Some time ago, I had some interaction with the family of a young man who in the past would have been called “retarded.”
Yesterday, I was speaking with a friend and trying to determine if someone he was speaking of was from the same family. When I mentioned “retarded” (in the kindest possible manner) I was informed that the family preferred to refer to him and his condition as “snakebitten.”
I was curious if the term might be widespread as a euphemism for the politically incorrect terms of the past. I suppose it is possible that snakebite might precipitate such a condition, I do not think it likely, though.
Has anyone heard the term “snakebitten” used as such a euphemism?