Teacher, stopping abruptly in middle of lecture: Just for the record, I’m from Atlanta. Hence the accent. You were probably thinking I’m retarded or something… Nope… Just from the South.

–Wagner College, Staten Island

Overheard by: Tomato

NYU student on cell: Okay, um I don’t want to offend you or anything, but you are so totally retarded!

–Stuyvesant St & 3rd Ave

Overheard by: Lezbotron

Big white dude on cell: … And that’s why we’re obviously killing people — because people are retarded.

–6th St, between 2nd & 3rd Ave

Overheard by: fast walker

Black guy: There are 52 states in the U.S., and not one of them has a retarded black person.

–61st & Amsterdam

Woman to gay friend: You’re not retarded — you’re just creative.

–19th & 8th