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Simi Linton’s “Reassigning Meaning” includes a section on Nasty Words such as retard (16).  The r-word has been in the news a lot recently, from the protests surrounding Tropic Thunder to the controversy over Rahm Emanuel’s remark.  Jennifer Aniston is one of the latest to utter it.  Here’s a link to a column about this issue, which the American Association of People with Disabilities sent around.  What do you all think?

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August 24th, 2010 at 8:17 pm