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The word retarded is not a derogatory slang or prejudice. It’s a word in English with a useful meaning. “Not living up to assumed potential. ” held back. Effiency can be retarded, speed, humanity is extreamely retarded. Retard is just an abbreviation. Developmentally challenged people are not retarded anyway, who is to say their potential?
Retarded is also a medical term used for individuals under a certain IQ. It is a legitimate name for a certain type of developmental disability. Because of all of the negative associations with the word there has been a long running battle to change the name of the condition.