On The Use of the Word Spaz: Context Matters

So, there is a lot of controversy, people up in arms, over the use of the word spaz, which comes from the word spastic. If you call someone a spaz in a mocking way, yeah I can see how that’s offensive, but as someone who has a spastic disorder, I don’t find the term INHERENTLY offensive.

If someone used the word spaz simply as an accurate descriptive term, rather than mocking, I’d be fine with that.

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