Lots of conversation has been generated because of today’s official Spread the Word to End the Word Day, an effort spearheaded by Special Olympics to make us all think before using the word retard in everyday language. Because I believe strongly in this effort to make the new r-word Respect, today’s posts are all about that effort, beginning with the familiar banner and a call to join us.

Please join me and sign the pledge.

Respect is a much better word.

Here’s my post briefly stating why I support this effort.

Watch Circle of Friends video ‘Disable the Label’ here.

Courtesy image. Used with permission.