Wednesday, March 7, 2012

THE Word

What word? I hear it every day. I have friends and family that say it. So what is the big deal with the word retard? I honestly don't let it bother me too much. If I hear it, I usually tell Damon and he will say, "Did ya say something?" I have only said something about it twice. There is no way of "saying something" without making them feel bad. So most of the time I don't. It's a choice and I would prefer not to influence someone by making them feel bad. I'll let you make your own decisions without me getting involved.

Today is an important day for those of us living with or know someone with any kind of disability.

Do you want to STOP using the word retard? Do you feel bad when you say it? Click on the link to pledge not to (or try really hard) include it in your vocabulary anymore. There are many many other words to replace it. Here are some of my favorites:
  1. boogerface (my fav)
  2. blockhead
  3. heinie
  4. numbskull
  5. dumdum
  6. meathead
  7. goon
  8. dork
  9. nincompoop
  10. simpleton
There! Now you have some replacements!

Lizzy isn't a retard. Yes, she's mentally retarded but in the good way:-) 

God Bless.


Julia said...

You're totally right. I just copied your list of replacement worlds and am saving it for reference. BTW the use of "retarded" can be swapped out for "nincompoopy", which is far more excellent. Rock on.

our home to yours said...

booger...hahahaha. I like that one. Our son Brandon is MR but he likes to call others a dork. :~D


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