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#46 Fill the Dill

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Posted 30 May 2017 - 06:21 PM

The word spastic or spaz was initially used as a derogatory term likening a person's ability, or inability to perform certain functions to that of someone whom suffers from cerebral palsy.
 
The word spastic has officially fallen out of use in the last few decades (try searching for Spastic Centres) because of this heavily negative connotation.
 
Given this separation between the word spastic and cerebral palsy (and extended somewhat to include other malais such as autism, muscular dystrophy etc and other forms of congenital diseases) the meaning and use of the word has morphed somewhat and now quite often used to describe dubious choices, lack of co-ordination etc.   
 
Are you looking for something to get offended over? 
 
 
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Posted 30 May 2017 - 06:35 PM

I just saw a tv news item about some sheila who reversed her car into the river next to where she works and needed to be rescued.

I'm not that bad.

But I do worry about the regular news items about silly old farts driving into shops. Will I know when I've become that incompetent and before I actually do it?
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Posted 30 May 2017 - 06:43 PM

about silly old farts driving into shops. Will I know when I've become that incompetent and before I actually do it?





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Posted 31 May 2017 - 04:28 PM

The word spastic or spaz was initially used as a derogatory term likening a person's ability, or inability to perform certain functions to that of someone whom suffers from cerebral palsy.

 

The word spastic has officially fallen out of use in the last few decades (try searching for Spastic Centres) because of this heavily negative connotation.

 

Given this separation between the word spastic and cerebral palsy (and extended somewhat to include other malais such as autism, muscular dystrophy etc and other forms of congenital diseases) the meaning and use of the word has morphed somewhat and now quite often used to describe dubious choices, lack of co-ordination etc.   

 

Are you looking for something to get offended over? 

 

 

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This couldn't be more wrong. I was pulled up on this in 1985 when I announced in front of a group at College that I was going out that night and get "spastic" on the grog.

One of the group made it quite clear how offended they were, and that their brother had Cerebral Palsy and that she did not approve of the use of the word, or the inference that I was going to get drunk to achieve it.

As the said offended person was a girl I liked, quite a lot, I aplogised and have tried to never use the term again.

When I see it written here, and then the use of it defended, I realise how ignorant some people are.

Shame on you, shame on your ignorance. Shame on your lack of empathy for those who are less fortunate than you.


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Posted 31 May 2017 - 04:51 PM

This couldn't be more wrong. I was pulled up on this in 1985 when I announced in front of a group at College that I was going out that night and get "spastic" on the grog.

One of the group made it quite clear how offended they were, and that their brother had Cerebral Palsy and that she did not approve of the use of the word, or the inference that I was going to get drunk to achieve it.

As the said offended person was a girl I liked, quite a lot, I aplogised and have tried to never use the term again.

When I see it written here, and then the use of it defended, I realise how ignorant some people are.

Shame on you, shame on your ignorance. Shame on your lack of empathy for those who are less fortunate than you.

 

You are speaking of an experience of yours back in 1985 - 32 years earlier than our current discussion, back when there was a strong association between the word spastic and cerebral palsey. 

 

Have you called anyone "simple" or an "idiot"? or accused someone being "touched by god" ?? 

 

They were old terms used to describe cerebral palsey, autism etc. yet because of the passage of time, and the disassociation of the word with its earlier intended use, it no longer carries the same sort of meaning back to these congenital diseases. 

 

 

Did you read this line that I wrote? 

 

Given this separation between the word spastic and cerebral palsy (and extended somewhat to include other malais such as autism, muscular dystrophy etc and other forms of congenital diseases) the meaning and use of the word has morphed somewhat and now quite often used to describe dubious choices, lack of co-ordination etc.   

 

 

Shame on you for trying to force your version of right down my throat. 


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Posted 31 May 2017 - 04:56 PM

My own version of what? It is not acceptable, never will be. 

 

Don't do it..........


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Posted 31 May 2017 - 05:07 PM

My own version of what? It is not acceptable, never will be. 

 

Don't do it..........

 

 

Have you called someone a girl, or a C*nt or any other female term to put down another feller?

 

Bet you have, and that means more in this world where we are improving our awareness of gender equality.  

 

You haven't even read what I wrote - so your argument is moot. 


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Posted 31 May 2017 - 05:15 PM

You are trying to condone the use of an offensive term as now acceptable, while my argument is it was and never will be.

 

I find the use of the word c*nt offensive, but if you used in context, as by say a Tony Soprano, then offensive, and disturbing, maybe even darkly amusing........

 

I have never called you a girl, I may have referred to you as a very attractive ladyboi, and now realise my mistake and aplogise........


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Posted 31 May 2017 - 05:19 PM

It's a colloquialism mick, stop getting offended on behalf of other people.
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Posted 31 May 2017 - 05:19 PM

Ghetto is a ladyboi
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Posted 31 May 2017 - 05:24 PM

It's a colloquialism mick, stop getting offended on behalf of other people.

You are suggesting it is slang. I'm offended on behalf of people I work with, support and advocate for on a daily basis. Yes I am biased in my opinion. To suggest it is now a part of everyday slang, and acceptable is not OK. With me.


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Posted 31 May 2017 - 05:25 PM

Ghetto is a ladyboi

very attractive, almost majestic........


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Posted 31 May 2017 - 05:29 PM

You are suggesting it is slang. I'm offended on behalf of people I work with, support and advocate for on a daily basis. Yes I am biased in my opinion. To suggest it is now a part of everyday slang, and acceptable is not OK. With me.


I would agree if someone with cerebral palsy was being targeted. But they aren't. Context is everything with this sort of thing and if you're going to waste energy taking offence at stuff like this, you're going to be a very tired boy.

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Posted 31 May 2017 - 05:53 PM

Context is how you see it. From where i'm standing, using the term is offensive. It's not needed. I think in 30 years society has out grown it. Call someone "unco", or a wayne kerr, it's not rocket science........


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Posted 31 May 2017 - 06:05 PM

From where you're standing on your high horse, just about everything is offensive.
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