Originally Posted by Chiggmo
I'll try to avoid it, but words are just words, no need to take such personal offence to them, regardless of what the word is.
Words hurt man.
It may not mean too much for one person, but can mean a lot to the next.
Using the example "retarded": most people use it in conversation to mean dumb or something along the lines. Really, it's for people with mental disabilities. Are people with mental disabilities stupid? That's what the usage is implying.