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Cheshire Cat
31-01-2012, 08:39:34
please, let's keep up to date with our insults

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Euphemism_treadmill#Euphemism_treadmill

Connotations easily change over time. Idiot, imbecile, and moron were once neutral terms for a developmentally delayed adult with the mental age comparable to a toddler, preschooler, and primary school child, respectively.

As with Gresham's law, negative connotations tend to crowd out neutral ones, so the phrase mentally retarded was pressed into service to replace them. Mentally retarded, too, has come to be considered inappropriate by some, because the word retarded came to be commonly used as an insult of a person, thing, or idea. As a result, new terms like mentally challenged, with an intellectual disability, learning difficulties and special needs have widely replaced retarded.

It's worth noting that in the UK the term Special can now be heard as an insult in playgrounds, and in the USA many professionals and educators have begun replacing term special with exceptional, as in exceptional learners.

Funko
31-01-2012, 08:55:08
You are exceptionally special you retard.

MOBIUS
31-01-2012, 09:16:32
I love how exceptionally PC many US professionals and educators are.

zmama
31-01-2012, 10:41:48
tsss the word is speshul!

Dyl Ulenspiegel
31-01-2012, 12:05:16
eggshebshonell is the new speshul!

MDA
31-01-2012, 12:13:33
we have educators?

Mr. Bas
31-01-2012, 13:30:16
Oh, like, wow, you so totally do. Haven't you like noticed the, like, brilliant linguistic skills that you can like encounter everywhere here? It's like totally special.

Cheshire Cat
31-01-2012, 17:17:57
fom 1337 to NEET !