Does Retarded Mean Disabled?

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Cindy McIntyre Profile
Cindy McIntyre answered
Yes, it does.
Keith Old Profile
Keith Old answered
G'day Tortoise,

Thank you for your question.

No. It means that you have an mental disability or low levels of intelligence. However, many people have a physical disability or lack one or more senses (blind or deaf) but are intelligent. Stephen Hawking, the physicist, has a physical disability caused by ALS but noone would call him stupid.

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Karen Profile
Karen answered
Retarded was used in my childhood.....my kid laughs now when I say it cause she claims that it is not used. We used it to refer to kids who we  had issues, problems or were impaired. It is not a good word and we should NOT say it. Kids who even had speech problems were called retarded. Today we know that they still have brains and can be taught to speak correctly in time..
We have a boy across the street who jerks and has a severe brain problem and that is what I would call retarded because even with teaching, he cannot learn. He normally lives in a halfway house for boys and comes home twice a month on the weekend.
Jewelly A. Shetka Profile
'Retarded' usually refers to mental conditions,
which is a disability.   However, the term
is also used when referring to the physical
aspect and can have nothing at all to do with
the mind.   Disabling the firewall.  Disabling the
cruise control.  Disabled can be described as
something 'not working like it should'.
Eg GI'mnottellinganyone Profile
Not literally.
samantha coonrad Profile
It is supposed to. These days, it means stupid or weird.
thanked the writer.
Jewelly A. Shetka
Bite your tongue...BOTH of you!!!!
Luckily, people have come to realize
that mentally handicapped people are
people , too. 'Retarded' or 'retard' are
cruel words used by cruel people,
just like 'weird' and 'stupid' are'.
And by people who don't have any real
clue as to what the condition really means.
Maddie qwertyuiopasdfghjklzxcvbnm
Yea u go!
Tortoise is awesome
Shes not on ur side it doesnt mean disabled
The Instigator Profile
The Instigator answered
Simply put someone who is diagnosed as being retarded means they are less advanced in mental, physical, or social development than is usual for their age.
Kaley Mayhew Profile
Kaley Mayhew answered
Sort of... It means to hold back or slow down someone/something from accomplishment/ reaching the next level.. If someone is mentally retarded it just means that the speed at which they learn is slowed down..
Michelle Phy Profile
Michelle Phy answered
It does mean they are disabled however as with some disabilities some can be outgrown or worked on & make progress.
Maddie qwertyuiopasdfghjklzxcvbnm Profile
Yes it does and you said it to me you meany and you know what condition  i am in !
thanked the writer.
Tortoise is awesome
Yea yea watevz ur in no condition ur not disabled ur SPECIAL!!!! Remember wat it means punk
Jewelly A. Shetka
Calm down a little bit. That question could
have come up because I've mentioned my
dapted sister's brother, who IS mentally
handicaped. It doesn't mean that anyone
is aiming at anyone else. After all, about
half of the questions I find on here had to
have come out of the blue. Don't take it
personal, okay?
Maddie qwertyuiopasdfghjklzxcvbnm
Punk do u want me 2 punch u in the face punk yea wat now punk (u kno wat i mean..... Punk)

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