Rkolter wrote: Killbert-Robby wrote:
Bustertheclown wrote:And retarded stoners, too.
Because everyone who smokes pot is exactly the same amirite?
To be fair, I think buster was using 'retarded' as a qualification, not an adjective.
Thus, "it is a big day for stoners who are also retarded"
Not, "It is a big day for stoners, and all stoners are retarded"
But, I could be wrong.
'Retarded' is one of those insulting words that takes on an extra meaning for a specific group of people. There are lots of ways to be insulting without being extraordinarily offensive.
Exactly, and thank you for preventing me from writing a huge rant explaining myself. I did mean "retarded" as in "impeded," and just so everyone knows, the word "retarded" cannot and should not be used interchangeably with the word "stupid." That's where it slips into slur territory, because that's when it's using the word out of the context of it's meaning. I did choose the word, however, because I do like to make a little game of trolling people with their perceptions of words. That makes me an asshole, but I was bored. Sorry. It was all done tongue-in-cheek, I assure you.
Also, Robby, stoners are not just anyone who smokes pot. At least in the pot subculture that I grew up in, the term "stoner" is reserved for those folks who take their use of marijuana well beyond a recreational level, and proudly wear the trappings of that particular area of society. Stoners are more elite than an ol' regular pot user.