A professor taught me that the word retarded was initially applied to Italian immigrant children in New York City because they were a year behind, or "slowed down" (aka retarded) a year in school because of their poor language acquisition.
It depends on how this word is used. If you are referring to an individual, it would be an inappropriate word to use.
However, if you mean: to make slow, delay the progress of (Sentence: Bad roads retard the movement of cars), then this word would be considered appropriately applied.
c. 1426, "fact or action of making slower in movement or time," from L. retardationem, from retardare "to make slow, delay, keep back, hinder," from re-, intensive prefix, + tardare "to slow" (see tardy). Retarded "mentally slow" first recorded 1895. Retard (v.) first recorded 1489, from O.Fr. retarder (13c.); offensive noun meaning "stupid person" (with accent on first syllable) is from 1960s slang.
disabled or handicapped.
to be slow
to delay the development or progress of someone or delay in the act of someone doing something or an action.
why the hell would you ask that retard :|
smak who ever told u that but basically it means *f-word* retard
The word armadillo is a common noun. It would become a proper noun if it was the name of a specific person, place, or thing such as Armadillo Aerospace in Heath Texas.
The word sand is a common noun.Any common noun can become a proper noun if it is used for the name of someone or something, such as the author George Sand or the movie House of Sand and Fog (2003).
by acting there is no way to be a retard besides when you are born
The word is "retard."
There both planets retard
youre a retard
No u retard
No u retard
The slang retard refers to mental retardation. Mental retardation is translated as "retard mental".A similarly offensive word in French is abruti.
retarde (pronounced retarday)
no. someone can be called a retard which is slang for someone having mental retardation or is developmentally disabled.