Tiger Woods, world-renowned professional golfer, has come under fire for using “incredibly inflammatory, inappropriate, & terribly derogatory language” after a recent round of golf. Quite a bit of the fire has come from the U.K.
What did he say?
In referring to his poor performance in a round of golf, he said that he had “putted like a spaz.” The offensive word, in case you’re wondering, is “spaz.”
I was surprised by this, especially with all the words in common use in the UK that, if used here, would cause quite a stir. For example, while in Birmingham, England, over dinner in a public house, I was asked by someone if it was okay for them to “burn a fag or two?” I stared at them w/my best dumb look…
Translation: They wanted to smoke a cigarette or two. Try to use that one tomorrow & see if it is bothersome to anyone.
So, my brain wanders…Is this offensive to you? If so, why? If not, why not?