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    What an absolutely stupid question. That has got to have started off being a joke and yet so many of the answers are serious.

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    stefor;5683039

    What an absolutely stupid question. That has got to have started off … What an absolutely stupid question. That has got to have started off being a joke and yet so many of the answers are serious.




    thats what i was thinking!! haha.x

    You need to remove that tag. It's offensive.

    yes, the tag is inappropriate.

    rose_cat_jr;5684924

    You need to remove that tag. It's offensive.



    ClarityofMind;5684970

    yes, the tag is inappropriate.

    Why is mongol offensive ?

    For many people the term "mongol" was used as an insult to mean "idiot" being that it is related to downs syndrome, it isn't appropriate to use.

    ClarityofMind;5685221

    For many people the term "mongol" was used as an insult to mean "idiot" … For many people the term "mongol" was used as an insult to mean "idiot" being that it is related to downs syndrome, it isn't appropriate to use.


    Maybe mong is used for this but not mongol never heard anybody get called a mongol maybe im wrong:thumbsup:

    Did anyone else think this thread was going to be about certain memebers of hukd who suffer from extreme delusions of grandeur?!

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    rose_cat_jr;5684924

    You need to remove that tag. It's offensive.



    Oh my god!! some people just love to moan about enything they can

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    ClarityofMind;5685221

    For many people the term "mongol" was used as an insult to mean "idiot" … For many people the term "mongol" was used as an insult to mean "idiot" being that it is related to downs syndrome, it isn't appropriate to use.



    ooohhh I am sorry dear,

    :?

    waterloo;5685653

    Maybe mong is used for this but not mongol never heard anybody get called … Maybe mong is used for this but not mongol never heard anybody get called a mongol maybe im wrong:thumbsup:



    "The term ( Downs Syndrome ) was first used by the editor of The Lancet in 1961. It was originally called mongolism or mongolian idiocy, after a perceived resemblance observed by Down between the faces of some of his patients with Down syndrome and the Mongoloid race. This usage is now viewed as both offensive and medically meaningless, though it is still very widespread in common speech (often used as an insult)."

    Taken from here :

    symptoms101.com/med…php

    Glad you have not heard it used in this way!!

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    waterloo;5685653

    Maybe mong is used for this but not mongol never heard anybody get called … Maybe mong is used for this but not mongol never heard anybody get called a mongol maybe im wrong:thumbsup:



    where do you thing "mong" comes from exactly?

    : I have a friend who continually uses the word "mong" when refering to relaxing/chilling out etc.

    : Does this word exist and if so what does it really mean?


    BEGIN SNIP
    Mong Noun. Imbecile, idiot. Offensive expression alluding to someone with Down Syndrome, being Mongoloid. Derog.
    Verb. To reach a drugged state where activity is on a low and mental faculties are incapacitated. Used frequently within the 'ecstasy' fuelled 'house' scene. Obvious relationship to the derogatory version of the noun 'mong'. [1990s]
    mong-out Verb. Meaning the same as 'mong' (verb). E.g."Those pills were heavy, we all monged out."
    END SNIP

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    cant belive all this over that!! i did not meen is as in down syndrome, I think its offensive that you bring doen syndromes into it, when you quite clearly no it was not ment like that!!

    kerri_ cant belive all this over that!! i did not meen is as in down syndrome, I think its offensive that you bring doen syndromes into it, when you quite clearly no it was not ment like that!!

    kerri_ cant belive all this over that!! i did not meen is as in down syndrome, I think its offensive that you bring doen syndromes into it, when you quite clearly no it was not ment like that!!

    scotland88;5685952

    some people on here would cause arguments in an empty room....just ignore … some people on here would cause arguments in an empty room....just ignore it! :thumbsup::thumbsup:ps i personally thought u were just talking about the movie by the same name "Mongol" you know they did rule china hahahaha



    certainly not looking for an argument and wouldnt wanna hurt her feelings at all, but I dont see how the tag could have been put there for a positive reason.

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    ClarityofMind;5686007

    certainly not looking for an argument and wouldnt wanna hurt her feelings … certainly not looking for an argument and wouldnt wanna hurt her feelings at all, but I dont see how the tag could have been put there for a positive reason.


    +1

    why use a term that they dont even know the meaning of? Thats what kiddies do :-D

    but the OP may only be 2 years old....................;-)

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    Its pathetic it really is!!

    One of my family members had downs syndrome, He died when he just reached 13. I would never insult them

    I dont no why you had to bring the disorder into it!! they really was no need.

    kerri_ Its pathetic it really is!! One of my family members had downs syndrome, He died when he just reached 13.I dont no why you had to bring the disorder into it!! they really was no need.

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    kerri_ Its pathetic it really is!! One of my family members had downs syndrome, He died when he just reached 13. I would never insult themI dont no why you had to bring the disorder into it!! they really was no need.

    Original Poster

    I just dont see why you bought downs syndromes into it, If it had been a video of D-S sufferer then or something i see why - but i would NEVER do that.

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    csiman;5686212

    " derogatory fashion ".



    Pleasee!! dont come out with all these words to try and make me look small, I dont no what that meens, and you no what, i dont want to know!

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    kerri_ I just dont see why you bought downs syndromes into it, If it had been a video of D-S sufferer then or something i see why - but i would NEVER do that.

    Banned

    kerri_ Pleasee!! dont come out with all these words to try and make me look small, I dont no what that meens, and you no what, i dont want to know!

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    csiman;5686265

    derogatory - taking the mickey in your lingo luv




    so why not just say that then, why use posh words, and iv you read earlier, you will see she jumped straight in bringing thme into it, dont jump in at the end of a thread for a petty arguement, pfft!

    kerri_ I just dont see why you bought downs syndromes into it, If it had been a video of D-S sufferer then or something i see why - but i would NEVER do that.

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    kerri_ so why not just say that then, why use posh words, and iv you read earlier, you will see she jumped straight in bringing thme into it, dont jump in at the end of a thread for a petty arguement, pfft!

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    csiman;5687944

    derogatory is hardly a posh word :?no offence but maybe you need to do a … derogatory is hardly a posh word :?no offence but maybe you need to do a bit of reading as that is basic Englishyou still havent explained what your intention of the word mongol was..........:?

    ur up her ****

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    kerri_ ur up her ****

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    tinkerbell28;5691228

    Unbelievable..............


    Who me? :?

    Banned

    The moral of this thread is:-

    don't go around calling names if you havent got the slightest clue what it means!

    Still havent got any explanation of what kerri

    This is the most entertaining thread I've read in ages! It's like being back in the school playground. Although I suspect the OP hasn't long left it.

    tinkerbell28;5691674

    No..........Just to clarify I don't see how any one, especially someone … No..........Just to clarify I don't see how any one, especially someone who has experienced downs cannot find that term highly offensive........No wonder people with these kinds of disabilites are abused in the street, when people with close experiences don't even understand the that certain terms are derogatory.Some one with close experience with any kind of learning disabiltiy would find that term higly offensive, so if Op's relative did have downs, it just shows ignorance more than anything. Sorry Kerry, but it does, a lot of my son's friends have downs, my son himself is often called a "mong", he is Autistic not downs, just goes to show, people don't know the meaning of half the words they spew out :)I will leave this thread, just though I would put my 2p in..................



    I was at an National Autistic Society event at the weekend hon for work and there's this woman who is doing brilliant work with autistic children who have pretty extreme needs. She has developed a way of communicating with children who have literally no level of communication with other people and zero understanding and desire for social contact or communication and I saw these children not only responding to her, but seeking her attention ( even if it was just with a turn of the head towards her )and actual pleasure in her company... it was really breathtaking.

    Don't let anyone call your son names, it's basic cruelty and totally unacceptable x x

    tinkerbell28;5693572

    They do some really good work and have some amazing people on hand the … They do some really good work and have some amazing people on hand the AS. I don't let name calling happen, I do pipe up. Somethings are said in innocence, some not so, luckily he cannot "understand" someone is being cruel, I can though and so can his brother, a lot of it is, dare I say bad parenting, as the kids follow the parents...........



    The woman whose work I was watching filled me with a new sense of positivity really and gave me so much insight in that one morning than i've had from others in months. It's so good to see some really positive work being done around autism.

    A friend of mine's son has aspergers so it helped me think how I could help him next time he felt sensory overload and it'll undoubtedly help me with work too.

    Thank God for the NAS
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