Monday, February 23, 2009

When will it end?

Within the past few weeks I have heard the word...

On "The O'Reilly Factor" when Dick Morris was referring to how dumb he is.

On "The Dr. Phil Show" when a guest was speaking and describing how his mother treats him.

On "Saturday Night Live" during a skit about Governor Rob Blagojevich.

When a friend jokingly asked if another friend rode the "short bus" today.

Seriously? When will people get it? When will people get that it is not acceptable to use the words "retard" or "retarded"? I just don't get it. It makes me sick.

2 comments:

Finding Normal said...

I don't get it either. My neighbor (who has other qualities that keep her my neighbor as opposed to my friend, so I really shouldn't be surprised) used the word twice in casual conversation the other day. And I need to figure out a way to tell her how offensive it is. But I'm just so irritated and confused by the fact that a grown woman uses that term.
They just don't get it.

Kristi said...

It makes me sick too. It seems like every movie I have watched lately the word is used. I hate society and their ignorance sometimes.