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polllyanna:

"derp/herp derp" is ableist stop fucking using it, it is a term that originated with making fun of kids with down syndrome and being like "ha ha derp face:-P" and it has been used against disabled people for so long after that, please stop using it, get mad at people that do use it, please

hey now, I can understand how the term has become associated with ableism but that’s not where it originated from. The term “derp” and its variation of “herp” were coined by Matt Stone and Trey Parker and popularized in 1999 on South Park as a descriptor to cringe slapstick comedy.

I’m not denying that “derp” has been used by ableists to make fun of non-neurotypicals but claiming that it originated as a slur against children with down syndrome is just inaccurate. 

(Source: autisticlucas)

dem0man:

Some of you are really cool folks and stuff, but you sometimes reblogs from people who either harrased me or harrased one of my friends and it just, really stressing…

I’m making this post as a “please, like/reblog this post if it’s okay to adress this and let you know about this person”.

In the same way, if I ever reblog from someone who is known for doing terrible things, please let me know and I’ll keep it in private if that’s your wish.

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