I agree. I have been down this road before trying to explain it.
Every new post I have done in the last month or more doesn’t have that word, since I recognized the callous nature of it to some people, even though my intent has nothing to do with the actual meaning of mental handicapped people, which most people can surmise.
90% of the post’s are reblogs, written months ago, and the truth and even if I wanted to, I can’t remove words from reblogs because I can’t edit reblogs; I have to go back to the original post and edit it, and reblog that. There are over 5000 posts.
I’ll eventually go through on some Saturday where I have 4-6 hours to kill weeding out that word, but I haven’t had that time and I am not shutting down all activity on my blog for a few people who can’t deal with the fact that word sneaks it’s way in every once in a while when I am not even referring to mentally handicapped people in the first place.
You word police people blow my fucking mind. You pretend you are all enlightened and then whine about shit that hurts your sensitive ears when you know damn well it never meant that to begin with.
If this is not enough – tough shit. Go find another fucking blog to read. Good luck finding one like this.