Okay, this is a really dumb question (all of mine on this thread have been!) but do Brits use the word 'spaz,' both as a verb and as a noun? It's like a contraction of 'spastic,' which, weirdly, is an adjective. Yep.
Where I live, it's incredibly common, but where I live, people use really, really dumb slang (like the 'beast' thing I mentioned earlier), so I want to know what the Brits say.
At least four characters say it across the three volumes of my future-gen trilogy, and there is one whole scene discussing whether or not Emma is a spaz.
"I'm sorry I was such a spaz." (Used as noun.)
"I mean, Ted just spazzed out." (Used as verb. I've never heard it used as a verb without the 'out.')
If this word isn't used, what could I say instead?