On March 7 2012 my family celebrated Spread the Word to End the Word day. The term mental retardation’s slang “retard” has taken on the meaning of stupid. Many slang terms about race or religion are completely unacceptable in our culture, however the r- word still remains acceptable. Most people don’t realize that they are insulting millions of people who have developmental disabilities, All I am asking you is to think before you speak. Please go to www.r-word.com and take the pledge to not say the word.