Things That I Hate

“That’s so gay.”

I hate it when people use “gay” and “retarded” as insults. “Gay” is not an insult, there are actually gay people in this world. Also, “retarded” is not an insult, there are mentally retarded people in this world. Both being gay and mentally retarded are things people don’t choose, so don’t use them as insults. Use the right words, people, seriously.


  1. Child, I know you're new to this world and all these experiences are new to you and I know you're trying to be profound and deep but you're really not. There is much debate about the usage of these words but you have to realize people are not using the words with malice and intent to offend. The words "gay" and "retard" have their original intended meaning but they've become slang in our culture and when people use these words, they do not mean to offend the mentally challenged or homosexuals. These words are so far removed from their original meaning that it's pretentious and moot to be making such a fuss. The meaning of words switch around all the time, there are word fads and everything is arbitrary.

    The point is, you're not being deep or sensitive or smart.

    • by Regina
    • 7 June 2010, 1:35 AM

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