December 13, 2011 2:57 am at 2:57 am #1198867
First, it would be stealing to buy a cup of coffee and ask a refill of tea (assuming that the refill for tea is only for people who purchase tea).
“I don’t know why you think I misrepresented their policy. I called them and asked what the rules are.”
Then, I concur that the policy is indeed “retarded.”December 13, 2011 8:31 pm at 8:31 pm #1198868
Besides, once you were editing, you could have made it completely not offensive by just removing the last line, or replacing it with “you people”.
The phrase “you people” is also offensive. How many people are you trying to offend?December 13, 2011 8:48 pm at 8:48 pm #1198869
The phrase “you people” is also offensive. How many people are you trying to offend?
Thanks for bumping.
When you have nothing to add, and just want to bump a thread, it is more polite to just write “bump.”December 15, 2013 2:18 am at 2:18 am #1198870
“bump”December 15, 2013 2:52 am at 2:52 am #1198871
“bump”June 30, 2015 5:16 am at 5:16 am #1198872
“bump”June 30, 2015 1:46 pm at 1:46 pm #1198873
MR and DD are two distinct diagnoses, although they often coincide. DD refers to physical delays in development.
For switching programs, I find the easiest way is ALT-TAB, although you could just right click on the taskbar icon to open a menu of program Windows.
It would be ?? ????? to spill out the coffee.July 2, 2015 1:34 pm at 1:34 pm #1198874
So spill it on popa. Then it wouldn’t be a waste.July 2, 2015 7:34 pm at 7:34 pm #1198875
That explains why you would get the tea. Its cheaper than coffee, and works just as well for spilling on Popa.July 2, 2015 8:49 pm at 8:49 pm #1198876
Depends on how many cups I’m spilling on him.July 5, 2015 4:48 am at 4:48 am #1198877
always runs with scissors fastParticipant
Why isn’t popa deemed retarded when as far as I know Starbucks’ tea does not have a hechsher? I have actually had to leave the place after realizing that bottled water was the only thing I could order.July 5, 2015 5:01 am at 5:01 am #1198878
Because mistaken≠retarded.December 15, 2016 12:53 am at 12:53 am #1198879
BumpJuly 9, 2018 7:22 pm at 7:22 pm #1554552
I don’t think we’ll be seeing as many frum people in Starbucks.July 11, 2018 6:36 am at 6:36 am #1555803
Why not use Moron instead, no social stigma and only offensive to actual Morons. I think using the Ret— word is very insensitive. This is my first post and likely my last mainly because most posters are relatively kind but there are some that are outright hateful, mean and violate the laws of lashon harah. I am sure I will take a lot of heat for this post. But please consider Moron at least…. P.S. even though I believe that Trump should not have twitter I think right now he is good for the USA.July 11, 2018 9:57 am at 9:57 am #1555842
I think it’s very insensitive to stop people from using the R word. If people are brave enough to face the social stigma to use this very special, expressive word, it is simply rude to stop them. “Moron” and “idiot” are simply nouns that refer to retarded people, and it is ridiculous to make a distinction.July 12, 2018 4:48 pm at 4:48 pm #1556560
Oh! RebYidd23 I have read many of your posts and I am surprised by this one that you really believe that Ret— use is intensive, REALLY. I quote “If people are brave enough to face the social stigma to use this very special, expressive word, it is simply rude to stop them.” I expected better from you but we all live and learn. Thank G-d you do not have a mentally challenged child (if you are old enough) or a sibling if not. Here is the definition of the noun Moron: Early 20th century (as a medical term denoting an adult with a mental age of about 8–12): from Greek mōron, neuter of mōros ‘foolish’. Not quite the same as reta—- But anyway have at it and thank Hashem every day that you find no offence because it has not impacted your life so far. I give you a Beracha (probally dont want it from me) that you never have the pain of a relative who is labeled Ret—. all the best.July 12, 2018 5:16 pm at 5:16 pm #1557262
That’s rich coming from a person who doesn’t know who I am or who my family is.July 12, 2018 5:16 pm at 5:16 pm #1557204
everyyidisspecial – thank you for standing up for many people who feel the way you do!July 12, 2018 6:40 pm at 6:40 pm #1557439
Come back when you have a valid reason to back up your feelings.July 12, 2018 7:26 pm at 7:26 pm #1557459
The little I knowParticipant
I get your point. However, I suggest you examine a bit of history. The vocabulary changes over time, with words added to describe new things, but mostly meanings of words change. Part of this is fueled by the voice of the street.
When I was a kid, we spoke about Negroes. The word was not slang, and it was not used in a derogatory manner. Then things changed to where that word was given negative meaning, and one needed to call them Blacks. That evolved into African-Americans. We now have People of Color. I do not quite care what the accepted term is for today, because it will change in a short time. And words spoken with zero intent on degrading anyone will be interpreted as offensive and criminal. Now, that’s pretty crazy.
I recall use of the word reta—. The political correctness movement brought vocabulary changes, and this word is now given a negative connotation. Why? I don’t know. For clinicians, it’s not specific enough. But it’s jargon. Who cares?
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