Sunday, January 9, 2011

The Ablist Usage That Will Not Die

Today's Failbook fail: Please Stop.

Someone can't type, so someone replies and likens their typing to that of a "retarded squirrel."

As a diehard language prescriptivist, I agree that this sort of typing needs to be smacked down hard. But there's no need to be ablist while doing the smacking. I think "uneducated squirrel" has the same comedic impact, but without insulting the developmentally disabled.

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