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Offline Oceander

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« on: March 31, 2014, 12:26:47 PM »

Offline happyg

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« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2014, 12:32:54 PM »
I haven't heard that term since I was a child. Deaf/mute would suffice. A good friend's parents were deaf mutes, and there wasn't anything 'dumb' about them.

Offline mountaineer

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« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2014, 02:33:24 PM »
"Dumb" signifies "mute".
Get over it.
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Offline speekinout

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« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2014, 03:26:53 PM »
Deaf and dumb was the term for deaf and non-verbal for a long time. The worker who used that term was a non-native English speaker, and he certainly wouldn't know all of the nuances about which terms are politically correct.
I once worked with a German who spoke what sounded like perfect American English. He was able to communicate his ideas very well. The glitch was that he had learned English from American GI's in occupied Germany. Some of his vocabulary was a little unusual for business meetings (but we had no trouble figuring out what he meant  :laugh: )

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« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2014, 07:30:04 PM »
I always find these kind of stories to be highly suspect.  More often than not, the "victim" was behind it.
"...And these atomic bombs which science burst upon the world that night were strange, even to the men who used them."  H. G. Wells, The World Set Free, 1914

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« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2014, 07:43:22 PM »
"Sensitivity training"???

How about a good old fashioned ass-kicking and then firing?
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I didn't enlist in the Corps just to watch my country become a Third World Communist Shit-hole. Don't know anyone who did.

Offline raml

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« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2014, 08:24:37 PM »
As far as I am concerned since I refuse to be politically correct they are deaf and dumb. This is not a put down never was.


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