I have been a bit busy feeling anxious about America, and when I feel anxious, I am not creative. However, I have been summoned to write, so I write.
A few days ago, a friend of mine texted me and told me he was disappointed in my blog titled, “The 21st Century Insult that Works!” His reasoning was that even though I admonished people for using words like “gay” and “retard”, I myself was still being offensive because in the word of choice, “tard” was still being used. He said “fucktard” was really just a derivative of retard and I was offending anyone who knew anyone with any form of mental disability.
If you know me, you know I do not like to hurt people’s feelings. I did not see it the same way. I tried to defend myself. Little does anyone know, but when I write a blog, sometimes I research a bit. I myself wanted to make sure I was not about to do exactly what he was accusing me of doing. For that particular blog, I researched the meaning of tard and found that in and of itself, the word means late. I do not find late to be offensive, unless it’s my period; I’m way too old to get pregnant again.
In relation to a slangy definition, I found it meant “stupid shit.” Again, not offended, unless it’s the day after corn, and then it really is stupid how much I shit!
So, I pled my case, and I felt like he was still disappointed.
I do not like to disappoint, just like I do not like to offend anyone, so I have been suffering with guilt for days. I actually went back on-line and studied more, and I will now share what I have discovered.
If I cannot write or say fucktard, than these words must also be erased from the English language:
- Tardy. No one will ever be allowed to be late or sluggish again.
- Fire Retardant. Sorry fireman, you may no longer slow or check the spread of fire. So when “The roof, the roof, the roof is on fire….” it’s going to continue to be on fire because we will be “burning down the house.”
- Don’t even think about wearing a unitard! Every super hero in the world is going to be pissed about this one, but Under Armour is doing amazing things with athletic shirts and tights.
- And lastly, this one came up in my feed today. To be honest, I may fit into this category of TARD. I, along with many of my fellow Americans are a little slow on understanding how the 45th presidential race ended with today’s inauguration. We have a diagnosis known as TARD: Trump Acceptance Resistance Disorder. As of right now, there is no known cure.
So you see, words sometimes use base words from other words, but that does not definitively mean they are mutually exclusive.
Thus, I stand behind my original blog post.
Being a fucktard has nothing to do with having a mental disability. If anything, it is the exact opposite! A fucktard is a narcissistic fool who suffers from hubris and thinks his time and his ideas are more important than anyone else’s. A fucktard is nothing short of a genius, but because he is slow to realize he is not the center of the universe…. yep, you got it… he’s a fucktard!