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    Re: 3/3 The Bachelor 18: Women Tell All **West Coast Spoilers**

    Quote Originally Posted by AZChristian View Post
    I agree with you, FM. Language evolves. The "r" word has evolved into an epithet as unacceptable as the "n" word. What would be the reaction if JP had retweeted a comment from a fan which contained the "n" word? Would we say, "Well, English is not his first language"?
    He would still have his defenders, which leaves me shaking my head ( sigh)
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    Re: 3/3 The Bachelor 18: Women Tell All **West Coast Spoilers**

    Well folks, the big day is here.
    I'm not looking forward to seeing how it ends. I just don't care at all. But I'm REALLY looking forward to it ending. I'm just sick of watching this season. I'm only watching so that if anything out of the ordinary happens, I'll know about it rather than being uninformed.
    Pretty pathetic reason to watch a show.
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    Re: 3/3 The Bachelor 18: Women Tell All **West Coast Spoilers**

    Quote Originally Posted by Elphaba1 View Post
    They are not the same meaning. Retarded means slower and Idiot means not very bright. Why the heck do we have to tiptoe around very legitimate words. Pretty soon we will be referring to any and everything with the first letter only. Sheesh.

    Retard/ed or Idiot is not bad language.
    I agree that neither is bad language. If you look at the dictionary definition (denotation), "idiot" is a more severe form of development than "retarded." It's connotation (perceived meaning) that has become more hurtful when used as an insult. Many people don't know or care about the real meanings and why connotation is always the problem.
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    Re: 3/3 The Bachelor 18: Women Tell All **West Coast Spoilers**

    In French the word for late is retard. I do think that people deliberately use it in English to mean something derogatory, though.
    That was a great message! And I've had a terrible day, so thank you.I love random acts of kindness.Really, realy appreciated.Scott- RIP SDL<3

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