I have been troubled by the semantics debate. I agree it is important to be respectful, and equally important that words portray accurately what is meant, & most importantly: we all need to recognize that people who taunt others with labels are, themselves, rather intellectually, emotionally, and socially stunted; and we can't legislate against that!
I found this to be a refreshing break: humor that doesn't demean anyone. Below is a tiny chuckle: just click on the title of this post to enjoy the full laugh!
" After Christmas, a teacher asked her young pupils how they spent their holiday away from school." One child described his visit with his grandparents:
"My Grandma says that Grandpa worked all his life to earn his retardment and says I should work hard so I can be retarded someday too." " They used to live in a big brick house but Grandpa got retarded and they moved to Batemans Bay where everyone lives in nice little houses, and so they don't have to mow the grass anymore!"