'retarded'

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  1. studangerous

    studangerous Super Moderator Emeritus Staff Member

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    Can I suggest we have a filter to block this word. I'm fed up to the back teeth of seeing it dotted around the forums. It's offensive and generally overused by those who can't express themselves properly.

    If we don't block it can I kindly ask that everyone stop using it. If you feel the need to say 'retarded' in a post then please grab a dictionary or thesaurus and find a more appropriate adjective.

    Ta v.much.
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    I've never really looked for it. So I don't know if it's all over the place.

    But I agree, I hate when people say that.
    Sounds pretty stupid. But I don't think it should be censored.
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    Great idea. I'm tired of seeing immature children using that word so much.
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    Meikura Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Same, can we also cut down on the word "gay" too.
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    Agreed
  6. ZunePod

    ZunePod Banned

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    I can't see of a decent alternative, like many swear words have milder synonyms like:

    Melon, sponge, cherry-popper, poo-pusher, you get the idea...

    So, any ideas?
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    Yeah. Just ignore them. Pay no attention to their post.
    That's all we can do ATM.
  8. JoeyB

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    maybe even '******' and '***' although in some language a *** is a cigarette(I forgot which one

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    Meikura Super Moderator Staff Member

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    That's British English

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    English maybe?

    A *** can be a cigarette in the UK or you could say "*** it" which could either mean "go away" or "get it" (as in talking about a football or something).

    And ****** has 2 uses, it's a food and also the obvious.
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