TBH i hate the word staffy, imo its degrading to my beloved breed, i feel it's a word that's often associated with "i got a tough dog" type of owner, you know the ones, the type that are scumbags & often have a SBT for the wrong reasons, tough image, dog fighting etc, & that's not something i want my SBT or me to be associated with.
When ever people stop me in public & ask ?? or make a comment about my "staffy", my 1st response is, no he's not a "staffy", he is a Staffordshire Bull Terrier.
I personally use the words SBT'S, Stafford's or Staffordshire Bull Terriers & prefer my dog to be addressed as SBT, Stafford or Staffordshire Bull Terrier.