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    Re: `Fight club' bouts probed at home for the retarded

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Retard hasn't become accepted terminology. It's has been accepted terminology for quite some time.
    The adjective has clinical use, but I'm curious why you're assuming that 'retard' is acceptable and by whom you think it is.

    There is often process where the descriptors of conditions slowly become less acceptable due to the inherent way that society views those conditions.

    This has happened with 'retarded' but AFAIK 'retard' was and has always been pejorative. Doctors might describe someone as mentally retarded, but I don't think there was ever a clinical context to call them a retard.

    It's not a huge concern to me if people use the word, but they should know the context.

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    Re: `Fight club' bouts probed at home for the retarded

    Did you know that FLK is a recognized term in medicine?

    It's a term that means "Funny looking kid".

    It is used when the kid has certain characteristics that could mean another problem that has physical features that correspond with it, such as Down's Syndrome or Fetal Alcohol Syndrome.

    I've seen it on a medical chart before.

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    Re: `Fight club' bouts probed at home for the retarded

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    Did you know that FLK is a recognized term in medicine?

    It's a term that means "Funny looking kid".

    It is used when the kid has certain characteristics that could mean another problem that has physical features that correspond with it, such as Down's Syndrome or Fetal Alcohol Syndrome.

    I've seen it on a medical chart before.
    well since you are only supposed to have access to your own medical chart.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
    How the hell did you just tie in a retroactive reparative measure with a proactive preventative measure. Not even close to being the same thing.

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    Re: `Fight club' bouts probed at home for the retarded

    Quote Originally Posted by cascadian View Post
    The adjective has clinical use, but I'm curious why you're assuming that 'retard' is acceptable and by whom you think it is.

    There is often process where the descriptors of conditions slowly become less acceptable due to the inherent way that society views those conditions.

    This has happened with 'retarded' but AFAIK 'retard' was and has always been pejorative. Doctors might describe someone as mentally retarded, but I don't think there was ever a clinical context to call them a retard.

    It's not a huge concern to me if people use the word, but they should know the context.
    what a retarded post
    are you really going on and on about the use of the word retard while in the same breath/keystroke saying it does not mean much to you

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    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
    How the hell did you just tie in a retroactive reparative measure with a proactive preventative measure. Not even close to being the same thing.

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    Re: `Fight club' bouts probed at home for the retarded

    Quote Originally Posted by DeeJayH View Post
    well since you are only supposed to have access to your own medical chart.....




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    Re: `Fight club' bouts probed at home for the retarded

    Quote Originally Posted by DeeJayH View Post
    what a retarded post
    are you really going on and on about the use of the word retard while in the same breath/keystroke saying it does not mean much to you
    I wrote 5 sentences in 2 previous posts. Can you really say that's "going on and on"? Just because I'm writing on an internet forum doesn't mean I'm investing a lot of emotion behind it. I happen to have free time at work today.

    If people want to be purposefully offensive about this I don't care. It's just teh internets and I'm not going to change their mind. I mean, it's not like some retarded kid is going to wander into this forum and start crying.

    But if people are being accidentally offensive, it's possible a little knowledge might change their outlook about what they say.

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    Re: `Fight club' bouts probed at home for the retarded

    Quote Originally Posted by cascadian View Post
    But if people are being accidentally offensive, it's possible a little knowledge might change their outlook about what they say.
    How can one be accidentally offensive? It's just a word. Some people might find the word offensive, but what they really find offensive is the derogatory context that it can be used. It's silly to be offended by a word itself.

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    Re: `Fight club' bouts probed at home for the retarded

    Quote Originally Posted by dclxvinoise View Post
    How can one be accidentally offensive? It's just a word. Some people might find the word offensive, but what they really find offensive is the derogatory context that it can be used. It's silly to be offended by a word itself.
    hmmm... I thought I just explained my view about that. Consider the word: ***hole. There is no proper context for it. It is a pejorative and always has been.

    There is a proper context for 'retarded' but not 'retard' (at least none I've ever heard of). So for example a doctor can diagnose a patient as mentally retarded, but there's no medical context to refer to the patient as a retard.

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    Re: `Fight club' bouts probed at home for the retarded

    Quote Originally Posted by cascadian View Post
    hmmm... I thought I just explained my view about that. Consider the word: ***hole. There is no proper context for it. It is a pejorative and always has been.


    "My asshole is sore because I have hemorrhoids."

    Seems like in the above sentence I'm not using it as a pejorative.

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    Re: `Fight club' bouts probed at home for the retarded

    Quote Originally Posted by cascadian View Post
    hmmm... I thought I just explained my view about that. Consider the word: ***hole. There is no proper context for it. It is a pejorative and always has been.
    Sure there is. You just did it yourself.

    There is a proper context for 'retarded' but not 'retard' (at least none I've ever heard of). So for example a doctor can diagnose a patient as mentally retarded, but there's no medical context to refer to the patient as a retard.
    Why doesn't context seem to matter to you? If someone refers to someone as a retard in a non-derogatory way it isn't offensive. They may perceive it to be so, but that doesn't make it offensive. Words aren't inherently negative. They are just words.

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