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Reply #30 posted 04/04/11 4:34am

Spinlight

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CocoRock said:

lPoeticl said:

You are entitled to your own opinion. The word 'retard' means alot of things. I didn't mean it in the way that you took it. Sorry if I offended you but it wasn't towards you in the first place. So drop it.mad

[Edited 4/3/11 20:16pm]

You're an idiot. See? Isn't that much better than your choice of words? Idiot.

Please don't use the word idiot. Some of us may have family members who were born that way. Thanks.

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Reply #31 posted 04/04/11 4:37am

CocoRock

Spinlight said:



CocoRock said:


lPoeticl said:



You are entitled to your own opinion. The word 'retard' means alot of things. I didn't mean it in the way that you took it. Sorry if I offended you but it wasn't towards you in the first place. So drop it.mad


[Edited 4/3/11 20:16pm]



You're an idiot. See? Isn't that much better than your choice of words? Idiot.


Please don't use the word idiot. Some of us may have family members who were born that way. Thanks.


You right.

Please don't tell me you're related to lPoeticl! eek
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Reply #32 posted 04/04/11 4:43am

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CocoRock said:

Spinlight said:

Please don't use the word idiot. Some of us may have family members who were born that way. Thanks.

You right. Please don't tell me you're related to lPoeticl! eek

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Reply #33 posted 04/04/11 5:26am

Illuminations

Does Prince seem like the kind of person who would waste his time on twitter? Only idiots like charlie sheen and oprah winfrey get on twitter to make themselves feel better by having tons of followers.... Prince is above that and is not lacking in the self confidence department!!!

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Reply #34 posted 04/04/11 5:35am

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Spinlight said:

CocoRock said:

lPoeticl said: You're an idiot. See? Isn't that much better than your choice of words? Idiot.

Please don't use the word idiot. Some of us may have family members who were born that way. Thanks.

falloff

Have a look at 'The W2A: Euro Tour Song Survey' http://prince.org/msg/12/362417
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Reply #35 posted 04/04/11 8:31am

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Seriously, I already said I didn't mean it in the manner you took it. I'm not going to explain how I meant it because it doesn't matter. If it offended you, my bad.

Prince is not on twitter, but if he was, it wouldn't be something obvious. twocents

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Reply #36 posted 04/04/11 9:25am

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Gohi said:

lPoeticl said:

You are entitled to your own opinion. The word 'retard' means alot of things. I didn't mean it in the way that you took it. Sorry if I offended you but it wasn't towards you in the first place. So drop it.mad

[Edited 4/3/11 20:16pm]

Whatever. It's just as bad as using "faggot" and "nigger" in a derogatory manner. Better for someone on a forum to call you out on it than someone in real life. It's dropped.

No it isn't.

"not a fan" falloff yeah...ok
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Reply #37 posted 04/04/11 9:27am

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lPoeticl said:

Seriously, I already said I didn't mean it in the manner you took it. I'm not going to explain how I meant it because it doesn't matter. If it offended you, my bad.

Prince is not on twitter, but if he was, it wouldn't be something obvious. twocents

don't sweat it. they are being we tar did! smile

"not a fan" falloff yeah...ok
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Reply #38 posted 04/04/11 9:54am

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boy did this thread ever get retarded fast.

"does my cock look fat in these jeans?"
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Reply #39 posted 04/04/11 10:49am

MothaFunky

Boy oh boy, I regret asking such an innocent queston now lol

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Reply #40 posted 04/04/11 11:05am

TheBird

I'm a Social Worker in the UK, working with people with learning disabilities. A lot of them have heard this phrase (not used as a medical term in the UK) and it really upsets a lot of those i have talked about it with.

It really hurts their feelings. It's only anecdotal evidence, but maybe it would be likely to hurt you if you had a learning disability?

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Reply #41 posted 04/04/11 11:17am

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TheBird said:

I'm a Social Worker in the UK, working with people with learning disabilities. A lot of them have heard this phrase (not used as a medical term in the UK) and it really upsets a lot of those i have talked about it with.

It really hurts their feelings. It's only anecdotal evidence, but maybe it would be likely to hurt you if you had a learning disability?

You make so many presumptouous comments here. As do most people with their sacred cows.

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Reply #42 posted 04/04/11 11:20am

steakfinger

I'm sofa king what Todd did.

[Edited 4/4/11 11:44am]

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Reply #43 posted 04/04/11 11:22am

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errant said:

boy did this thread ever get retarded fast.

Great oxymoron!

lol

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Reply #44 posted 04/04/11 11:24am

strmn

TheBird said:

I'm a Social Worker in the UK, working with people with learning disabilities. A lot of them have heard this phrase (not used as a medical term in the UK) and it really upsets a lot of those i have talked about it with.

It really hurts their feelings. It's only anecdotal evidence, but maybe it would be likely to hurt you if you had a learning disability?

I agree it's an oppressive term with a legacy of oppression behind it.

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Reply #45 posted 04/04/11 11:35am

Graycap23

In a word........NO.

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Reply #46 posted 04/04/11 11:43am

steakfinger

TheBird said:

I'm a Social Worker in the UK, working with people with learning disabilities. A lot of them have heard this phrase (not used as a medical term in the UK) and it really upsets a lot of those i have talked about it with.

It really hurts their feelings. It's only anecdotal evidence, but maybe it would be likely to hurt you if you had a learning disability?

You know why it hurts their feelings? Because someone taught them that it should. What does that say? I have no idea.

[Edited 4/4/11 11:44am]

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Reply #47 posted 04/04/11 11:45am

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steakfinger said:

TheBird said:

I'm a Social Worker in the UK, working with people with learning disabilities. A lot of them have heard this phrase (not used as a medical term in the UK) and it really upsets a lot of those i have talked about it with.

It really hurts their feelings. It's only anecdotal evidence, but maybe it would be likely to hurt you if you had a learning disability?

You know why it hurts their feelings? Because someone taught them that it should. What does that say? I have no idea.

[Edited 4/4/11 11:44am]

Yeah - there are official organizations who use the word, e.g.

Association for Retarded Citizens The Arc (formerly Association for Retarded Citizens of the United States) - is the country's largest voluntary organization committed to the welfare of all children and adults with mental retardation and their families.

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Reply #48 posted 04/04/11 12:14pm

strmn

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steakfinger said:

You know why it hurts their feelings? Because someone taught them that it should. What does that say? I have no idea.

[Edited 4/4/11 11:44am]

Yeah - there are official organizations who use the word, e.g.

Association for Retarded Citizens The Arc (formerly Association for Retarded Citizens of the United States) - is the country's largest voluntary organization committed to the welfare of all children and adults with mental retardation and their families.

There are indeed "official" organizations that use the word "retarded" but disabled activists, "self-advocates," and disability studies scholars have opposed this term (and others such as "idiot") for years, have mounted public campaigns against its use, written books arguing against its use, etc. Generally speaking, groups and organizations that continue to use the term "retarded" are run by parents, religious outfits, etc. rather than the people who are directly affected by the term.

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Reply #49 posted 04/04/11 2:19pm

dJJ

Spinlight said:

TheBird said:

I'm a Social Worker in the UK, working with people with learning disabilities. A lot of them have heard this phrase (not used as a medical term in the UK) and it really upsets a lot of those i have talked about it with.

It really hurts their feelings. It's only anecdotal evidence, but maybe it would be likely to hurt you if you had a learning disability?

You make so many presumptouous comments here. As do most people with their sacred cows.

I agree, it's a sissy probably.

99% of my posts are ironic. Maybe this post sides with the other 1%.
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Reply #50 posted 04/04/11 3:15pm

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bored2 we could all be reading a book right now...

This better antonb and PurpleSpirit319
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Reply #51 posted 04/04/11 3:17pm

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bored2 we could all be reading a book right now...

I love a good book.

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Reply #52 posted 04/04/11 4:34pm

Gohi

CallMeCarrie said:

steakfinger said:

You know why it hurts their feelings? Because someone taught them that it should. What does that say? I have no idea.

[Edited 4/4/11 11:44am]

Yeah - there are official organizations who use the word, e.g.

Association for Retarded Citizens The Arc (formerly Association for Retarded Citizens of the United States) - is the country's largest voluntary organization committed to the welfare of all children and adults with mental retardation and their families.

Nothing wrong with using it in this way, in my opinion.

I think the discussion we're having now is a lot better than talking about the intricacies of whether or not a fifty year old man is using a social networking site.

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Reply #53 posted 04/04/11 4:43pm

Gohi

Shorty said:

Gohi said:

Whatever. It's just as bad as using "faggot" and "nigger" in a derogatory manner. Better for someone on a forum to call you out on it than someone in real life. It's dropped.

No it isn't.

Please enlighten me.

I didn't mean to sound like this is a sacred cow for me. I just think anyone who calls someone else a "retard" sounds like an immature, thoughtless person. I'm all for making jokes about any and everything (this is the internet, after all) but "the r-word" just irritates me more than it offends me.

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Reply #54 posted 04/04/11 5:05pm

strmn

Gohi said:

CallMeCarrie said:

Yeah - there are official organizations who use the word, e.g.

Association for Retarded Citizens The Arc (formerly Association for Retarded Citizens of the United States) - is the country's largest voluntary organization committed to the welfare of all children and adults with mental retardation and their families.

Nothing wrong with using it in this way, in my opinion.

I think the discussion we're having now is a lot better than talking about the intricacies of whether or not a fifty year old man is using a social networking site.

I think people should be allowed to "name" themselves. That's very empowering.

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Reply #55 posted 04/04/11 5:06pm

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wow. I make a penis joke and the topic gets jacked.

I stand with Ben and the Moderators!
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Reply #56 posted 04/04/11 5:11pm

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Yep... that's the org...

This better antonb and PurpleSpirit319
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Reply #57 posted 04/05/11 4:03pm

TheBird

Spinlight said:

TheBird said:

I'm a Social Worker in the UK, working with people with learning disabilities. A lot of them have heard this phrase (not used as a medical term in the UK) and it really upsets a lot of those i have talked about it with.

It really hurts their feelings. It's only anecdotal evidence, but maybe it would be likely to hurt you if you had a learning disability?

You make so many presumptouous comments here. As do most people with their sacred cows.

I'm honestly at a loss, as to what you feel i have presumed. Help me out. What have i presumed?

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Reply #58 posted 04/05/11 4:07pm

TheBird

steakfinger said:

TheBird said:

I'm a Social Worker in the UK, working with people with learning disabilities. A lot of them have heard this phrase (not used as a medical term in the UK) and it really upsets a lot of those i have talked about it with.

It really hurts their feelings. It's only anecdotal evidence, but maybe it would be likely to hurt you if you had a learning disability?

You know why it hurts their feelings? Because someone taught them that it should. What does that say? I have no idea.

[Edited 4/4/11 11:44am]

Well that is an interesting point of view. And could be true. Only because, the term hasn't been used in any formal way in the UK and only as an insult. So, fair point.

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Reply #59 posted 04/05/11 4:08pm

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Mars23 said:

No.

Don't know why this thread continues.... The word is "NO!" lol

"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything." --Plato
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