"Yours. Not mine."
- Apr 18, 2006
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The new term, "intellectual disability" doesn't sound good either.
It said, "The medical terms that have, historically, been used to describe them (imbecile, moron, idiot, and currently, mentally retarded) have become common terms of derision and ridicule."
And later, people will mock stupid people saying, "You have intellectual disability, obviously."
And people with intellectual disability will whine saying that they're not intellectually disabled, just mentally different.
Honestly, do you think about mental retarded people when you call normal people, "retards?" Think not!
On the other hand netrox, at least intellectucal disabilty is more precise then developmental disabilty. I hate it when developmental disabilty is used., since that can be used for somehting like autism or even an LD where significent adaptive deficts are present.
I use the term MR, as in " She has MR.
Mentally retarded is a DSMV dx. Retarded simply means slow. It does not mean "dumbass"
Yea I certainly do not like deaf and dumb term either. Very absolutely insulting. I guess I could just call whoever say that word hearing and dumb or deaf impaired then. :roll:
Of course, deaf and dumb is actually a VERY old saying but today it does offend most deaf people cause dumb is a more common meaning for stupidity.
instead of saying "dumb" at least just say "mute", or "speak inability."
Deaf and Dumb Definition