thank you all, im gonna get moving on the book. some outside folks, that i know nothing of have read some of this and other stuff, its lookin good.
sorry for the as... dixie;]
id written it out for the book and hadnt thought to edit it out, my mistake.
the thing about the word retard, used in proper context, i to am ok with it.
i dont, and havent ever done it out of context. i am ok with tard, its the younger generations shortening, which i know it carries no animosity.