Originally Posted by redpepper
I can't shake the retard thing (yes I realize its a figure of speech, one that should never of become popular, but there ya go, people like to turn hurtful words into something popular).
The OP didn't call anyone a "retard." She referred to herself as emotionally retarded. It is still perfectly proper to use it as a verb or adjective when it is not directed at someone as an epithet.