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  •  thanks for that info (0+ / 0-)

    Growing up, I never associated the word "lame" with humans, but only with our farm animals.

    Humans were "crippled" which probably isn't much better. But one of our uncles was crippled due to polio as a child. He never let it stop him, and was a favorite of ours, so we never thot of that word as a slur, but as a statement of fact. Nowadays, of course, we don't use that word.

    WE NEVER FORGET Our Labor Martyrs: a project to honor the men, women and children who lost their lives in Freedom's Cause. For May: Martyrs of the San Diego Free Speech Fight, Spring 1912.

    by JayRaye on Thu Jul 05, 2012 at 08:44:49 AM PDT

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    •  that may be an urban/rural distinction as well (1+ / 0-)
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      I would never, ever use the word "lame" in the context of "physically challenged" except maybe for a race horse the three times a year I watch (Triple Crown). It just wouldn't occur to me.

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