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(YouTube)   5-year-old child surprises her deaf parents by using sign language during school holiday concert, so her parents can understand the words. Her enthusiasm and animated expressions will sleigh you   (youtube.com) divider line 37
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2013-12-13 05:40:04 PM  
i.cbc.ca
 
2013-12-13 05:43:39 PM  
Search continues for an announcer at Winter Olympics.
 
2013-12-13 05:45:11 PM  
I too, know sign language.

media.salon.com
 
2013-12-13 05:50:13 PM  

cretinbob: [i.cbc.ca image 620x349]



And we're done here.
 
2013-12-13 05:52:42 PM  

The_Sponge: cretinbob: [i.cbc.ca image 620x349]


And we're done here.


It is cute as hell and worth the watch though
 
2013-12-13 09:24:13 PM  
Do hearing children of deaf parents have to go to speech therapy to learn to speak properly?  What are those first few years like?
 
2013-12-13 09:51:48 PM  

foo monkey: Do hearing children of deaf parents have to go to speech therapy to learn to speak properly?  What are those first few years like?


They sound awful.
 
2013-12-13 10:34:38 PM  
Bet they didn't see that coming

/wait... WHAT?
 
2013-12-13 10:38:25 PM  

foo monkey: Do hearing children of deaf parents have to go to speech therapy to learn to speak properly?  What are those first few years like?


I'm not exactly sure how it works but they pick up on cues from other people so they do eventually learn to speak 'properly'.  I dated a girl with deaf parents and she sounded "almost" normal when she spoke, but there was just a hint of that weird staccato deaf people usually have when they speak.  It got worse if she was around her parents.

Anyway, the relationship didn't last very long because I didn't know sign language and I apparently couldn't learn it fast enough to impress her.  Now that I've actually learned it, I can't find any hot deaf girls.
 
2013-12-13 11:24:15 PM  

Lsherm: foo monkey: Do hearing children of deaf parents have to go to speech therapy to learn to speak properly?  What are those first few years like?

I'm not exactly sure how it works but they pick up on cues from other people so they do eventually learn to speak 'properly'.  I dated a girl with deaf parents and she sounded "almost" normal when she spoke, but there was just a hint of that weird staccato deaf people usually have when they speak.  It got worse if she was around her parents.

Anyway, the relationship didn't last very long because I didn't know sign language and I apparently couldn't learn it fast enough to impress her.  Now that I've actually learned it, I can't find any hot deaf girls.


Lol. That's a terrible story. I can't stop laughing.
 
2013-12-14 12:37:35 AM  
'Glow' made me LOL, because she damn near knocked the kid next to her out.
 
2013-12-14 12:55:57 AM  
nice little easter egg at 3:10
 
2013-12-14 01:59:55 AM  
5-year-old child surprises her deaf parents by using sign language during school holiday concert, so her parents can understand the words. Her enthusiasm and animated expressions will sleigh you

Sweet video but no actual evidence she surprised her deaf parents. Am I wrong to think that she already knows sign language and uses it at home?

My kids were part of the teach your babies baby sign language and they picked it up pretty quickly in the first few months, enough to tell us when they were hungry, when they wanted more, and when the politics tab was going crazy again.
 
2013-12-14 02:08:24 AM  

stonelotus: nice little easter egg at 3:10


yeah, weird.
 
2013-12-14 03:52:44 AM  
www.coldbacon.com

/just here to fark things up
 
2013-12-14 05:03:31 AM  

stonelotus: nice little easter egg at 3:10


The girls parents will wonder why she's suddenly signing so slowly.
 
2013-12-14 06:29:35 AM  
Ugh. PLEASE stop the singing .....


/Ice pick. Ears. Yes, I went there.
 
2013-12-14 06:50:57 AM  

foo monkey: Lsherm: foo monkey: Do hearing children of deaf parents have to go to speech therapy to learn to speak properly?  What are those first few years like?

I'm not exactly sure how it works but they pick up on cues from other people so they do eventually learn to speak 'properly'.  I dated a girl with deaf parents and she sounded "almost" normal when she spoke, but there was just a hint of that weird staccato deaf people usually have when they speak.  It got worse if she was around her parents.

Anyway, the relationship didn't last very long because I didn't know sign language and I apparently couldn't learn it fast enough to impress her.  Now that I've actually learned it, I can't find any hot deaf girls.

Lol. That's a terrible story. I can't stop laughing.


Deaf girls are really good with their hands. Plus they can still tell you what they want even when their mouths are full.

/You know what I'm talking about
//Good conversation over dinner
 
2013-12-14 07:39:17 AM  
That's the cutest thing I've seen all day.
 
2013-12-14 09:17:14 AM  
that kid's got showmanship!
*puffs cigar*
 
2013-12-14 09:50:06 AM  
 
2013-12-14 11:48:17 AM  

foo monkey: Do hearing children of deaf parents have to go to speech therapy to learn to speak properly?  What are those first few years like?


One of my good friends is deaf but reads lips and her husband is totally deaf. They have three kids and when the kids were small they could talk but very rarely and would usually just try to sign to everyone and she had to make an effort to get them out and around speaking people as much as possible. The one weird little quirk the kids have is that they will sometimes "drop" words when they are talking because sign language isn't exactly the same as speaking and they would talk like they would sign but they are growing out of it now that they are in school. Also quietest kids EVER! I'd sit next to them on a long flight no problem.
 
2013-12-14 12:09:18 PM  

RTOGUY: foo monkey: Do hearing children of deaf parents have to go to speech therapy to learn to speak properly?  What are those first few years like?

One of my good friends is deaf but reads lips and her husband is totally deaf. They have three kids and when the kids were small they could talk but very rarely and would usually just try to sign to everyone and she had to make an effort to get them out and around speaking people as much as possible. The one weird little quirk the kids have is that they will sometimes "drop" words when they are talking because sign language isn't exactly the same as speaking and they would talk like they would sign but they are growing out of it now that they are in school. Also quietest kids EVER! I'd sit next to them on a long flight no problem.



Makes sense. Most of the crying and whining when kids are little are to get attention from parents. I'm sure whenever they figured out that crying and whining rarely got them attention, they probably just stopped making noise.
 
2013-12-14 12:44:38 PM  
That's awesome. Good jorb, subby.
 
2013-12-14 01:03:02 PM  

Life_is_a_carnivore: Ugh. PLEASE stop the singing .....

/Ice pick. Ears. Yes, I went there.


See, her deaf parents were probably the happiest people at that "concert".
 
2013-12-14 01:20:37 PM  

AbiNormal: How do you gag a deaf person?


Deaf people can talk, they can''t hear.
 
2013-12-14 01:34:59 PM  
I like how she snuck in a "this is BS!" at the very end.
 
2013-12-14 01:37:41 PM  

RTOGUY: foo monkey: Do hearing children of deaf parents have to go to speech therapy to learn to speak properly?  What are those first few years like?

One of my good friends is deaf but reads lips and her husband is totally deaf. They have three kids and when the kids were small they could talk but very rarely and would usually just try to sign to everyone and she had to make an effort to get them out and around speaking people as much as possible. The one weird little quirk the kids have is that they will sometimes "drop" words when they are talking because sign language isn't exactly the same as speaking and they would talk like they would sign but they are growing out of it now that they are in school. Also quietest kids EVER! I'd sit next to them on a long flight no problem.


My boss is a KODA. Is KODA actually a thing? Of course he's in his late 40's but if he didn't mention it you would not know. He taught our division a particular sign sentence as part of some team building. Pretty cool but I'm not sure my spastic "together" is completely legible. For some reason I can't seem to make that gesture very well.

Also, side note. Best boss ever! Great job! Great co-workers (even the crappy ones) and can't believe I lucked out.
 
2013-12-14 02:24:16 PM  
ugh..i'd rather be deaf
 
2013-12-14 03:06:40 PM  

Vance Uppercut: AbiNormal: How do you gag a deaf person?

Deaf people can talk, they can''t hear.


No shiat?
 
2013-12-14 05:16:41 PM  

Lsherm: Anyway, the relationship didn't last very long because I didn't know sign language and I apparently couldn't learn it fast enough to impress her. Now that I've actually learned it, I can't find any hot deaf girls.


Actually it's a good thing you got out, because I sense a lot of deaf culture in that girl...

Nobody wants to be sucked into that. Not even most deaf people.
 
2013-12-14 05:48:53 PM  

Lsherm: foo monkey: Do hearing children of deaf parents have to go to speech therapy to learn to speak properly?  What are those first few years like?

I'm not exactly sure how it works but they pick up on cues from other people so they do eventually learn to speak 'properly'.  I dated a girl with deaf parents and she sounded "almost" normal when she spoke, but there was just a hint of that weird staccato deaf people usually have when they speak.  It got worse if she was around her parents.

Anyway, the relationship didn't last very long because I didn't know sign language and I apparently couldn't learn it fast enough to impress her.  Now that I've actually learned it, I can't find any hot deaf girls.


1) Locate hot single girl
2) Put on a ski mask
3) Box her ears as hard as you can
4) Visit her in the hospital and teach her to sign

You're welcome
 
2013-12-14 10:46:17 PM  
RoyBatty:

My kids were part of the teach your babies baby sign language and they picked it up pretty quickly in the first few months, enough to tell us ... when the politics tab was going crazy again.

Let me guess-you could tell because their hands were moving?
 
2013-12-14 11:28:38 PM  

Elvis Presleys Death Throne: RoyBatty:

My kids were part of the teach your babies baby sign language and they picked it up pretty quickly in the first few months, enough to tell us ... when the politics tab was going crazy again.

Let me guess-you could tell because their hands were moving?


Scrunched up nose and hands over their eyes, wailing. Saddest little things.
 
2013-12-15 12:02:34 AM  

AbiNormal: Vance Uppercut: AbiNormal: How do you gag a deaf person?

Deaf people can talk, they can''t hear.

No shiat?


so you would gag them with a gag or a ball-gag, not mittens.
 
2013-12-15 04:40:33 AM  

puffy999: Lsherm: Anyway, the relationship didn't last very long because I didn't know sign language and I apparently couldn't learn it fast enough to impress her. Now that I've actually learned it, I can't find any hot deaf girls.

Actually it's a good thing you got out, because I sense a lot of deaf culture in that girl...

Nobody wants to be sucked into that. Not even most deaf people.


what?
 
2013-12-15 04:52:17 AM  

no clever name here just move along: puffy999: Lsherm: Anyway, the relationship didn't last very long because I didn't know sign language and I apparently couldn't learn it fast enough to impress her. Now that I've actually learned it, I can't find any hot deaf girls.

Actually it's a good thing you got out, because I sense a lot of deaf culture in that girl...

Nobody wants to be sucked into that. Not even most deaf people.

what?


Jist is, there are deaf people (who have forms of congenital deafness, meaning they have experienced deafness across generations within the family) who believe 'deafness' is a culture. There is a culture of deafness, or however it would be proper to say that...but it doesn't follow that it's a unique culture that should be preserved at all costs, and that treating deafness is akin to cultural annihilation. If you treat deafness as part of your heritage/culture, then with both good and bad aspects to it, it's very much part of one's identity. So eliminating deafness (via medical methods and/or technology) destroys that.

I don't agree with it, not even a little bit. So my presentation of their position is probably heavily biased. I'm sure you can read their side of things online to get a fairer idea of what they believe. And I would suggest doing so in order to form a fair opinion (because I think most people will see how very wrong their position is).
 
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