Ok, this is PC gone way too far. Personally I don't think he should've apologized. Hell, it's getting to the point a person can't even have an opinion for fear of offending others.
Maybe he felt he had to. He was raised to be polite to and be considerate of others.
Especially with this:
In several countries, “spaz” is an offensive term for people affected with spastic paralysis, a form of cerebral palsy.
That I did not know. I won't use the term again.
Well then IMO it's those countries that have the problem. Rather then try and correct their own ignorance, they want to ban the use of a word...a word THEY use to make fun of a group of people? My GOD...
Maybe we're the ones with the problem, for not being aware of what some words really mean. I could've known, or should've maybe.
Spaz=spastic. Yep, coulda.
I have chronic spastic paralysis. From what I've read, I have the ataxic form, luckily for me, I have a mild form. I've seen those with worse.
So, in essense, Tiger was unknowingly, talking about me. And I unknowingly, could have been offended.
But, in this case, I've no right to be; due to my ignorance. If I had known, maybe I would've been upset.
But, back to Tiger.
Maybe that's why Tiger apologized. Not that he had to, but knowing what it means now, he felt, maybe, that it was the right thing to do, for those he did offend, wherever they may be.