Retarded Protests. being politically correct, be contextually correct... How about this? Don't ban any words. People seriously need to grow some thicker skins. rant facebook FB status
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#52 - ragingflamingos
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(03/09/2013) [-]
How about this? Don't ban any words. People seriously need to grow some thicker skins.
#90 to #52 - anon
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(03/09/2013) [-]
No one is seriously considering banning words. However, some slang such as "retarded" is extremely popular so some programs are trying to reduce it's usage.
#139 to #52 - thepenumbras **User deleted account**
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#149 to #52 - rawrbowwow
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(03/10/2013) [-]
What about **********? ****** offensive.
#56 to #52 - harleycurnow
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(03/09/2013) [-]
I cannot believe people are trying to ban certain noises that come out of our mouths. It's a series of mouth shapes and voicebox contractions.
#147 to #56 - lolzordz
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(03/10/2013) [-]
words are more than just a sound but yeah i agree anyway
#92 to #56 - anon
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(03/09/2013) [-]
THE ******* PEN IS MIGHTIER THAN THE ******* SWORD
#145 to #92 - fattycattyman
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(03/10/2013) [-]
Then why do actions speak louder than words?
#102 to #92 - harleycurnow
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(03/09/2013) [-]
Wrong. Swords are ******* mighty.
#129 to #102 - killerliquid
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(03/10/2013) [-]
Pen-swords are the mightiest then.
#109 to #52 - vampireinarm
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(03/09/2013) [-]
Skin with LAYERS
#8 - douthit
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(03/09/2013) [-]
I'd rather be called "retarded" than "handicapped" or "learning disabled".
#136 to #8 - admiralen
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(03/10/2013) [-]
youre both handicapped and learning disabled
#25 to #8 - anon
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(03/09/2013) [-]
Yeah you might, but our goal for best buddies is to call them normal, because that's exactly what they are, is NORMAL.
#36 to #25 - ilovehitler
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(03/09/2013) [-]
Except they aren't normal. If the majority of the population were like them, then they would be normal and everyone else would be different.
Being different isn't a bad thing, though.
#143 to #8 - spacestalin
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(03/10/2013) [-]
I can't walk since the day I was born, buddy, wheelchair for life. And there's nothing I hate more than people calling me "special", "handicapped" or "impeded". I rather they just call me a cripple, or Bob.
you either are an ass and call me bad ****, or have the balls to treat me like any other person, but please don't patronize me, is insulting.
#11 - trippypunchline
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(03/09/2013) [-]
The funniest thing is that retarded IS the politically correct term. The actual scientific term is Mental Retardation. You can have mild, moderate, or severe Mental Retardation.
#23 to #11 - anon
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(03/09/2013) [-]
NO! the political ******* term is IDD which stands for Intellectual Development Disorder.
#26 to #23 - trippypunchline
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(03/09/2013) [-]
No, if you take a psychology course, the term is Mental Retardation.
#124 to #11 - anon
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(03/10/2013) [-]
you don't know what politically correct means do you
#127 - lazaman
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(03/10/2013) [-]
OR OR!
We can not ban words at all. And we can shut the **** up and deal with freedom of speech, you hypocritical ass munches.
#151 to #127 - arizonastar
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(03/10/2013) [-]
This^

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#132 to #127 - Keoul
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(03/10/2013) [-]
I concur good sir!
I concur good sir!
#155 to #127 - anon
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(03/10/2013) [-]
Who wants to ban them? They just want people to stop saying it when it's derogatory to other people.
#166 to #127 - sirfluffyix
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(03/10/2013) [-]
Heh... You said "ass munches"... Heheh...
#140 to #127 - suddenlypotatoes
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(03/10/2013) [-]
OR OR!
#137 - Maroon ONLINE
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(03/10/2013) [-]
The **** you mean "ban it"? They can bitch and moan all they want, but they'll never see a law passed where it's illegal to use a word.
#170 to #137 - pseudobob **User deleted account**
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(03/10/2013) [-]
******* right.
#171 to #137 - farblaze
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(03/10/2013) [-]
What if by "ban" they mean make it as bad a saying "******" in public. While you can't actually ban speech, you can make it frowned upon in this society.
#141 to #137 - thisotherdude
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(03/10/2013) [-]
#5 - anon
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(03/09/2013) [-]
To ban the use/misuse pf that or any word would be infringing on the right to free speech. This is onep lace where I agree with the slippery slope argument.
#9 to #5 - toughactintinactin
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(03/09/2013) [-]
"I don't agree with what you're saying but i will fight to the death for your right to say it" - Voltaire (paraphrased because reasons)
#10 to #5 - wheresthefudge
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(03/09/2013) [-]
That's not what free speech is.







That's not what free speech is.
#12 to #10 - wheresthefudge
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(03/09/2013) [-]
To elaborate:
"Free speech" is the inherent right of people to express their opinions, be they religious, political, or anything else. Insulting people does not fall under free speech, which is why you can be arrested and/or fined for slander. Using words does not fall under free speech either, which is why you can be arrested and/or fined if you say, begin cursing in an elementary school.
tl;dr-- Anon don't know ****.
#27 to #12 - comehonorfacetwice
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(03/09/2013) [-]
Technically speaking, insulting people does fall under free speech, so long as I have no proof or knowledge that the claim I am making is not true. For example, having never met you, if I were to claim you are retarded (meaning mentally challenged, not dim witted, although either works), you couldn't sue me for slander (spoken only) or libel (written only), because I have no knowledge that the statement I made is not true. However, if we were great friends and I was aware you had no mental deficiencies, such as if I knew you were valedictorian, and I called you a retard (again in either meaning), you could subsequently sue me, as I knew my statement was false.

In addition, it is generally assumed, and nearly always ruled, that for a statement to be libelous or slanderous, it must be harmful to your current economic, political, or social standing, as well as being known, by the person making the claim, to be untrue.

The reason you can be arrested for cursing in an elementary school is, I believe, more to do with disturbing the peace and disrupting education, as speech is the first enumerated right following the separation of religion from the state, than anything else. This would also explain why it was recently ruled that you are within your Constitutional rights to 'flip off' both on and off duty police officers, regardless of knowledge of their job. Generally, 'flipping someone off' is considered as crude as cursing, yet is protected as free speech when it does not disrupt the God given right to education (Read: I only say God given due to it generally being called that, not due to personal beliefs), or impede or obstruct official duties.

TL;DR Libel/Slander: must hurt target's standing and be known to be untrue
Cursing in elementary school: context over content
#51 to #10 - allamericandude
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(03/09/2013) [-]
Actually it kind of is. I know I'm falling on the red thumb side of this argument, but whatever. Remember that offense can never be given, it can only be taken. A word or phrase or statement that one person finds offensive might not be offensive to somebody else. So to ban offensive or insulting words would be such an abstract endeavor that it would only lead to confusion and gross double-standards.

Now, the act of intentionally offending, belittling, or hurting someone through the use of language is called "harassment", and is already dealt with in most legal systems.

To sum up my point: Banning words = bad. Banning hurtful behavior = okay.
#16 to #10 - bloodsugartwo
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(03/09/2013) [-]
What is it then?
#19 to #16 - wheresthefudge
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(03/09/2013) [-]
Comment number 12, broseph.
Comment number 12, broseph.
#103 - empithree
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(03/09/2013) [-]
I'd rather be called "retarded" than "OP"
I'd rather be called "retarded" than "OP"
#117 to #103 - mayormilkman
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(03/10/2013) [-]
Overpowered?
#110 - BIGSEXYISBACKAGAIN
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(03/09/2013) [-]
Comment Picture
#121 to #110 - obeyweegee
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(03/10/2013) [-]
#32 - ishalltroll
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(03/09/2013) [-]
I'm a retard.
No seriously I'm a retard. I have a 50% handicap ID, and I ******* love making jokes about myself being ******* retarded.
#75 to #32 - felixjarl
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(03/09/2013) [-]
I love people like you, people who are able to joke about themself no mater what.
#168 to #75 - anon
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(03/10/2013) [-]
I love people who mock themselves and their whole group too in order to fit in with others. Man, everyone should just conform to society.
#173 to #168 - pickledpee
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(03/10/2013) [-]
Anon makes a valid point
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#138 to #32 - xbonezbreaker
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(03/10/2013) [-]
people feel awkward when you do it though
people feel awkward when you do it though
#175 to #138 - ishalltroll
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(03/10/2013) [-]
Not really, my entire class calls me retarded and makes jokes about it nonstop.
#108 to #32 - theodordronen
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(03/09/2013) [-]
How did you get past the math captcha?
#135 - Crusader
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(03/10/2013) [-]
Actually, Retarded is the medical classification for anyone with an IQ of less than 90.
#178 to #135 - watermelonkittie
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(03/14/2013) [-]
I just thought of something brilliant. google glasses need an app to scan for IQ, so we can all know who we can call retarded.