New Slang number three. RT is not quite politically correct, but as I am not a politician, I will tell you RT stands for “retarded tingle”. It’s the feeling you get when you witness another person say or do something so retarded, that an uncomfortable tingling sensation consumes your body.
The most obvious example of RT is watching Jeopardy! contestants tell their anecdotes. Trebek does his best, God bless him, to make the situation less awkward, but time after time, these nervous turds recount a story so incredibly retarded that the viewer is forced to either fast forward their tivo or plug their ears and say “lalala” the old fashioned way.
You might be thinking, “James, it’s not right to say ‘retarded’.” On one hand I agree, it is absolutely not right to describe special needs persons as “retarded” or call them “retards”. But when your friend with a normal IQ suggests your keep the tv on for The Wheel after Jeopardy is over, it is totally ok in my book to call him a retard. “You watch The Wheel? Pull your head out of your ass you little retard.”
Retarded Tingle is also known as “the jibblies” or “secondhand embarrassment”, which further describes the feeling.
Coined by my brother, not saying which one.