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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigdoggy View Post
    o.O makes absolutely no sense.
    It was kinda hinting that people that throw insults are immature, and people who get offended by insults need to realize that they should be the more mature, and let the insult bounce off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by -Kwesnoth- View Post
    It was kinda hinting that people that throw insults are immature, and people who get offended by insults need to realize that they should be the more mature, and let the insult bounce off.


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    Quote Originally Posted by btbam View Post
    Words are useful weapons.
    Only against some.

    "Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me".
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    the only people who get mad at that word are adults. or to be more specific, adults with retarded kids. get over it. none of my gay friends get mad when i call people fags, they know i'm not insulting them


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    Quote Originally Posted by -Kwesnoth- View Post
    Only against some.

    "Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me".
    Words have power whether you want them to or not. Even if you dont vest any power into them (yes their power derives from the fact we give them power) the fact that someone does means you have to contend with thst meaning. To some calling someome retarded is the same as calling someome a derp, but to others its offensive because your are making fun of someone at the expense of retarded people. Obviously the logical choice is to not use those words, but there is also a flip side. Do we have a right to not be offended? I dont think so. We can just as easily remove ourselves from the situation. So its all a wash in my opinion. Say what your comfortable saying knowing it could be offensive and if you are offended by something dont pretend you have a right to not be offended.

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    I thought "retarded" was the proper term for the mentally handicapped.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rapture View Post
    The word 'retarded' is an ultimum expressum. I may call someone stupid, or call some action or event dumb, but if it's overly terribly then I may call it retarded instead. Don't talk to me about being offensive though though. I'm autistic, and when I was young I had had deficient motor and social skills which took several years to grow out of and develop past. My younger cousin is also autistic and he has issues speaking and sometimes grasping even basic concepts, but even he sometimes uses the word as an insulting term.

    The meaning behind the word means a lot more than the word itself. Context changes absolutely everything. If people are offended by it, then oh well; they're not so graced to be omitted from living.

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    Yeah there are a lot of smart autistic people out there. My cousin has aspergers and he is over a year's worth ahead in high school credits. It could graduate this year at 16 but he is going to take an extra semester just so he doesn't have to go to college being so young.
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    Quote Originally Posted by -Kwesnoth- View Post
    Only against some.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vulgotha View Post
    YOU are autistic? You're one of the most affluent people I've spoken with. Outgoing, sociable, smart, savvy..
    That's very gracious of you to say, but yes, I am. I have aspergers, which falls under the umbrella of the autistic spectrum. The full disorder is extremely varied.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rapture View Post
    That's very gracious of you to say, but yes, I am. I have aspergers, which falls under the umbrella of the autistic spectrum. The full disorder is extremely varied.
    You seem to be a lucky one. I know a guy with aspergers who went to my university. Smart enough guy but he really couldn't read how others reacted to him. He, on occasion, just interupted a prof mid lecture to ask a question in his mind or would would walk up to some random person and ask them to edit his papers. He really wouldn't make eye contact and there wasn't a natural "hey how are you" etc. It was just hey can you edit my paper. The only way I can describe it is he doesn't have a filter that reads reactions of people well so he tends to be abrupt and robust in his approach.

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    Quote Originally Posted by btbam View Post
    You seem to be a lucky one. I know a guy with aspergers who went to my university. Smart enough guy but he really couldn't read how others reacted to him. He, on occasion, just interupted a prof mid lecture to ask a question in his mind or would would walk up to some random person and ask them to edit his papers. He really wouldn't make eye contact and there wasn't a natural "hey how are you" etc. It was just hey can you edit my paper. The only way I can describe it is he doesn't have a filter that reads reactions of people well so he tends to be abrupt and robust in his approach.
    That's what I've heard. People who have it tend to be smarter, more or less, than others but have trouble reading emotions, which can make social interactions awkward.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MATRIX 2 View Post
    Political Correctness is messing up the world.
    That's just offensive to people who think political correctness is important.

    We should brainstorm the answer to this one. No, no, no. Thought shower this one. Brainstorm is offensive to people who have had a brain injury.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beast of Bourbon View Post
    All i can say is "i call em like i see em".
    Are you a whale biologist?

    On topic: I've got no problem with the words. That's all they are, words. As long as they're not directed at a mentally handicapped person. People just need to stop being so sensitive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rapture View Post
    That's very gracious of you to say, but yes, I am. I have aspergers, which falls under the umbrella of the autistic spectrum. The full disorder is extremely varied.
    My daughter has Aspergers. I bought her a shirt that says "I have ass burgers" and my son has a shirt that says, " It's not my fault, I'm autistic".

    Those shirts get the most laughs too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by *goo View Post
    That's just offensive to people who think political correctness is important.

    We should brainstorm the answer to this one. No, no, no. Thought shower this one. Brainstorm is offensive to people who have had a brain injury.



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