Recently I have noticed an upswing in the use of the word retard amongst the unintelligent. At first I assumed it was due the fact that saying “that’s so gay” is no longer politically correct.
You notice how the offender so casually uses the word not realizing its offensive?
A basic Google search of this individual shows 89 results for their usage of the word retard.
So is the word “retard” offensive? Well, in a word, yes. Words that are meant as insults are just inherently offensive – even socially acceptable words like stupid or moron are offensive.
But other than being nice, is there a special reason why the word “retard” should be completely removed?
The answer is that “retard” isn’t just insulting, it’s also discriminatory, targeting handicapped people.