Deaf and Dumb School

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  1. Chevy57

    Chevy57 Sherlock Hound Premium Member

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    Deaf and Dumb schools were in late 1800's and early 1900's

    Quiz: How to sign "deaf and dumb"?
     
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    You talking about History? I learned from Deaf Studies class. I personally not like that word say Deaf and Dumb or Deaf for Dumb. I thought it's offensive. It's my opinion.
     
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    Ask question what sign for it. I will check someone s correct sign to answer.
     
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    Bottesini Old Deaf Ranter Premium Member

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    Sign for deaf and dumb is actually index finger from ear to mouth.

    The sign for deaf is really " ear+closed"
     
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    dumb?
     
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    Bottesini Old Deaf Ranter Premium Member

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    When it reaches the mouth that is the indication of dumb as in "no speech"
     
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    You are prefect!!! You got A++++. I know that Almost deafiies have confused that dumb means "S" on forehead.
     
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    Bottesini Old Deaf Ranter Premium Member

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    Thanks! I am glad to have passed your test!

    Will there be a prize?
     
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    The word for Deaf and Dumb back in the old days. I learned that it is suppose to be use your finger like number one from ear to mouth for Deaf and for the Dumb you close your hand like a alphabet A and hit your forehead. We did not like this term for Deaf and Dumb. But that is what the hearing people call us like that. :ugh: :roll:
     
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    I will send chocolate bars to you soon. :giggle:
     
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    Yeah, I agree with Botti. I remember the word. It's offensive by hearing people. Because not want to hear a word and speech. Several people called deaf with sign language is dumb. They don't understand about sign language to communicate instead of speak and hear.
     
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    Is that sign for Dumb "S" on forehead? How about "A" on forehead? I saw the people use 2 different letter sign.
     
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    Bottesini Old Deaf Ranter Premium Member

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    That sign though on forehead means "stupid" It is different from the "dumb" sign at mouth that only means no speech.
     
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    Yes. All schools s name had changed from "deaf and dumb" to "deaf" since late 1940's or early 1950's
     
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    Right. Deaf and dumb means deaf-mute
     
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    Yeah it's deaf - mute.
     
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    yep - "DEAF" + "NOT+TALK" ... or at least here that's how we sign it

    what's the prize???
     
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    I was wondering about that too. I've always used the "A" to indicate "dumb" (as in dumb, not as in mute.)
     
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    Dumb has always meant as slow or low intelligence, mute means lack of speech.

    I believe that the sign you were talking about is more of deaf-mute, not deaf-dumb.

    Deaf-dumb is inaccurate as it implies that low intelligence comes with deafness. Deaf-mute is inaccurate as it implies deaf people cannot speak.

    If you cannot speak, then you're mute. No offense should be taken to that.
     
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    WRONG!

    dumb - Definition from the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary

    It comes from a root word meaning to be unable to speak.
     

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