Is it only me or is the use of this word offensive?
I need to come over to this site for a chuckle now and then as well as listen to some normal people, not just home buffs.
On a recent thread on the plumbing site a homeowner asked a question under the heading " safety drain cover for public drain ". During a long post where the answer was obvious that person called their neighbours (please forgive me I'm quoting here) a retard. Then continued and referred to them as retarded. They used it twice, reviewed the post and entered it. Only one other poster was somewhat offended by that language and the original poster just shrugged it off. I wanted to scream.
Here in Canada that word is as offensive as that other word used to describe African North Americans. I'm actually outraged. Hey, I hate this political correctness going to far as much as the next person. Is it just us up here that find that description of a person with a disability offensive?