I was looking at an interesting blog called Slang o' the Day and found "gimped" -
Origin: English Slang
Definition: something which has turned out wrong
Example: You really gimped that toast by leaving it in the toaster for too long.
British slang...these were the ones that got so upset whan Tiger Woods used the word "spaz".
If I had read "gimped" without the definition, and not in context, I would have assumed that it meant "made lame". I don't see how the PC word police can think that "spaz" is necessarily worse. What they really need to see is that there are no "good" or "bad" words. There are words that are impolite or improper in some situations, but the more attention you pay to words, the more power they have.Posted by marybeth at December 14, 2007 08:52 PM Words