Sunday, May 8, 2016

Imbeciles, Idiots and a Million Dollars

The Detroit Free Press, October 20, 1921
Obviously, 1921 wasn't a year of political correctness. Actually, it was. People then had sense enough not to be so offended by reality. The words themselves are not offensive unless used as a pejorative and even then, so what? The point is that words such as retarded, imbecile and idiot were clinically used in respected medical and psychiatric journals with no intent to injure.

Eventually, the bonds were approved and the additional buildings were added along with a dairy barn, upgrades to the power plant and various other smaller projects.

The Detroit Free Press, June 2, 1921

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