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ROTFL - I need to realize that there are deaf people online!

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  1. annsni

    annsni Administrator
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    I know there are a few here and for the most part, you can't tell that you guys are deaf when you type. However, I was just reading Facebook and there was a response from someone on someone's post that was just SOOOO hard to understand. I was getting annoyed thinking "These kids just don't know how to talk when typing!!" and so I started reading it to my daughter. Took me all of about 3 seconds to realize the girl is deaf. LOL She most likely goes to our deaf church (I think I recognize her name). NOW it makes sense. She's typing ASL.

    Just a funny "lightbulb moment" for tonight.
     
  2. SaggyWoman

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    It isn't just deaf. Many people write like they talk, and at times, that is confusing.

    But it is life.
     
  3. Trotter

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    That's the only way I know how to write. No, seriously, it is. It has served me well through college as a matter of fact. ;)
     
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    The finger motions should have given them away.

    Cheers,

    Jim
     
  5. SaggyWoman

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    I did too, but some people can't talk worth two cents, and when it moves over to the written word, it drives me nuts.
     
  6. annsni

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    That's why I was annoyed at first. I can't STAND when these older teens/young adults have NO clue about grammar and spelling. But once I vocalized it, I knew just why it was so weird. LOL
     
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    I tried to write like I talk but I can't find the "stutter" key. :confused:
     
  8. SaggyWoman

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    Ha. Just press the key down and it repeats itself. :D
     
  9. JohnDeereFan

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    There was a deaf guy who posted here a couple years ago, who's name escapes me at the moment. He was very nice and I enjoyed talking to him, but it took a little bit of patience to talk to him because even though we both spoke English, we express it very differently.
     
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    Off-topic, but only mostly so...

    One crew of our deacons are responsible for locking up.

    One of our deacons, on consecutive Sundays, has freaked out a church member.

    He's going around, turning off the lights. Upon coming to the women's room outside our sanctuary...he knocks on the door. Upon hearing nothing, he reaches in & turns off the light.

    For the last two weeks, one of our deaf church members has been in there! (needless to say...the knock is ineffective in communicating).

    She's a great lady, with a fabulous sense of humor. Her good-natured response to us about this
    after this past week, and I quote:

    "You all are going to hear about this!"

    priceless...
     
  11. annsni

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    LOL - That's too funny. That's why we put in motion sensor lights - so that the custodian can know if there's anyone who is in the restroom. :)
     
  12. rbell

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    Good idea...otherwise...you'd never hear the end of it.

    Thanks, folks...I'll be here all week...be sure and tip your waitress...
     
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