Of course you can. I don't know why you haven't by now.Paddysmom said:I just love these posts of yours, Shanners. May I call you "Shanners" by now? 8)
Ha... I didn't even see your post.TangerineFizz said:Shanna, you and the girls need to watch Kids in the Hall. You could be spending your time crushing heads.
Also, I know what emoticon you speak of with *retard* clap, and it really isn't derogitory. I'm sure she didn't mean it that way at all , Boonesmom.
(plus, total kudos to you, I have a disabled younger brother, it's a tough road to travel, very, very tough)
As a matter of fact, I DO, have a child that IS challenged. http://www.aspergerssyndrome.org/boonesmom said:May I ask if you have a disabled child or disabled yourself? It is still used, the word "retard" as a deragatory comment. My son has been called that, along with other names. You are absolutely right that we should look at the level of intelligence when that word is used--need I say more ?
I just hope that your kids are never called a name that hurts and knocks them down. You have offended me and your reply has offended me even more. I would hope in this day and age, a little more understanding. But I guess that is why there are still problems in our world. Maybe if everyone would think before speaking, we could all get along a little better.
I am sorry, but your whole anger at Shanna and her comments...is...well...retarded. Obviously she hit a nerve. It is just a freaking WORD. There are plenty of people that know other with disabilities on this board, or, like Shanna, have a child with a mild disability. Some people join the retard police bandwagon, others do not find offense. I advise if the word RETARD offends you so much, you click to the next post and move on.boonesmom said:you need to re read your post--i am livid now. NO I AM NOT CALLING MY CHILD A RETARD. i am taking offense to your stupidity in using that word--especially if you have a disabled child. it is a deragatory word just as the "n" word is and you maybe want to quit using it.
how dare you say that about me--you don't even know me nor my son. i am so sorry that you feel you can say those type of things just because you have a disabled child. you of all people should know how hurtful that word can be. i can only hope you don't use that word around your children because that will continue the name calling to be done in future generations. i feel you should be ashamed of yourself for saying such a thing to me.