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What does replacing the word retarded with intellectual disability accomplish?

Another celebrity, this time Lady Gaga, is in trouble for using the word “retarded” out of context. Retarded is derived from the Latin, retardare and means a delay. This etymology helps to explain the appropriate medical use of the word: … Continue reading

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My take on the Today Show interview with the Duggars

I used to think Meredith Vieira was a journalist, but the only explanation for her fawning over the Duggar clan on Tuesday morning’s Today Show interview must be that she is a hired gun from Team Duggar or that she … Continue reading

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