Originally Posted by Audiofuzzy
Oh no sweetie. no "just saying".
You have to explain to me why I have to be "prepared to be picked apart"
but for example, not Mz Bebonag, hmm, Missy Cheetah?
I have never ever seen you jumping on Bebonang for using
the term "normal hearing" but if I use it - you'd be on me like white on rice
and WHY ??????
because you don't like me but you like her, is that so?
have guts for once and tell the truth.
And just for argument sake , since you said so yourself -
The word "normal" is a word that is usually used to describe the majority. Most of us prefer not to use that word because it indicates that anyone that is not in the majority is "abnormal".
No, wrong -
- when one says "normal hearing" one does not describe the majority - one describe the HEARING the majority have.
Therefore, one can not indicate that anyone is "abnormal" - at best, their HEARING is abnormal - and yes, it's true for we can't hear!.
I'm not sure why is is a big argument issue with you. The word has double meanings. You should be wise to it by now. If you are arguing a point then you are opening yourself to being corrected or criticized. It comes down to why you use the word and what your point is. You pick a side and attempt to argue your point of view all the time. That is why you get criticized often. I would think you would have a better understanding of the use of the word by now.
If you speak in general terms and use the word normal, it indicates an intention to use the word as being the majority of people.
But if you use the word in a specific sense then normal becomes a definition of capability and thus a definition of a lack of capabilities.
This is how people perceive the word. It's going to be really hard to change the thinking of the majority of people here.