Acting like a bloody wanker, Tiger Woods spaz's out and offends England's handicapped
When Tiger Woods called himself a “spaz” on Sunday at Augusta National, it was a pretty adequate description of his putting. The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language defines the word as “clumsy or inept.”
If you watched Tiger’s travails on the greens at the Masters, you’d be forced to agree.
Unfortunately, far away, where they speak a similar language to the U.S., the Scope, a UK charity for cerebral palsy sufferers, has let it be known they’re outraged. Of course, this group was once called the Spastic Society, so they shouldn’t be casting any stones.
Anyway, England’s upset that an American used an American phrase that turns out to be an insult in England. Isn’t that just bloody awful?
Here in the U.S., we have one of the greatest golfers in the world in Woods, and he’s going around acting like a bollocksbag. It’s time we in the U.S. got our arses in gear and stopped offending everyone. Especially when we aren’t even talking to or about them.
Personally, I believe it’s bloody well time we all stop acting like we’re all completely pissed, oblivious to the word-needs of every other nation standing. It makes us look like a bunch of wankers, really.
We are not a bunch of sods and pillocks, here, mates. Tiger Woods showed his fanny to the world. Now he needs to go have a fag and think about his word usage. And if this shite continues he’s aiming for a swift kick in the bum for acting like such a berk.
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Now if he was talking about other Brits I guess they could get their knickers in an uproar ;-)
The UK charity you refer to was is called "Scope" and not "The Scope". It was once called "The Spastics Society", not the "Spastic Society". They changed their name when the terms "spastic, spacker, spaz, spazzer etc etc" began to be used in the UK (and elsewhere in the englsih speaking world) as a general insult to anyone with physical disabilities.
You imply with your cast the first stone line that the charity used an offensive term in its title when in reality, the term became offensive after the British TV show Blue Peter ran a series of episodes on people with Cerebral Palsy and then they changed their name to reflect this...but I digress!
The bottom line is that the term Spaz is considered extremely offensive in the rest of the english speaking world and it is only right that poeple in the US are made aware of this. On a lighter note, your attempted use of British terminology and slang is woeful, as is your punctuation. As a suggestion, maybe you should use less commas in your posts?
Other poster: Thank you for a marvelously cheerful example of the British stereotypes of conceit, pettiness and rampant political correctness. Biting satire, my friend.
Use of the plural is offensive to those who cannot count past one.
The title of the British show "Blue Peter" is degrading to those of us who grew up in Minnesota and got our willies frostbitten while ice-fishing.
Brits who criticize punctuation and cannot spell "people" or capitalize "English" are just generally irritating.
And if we're going to get REALLY prescriptive and pedantic, it is "fewer commas," not "less" (comma is a count noun, not a mass noun).
BTW, we Americans cannot help it if the Brits are mean-spirited toward their disabled citizens and use such words to describe them. In my dialect, "spaz" is indeed clumsy and inept.
Also, I find Brits generally irritating all of the time, regardless of their punctuation and capitisation skills.
LOL - If you were to say to someone in the UK that "We are not a bunch of sods and pillocks, here, mates.", they would probably think you were insane.
Now if you'll excuse me, I'm off to smoke a fag.
I found this post enjoyable. It reminds me of Austin Powers where Austin and his father start talking 'English-English' so that the American girl can't understand them.
Simon is right - the general majority of British people just couldn't give a flying fart. I was watching the interview when he said the word 'spaz,' and thought nothing of it at all, but knew that something would be made of it by the self-righteous hypocrites of the world, whether in Britain or otherwise.
Anyway, his comment was true in any case. He did putt like a retard, although that wasn't what he meant. My dad has often said, after playing a bad round, that he 'putted like a retard with no arms.'
But in the interest of political correctness and all this stifling of free speech nonsense, I'd warn famous people to never tell the truth in an interview.
Personally I think he putted like a cnut. hang on - where's me spellchecka
Anyhoo - write what you want to write. You could even claim that golf is a sport - and I will defend your right to do so.
Keep on putting in the free world!
I'm off to have a couple of faggots now.
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