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NameyMcName wrote:I think it is more that people don't realize it, the same way they don't know what cretin comes from.
It has to do with colloquial versus denotative language. The word "spastic" is no longer a pejorative term outside of jest colloquially which is, arguable, the only definition that really matters.
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