Here’s the latest reader question, along with my reply!
It’s more of a comment, actually – and since the commentator has expressed a wish to remain anonymous, the names have been changed to prevent any hysterics. We walk on eggshells these days.
Anon writes: Not a question but a comment. I did not want to add to the comments there because I did not want it to get lost. I think the use of “Down Syndrome” is an unnecessary insult. You could have used a five year old instead (or a millenial??) Thanks.
My reply: Paraphrasing Patton – this sensitivity stuff is a bunch of crap. It is a form of reality denial. We can’t call the retarded retarded. Or even slow. They are special. The crippled are differently abled.
If you use “niggardly” in a sentence, you are accused of racism and insensitivity.
Ach! Throw it in the Woods!
Man up. And spare me the euphemizing and reality abnegating.
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