Originally Posted by jasin
I get people all the time who tell me not to use sign language. I pisses me off
Not all the time, but yes.
I am hearing. I used to be able to speak Spanish well, but thru lack of use am at about a 5th grade level now. Used to sign pretty good but again lack of use has made it where I can get by with mutual cooperation.
I have been told not to sign and not to use Spanish -- Because I don't have too.
Of course I don't have too. I do it because I want too; because I want to practice and become proficient; because if the people who speak these as their native languages will talk with me I can.
It does not so much make me angry as it tells me these are people I do not want to associate with.