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    Re: elmination of the term mental retardation

    Quote Originally Posted by Lon View Post
    What's the new term to be? Mentally deficient? Mentally impaired?
    The OP isn't quite right, it's "An Act to change references in Federal law to mental retardation to references to an intellectual disability, and change references to a mentally retarded individual to references to an individual with an intellectual disability". It only "eliminates the term mental retardation" from US legislation, retrospectively, it's not banning the old term from public use.

    The laws will all now refer to "an individual with an intellectual disability", school-kids will carry on using Tards just the way they always have. The old-fashioned technical term, "idiots", seems to have passed its use-by date which is sad, it did the job perfectly well.

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    Re: elmination of the term mental retardation

    Quote Originally Posted by Lon View Post
    What's the new term to be? Mentally deficient? Mentally impaired?
    Lon, if rosa's law is adopted here in the UK, I'm sure the Polical Correct brigade will have a full blown conference with the outcome being...... "Mentally Impaired" as you suggest.

    Mind you...."Emotionally Impaired" comes across a tad softer.

    Sadly, you always get the mockers. It does become rather tiresome don't you think, so I think they all should be.....



    O' but wait, that would be against their human rights.

    A well back to the drawing board.



    Seriously though, I think it is a good move.

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    Re: elmination of the term mental retardation

    Quote Originally Posted by spot View Post
    The OP isn't quite right, it's "An Act to change references in Federal law to mental retardation to references to an intellectual disability, and change references to a mentally retarded individual to references to an individual with an intellectual disability". It only "eliminates the term mental retardation" from US legislation, retrospectively, it's not banning the old term from public use.

    The laws will all now refer to "an individual with an intellectual disability", school-kids will carry on using Tards just the way they always have. The old-fashioned technical term, "idiots", seems to have passed its use-by date which is sad, it did the job perfectly well.

    People who mess with language are morons.
    a person of subnormal intelligence
    Oh No they'll have to replace that as well lol lol lol

    so is this legister supposed to take care of whom is to be executed? Because mental retardation was not a deterrent to executing those of subnormal intelligence.
    It seems to me that if you can't do maths that's no excuse not to be executed under US federal law. Will this change of wording change reasoning as well?

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    Re: elmination of the term mental retardation

    Quote Originally Posted by fuzzywuzzy View Post
    Oh No they'll have to replace that as well lol lol lol

    so is this legister supposed to take care of whom is to be executed? Because mental retardation was not a deterrent to executing those of subnormal intelligence.
    It seems to me that if you can't do maths that's no excuse not to be executed under US federal law. Will this change of wording change reasoning as well?
    Explicitly not, according to the act. The changes are "without any intent to change the coverage, eligibility, rights, responsibilities, or definitions referred to in the amended provisions".
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    Hello! Happy to become right here, this is my very first post, hope later on times to obtain on well.
    Happy to have you. How did you pick this thread as the thread for your first post?

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    Re: Boys and girls right here

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    Happy to have you. How did you pick this thread as the thread for your first post?
    Sad to say, your posts are the easiest to follow on this page..
    I expressly forbid the use of any of my posts anywhere outside of FG (with the exception of the incredibly witty 'get a room already' )posted recently.
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    Those last few are, I suspect, optimizing text for search engines but I'm not sure. I'd like to find out though. And how some of those show a post count of zero.
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