Re: Disabled vs. Handicapped
Jun 10: Responding to Guy Macon...
>> Therefore, when I talk with another DP about "Crips" it
>> means one thing, and if I hear ABs using the term, I know it
>> likely means something different, and not likely positive.
>> (Didja see that reverse discrimination example in there?
>> See how easy it is to slip into that mindset?)
>> Therefore, it is also easy to walk (or roll) right into a
>> sticky chunk of discriminatory language each and every day.
>> No need to look for it, and no need to find it where it does
>> not exist.[/color]
> You might find it interesting that it was only on the second
> reading that I interpreted "Crips" as "Crippled." Living in
> Los Angeles, the only time I hear that word is in reference to
> a group of gang bangers who wear blue and dislike the Bloods
> -- another group of gang bangers who wear red, and that's the
> meaning that came to mind.
Two nations separated by a common language?
But this can happen across "cultural" bounderies too.
Slacker = Lazy.
Slacker = Productively and ingeniously constructive.
Slacker = Less tight.
And then there is that little gem, the "fanny", which means
something slightly different in English. ;)
P.S. Note the clever references to Slackware to keep us on topic! :)
Nah. Its a TeaPot!
Re: att:employers-Guy Macon
Mike <Not@arizona.bay> wrote:[color=blue]
> Jun 10: Responding to Guy Macon...[/color]
We have returned the subject line to its original.
cordially, as always,