Retard

Retard (from dictionary.com)

  1. verb (used with object) – to make slow; delay the development or progress of (an action, process, etc.); hinder or impede.
  2. verb (used without object) – to be delayed.
  3. noun – a slowing down, diminution, or hindrance, as in a machine.
  4. Slang: Disparaging. (a) a mentally retarded person. (b) a person who is stupid, obtuse, or ineffective in some way: a hopeless social retard.
  5. Automotive, Machinery. 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.

I’m getting sick and tired of people getting their panties in a bunch over the word retard.

Case in point: Tropic Thunder.

The only thing I’ve been hearing about the movie is how the National Down Syndrome Congress or the American Association of People with Disabilities or the Special Olympics have been all up in arms because they drop the word retard or retarded a couple of times. Guess what guys, you don’t own the word retard.

Just to prove that you don’t own it:
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Ah shit, now monkeys are going to come after me for my implication that only monkeys fart.

Anyways, my point being is that retard is only a word and of the 5 definitions listed above, only one definition applies…and it’s a slang version! It’s obvious that the bleeding hearts at the above organizations aren’t seeing the point of the movie for what it is. A satire on the film industry and just how seriously it takes itself.

Again, this is a clear cut case of this political correctness idiocy getting taken way too far. Or some bleeding heart with too much time on their hands…I actually vote for both.

I’m going to see the movie, and I’m probably going to laugh my retarded ass off. Anyone care to join me?

  • Amber

    Point well taken, we have spoken about this on many occasion.
    Let’s not forget at one stage, not too long ago, the word ‘Retard’ was used commonly to refer to socially inept & mentally disabled people – and it wasn’t considered derogatory. So you can’t just allow us to use the word one decade and not the next… come on – loosen up!
    I commonly call Ben ‘retard’ – it’s one of our many pet names – and he doesn’t seem to mind! (just look at my recent pics added to facebook and you’ll understand!)

    So have you seen the movie? What’s the review?

  • http://digitaltodd.com digitaltodd

    1st I have to say that I have not figured out why this post showed up in my feedly feed today, a mere 9 days after you posted it. I must be doing it wrong or quite possibly my feed reader is retarded (see definition #2 before chasing me down plz kthnx)

    2nd I represent the Flatulent Monkey Society and if you do not remove your remarks about farting monkeys we will be forced to take legal action.

  • http://www.kjstyle.org jholmes

    @Amber I agree 100% Ben is a retard 🙂 Ummm, I mean loosen up for sure.

    It bothers me that our whole society has become so politically correct it has taken rights away from the larger part of the society to freely express ourselves.

    I think that those who get so easily offended need to develop a bit of a tougher skin. It’s these kinds of knee jerk reactions – i.e. protesting a movie because they use the word retard, like, they don’t even hit a retard or anything! – that’s makes everyone else think this whole political correctness movement is a joke.

    I say, use the word retard. Why should we not have the right to use affectionate pet names because someone will get offended!

  • http://www.kjstyle.org jholmes

    @digitaltodd. My team of lawyers awaits your call 🙂

  • Jay

    I could not agree more! This post is pure awesome.

  • http://www.kjsytle.org James Holmes

    Thanks Jay! lol. I especially like the picture…makes me giggle everytime

  • http://www.kjsytle.org James Holmes

    Thanks Jay! lol. I especially like the picture…makes me giggle everytime