  20. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    May 30, 2011 at 8:41 am

    I only say something`s "retarded" because saying it is "developmentally chanllenged" sounds retarded.
  21. Profile photo of mrtatulas
    mrtatulas Male 18-29
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    May 30, 2011 at 8:53 am
    I blame the Black Eyed Peas.
  22. Profile photo of kribbe
    kribbe Male 18-29
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    May 30, 2011 at 9:04 am
    thought they were going to say racist, this was just retarded
  23. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    May 30, 2011 at 9:19 am

    that is so takei
  24. Profile photo of skypirate
    skypirate Male 18-29
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    May 30, 2011 at 9:21 am
    so, if one were in special ed could they use it?
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    Semirhage666 Male 18-29
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    May 30, 2011 at 9:31 am
    Calling someone a retard is bad, but there`s absolutely nothing wrong with using the word retarded as an adjective synonymous with stupid.
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    Flibmeister Female 18-29
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    May 30, 2011 at 9:33 am
    @Gerry1of1 BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA * high fives *
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    dude21862004 Male 18-29
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    May 30, 2011 at 9:33 am
    Yeah, but I call poo gay, too...
  28. Profile photo of Phantomz
    Phantomz Male 13-17
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    May 30, 2011 at 9:36 am
    how the hell do you spread the word to end the word?
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    Batmanners Male 18-29
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    May 30, 2011 at 9:38 am
    Batmanners likes Gerry1of1`s comment.
  30. Profile photo of TR-Wolf
    TR-Wolf Male 18-29
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    May 30, 2011 at 9:41 am
    Well no, the word retard used to be an official and accepted term. I`m gay and don`t give a damn if people call me `fag`. And I say `Chink` too, as in, "shall we get a Chinky take-out". It`s not meant as a slur, its just a shortening really.
  31. Profile photo of LordJim
    LordJim Male 60-69
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    May 30, 2011 at 9:42 am
    I think that using the word `retarded` as an insult is pretty much an American thing. Most people in the UK would find it as crass as calling someone a spastic or mong. It happens, but people using the terms are saying more about themselves than about others.
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    juddy Female 18-29
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    May 30, 2011 at 9:43 am
    According to Michael Scott, you can call your friends `retards` when they are acting retarded.
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    bacon_pie Male 30-39
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    May 30, 2011 at 9:46 am
    that psa was retarded and gay. as long as it is in the webster`s dictionary, i`m still going to use it.
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    splurbyburbl Male 30-39
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    May 30, 2011 at 9:47 am
    She`s a funny actress and I like her... but screw her and her retarded ideas. I bet if she didn`t have a retarded kid she wouldn`t give a damn.
  35. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    May 30, 2011 at 9:47 am
    This video is retarded.
    Agreed.

    The word itself is not an insult or slur. Only the retarded see it that way.

    I`m beginning to think that freedom of speech should be earned by means of demonstrating that you are not a retard, rather than as an absolute granted to everyone.
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    yoda141 Male 18-29
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    May 30, 2011 at 9:56 am
    This is so drating retarded. Reminds me of that association for the rights of the retards which threatened to sue the school where my mother works because she wanted to give all retards a tutor. Apparently, that is acknowledging they are different and that is racism. I tell you, that place was run by drating retards.
  37. Profile photo of Gleeballs
    Gleeballs Female 18-29
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    May 30, 2011 at 10:02 am
    making us not say the word gives it more power.
  38. Profile photo of WorldOfJames
    WorldOfJames Male 18-29
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    May 30, 2011 at 10:03 am
    those are all racial slurs? is she saying mentally handicapped people are a different race??
  39. Profile photo of WorldOfJames
    WorldOfJames Male 18-29
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    May 30, 2011 at 10:04 am
    thereby segregating them more from normal people?
  40. Profile photo of wickedsngr
    wickedsngr Female 18-29
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    May 30, 2011 at 10:09 am
    Amen, Juddy. That`s one of my favorite Office quotes. :D
  41. Profile photo of jtrebowski
    jtrebowski Male 40-49
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    May 30, 2011 at 10:15 am
    I know Sarah palin doesn`t like the word. it`s not very politically correct.
  42. Profile photo of CaptKangaroo
    CaptKangaroo Male 50-59
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    May 30, 2011 at 10:22 am
    Unlike racial slurs,retard has a neutral meaning:To slow the progress of;To delay;To become delayed;A slackening of tempo.
    While using this term to describe a persons cognitive abilities may be uncouth,it is by no means a racial slur.
    Thicken your skin,cease to seek validation from others and get over it.
  43. Profile photo of Renaud-
    Renaud- Male 18-29
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    May 30, 2011 at 10:30 am
    So retards are a different race now...
  44. Profile photo of patchouly
    patchouly Male 40-49
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    May 30, 2011 at 10:35 am
    I`m behind the proper treatment of handicapped individuals, 100%; in fact, I even worked with them a few years ago. However, "retarded" means slowed down and it has thousands of applications outside of a misguided jab at someone.

    Instead of banning a perfectly good word from use, how about using it as it was intended and stop turning it into a bad word.
  45. Profile photo of Toider
    Toider Male 18-29
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    May 30, 2011 at 10:37 am
    Pfft, if it were really an unacceptable term this forum would censor and replace it with something immeasurably stupid.
  46. Profile photo of Solvent
    Solvent Male 18-29
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    May 30, 2011 at 10:37 am
    So what I say should be regulated because it offends some retard out there?
  47. Profile photo of dogfeet
    dogfeet Male 30-39
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    May 30, 2011 at 10:38 am
    oh that`s retarded. what retard came up with this retardation? retards.
  48. Profile photo of Nebbie
    Nebbie Male 18-29
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    May 30, 2011 at 10:42 am
    But... I heard the doctor call my cousin "mentally retarded."
  49. Profile photo of Nick513
    Nick513 Male 18-29
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    May 30, 2011 at 10:42 am
    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAHAA
  50. Profile photo of human_exile
    human_exile Male 13-17
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    May 30, 2011 at 10:42 am
    that`s retarded
  51. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
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    May 30, 2011 at 10:45 am
    What`s next? Can`t say FAT? Can`t say SHORT? Can`t say TALL?

    So I won`t call them "retarded" anymore: I`ll call them Geneticly Inferior Parasites...
  52. Profile photo of Cartunze
    Cartunze Male 60-69
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    May 30, 2011 at 10:45 am
    This is retarded. I thought the R word would be "Republican".
  53. Profile photo of Golkar
    Golkar Male 18-29
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    May 30, 2011 at 10:51 am
    Far as I`m concerned, using a derogatory term on someone who factually is not that term, is fine. I don`t call random strangers names, I leave the terms of endearment for my friends.
  54. Profile photo of LordJim
    LordJim Male 60-69
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    May 30, 2011 at 10:51 am
    patchouly,

    I agree that words have different meanings when used differently. I don`t think anyone is suggesting that we stop describing something as `flame retardent` or whatever. Just as spastic technically refers to a type of movement.

    This PSA is just pointing out that the use of `retard` as a term of abuse is not justified by pointing out that it is in the dictionary.

    When you were working with the handicapped did you ever hear them referred to as `retards`? What kind of people were doing that?

  55. Profile photo of Golkar
    Golkar Male 18-29
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    May 30, 2011 at 10:52 am
    Oh and 5cats, seeing as you can`t even spell "genetically," I wouldn`t be calling out other people on being inferior.
  56. Profile photo of Caretta
    Caretta Male 18-29
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    May 30, 2011 at 10:59 am
    That`s the first time I`ve ever heard the word "kike".
    Is it well known in America?
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    sugaman2k3 Male 18-29
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    May 30, 2011 at 11:21 am
    kike = jew re: the kkk who`s motto was "kill the kooks kikes and katholics" ie kill the blacks, Jews, and Catholics. despicable
  58. Profile photo of magerune
    magerune Male 18-29
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    May 30, 2011 at 11:24 am
    When I say "fag" I`m not thinking "homosexual"
    When I say "retard" I`m not thinking "mentally handicapped person"

    The people that are over sensitive about words are the very ones that give the words power in the first place.
  59. Profile photo of FUFtheKlown
    FUFtheKlown Male 18-29
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    May 30, 2011 at 11:26 am
    @Caretta
    The word was invented in America when a lot of Jews were immigrating here. Pull up Wikipedia cause I don`t feel like typing everything out
  60. Profile photo of Cartunze
    Cartunze Male 60-69
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    May 30, 2011 at 11:27 am
    That`s the first time I`ve ever heard the word "kike".
    Is it well known in America?

    I have never heard it used in real life. Just on TV. I suppose kikes hear it more often though.
  61. Profile photo of ryan99
    ryan99 Male 13-17
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    May 30, 2011 at 11:35 am
    Eh, well, words are words, not weapons. I`ll continue to joke.

    Also, why was there no racial slur for white people mentioned?
  62. Profile photo of Corpsecrank
    Corpsecrank Male 30-39
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    May 30, 2011 at 11:36 am
    So what ever happened to that old sticks and stones saying? None of those words have any power when no one cares if you use them. Time to get over these things and move on. A minority does not deserve special treatment they deserve equal treatment. If they can use those slurs among themselves and not be offended then Why the problem when someone outside their little group uses it? Saying I am part of a minority is like saying I have a giant gaping vag between my legs and will whine every time i don`t get my own way. Hey didn`t we grow up going to school with kids that acted that way...
  63. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
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    May 30, 2011 at 11:39 am
    what makes her so special?

    Hey, don`t use the S word!
  64. Profile photo of kittehdee29
    kittehdee29 Female 18-29
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    May 30, 2011 at 11:41 am
    I hadn`t heard "kike" used until last year, when a friend stuttered and said it then freaked out. I was so confused.

    When my gay friends call each other "fag," I feel inclined to use it as well. Seriously, calm the eff down, all of you.
  65. Profile photo of RAGEMONSTER
    RAGEMONSTER Male 18-29
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    May 30, 2011 at 11:44 am
    LOL did you guys see the size of the head on that TARD!!! LOL
  66. Profile photo of MrHoobToYou
    MrHoobToYou Male 40-49
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    May 30, 2011 at 11:44 am
    that retard girl is kinda hot
  67. Profile photo of SPARTAKITTY
    SPARTAKITTY Female 18-29
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    May 30, 2011 at 11:47 am
    I believe retarded used to be a medical term, correct?
    So anyone getting offended over it must be retarded.
  68. Profile photo of DShephard
    DShephard Male 18-29
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    May 30, 2011 at 11:52 am
    Retarded is a politically correct term.

    That`s why I use it in the politically incorrect way.

    I agree with magerune. If I mean to say homosexual, I say homo. If I mean to call someone stupid without sense, I say they are retarded.

    If someone IS actually retarded, well I wouldn`t call them retarded in their face, much like I wouldn`t call them stupid or slow or `mentally degenerated and or handicapped` as the people in the video would want you to say. Instead the word `different` or `special` would suffice.
  69. Profile photo of DShephard
    DShephard Male 18-29
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    May 30, 2011 at 11:54 am
    Also, why is there always an old woman in a runners jumpsuit doing these videos?
  70. Profile photo of madmanofhell
    madmanofhell Male 13-17
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    May 30, 2011 at 11:56 am
    Seriously??
    Minorities are minorities. It doesn`t matter if I call a black man a ni**er or a black man, he`s still black. If i say black he will take offence to that, if I say ni**er he will take offence to that, minorities just hate being minorities and making all these words taboo to the point where it causes one to become a social pariah and criminal is a cheap tactic to `level the playing field` in some way.
    /rant
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    SKINNERNSC Male 30-39
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    May 30, 2011 at 12:03 pm
    ....do the stanky leg
  72. Profile photo of JJXanadu
    JJXanadu Male 30-39
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    May 30, 2011 at 12:16 pm
    @madmanofhell

    Spoken like true 13-17 year old...
  73. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    May 30, 2011 at 12:23 pm
    Its amazing but she sounds like Drew Barrymore
  74. Profile photo of xiquiripat
    xiquiripat Male 18-29
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    May 30, 2011 at 12:24 pm
    This is pedo.
  75. Profile photo of Maromi
    Maromi Female 18-29
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    May 30, 2011 at 12:25 pm
    i learned two new racial slurs today :D
  76. Profile photo of spandi
    spandi Male 18-29
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    May 30, 2011 at 12:30 pm
    @madmanofhell

    I will allow you to call me Ebony-Warrior-Shadow-Man. or Ebo for short.
  77. Profile photo of wheresmyskul
    wheresmyskul Male 40-49
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    May 30, 2011 at 12:41 pm
    Whatever, Big Brother. I`m not heeding your call, retard!
  78. Profile photo of terracottus
    terracottus Male 30-39
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    May 30, 2011 at 12:43 pm
    I think they have a point. All these "names" are considered bad because they are used as swear/curse/slur words, not b/c they are.
    "Nig_ger" comes from the latin "niger", which simply means "dark" (not too far from black, eh?).
    And although "retarded" is a medical term (and basically just means "being too late" in latin), as long as it`s used as a word to describe something negative (man, that`s retarded), I can understand why people may take offense to it.
  79. Profile photo of SPrinkZ
    SPrinkZ Male 18-29
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    May 30, 2011 at 12:52 pm
    this is retarded. literally.
  80. Profile photo of agp209
    agp209 Male 18-29
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    May 30, 2011 at 1:06 pm
    Oh, are you offended by me calling you a retard? Well, im offended by you trying in infringe my freedom of speech by telling me what I cant say!
  81. Profile photo of tleking536
    tleking536 Male 30-39
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    May 30, 2011 at 1:24 pm
    To retard something means to slow down. So I can`t say I feel retarded today because my back hurts
  82. Profile photo of Wraithix
    Wraithix Male 30-39
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    May 30, 2011 at 1:31 pm
    So every couple of generations we need to replace a word with a new one, until that generation finds it offensive?

    I`ll take my freedom of speech thank you.
  83. Profile photo of Djarum
    Djarum Male 18-29
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    May 30, 2011 at 1:33 pm
    They start with racial slurs; then the white guy comes and says, [email protected]` - really, not: `chalky`, `snow owl`, `cracker`, anything?

    And what the hell is a `cank`?

    This PSA is gaytarded.
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    birdawg68 Male 40-49
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    May 30, 2011 at 1:53 pm
    I agree with the feeling retarded comment, because my back also hurts today, so I only tuned 8:30 minute miles on my run today. So my run time was retarded. Makes me feel fat.
  85. Profile photo of wheresmyskul
    wheresmyskul Male 40-49
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    May 30, 2011 at 2:01 pm
    @terracottus: Not quite right. In the U.S., when slave ownership was legal, black people were referred to as, "negros", the correct word to describe people of dark skin, most of whom can trace their lineage back to the African continent. The word "negro" evolved, ESPECIALLY in the southern U.S., to a lazy pronunciation of "nigra", or "n*gger". Today, if that last pronunciation is used, it could get you killed.
  86. Profile photo of Victory7
    Victory7 Male 18-29
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    May 30, 2011 at 2:25 pm
    So I can`t say the G3 rifle uses a retarded gas blowback system? Screw your damn newspeak.
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    KRAYZEEGIRL Female 30-39
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    May 30, 2011 at 2:33 pm
    Well it is okay to call me the "a" word because i am an as$hole and this video is retarded. If i based my worth on what other meaningless people said about me that would be sad and rediculous. In my opinion if you take what other people say about you personally than maybe they are right.

    @ Djarum - he said kyke and it is a derogatory term for a jewish person.
  88. Profile photo of nny156
    nny156 Male 18-29
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    May 30, 2011 at 2:45 pm
    this is retarded

    (i did laugh a bit when the tard came on screen)
  89. Profile photo of seabass101dg
    seabass101dg Male 18-29
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    May 30, 2011 at 2:46 pm
    So what is the... uhmm.. person on the left of Jane Lynch?
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    flingspoo Female 18-29
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    May 30, 2011 at 2:49 pm
    I say things are gay all the time. I don`t actually they`re homosexual. "Ha ha, your car`s gay!" A car cannot be a homosexual. I say retarded all the time. Except around my handicapped friend. Then I say "silly".
    Isn`t retarded like delayed emotional and mental development or something?
  91. Profile photo of LordJim
    LordJim Male 60-69
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    May 30, 2011 at 2:53 pm
    How difficult is it to understand? Yes, you have the right to sneer at people with learning difficulties. Really, you have that right and I don`t want to take it away from you. Go ahead. `Hey, retard gimme...` Have fun. You clearly need someone to look down on.

    But I reserve the right to judge you for it.
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    dirtysteve00 Male 30-39
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    May 30, 2011 at 3:05 pm
    It`s not ok to call me a bog-brained murphy, a spud eating mick, or a priest-pleasuring paddy.

    don`t do it, `k?
  93. Profile photo of BBBBB
    BBBBB Male 18-29
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    May 30, 2011 at 3:07 pm
    Isn`t mental retardation a medical word? As is retarded and retard?
  94. Profile photo of SlothOfDoom
    SlothOfDoom Male 30-39
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    May 30, 2011 at 3:16 pm
    But mental retardation is a real thing. Saying that "retarded" is the same thing as "I am a racist!" is retarded.
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    CoyoteKing Male 18-29
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    May 30, 2011 at 3:35 pm
    Racial slurs were created to be offensive. The word retarded is a technical and correct word for an individual that has mental retardation and more generally means anything that is slowed or hindered in a way that effects its performance.
  96. Profile photo of krisley
    krisley Male 18-29
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    May 30, 2011 at 4:08 pm
    That`s... retarded, sorry.
  97. Profile photo of limphotdog
    limphotdog Female 18-29
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    May 30, 2011 at 4:11 pm
    It`s a Glee PSA... So what?
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    DickenMcHunt Male 18-29
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    May 30, 2011 at 4:27 pm
    I agree with most of the sentiments here:

    Most slurs are bastardizations (another innocuous-turned-offensive term) of inherently innocent words, specifically designed with malice as their intent.

    Some slurs have extremely valid uses outside of their slang terms: Gay/Fag/Queer, rooster, Retard, Imbecile, etc.

    I can`t object to a campaign to abolish words that specifically intend to be hurtful, but shaming words that are misused by morons, is stupid. I also believe that it`s a solution to a symptom and not a root problem- the real issue is with the intent behind the words (and frankly any words can be used with such intent.) Wouldn`t a campaign against intolerance be more effective, make more sense and attack the core issue?

    TL;DR

    This is retarded.
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    mackin Male 30-39
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    May 30, 2011 at 4:35 pm
    I`m offended when I read that Halloween costumes are flame retardant.
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    mykunter Male 40-49
    2424 posts
    May 30, 2011 at 4:53 pm
    F u c k that! I like the word "retarded". I`ve used it my whole life and I`m not going to stop.

    Recently a friend told me not to call the slanted-eyed people "Orientals", but rather "Asians". I had no idea. It used to be ok.

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    dragosal Male 18-29
    1630 posts
    May 30, 2011 at 4:56 pm
    retard shouldnt be used to describe someone being or doing something stupid. but retarded people ar called that because they ARE retarded
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    lordastral Male 30-39
    45 posts
    May 30, 2011 at 4:58 pm
    "Racial slurs were created to be offensive. The word retarded is a technical and correct word for an individual that has mental retardation and more generally means anything that is slowed or hindered in a way that effects its performance. "

    That is very true. But then negro is merely the spanish word for black. The origins of the word don`t mean that it isn`t offensive. If a doctor tells you, the patient appears to suffer from mental retardation, then that is technical. If a noob high school student says, "derp, your retarded!" then it is an insult (and yes, i misused `your` in the example on purpose)
  103. Profile photo of alisia
    alisia Female 18-29
    166 posts
    May 30, 2011 at 5:02 pm
    I just eliminated the R word from my vocab and I say it all the time but, I won`t anymore. That girl is so sweet and a tear came to my eye. I don`t watch the show but I think they are on Glee.
  104. Profile photo of LandoGriffin
    LandoGriffin Male 30-39
    3844 posts
    May 30, 2011 at 5:16 pm
    Yahoo censored my post when I tried to write the phrase "Negro League Baseball" - words like this are not offensive if used in their proper context.
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    RobSwindol Male 30-39
    2514 posts
    May 30, 2011 at 5:34 pm
    The word "retard" means to "Delay or hold back in terms of progress, development, or accomplishment."

    When a person`s mental progress is delayed, it is known as mental retardation. This isn`t a PC or non-PC term. It`s a legitimate term.

    I can not help that people have misused the term for so long that retarded people now find it offensive.

    I can understand that a Black person doesn`t want to be called a "I am a racist!" and a hispanic person doesn`t want to be called a "spic". I agree that those are racial slurs and there are perfectly leginimate descriptions for them. But would a retarded person feel better if we called them "mentally slow"? IT MEANS THE SAME EXACT DAMN THING!!!
  106. Profile photo of korahn
    korahn Male 30-39
    1300 posts
    May 30, 2011 at 5:37 pm
    As long as I can still call people douches, douchebags, and twats, I`ll be happy.
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    TheBLB Male 18-29
    237 posts
    May 30, 2011 at 5:48 pm
    This is retarded

    drat off bleeding hearts
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    whocares3725 Male 18-29
    310 posts
    May 30, 2011 at 6:02 pm
    I can guarantee this type of advertising won`t do jack to stop people from using the word, since it will only resonate with those who don`t use the word anyways.
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    TheKewlDewd Male 18-29
    2 posts
    May 30, 2011 at 6:18 pm
    As soon as the black guy started talking I lost it.
  110. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36665 posts
    May 30, 2011 at 6:34 pm

    You guys need to stop calling me an a$$hole because it`s derogatory to colons everywhere!
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    Joeraccoon Male 18-29
    191 posts
    May 30, 2011 at 6:37 pm
    Im from the old school. I dont hate koreans because theyre chin*s, i hate them because the smell like kimchi. I dont hate nigg*rs, some of my best friends are I am a racist!s. Why does Use of a word make you a terrible person today? I am a racist! is just the way pre-civil war americans pronounced the spanish word "negro" meaning "black." the spanish named blacks "negros" and I am a racist! has only been derogatory for less than a century, and mostly because it was invented during slavery. A retard is no less of a retard because you call him special, and hes no more "special" either. A black man is the same whether you call him I am a racist! or sir (though maybe more angry over one) and a korean still smells like kimchi if you bathe him 4 times a day and call him asian/pacific islander. Theyre just words. Whats next? Ugly people called "aesthetically deficient?" (thank you george carlin) or what? we should quit worrying about what name
  112. Profile photo of kinky_afr0
    kinky_afr0 Male 18-29
    583 posts
    May 30, 2011 at 6:38 pm
    retarded...agreed. and all you I am a racist! chink spick kike fags.....I still love ya ;) x god bless
  113. Profile photo of auburnjunky
    auburnjunky Male 30-39
    10339 posts
    May 30, 2011 at 6:43 pm
    It IS acceptable!

    Retard.

    Here we go again. Taking words, and making them more powerful than they are.
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    kinky_afr0 Male 18-29
    583 posts
    May 30, 2011 at 6:45 pm
    lol liking the IAB filter "I am a racist"
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    Itsnotover Male 18-29
    56 posts
    May 30, 2011 at 6:47 pm
    I laughed...retard retard retard retard retard retard retard retard retard retard retard retard
  116. Profile photo of Boredhero78
    Boredhero78 Male 18-29
    108 posts
    May 30, 2011 at 7:14 pm
    I miss the days where you could say what you wanted.
  117. Profile photo of SmilinSam
    SmilinSam Female 18-29
    3599 posts
    May 30, 2011 at 7:14 pm
    drating stupid. in ten years, what ever word we decide to call these people, be it "special" or "handicapped" or "mentally challenged", no matter what we land on, in ten years the kids in the school yard are gonna be all "look at billy! what a "special" person! HAha! loser!" and then THAT word is gonna be the one in the stupid fracking PSA videos tryin to get people not to use it. people are mean-spirited. kids especially. you`re never going to end this so quit giving so much fuel to the fire. just ignore it and people wouldn`t WANT to use it. the fact that it`s NOT PC makes it all the more suitable for an insult. now, i would never call a slow person a retard to their face, but i would call my friend a retard if they did something stupid. or a fag if they acted gay (and aren`t)
  118. Profile photo of I-IS-BORED
    I-IS-BORED Male 18-29
    2419 posts
    May 30, 2011 at 7:19 pm
    it is an acceptable word... this video was definitely thought up by somebody who is mentally retarded (because a person with psychomotor retardation wouldn`t be that stupid)
  119. Profile photo of the_windy
    the_windy Female 18-29
    1589 posts
    May 30, 2011 at 7:19 pm
    A lady at my work once called me retarded. I used to volunteer with special kids, so this upset me even more. I called her a bitch and told her to leave, and never shop here again (I used to work at customer service in a supermarket). She went to the manager too! He came and talked to me, and agreed she was a bitch, especially after he saw how upset it made me, and how personal I took it.
    People need to stop using that word so lightly.
  120. Profile photo of I-IS-BORED
    I-IS-BORED Male 18-29
    2419 posts
    May 30, 2011 at 7:20 pm
    "I dont hate koreans because theyre chin*s"

    how drating stupid are you? CHINese dumb drat not korean
  121. Profile photo of BigM
    BigM Male 18-29
    130 posts
    May 30, 2011 at 7:24 pm
    E-tard hahahahaha i found a loop hole. But seriously, words only become derogatory if people get offended. Its just a sequence of letters.
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    max5121 Male 18-29
    272 posts
    May 30, 2011 at 7:25 pm
    Fag.
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    cobrakiller Male 18-29
    7469 posts
    May 30, 2011 at 7:29 pm
    i-is-bored, its a derogatory name for all east asians.
  124. Profile photo of TheShgn2
    TheShgn2 Male 13-17
    626 posts
    May 30, 2011 at 7:30 pm
    I get that minorities get picked on a lot and whatever, but why doesn`t anyone care when a minority is racist/offensive to white people? A black person can call you a cracker or a white man, but you can`t even call them black without someone screaming "RACIST, HE`S A RACIST"
  125. Profile photo of zombieland
    zombieland Male 18-29
    418 posts
    May 30, 2011 at 7:32 pm
    GOD F*UCKING DAMN IT, THIS IS THE LAST STRAW

    freedom of speech is sacred and applies to ALL speech, weather YOU find it offensive or not.

    you retarded dyke
  126. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36665 posts
    May 30, 2011 at 7:42 pm

    "I dont hate koreans because they`re chin*s"
    no, chin*s is for chinese.
    Koreans are called gooks.


    @ max5121 - LOL good one!
  127. Profile photo of Skittzo
    Skittzo Female 18-29
    185 posts
    May 30, 2011 at 7:56 pm
    Aw drat `em! I`m awesome when it comes to not using any other sort of swear/racial slur, but I`m keeping my retard! Pretty soon we`re not going to be allowed to use any sort of descriptive word!
  128. Profile photo of Ant0n
    Ant0n Male 18-29
    761 posts
    May 30, 2011 at 8:16 pm
    Are they implying that all white people are fags?
  129. Profile photo of kameo360fan
    kameo360fan Female 13-17
    383 posts
    May 30, 2011 at 8:20 pm
    What am I supposed to use now that all words we use are deemed derogatory? Sorry people, but I gotta keep something.
    Soon people will be saying stupid is bad too!
  130. Profile photo of auburnjunky
    auburnjunky Male 30-39
    10339 posts
    May 30, 2011 at 8:27 pm
    "Soon people will be saying stupid is bad too!"

    Saying stupid will get you suspended from (grade)school.
  131. Profile photo of Kratos-Zan
    Kratos-Zan Male 18-29
    134 posts
    May 30, 2011 at 8:59 pm
    @ Zombieland

    ROFL
  132. Profile photo of apttodo
    apttodo Female 18-29
    795 posts
    May 30, 2011 at 9:25 pm
    I had to google what a kike was.
  133. Profile photo of tis
    tis Female 18-29
    119 posts
    May 30, 2011 at 9:26 pm
    I used to say this word all the fcking time, but I`ve recently stopped. It was as simple as replacing "retarded" with "ridiculous". It`s much easier for me to change my vocabulary than to demand people ignore all the hurt and humiliation associated with degrading language.
  134. Profile photo of Nlupu
    Nlupu Male 18-29
    229 posts
    May 30, 2011 at 10:17 pm
    pfft this is retarded..
  135. Profile photo of Finanthimus
    Finanthimus Male 30-39
    12 posts
    May 30, 2011 at 10:31 pm
    This video is retarded.
  136. Profile photo of skullgrin
    skullgrin Male 18-29
    937 posts
    May 30, 2011 at 10:38 pm
    the pussification of america at its finest

    now, lets see which i-a-b slurs are acceptable and which are not...

    spic
    I am a racist!
    kike
    fag
    wetback
    guido
    ginni
    retard

  137. Profile photo of skullgrin
    skullgrin Male 18-29
    937 posts
    May 30, 2011 at 10:39 pm
    i guess you`re only a racist if you use the n word, all other words are A-OK!

  138. Profile photo of phoneybone
    phoneybone Male 18-29
    1744 posts
    May 30, 2011 at 10:57 pm
    that`s just it, we don`t call retards retards, we call other people who aren`t retarded retards, because that`s insulting
  139. Profile photo of vVvBrock
    vVvBrock Male 18-29
    177 posts
    May 30, 2011 at 11:00 pm
    Calling some with mental retardation a "retard" used to be perfectly acceptable. Now we have to to call them "mentally handicapped," but soon enough that won`t be acceptable either so we`ll start calling them something else. Slurs are only slurs because we say they are. If people stopped reacting to all the other racial slurs out there, they would cease to have any meaning and people would stop using them. I don`t get why so many people don`t understand this.
  140. Profile photo of PoopNoodle
    PoopNoodle Male 40-49
    400 posts
    May 30, 2011 at 11:08 pm
    This political correct crap is a real pain in the ass
  141. Profile photo of LuckyDave
    LuckyDave Male 18-29
    675 posts
    May 30, 2011 at 11:51 pm
    Allow me to add to your list Skullgrin

    Polack
    Cracker
    Sand I am a racist!
    Gook
    Chink
    Flip
    Gringo
    Jap
    Jerry
    Lubra (for you Aussies, huh, another slur)
    Wop
    Yank

    What am I supposed to say to other people? "Are you mentally slow or something?" Nah, I think I`ll just stay with retarded.

    Besides, that girl has Downs, quite a bit different from being retarded. I`d be more angry at the retards who call her a retard then at everyone else who call normal people retarded.

    And I think I know that fag from somewhere too...

    Interesting how only Ni&&er is censored, why you so racist IAB?
  142. Profile photo of bankvole
    bankvole Male 30-39
    959 posts
    May 31, 2011 at 1:18 am
    Its not acceptable to call me Mick, Paddy or a Leprechaun. It is okay to call me a drunk Irish potato eater because that is factually correct
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    xCYBERDYNEx Male 18-29
    4903 posts
    May 31, 2011 at 1:22 am




  144. Profile photo of Chojiro
    Chojiro Male 18-29
    247 posts
    May 31, 2011 at 1:28 am
    brazilian gringos are da worst
  145. Profile photo of duffytoler
    duffytoler Male 40-49
    5195 posts
    May 31, 2011 at 1:43 am
    There is no "R" in weetawd.
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    Tarquin_Duck Male 18-29
    45 posts
    May 31, 2011 at 5:27 am

  147. Profile photo of ScubaFett
    ScubaFett Male 18-29
    176 posts
    May 31, 2011 at 5:42 am
    what the hell is a `kike`?
  148. Profile photo of ScubaFett
    ScubaFett Male 18-29
    176 posts
    May 31, 2011 at 5:44 am
    OH, thank you google, `kike` is the jewish version of `nlgga`. They can call themselves the word but not anyone else.
  149. Profile photo of QuadConPana
    QuadConPana Male 40-49
    7 posts
    May 31, 2011 at 5:59 am
    The word geek originally meant, "a carnival performer who performs sensationally morbid or disgusting acts". Now, that is the final and least used definition in the dictionary.

    We are already at the point that virtually nobody uses the word "retard" to refer to someone with a mental handicap. It now refers only to people who don`t know that stripes and plaid don`t match, people who won`t get off of the phone to order at Starbucks, and Democrats.

    If you are mentally challenged, and you hear that word, don`t get offended. We`re not talking about you unless you voted for Obama. If you did, that would make you a mentally challenged retard.
  150. Profile photo of ruthless1990
    ruthless1990 Female 18-29
    3001 posts
    May 31, 2011 at 6:05 am
    this was retarded
  151. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36665 posts
    May 31, 2011 at 6:58 am
  152. Profile photo of auburnjunky
    auburnjunky Male 30-39
    10339 posts
    May 31, 2011 at 8:01 am
    "There is no "R" in weetawd." <----- THIS!
  153. Profile photo of Dr_Sexy
    Dr_Sexy Male 30-39
    1597 posts
    May 31, 2011 at 8:47 am
    we tod ed
  154. Profile photo of RPossum
    RPossum Male 30-39
    1076 posts
    May 31, 2011 at 9:00 am
    No TALKING!
  155. Profile photo of SvampeBob
    SvampeBob Male 18-29
    3076 posts
    May 31, 2011 at 10:41 am
    if you are slow as drat it`s totally acceptable to call you a retard

    @duffytoler so much win :`)
  156. Profile photo of zeegrr
    zeegrr Male 40-49
    153 posts
    May 31, 2011 at 11:05 am
    Here`s where this country is going PC nuts. The medical term for a lack of oxygen to the brain at birth is "Retardation of the brain". The effected person is "Retarded". My brother was born in 1955 with this condition.So "No", I will not stop using the "R" word. By the way, "Real" Autism means you can`t speak. When are we gonna stop calling all these kids getting a government check "Autistic"?
  157. Profile photo of I-IS-BORED
    I-IS-BORED Male 18-29
    2419 posts
    May 31, 2011 at 11:23 am
    "We are already at the point that virtually nobody uses the word "retard" to refer to someone with a mental handicap. It now refers only to people who don`t know that stripes and plaid don`t match, people who won`t get off of the phone to order at Starbucks, and Democrats."

    Sorry, what?
  158. Profile photo of auburnjunky
    auburnjunky Male 30-39
    10339 posts
    May 31, 2011 at 11:29 am
    @I-IS-BORED: Just because someone has a good derp face doesn`t make them retarded.

    Your derp face when you`re drating your mom is epic, but I don`t think you are.
  159. Profile photo of greenbasterd
    greenbasterd Male 18-29
    2377 posts
    May 31, 2011 at 1:18 pm
    for drats sake why they trying to take all my words.. drating retards
  160. Profile photo of rikakitty
    rikakitty Female 18-29
    683 posts
    May 31, 2011 at 3:04 pm
    Zeegrr, your post was by far one of the most idiotic I have ever seen in my life. Have you ever read about autism in your life, beyond what people tell you? Seriously? Good lord, I don`t even know what to say to you right now.
  161. Profile photo of KidGixxer
    KidGixxer Male 30-39
    182 posts
    May 31, 2011 at 4:30 pm
    wow that ad was retarded.
  162. Profile photo of ajd121
    ajd121 Male 18-29
    625 posts
    May 31, 2011 at 5:14 pm
    But you can still call white people cracker, honkey, white trash and red neck, because that`s just funny.
  163. Profile photo of OldOllie
    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15841 posts
    May 31, 2011 at 10:39 pm
    Wow! I wonder where they got those vintage Kustom amps?
  164. Profile photo of flyducks
    flyducks Male 13-17
    231 posts
    May 31, 2011 at 10:44 pm
    lame
  165. Profile photo of bongsmoka420
    bongsmoka420 Male 18-29
    290 posts
    May 31, 2011 at 11:17 pm
    I use all those words except chink. I respect Asians in many aspects, like for creating ninja`s, and robots.
  166. Profile photo of PinkHomicide
    PinkHomicide Female 18-29
    355 posts
    May 31, 2011 at 11:50 pm
    Actually until next year "Mentally retarded" is an acceptable text book term used in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, It will later be changed to "Intellectual Disability". Until then retarded is fair game.
  167. Profile photo of danky
    danky Male 18-29
    559 posts
    June 1, 2011 at 1:27 am
    retarded
  168. Profile photo of RuralNinja
    RuralNinja Male 18-29
    519 posts
    June 1, 2011 at 3:36 pm
    Do they not realize mentally retarded is the official medical term?
  169. Profile photo of QueenofDorks
    QueenofDorks Female 13-17
    1 post
    June 10, 2011 at 8:51 pm
    so what if it`s the "text book term"? That doesn`t make it any more acceptable

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