Difference between weird and retarded
- fate personified; any one of the three Weird Sisters
They are weird stubby boats, and you have to do a lot more work to propel and keep them on a straight course through the water.
And it's weird, no one really gets angry at me for piking ... they just seem to look down on me, if you get what I mean.
Driving from Brooklyn to Oregon next week; What weird should I espy?
- people collectively who are mentally retarded
- relatively slow in mental or emotional or physical development
In ways often too subtle to be conscious but sometimes overt, I believe, blacks remain devalued in American schools, where, for example, a recent national survey shows that through high school they are still more than twice as likely as white children to receive corporal punishment, be suspended from school, or be labeled mentally retarded.
They managed to shift about half of the mentally retarded and emotionally disturbed patients to homes and less restrictive programs.
Basically, most things that we can tax in this way have clearly defined negative externalities (you know, 1: 1,000,000 kids go retarded for each barrel of toxic sludge, so you slap a cost on that and pass it on to the guy who makes the sludge), and a clearly definite positive internality.