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    ooops, sorry, that's quite offensive, my appleogies

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    Well I think Joey was a cerebral palsy sufferer - what used to be called spastic. The thing is, cases vary in type and severity. For example, my neice has the condition but she does not have the uncontrolled movements and speech difficulties.

    Yeah, "spaz" has always been a horrible word.

    But I wasn't offended by your post, Flash, as I'm sure you didn't intend offense. I am always grasping for words and often pick the wrong one

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marine Boy View Post
    Well I think Joey was a cerebral palsy sufferer - what used to be called spastic. The thing is, cases vary in type and severity. For example, my neice has the condition but she does not have the uncontrolled movements and speech difficulties.

    Yeah, "spaz" has always been a horrible word.

    But I wasn't offended by your post, Flash, as I'm sure you didn't intend offense. I am always grasping for words and often pick the wrong one
    There are loads of words acceptable in the playground because that's the way kids are. When you leave school and mature, you realise how wrong these names are and that they have no place in society.
    I had a bad ankle sprain at school and had to go around on crutches for a while. Apart from being called Long John Silver and Sandy Richardson (anyone?) I was referred to as Cripple, Spaz, Mong. In fact some kids were calling me Sandy right up to my 6th form days!
    I'm not saying it's right but thats how it goes!
    I go back to the original Jethro Tull - Yes! The seed drill inventor!

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    Yep, Sandy Richardson was in Crossroads, he was played by Roger Tonge, who died at 35 from Hodgkins Disease. He was wheelchair bound and was the first disabled actor in a soap.

    Ta-da!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Teejay View Post
    Yep, Sandy Richardson was in Crossroads, he was played by Roger Tonge, who died at 35 from Hodgkins Disease. He was wheelchair bound and was the first disabled actor in a soap.

    Ta-da!
    Well played!
    He was quite a funny guy. I remember him being interviewed once about the lack of lovelife his character had in Crossroads. He remarked "Im the only Guy in the world with 3 crutches and none of them get any action!"
    I go back to the original Jethro Tull - Yes! The seed drill inventor!

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    AHAHAhahahahahaa! Is that true?
    "...And that's what I've done. Maintained it for 20 years. This old brooms had 17 new heads and 14 new handles in its time."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teejay View Post
    AHAHAhahahahahaa! Is that true?
    Very much so. It was on the old regional news programme "ATV Today"
    I go back to the original Jethro Tull - Yes! The seed drill inventor!

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisredditch View Post
    There are loads of words acceptable in the playground because that's the way kids are. When you leave school and mature, you realise how wrong these names are and that they have no place in society.
    I had a bad ankle sprain at school and had to go around on crutches for a while. Apart from being called Long John Silver and Sandy Richardson (anyone?) I was referred to as Cripple, Spaz, Mong. In fact some kids were calling me Sandy right up to my 6th form days!
    I'm not saying it's right but thats how it goes!
    Outmoded expressions are usually outmoded because the are offensive.
    I remember a bloke at our school who had a terrible accident that left him with one leg shorter than the other. Everyone called him "Peg Leg", which drove him berserk, but because he had a dicky leg he couldn't catch anyone who said it.
    His younger brother got really fat, and his name was Barry, so people started calling him, "Barrelly". (like a barrel?)
    But if you are are feeling sorry for them, don't. They were bullies.

    It's funny how these expressions are introduced to educate and inform, but, in reality, are just more ammunition. Like how Alf Garnetts' turns of phrase, meant to show his ignorance, merely provided more insults for rascists in the playground.

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