Edmund asked me yesterday if I knew what "retard" meant.
I'm pretty sure that I managed to stay outwardly calm, and said that I did.
While I was trying to figure out how to continue this conversation -- where did you hear that word? who said it? To whom was it said? Here's why it's not a word you should be using.... -- he continued, "it means slow."
"Well, yes, it does." I agreed. Technically. I guess?
Then I asked him where he heard it.
At school. In music class.
Not the conversation I thought we were having.....