Several haven't heard of this word - polarising - many say is inoffensive, but after discussion see that it could be offensive in the way that 'retard' is
Although this comes into the category of offensive to people with mental ill health or learning difficulties, it is generally seen as very light (Much more so than retard and schizo) and most think it is not offensive at all.
Quite polarising: offensive because of it effectively refers to a disability, but many do not see this as an issue. A few do, however; for one it is the new 'spastic'; others find it really objectionable
Quite polarising: offensive because it effectively refers to a disability, but many do not see this as an issue.
Recognised as very offensive to most people, though a few think it is okay to use the word 'spas' or spaz
'Fuck off, Joe,' she snapped. 'You're a cheeky bitch.' (p. 8)
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