View Full Version : Transformers Name Controversy

11-11-2010, 04:45 AM

I've worded the language down and gave nods.

Am I right in guessing the name of this upcoming figure is also offensive stateside?


11-11-2010, 07:54 AM

I'm guessing no?

Master Splinter
11-11-2010, 08:03 AM
I don't think it's offensive...


11-11-2010, 09:01 AM
I honestly can't remember the last time I heard someone use the phrase after the 1990's....

11-11-2010, 10:22 AM
I've heard it used in the original Hairspray movie.

Its a pretty offensive word this end of the globe.


Raph's Girl
11-11-2010, 11:23 AM
Spastic is considered to be the 2nd most offensive word....in the UK. It's a derogetory term for the disabled. In America it's just slang for somebody who's clumsy.


Candy Kappa
11-11-2010, 12:35 PM
the more you learn

11-12-2010, 01:42 AM
Ta for the heads up, Raph's Girl.


11-30-2010, 04:40 PM
Heh, you said spastic.

Seriously, I haven't heard that in years. Then I was watching 'In Bruges' the other day and it was used a coupla times. Then I just saw it here! I guess the word of choice nowadays is 'retard'.

Over my way, it was never spaz, or spastic, it was always spuzzy. Just sayin'.