Somewhat related: I was posting on Playstation Underground, in response to a kid who said "What do you think I am, retarded?"
I posted back that the word "retarded" was not a bad word, and why, and that he shouldn't use it as such... and neither should he use, in the same way, the words "gay" or "girl," or racial or ethnic slurs - blah, blah.
If you put in "WTF" at that site, it comes out bleeped: "**bleep**"
Well, "retarded" wasn't bleeped, but "gay" was:
Also, please remember that "retarded" is not a bad word, simply a situation that some people are in (that you could have found yourself in, but for your genes and/ or upbringing) - so stop using it as if it were an insulting word... same with "**bleep**," same with "girl", and same with racial or religious slurs - etc., unless you want to be immediately identified as one of the youngest, least mature members of the Forum.
Here's the thread if anyone is further interested, lol:http://boardsus.playstation.com/playstation/board/message?board.id=psxunderground&message.id=92956