- Nov 20, 2001
- The City of Angels
It has absolutely nothing to do with being "educated" or not, or being "elite" or not. Remember that you may be okay with that word, but others on here (with autism or other conditions) are not. We are a large-ish community, and need to be more respectful in a way that you may not need to be in a smaller group. (Though I still don't personally think using the word "retarded" to describe a person with intellectual disabilities is an appropriate thing to do.)Maybe there are other words that the most elite of us decide are better to use, but personally, I have no problem with how it has been used in this thread.