posted on Jan, 14 2009 @ 03:15 PM
Please stop with the iterations of political correctness!
It's a big conspiracy to make us seem more polite to each other, but it is really unnecessary.
How do I explain this better?
Ok, once upon a time....
You could call someone retarded, but then that became an insult, so they started using the term "mentally handicapped", then that became an insult,
and now people say "differently abled" which could be applied to someone with a 200 IQ score, as they would be "differently abled"; but the common
feeling is that it means someone is retarded or handicapped in some way.
Can we please go back to using clinical terms for things? If I lost a leg because I was playing on train tracks, im not "partially ambulatorily
differently abled" im CRIPPLED, or an AMPUTEE.
If my mom decided that smoking and drinking was the height of fashion or comfort, while she was pregnant, and I have down syndrome, then i am (insert
disability term here), not "mentally differently abled".
The favourite examples would be referring to peoples asses,
bum, fanny, buttocks, seat, rear, backdoor, anatomy (for people living in the year 1500 in their minds and any latin word automatically becomes a
dirty word). The reason the word ass is offensive, is because it means donkey, not buttocks, they use that same insult in other languages too. Can
we just stick to "ass" for donkey, and buttocks for your bodypart?
WHAT IS THE POINT OF MAKING NEW ITERATIONS TO MEAN THE SAME THING.
please stop creating new iterations of the same science unoptimized thing (see how I did that?) and let's go back to the clinical definitions!
[edit on 14-1-2009 by Davood]