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Old July 20th, 2013 (5:49 AM).
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Originally Posted by Belldandy View Post
I've known one autistic individual and have seen another working (same behavioural ticks as the guy I know, but it could just be the milder asperger's).

I've never heard the term "autistic" being used as a synonym for "stupid," even on the Internet. "Retarded," sure, that's a popular one, but "autistic"? I can definitely see how people would take it and misuse the term to mean something condescending, but it just makes the name-caller sound stupid to me lol
I was using "retarded" as an analogous situation, not an identical one. It's not actually used to mean the same thing, though it is usually used as an insult.
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