By Anonymous - United States
Today, my boyfriend of a month had to leave early. I asked him why and he replied that his brother was getting off the bus and he needed to feed him. I had never met his brother, and I said "He can't feed himself? What is he, retarded?" He is. FML
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  americayay  |  0

Yes, it was snippy, but also, what did she THINK was the case? I mean, I read this and immediately thought mental retardation if he needs to be fed. Not only was she tactless in this moment, but not that bright either.

  genius_man16  |  0

You guys got it right. I don't really have a problem when people say something like "that's retarded" but when you ask if a person is retarded, regardless if they are or not, that's crossing the line.

YDI x 9999999999999999999

By  love_the_fame  |  0

smooth move
next time a boyfriend tells you he's going to visit his parents instead of having sex with you, don't you dare say, "What, are they terminally ill?"
Because, with your luck, they probably are.

By  mubaki  |  18

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  seb12992  |  0

Number 4 gets a thumbs down.

As for the use of the word retard, my brother (who I adore very much) happens to be mentally retarded and I don't have any problem with the word. It's not like people use it literally to attack autistic children. It's in no way shape or form offensive towards those who are mentally retarded, just the stupid people that the insult is being directed towards.

  mooreon131  |  0

Autism and Mental retardardation are completely different. Granted, Severe Autism can manifest itself in a similar manner as Mental Retardation, they are two completely different disorders. Some autistic people are Semi independent , or in some cases, able to live on their own independently, whereas many Mentally retarded people require lifetime care. My neighbor's son is Autistic, and lives in an apartment in a special complex for people who require on call nursing. He never uses it, has a driver's lisense, a job, and a fiance. he lives a very normal life.

  frogchic8  |  5

My brother has mental retardation. And he can ride the bus by himself. He can eat by himself, but sometimes he needs help picking it up. Obviously, you've never learned how hard it is to take care of them. It's one of the hardest things I've ever done, but children, or anyone with a disability, gives this world color. I wouldn't change my brother for anything. I wouldn't change anyone with disabilities, they're the nicest people I've ever met. You, number 4, are possibly the biggest jerk I've ever met.

  Jakester  |  0

so your saying that everybody should crawl in the hole and die?

Lets face it, everybody says that nowadays. I overcame autism and I say that only in response of a stupid rule made and if somebody whos NORMAL acts really stupid. If somebody says it either way around me, thats one thing, If somebody calls me retard because of something really stupid I did, I wouldnt be offended because I would deserve it for being really stupid, thats one thing.

Saying 'thats retarded' is really not big of a deal and neither is 'your a retard' unless that statement is made towards a kid with special needs, then I would agree that that person is a scumbag and deserves to die

  jwit82  |  0

Get off your goddamn high horse and just let people be. Just because people use terms you don't like isn't a reason to get all uppety about it. Free speech goes both ways.


No, not everyone says that. Also, you might not have a problem with it, but I know a lot of people who have siblings who have mental disabilities and don't like it when people use that phrase.

  skyttlz  |  32

Amen, 108. Retard is one of my favorite words. I always say that something is retarded if it's a very pointless rule or doesn't make sense. and I only say that people are retarded if they're normal but annoying and never try or are mean.


Well, a 6-year-old doesn't need to be fed in the way that you stick the spoon in his mouth and all...
But you don't leave a 6-year-old home alone to feed himself, right?

Well anyway, this isn't the case. I also think it was quite obvious that the brother must be handicapped, she should watch her dumb mouth. Lesson learned, I guess.