Why You Should Never Use the word “Retarded” out of context
There are certain words we like to use, that we substitute for the word “stupid.”
I, however, will call you a dilly-dally-ing, incompetent nitwit, because that’s what you are. I will not call you “retarded” because that is offensive.
I would not say it to convey that you are stupid. It’s offensive to those with autism.
If you are a bumbling idiot, I also will refrain from calling you “gay.” Unless you’re a homosexual bumbling idiot. Then, maybe, I can call you gay, simply because you are. Sorry, but that shouldn’t offend you.
In the event that these words are used in place of “stupid,” I have no choice but assume you’re an incompetent nitwit/bumbling idiot. Also, to do so would be ignorant and extremely disrespectful. You are either mocking the plight of autistic members of our society or calling all gay people stupid.
Just like how I would not call someone a Pokemon master in place of the word “awesome.” While Pokemon masters CAN be awesome, we should not simply use one word in place of another. Just like how an idiot can be gay, though we should not assume a gay person to be an idiot. Do you see this logic?
It is simple taxonomy. We call things certain things because that’s what those things mean in the English language. So you cannot point out something stupid or tasteless and call it gay; instead call it “pathetic” or “stupid.” Not doing so makes you pathetic and stupid, not gay. Just because you’re ignorant and can’t identify what words mean does not mean you prefer sex with people of the same gender of you. Just like how if you like having sex with people of the same gender of you, this not make you inherently “stupid” as society leads you believe.
In a brash voice, Derek exclaimed all of this out loud but was misunderstood on account of him being surrounded by stupid people.