2015/10/27morning

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, October 27, 2015 morning

— honoring an old time deaf tradition

The long time tradition at Gallaudet, the Rat Funeral
held to celebrate the end of the students’ freshman
year, has been praised by Simon J. Bronner, a professor
of American studies and folklore at Pennsylvania
State University-Harrisburg. He said college
traditions are an important part of college culture.

 
— sign language or German or French

Which is more preferable, learning sign language or
learning German or French. A survey in Great Britain
said that hearing people would prefer to learn
sign language.

 

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2015/10/26

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, October 26, 2015

 
— a female deaf chef wins Best Chef contest

The American entry in the International Deaf Chef
contest did not win. The winner is Unnur Pétursdóttir,
from Iceland. She is the top chef at the Lava
restaurant at the Blue Lagoon in South Iceland.

Her picture is at:
http://deafdigest.com/2015-world-best-deaf-chef/

 

— wrong, wrong, wrong says 9-year old deaf girl

Ammarah Mahmood is nine year old deaf girl from
a mid-sized British town. Learning very well the
grammatical lessons in her classes, she took
pictures of posted town signs that had these
grammatical errors. Such errors were: Happy
Holiday’s, No Drink’s Allowed, Pie’s, Sandwich’s,
Taxi’s, etc. She showed her shocked teacher these
pictures. Ammarah said “these are adults. I am
deaf and I am nine and I know the correct way
to use them.”

 

— updates on the never-ending Geeta tale

Geeta is returning home in India as a young woman, after
straying to Pakistan by mistake as a young girl. For
some reason Pakistan would not immediately return her
to India, having held her for some 13-15 years.
Three updates – she is rejecting the family that has
claimed her; DNA will be taken from her to look for
the perfect match among several parents that have claimed her;
and Geeta was inspired after watching the “Bajrangi Bhaijaan”
movie which portrayed a deaf Pakistan girl accidentally
straying to India! While Geeta is not born in
Pakistan, it didn’t matter to her. Once inspired,
she made demands to return to her homeland!

 
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2015/10/26morning

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, October 26, 2015 morning

— difficult for the deaf to become a barber

Could a deaf person become a barber? Of course,
Deaf Scissors is the same as Hearing Scissors.
What makes it difficult is lack of training
courses in barbering! Take Japan as an example,
years ago many deaf schools offered barbering
courses. Times have changed and only just two
deaf schools right now offer these barbering
courses!

 
— dangers of lead

Overexposure to lead can lead to hearing losses.
This is a tragedy. People just didn’t realize
how dangerous is lead. But – surprise – lead
problems existed In Europe between 5th and
15th centuries! Anthropologists are beginning
to discover that wealthy Europeans had indoor
water piping in their homes. These pipes carried
lead – which also led to deafness as well as
with other health problems!

 

 

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2015/10/25morning

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, October 25, 2015 morning

— a deaf/hearing dinner conversation

Could deaf and hearing people have a dinner time
conversation without an interpreter? Good question,
but there is a wireless device that is being developed
that would convert voices to text, via real-time captions.
Not sure, though if it can convert ASL to voice. If it
cannot, then conversation becomes one-sided!

— pushing for a new hand sign

Matt Cerar, a graduate student at Utah State University,
is upset that the fans use the wrong hand sign to root
for their football, basketball and other teams. It is
a wrong hand sign because it refers to part of the
female anatomy. He has proposed a new hand sign that
resembles bull horns. Will he succeed?

 
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2015/10/24morning

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, October 24, 2015 morning

— a bad review about the deaf

the Silent Labors Moving Services is a
deaf-owned moving company. See their ad on
the DeafDigest web site. Anyway this company
got a bad review – from a very senior citizen
customer, who complained that the movers were
deaf! Is there a difference between a Deaf Muscle
and a Hearing Muscle? No difference. Said
the angry owner – this customer is stupid!

 
— Canada Revenue Agency copies IRS bad attitude

Canada Revenue Agency, same as our IRS, has
this same bad attitude. IRS refuses to accept
relay calls from the deaf. Now Canada Revenue Agency
is doing the same thing. Mitchell LaFrance, who
is deaf, wanted to use a relay service to
communicate with the agency on a tax matter.
The Canadian agency refused to accept this
relay call, and LaFrance is very angry about it.

 
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