Mark Hunter (ozma914) wrote,
Mark Hunter
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on the harmful words debate

There's been a lot of conversation going on (most very civil, thank goodness) about offensive words and how they differ from country to country, specifically the word "spaz". I think this article does a remarkable job of explaining both the debate, and why it's looked at so differently on either side of the Atlantic:

http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/003020.html
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