Originally Posted by SeptemberSky
I never use the word retarded. It's not that I'm PC, I just don't like the way it sounds. It's pronounced retahed
were I live, making it sound even more crass. However, whenever one of these discussions comes up, that damn word jumps into my vocabulary.
Then I have to explain to my kid for the next 6 months why he shouldn't use it.
I dunno...I don't think there's many words in the English language that capture the full force of one's derision for something like the word "retarded". It's eloquent in it's simplicity and elegant in it's boorish crassness. When you call something "retarded", it immediately evokes exactly the imagery you're trying to get across: AK_Gandy in a helmet so he doesn't get hurt, drooling on himself in frustration while he does laps in a round room looking for a corner to lay a deuce in.