Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Cross-Atlantic Offensiveness?

Upon reading the comments of this particular blog entry by Jessica Hagy, I was slightly confused at the connotation of the word 'spaz', and how it could be a completely offensive word to a person in London, but if you call a New Yorker a spaz, you'll just get a weird look for actually remembering what the word spaz means.

Are there any ideas about this one? I'd be very interested to hear from people, especially those offended by the term, and perhaps learn exactly what is interpreted when the word is used, and why it could be more offensive than the other four-letter words that we all seem exposed to.

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