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Old 03-20-2007, 06:32 AM
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Default RE: Diagram for a retard.

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Seems like a person should be able to call themselves whatever they feel like. It might be insulting to the truly retarded, but would they understand?
It also hurts their family members. I cared for my brother for many many years before he passed away on Sept 10 2001. We have to live with comments like that and I'm sure Paul88880000 did not mean any harm. I understand what he meant. I used the word once to describe my brother when we needed to fly somewhere and the ticket agent said, "you mean your mentally challenged brother". I thought about it and at first thought that was weird because he had always been referred to as retarded... Sometimes my grown kids say it and I understand they too are not being insensitive.

what are you building?