Karla - posted on 05/25/2012 ( 229 moms have responded )
This has been mentioned in another thread and I became curious.
If you use the word “retarded” do you define it with any of the urban dictionary meanings? I personally don’t use the word because I find it offensive. I think of the traditional meaning: particularly as in “stupid.” (I don’t usually use the word "stupid" either.) Or I think of delayed progress - as in thought processes.
Slang for ‘retarded”
‘pleasing to the eye’
‘crazy, silly, goofy’
‘when you like something’
‘cool, dope, tight, chill’
verb (used with object)
~ to make slow; delay the development or progress of (an action, process, etc.); hinder or impede.
verb (used without object)
~to be delayed.
~slowing down, diminution, or hindrance, as in a machine.
Slang: Disparaging .
~ mentally retarded person.
~ person who is stupid, obtuse, or ineffective in some way: a hopeless social retard.
~ an adjustment made in the setting of the distributor of an internal-combustion engine so that the spark for ignition in each cylinder is generated later in the cycle.
Where do you stand on this one?