n.— «Since this was the 80’s, kids who struggled in school were relegated to—and often sequestered in (including lunch)—the so-called “Sped” room and likewise referred to by teachers and kids as “speddies’”retards,” and other choice terms. I went to middle school in the 80’s and can still remember walking past the Special Education department and looking in, feeling incredibly uncomfortable.» —“A Heating Pad Strapped to My Head and Some Thoughts on Victimization” by Hinsley Ford The Oxygen Chronicles (Bangore, Maine) Aug. 25, 2007. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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