Friday, January 6, 2012


Words are simple. Or perhaps not so simple. There is a wonderfully written post here where a mom talks about use of the word retarded. It's a simple enough word. As the writer points out, all too often the word is used to mean stupid. People don't necessarily mean harm by it, they just use it out of ignorance. And I don't mean malicious ignorance. They have never stopped and thought about it. Of course, some people do actually believe that retarded is synonymous with stupid. But those of us whose lives have been touched by the word, or shaped by it, know that it means something completely different...

I don't intend to preach, but the link is worth the couple minutes it would take to read.

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