77
By rcoale1983 - / Sunday 14 August 2016 17:59 / United States
Add a comment
You must be logged in to be able to post comments!
Create my account Sign in
Top comments

Too many negative votes, comment buried. Show the comment

Too many negative votes, comment buried. Show the comment

Comments

Too many negative votes, comment buried. Show the comment

Reply

Why is the FML community so hateful?? Has no one ever been really frustrated/ angry/ upset and cried out out or said things they didn't mean?

Too many negative votes, comment buried. Show the comment

Too many negative votes, comment buried. Show the comment

Reply

Too many negative votes, comment buried. Show the comment

Reply

You're acting like you've never blurted out something you didn't mean to say. Everybody's done it at least once in their life. Yeah, he should've thought about first it before saying it, but like I said, we've all been there before, most likely in different situations than the OP was in.

Reply

Not something like that. I have been in a similar situation where everyone is talking, many times, and what I always do, without fail, is saying: "Does anyone want to add anything?" You have to control what you say. Also yes, I understand you were upset, but retarded is never the word to use.

Reply

Reading his long post, give the guy a break. He didn't snap because of a tradition or even the fact that they where talking to him at the same time. They ignored his disability that prevents him fron doing something. Basically the reverse of 6 people screaming to a guy with a wheelchair to stand up.. that was indeed ridiculous and ignorant of them.

Reply

I would never blurt out the word "retarded," either, because it IS disrespectful...but I was sympathetic to OP even before his follow up. If I had a group of people in my face, all shouting at me at once, I'm pretty sure I'd say (or yell) something inappropriate too (more along the lines of "fuck each and every one of you in the ass with a dry fist," though), if not resort to lashing out physically. Taking a deep breath isn't always an option when you feel like you're being a

Reply

I read his follow up and yes, the others were acting stupid, but that does not mean, that you should just say anything that pops in your head, especially the word retarded. I still agree, that it was a bad situation and I don't think that he deserves it.

Reply

#42 (and anyone else who is getting upset about OP's use of the word 'retarded')... I'm going to share my opinion on this controversial subject. Firstly though, let me tell you the etymology of two other (shall we say, less controversial) insults. The word cretin, though not so common anymore, originated from the French word 'crétin'. Wanna know what that meant? 'a dwarfed and deformed idiot'. I'll give y'all another one. Moron. Who here has called someone a moron? Or thinks it's more appropr

Reply

In addition to #66's comment, the term "idiot" was also used in the early 20th century to describe those with IQs 25 or lower, and I know for a fact that's a word we've all used towards someone before. If the word "retard" offends you, then how about looking up the history of words commonly used to insult people before you say them, because you'd be surprised to learn that a majority of these terms used to insult people today were once medical terms used by psychologists tha

Reply

Words do evolve and I agree with a lot of what you said...but the word Retard is still pretty fresh and still used to oppress people with mental differences. Putting that aside though...that is still very vulgar speech to use in front of a family.

Reply

From what I understand, the meaning of 'retard' is changing and when it is used, it is more commonly used to mean an idiot or a simpleton than as a slur against mentally disabled people. And the more people who use it for the former meaning, the faster its evolution will complete and the faster the latter use will get fazed out (and the latter use is the hurtful use). That's why I'm in favour of it - just like the word 'cretin' is not hurtful anymore, I would prefer to fast-forward to the time w

Too many negative votes, comment buried. Show the comment

Too many negative votes, comment buried. Show the comment

Reply

You are retarded for this comment. The guy is a disabled vet who couldn't kneel down. They knew this. They are retarded. End of story.

Too many negative votes, comment buried. Show the comment

Reply

The way I interpreted the post, OP only meant that it was retarded that everyone was talking at the same timee and still expected him to understand them, not that the ceremony was retarded. But I can definitely see how people would misinterpreet it.

Reply

He might have meant that, but saying it in the middle of practicing other's traditions, it sounds like it's directed at their traditions. In any case though, I retracted my statement after reading OP's explanation.

I understand being really frustrated and that slipping out, but I also understand her family being upset. Hopefully you can explain that you were just overwhelmed and didn't mean what you said (hopefully you didn't mean it). Good luck OP.

Too many negative votes, comment buried. Show the comment

Loading data…