Originally Posted by Idealogically Promiscuous
Why does everyone automatically assume that the word "retarded" references people? Retarded isn't just a description of people...it applies, also, to processes and objects.
Yes it does refer to processes and objects also.
But when you've worked with retarded people, and have heard the phrase a hundred or a thousand times, and not necessarily in a negative conotation but as a description, it is the inference you move to first.