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Tuesday, February 9

Talk about retarded.

I was thinking... maybe Sarah Palin doesn't know that the word "retarded" is an actual word and it's okay to use that word when describing a political strategy because political strategy and public policy in America today is absolutely retarded (prevented from progress).

Why won't she just shut the fuck up already? I wish the neocons would learn vocabulary because their off the cuff comments just makes them look... well... RETARDED! (having a limited or below normal mental ability)

Retard \Re*tard"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Retarded; p. pr. & vb. n. Retarding.]
[L. retardare, retardatum; pref. re- re- + tardare to make slow, to delay, fr. tardus slow: cf. F. retarder. See Tardy.]

1. To keep delaying; to continue to hinder; to prevent from progress; to render more slow in progress; to impede; to hinder; as, to retard the march of an army; to retard the motion of a ship; -- opposed to accelerate. [1913 Webster]

2. To put off; to postpone; as, to retard the attacks of old age; to retard a rupture between nations. [1913 Webster]

Syn: To impede; hinder; obstruct; detain; delay; procrastinate; postpone; defer. [1913 Webster]

Source: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48


Retarded \Re*tard"ed\, n. having a limited or below normal mental ability; same as
mentally retarded; -- used especially in relation to performance in academic tasks. [PJC]
Source: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48


75 Moby Thesaurus words for "retarded": arrested, babbling, back, backward, behind, behindhand, belated, blithering, blocked, bridled, burbling, checked, constrained, controlled, crackbrained, cracked, crazy, cretinistic, cretinous, curbed, delayed, delayed-action, detained, dithering, driveling, drooling, guarded, half-baked, half-witted, held up, hung up, idiotic, imbecile, imbecilic, impeded, in a bind, in abeyance, in check, in leading strings, in remission, inhibited, jammed, late, latish, maundering, mentally defective, mentally deficient, mentally handicapped, mentally retarded, mongoloid, moratory, moronic, never on time, not all there, obstructed, on leash, overdue, pent-up, restrained, set back, simple, simpleminded, simpletonian, slobbering, slow, slowed down, stopped, subnormal, tardy, under control, under discipline, under restraint, unpunctual, unready, untimely
Source: Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0

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