Stupid is as Stupid Does
The other day I was watching Edward Scissorhands on ABC Family. Now, since it’s ABC Family you can expect certain words to be bleeped or changed to a non offensive word. In this case they were just erasing the word leaving a gap in the audio. Not a problem, I’ve watched movies before like this. I know what they’re saying.
Then came the scene where Anthony Michael Hall’s character, Jim gets in Edward’s face and calls him a retard. They bleeped retard. Edward Scissorhands was released in 1990. That means it was probably made in the late 80’s. Retard was nothing more than slang for stupid. Everyone knows that.
My oldest daughter, who is in middle school, told me that no one uses the word retard anymore. When I asked her what the slang word nowadays was she thought for a moment and replied:
Really?! Man, and people thought Retard was bad. So, in the spirit of things I present you with a very long list of politically incorrect words that mean stupid. Plain and simple. I think after hearing ‘rapist’ that I’m going back to just using stupid.
Box of rocks
Cool guy McGee
And to top this all off here’s a couple of commercials that ran berating teenagers for using the word gay to replace stupid. The commercials are really heavy handed and, well a little gay themselves.