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Huck Wishes To Set The Timing On A Small Block Chevy, Politically Correct Retards Wish To Stand In The Way

Posted in The Fail Pail by Huckleberry on March 6, 2014

Timing is everything. And also retarded.

Timing is everything. And also retarded.

In better times, I’d say the present rate of this kind of thing would lead to a six-page dictionary with alarming speed. Given that the Childrens Who Are Our Future can barely speak or write without annoying acronyms or vowelless abbreviations, it really just doesn’t matter:

The R-word is the word ‘retard(ed)’. Why does it hurt? The R-word hurts because it is exclusive. It’s offensive. It’s derogatory. Our campaign asks people to pledge to stop saying the R-word as a starting point toward creating more accepting attitudes and communities for all people. Language affects attitudes and attitudes affect actions. Pledge today to use respectful, people-first language

But seriously, if I have to retard the timing on a small block Chevy 6 degrees before top dead center, is there a way to say that without suffering the feigned umbrage of someone who’s offended on someone else’s hypothetical behalf?
The short answer is no, and the pertinent answer is I couldn’t give a fuck in flight nor upon the ground.


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  1. El Borak said, on March 6, 2014 at 10:25

    And don’t use chemicals to keep the flames from spreading. That’s totally retardant.

    But it’s a perfect example of magical – in this case, sympathetic magic – thinking. They believe the word is the thing: by changing the word you can change the reality, and by suppressing the bad word you can fix reality.

    Which is why they say “special,” like Special Olympics and special education. Of course, they’ll eventually have to suppress those euphemisms just like they today want to suppress the euphemism ‘retarded,’ which was invented because ‘idiot’ became a bad word.

    Eventually they’ll come full circle and apply the same tired old euphemism with a twist a la ‘people of color.’ Because ‘colored people’ is so offensive and derogatory.

  2. Doom said, on March 6, 2014 at 11:06

    Trade em’? Promise you won’t use “retard” if they start using cunt. If that doesn’t work, ask them exactly what would make their pussy happy. That usually at least gets me some breathing space. And, you’d be surprised how often that will somehow lead to a a little leg, if you aren’t into prudery (or yet). Just a happy thought.

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