Golfer Tiger Woods has been criticised for saying he played like 'a spaz'. Can using the word ever be right? Tiger Woods used the word in a live TV interview. An article on Tuesday in online newspaper The Age tracked the reporting of Woods comments and found that spaz was edited out of subsequent news packages. They also say that an LA Times reporter got Tiger to re-word his sentence replacing spaz with wreck so he could report it with no problems. TOP TEN WORST WORDS 1. Retard 2. Spastic 3. Window-licker 4. Mong 5. Special 6. Brave 7. Cripple 8. Psycho 9. Handicapped 10. Wheelchair-bound Ouch! Worst Words vote In the UK, the words spaz and spastic seem to pack a bigger punch. I think we can firmly place the blame at the door of Blue Peter for this.