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Talk the Talk: Retard

Tuesday 30th October / presented by Daniel Midgley

A conservative pundit has reignited the debate around the word retard by using it as a slur.

Advocates for people with intellectual disabilities are taking the opportunity to renew their call to “end the r-word”. Is it insensitive to use the word retarded this way, or is it just another sense of the word with a different meaning? Does it do any good to declare certain words off-limits?

Linguist Daniel Midgley gets it started on this episode of Talk the Talk.

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