When did retarded become offensive?
When peoleop started using it as an insault rather then it's scientific meaning.
When it's used that way it becomes offensive to peoleop who aucataly are retarded. Sadly this is also true for other words too, like "dumb" witch is used as an insault when it realy refures to people who are mute.
Now dispite being offensive, i still don't think it should be censored at all. I am pro free speach and would rather peoleop being offensive then not being free. I think alot of peoleop simply just don't understand implications of the words they use as insults or don't acuataly understand most disblites they are based on.
I also dislike it when poeleop using slang words that question others sexulaity as insults as it encorages homophobia or at the very least implies that there is somthing negtive in being anything but heterosexual. But again i would not censore it in any way, rather the awnser is education and getting ride of the fear of what is diffrent and the ignorence that leads to such prejudgists.
P.S. "idiot" and "moron" are both terms for disblites (or at least where at one time) witch had spefic and some what scientific meaning. For example idoit is "having a mental age below three years and generally being unable to learn connected speech or guard against common dangers". Sadly like retarded there meanings have be curpted to been insaults and prejudgist.
I should also point out that the very use of the word "retarded" in your posts above as a negtive and some what insulting term is helping to make it prejudgists too.