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panader0 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-20-09 05:30 PM
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4. No matter what you say, someone here will be outraged.
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  -Question: what's the current accepted term for the "mental retarded." Pab Sungenis  Mar-20-09 05:27 PM   #0 
  - mmmm...  cwcwmack   Mar-20-09 05:28 PM   #1 
  - i think  barbtries   Mar-20-09 05:30 PM   #2 
  - In many states, yes. It depends on the state.  napoleon_in_rags   Mar-20-09 05:44 PM   #29 
     - You hit it with your statement they are good at picking up hearts.  appleannie1   Mar-21-09 10:58 AM   #87 
        - Its a great trait, picking up hearts.  napoleon_in_rags   Mar-22-09 12:55 AM   #95 
  - I'm about ready to go back to the original  tangent90   Mar-20-09 05:30 PM   #3 
  - You want to call people with developmental disabilities idiots?  tekisui   Mar-20-09 05:52 PM   #38 
     - yeah just like Faulkner did!  CreekDog   Mar-20-09 07:22 PM   #52 
        - Word usage changes over time.  tekisui   Mar-20-09 07:32 PM   #54 
  - No matter what you say, someone here will be outraged.  panader0   Mar-20-09 05:30 PM   #4 
  - The point is does the label demean the person? Idiot definitely does  jwirr   Mar-20-09 05:37 PM   #18 
     - Well, what you think bears no similarity to fact.  tangent90   Mar-20-09 05:43 PM   #27 
     - Actually, "idiot","moron", and "imbecile" were classifications used by the scientific community  mitchum   Mar-20-09 07:02 PM   #47 
        - Yep.. some terminologies from the thirties and before are kind of shocking (nt)  Posteritatis   Mar-20-09 08:47 PM   #64 
           - Well, they were appropriate and objective words at the time.  Occam Bandage   Mar-21-09 12:27 PM   #93 
              - Oh, definitely; I meant shocking in a modern context (nt)  Posteritatis   Mar-21-09 01:20 PM   #94 
  - I believe 'mentally handicapped'  wtbymark   Mar-20-09 05:31 PM   #5 
  - developmentally disabled, mentally disabled  cali   Mar-20-09 05:31 PM   #6 
  - "developmentally delayed" is very popular in the trade nt  msongs   Mar-20-09 05:31 PM   #7 
  - I'm not sure about mental retardation,  SheilaT   Mar-20-09 05:32 PM   #8 
  - I always used "slow"  Taverner   Mar-20-09 05:32 PM   #9 
  - Retarded actually means slow.  originalpckelly   Mar-20-09 05:36 PM   #17 
     - Retardando!  Taverner   Mar-20-09 05:45 PM   #31 
  - Republican.  lob1   Mar-20-09 05:34 PM   #10 
  - ROTFLMAO!!!  BrklynLiberal   Mar-20-09 05:35 PM   #13 
  - Lol... that is just too funny!  demmiblue   Mar-20-09 05:39 PM   #21 
     - BrklynLiberal was responding to my answer, #10,  lob1   Mar-20-09 06:58 PM   #44 
        - TYVM for watching my back.  BrklynLiberal   Mar-21-09 01:21 AM   #68 
           - Any time.  lob1   Mar-21-09 02:21 AM   #72 
  - LOL!  mecherosegarden   Mar-20-09 07:04 PM   #49 
  - See #88  Deja Q   Mar-21-09 11:02 AM   #89 
  - LOL !!!  WillyT   Mar-21-09 12:27 PM   #92 
  - As far as I know it is developmentally disabled. This argument over  jwirr   Mar-20-09 05:34 PM   #11 
  - Developmentally challenged  BrklynLiberal   Mar-20-09 05:34 PM   #12 
  - Person with an intellectual/developmental disability.  lightningandsnow   Mar-20-09 05:35 PM   #14 
  - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   Mar-20-09 05:35 PM   #15 
  - wtf? huh, posted as it was deleted. Thanks mods.  uppityperson   Mar-20-09 06:04 PM   #41 
  - Differently Abled Is a Possibility  Demeter   Mar-20-09 05:35 PM   #16 
  - I like that, my son is Autistic  maddezmom   Mar-20-09 05:39 PM   #20 
     - My Daughter Is Also on the Spectrum  Demeter   Mar-20-09 05:40 PM   #22 
        - my son is very healthy  maddezmom   Mar-20-09 05:44 PM   #28 
  - I Thought about This Sometime Ago...  fascisthunter   Mar-20-09 05:37 PM   #19 
  - Why label a person with a proper term?  pengillian101   Mar-20-09 07:20 PM   #51 
     - oh brother  fascisthunter   Mar-20-09 07:34 PM   #55 
     - Oh sister.  pengillian101   Mar-20-09 07:47 PM   #56 
        - Here... let me help you then  fascisthunter   Mar-21-09 12:22 PM   #90 
     - agree my son has physical disabilities due to illness....  unapatriciated   Mar-21-09 10:31 AM   #80 
     - Actually, "labeling folks" with a proper term is necessary in order to...  mitchum   Mar-21-09 10:53 AM   #86 
  - In New York State there are  49jim   Mar-20-09 05:41 PM   #23 
  - Just Please, Don't Use "Special"  Demeter   Mar-20-09 05:42 PM   #24 
  - The clinical term is still "mental retardation". The blanket term is developmentally disabled  Caliman73   Mar-20-09 05:42 PM   #25 
  - The term is Mentally Retarded  CBGLuthier   Mar-20-09 05:42 PM   #26 
  - What's the current accepted term for "hand wringing whiners"?  omega minimo   Mar-20-09 05:46 PM   #33 
  - That was used by psychologists in the 80's  Lorien   Mar-21-09 10:52 AM   #85 
  - It doesn't really matter, honestly.  LostInAnomie   Mar-20-09 05:45 PM   #30 
  - Although if you specify the exact malady, you get a pass for some reason  Taverner   Mar-20-09 05:46 PM   #32 
  - A Person  The empressof all   Mar-20-09 05:47 PM   #34 
  - I wish I could reccomend replies.  lightningandsnow   Mar-20-09 05:49 PM   #37 
  - I think it's just odd that we label each other in this manner.  pengillian101   Mar-20-09 07:54 PM   #57 
  - Hey, I'm "arthritic"  Oak2004   Mar-20-09 10:29 PM   #66 
  - Dayum.  Iggo   Mar-21-09 01:36 AM   #70 
  - Developmentally Disabled is used. Try wikipedia for subsets and uses in other countries.  terisan   Mar-20-09 05:47 PM   #35 
  - Cognitively challenged?  Fire1   Mar-20-09 05:48 PM   #36 
  - Here's my rule of thumb.  tekisui   Mar-20-09 05:56 PM   #39 
  - I heard an interesting take on this  Posteritatis   Mar-20-09 08:49 PM   #65 
  - "clients" is what my wife is supposed to say where she works  madrchsod   Mar-20-09 05:57 PM   #40 
  - I always say "special needs"  Stargazer09   Mar-20-09 06:04 PM   #42 
  - "Conservative"  TheCowsCameHome   Mar-20-09 06:12 PM   #43 
  - You know, when I first read the OP yesterday, I wanted to make a comedic comment. I did not.  Deja Q   Mar-21-09 11:01 AM   #88 
  - An individual with an intellectual disability  mitchum   Mar-20-09 06:59 PM   #45 
  - Yep. Special ed teacher here, its "intellectual disability" n/t  RayOfHope   Mar-20-09 07:03 PM   #48 
  - A fellow one here...  mitchum   Mar-20-09 07:12 PM   #50 
  - Correct. Indeed, an organization that once used MR in its name changed it  KamaAina   Mar-20-09 07:25 PM   #53 
  - I want to suggest something: A person isn't simply mentally challenged  cali   Mar-20-09 07:02 PM   #46 
  - I agree...  SidDithers   Mar-21-09 10:27 AM   #79 
  - I haven't seen any "poutrage" about this  LostinVA   Mar-20-09 07:55 PM   #58 
  - If you don't want to be offensive,  LWolf   Mar-20-09 07:58 PM   #59 
  - Why ignore this?  pengillian101   Mar-20-09 08:33 PM   #61 
     - It's not ignoring, exactly;  LWolf   Mar-21-09 10:19 AM   #75 
  - "Insane in the Membrane" but you have to use the correct hand gestures  specimenfred1984   Mar-20-09 08:00 PM   #60 
  - I see "intellectual disability" a lot...  Posteritatis   Mar-20-09 08:43 PM   #62 
  - Rush Limbaugh  donheld   Mar-20-09 08:46 PM   #63 
  - 'cept the DD people I know (aside from the occasional teen aspie into Ayn Rand) lean left  Oak2004   Mar-20-09 10:39 PM   #67 
  - Why are we labeling them at all?  leftstreet   Mar-21-09 01:32 AM   #69 
  - Oh man George Carlin would have a field day  Onceuponalife   Mar-21-09 01:42 AM   #71 
  - my daughter is an art therapist, and the use mental retardation  Eurobabe   Mar-21-09 02:53 AM   #73 
  - According to wikipedia  LiberalPersona   Mar-21-09 03:52 AM   #74 
  - If by "making fun of" you mean "satire" and/or "humor" attempts....  dem629   Mar-21-09 10:23 AM   #76 
  - As a clinical term, doctors use that to describe a patient with an IQ below 75  lumberjack_jeff   Mar-21-09 10:23 AM   #77 
  - Bush  malaise   Mar-21-09 10:25 AM   #78 
  - Political correctness is still running wild.  L0oniX   Mar-21-09 10:36 AM   #81 
  - Speaking as a parent.  No.23   Mar-21-09 10:37 AM   #82 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Mar-21-09 10:39 AM   #83 
  - FWIW, the journal Mental Retardation changed its name to Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities  aikoaiko   Mar-21-09 10:42 AM   #84 
  - I have some parishioners who live in a sheltered group home and  Critters2   Mar-21-09 12:24 PM   #91 
 

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