why is spaz a slur

In American slang the term spaz has evolved from a derogatory description of people with disabilities and is generally understood as a casual word for clumsiness otherness sometimes associated with overexcitability excessive startle response (jumpiness) excessive energy involuntary or random movement or ...

Ableist Language To Avoid And Acceptable Alternatives – Spaz ...

15‏/06‏/2022 — In the UK and most commonwealth countries “spaz” is widely labeled as a slur by both disabled and non-disabled people alike. But in the US it ...

Spaz « Definitions « - Self-Defined

Avoid ableist slur. Irrationally nervous person; hyperactive; a shortened version of.

spaz - Wiktionary

(slang derogatory offensive) To have a tantrum or fit. (slang) To malfunction go on the fritz. Usage notesEdit. The ...

Two words you need to remove from your vocabulary - Aruma

When people use the R-word or spastic and spaz it is often to insult someone or to call someone or something stupid or uncoordinated. Whats wrong with this?

A brief history of spaz - Language Log

13‏/04‏/2006 — Spastic and its clipped form spaz (sometimes spelled spas or spazz but always pronounced spæz influenced by spasm and spasmodic) eventually ...

Beyoncé to Remove Ableist Slur From Song Heated After Backlash

قبل 4 ساعات — Though the word was ostensibly used in a colloquial way to mean going crazy or wild “spaz” — which is derived from “spastic” — has a history of ...

Is the word Spaz actually a slur? r/NoStupidQuestions - Reddit

08‏/03‏/2021 — Its short for spastic which can refer to involuntary muscle spasms and the specific conditions which cause them. Like the terms moron and ...

When Beyoncé dropped the same ableist slur as Lizzo on her new ...

قبل 4 ساعات — In fact shes used the word “spaz” twice in a new song Heated a co-write with Canadian rapper Drake off her new album Renaissance which ...

Calling out Lizzos slur in Grrrls was not cancel culture - NBC News

15‏/06‏/2022 — I can palpably remember every time I was called a spaz. Sometimes it was in gym class with classmates screaming in my face because I missed ...