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  1. Berry

    Clingy? Independence? Confused...

    AG BAD. Love it. Thank you. I SHALL use it.
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    'Irresistible' worker fired in Iowa

    My wife says the dentists wife is probably going through menopause. If you can't keep yourself together you can't expect to keep anything else together either.
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    'Irresistible' worker fired in Iowa

    The bolded part. I become involved only with women I trust. I only become involved with women who trust me. I do not associate with jealous women. When one of my daughter's husbands became jealous after years of happy marriage I told her, "Find out who he is doing." It...
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    'Irresistible' worker fired in Iowa

    The most common reason for jealousy is mirroring yourself. That is, "I'm cheating so they must be too." If my wife were jealous of all the coworkers I flirt with I'd fire her.
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    'Irresistible' worker fired in Iowa

    Wife probably wants him to hire a new male assistant -- Her boyfriend. :laugh2:
  6. Berry

    1 Sign or Word - what's yours?

    I'll just stick my tongue out at everybody and every thing.
  7. Berry

    Can you learn ASL from a book?

    The OP did disappear. I don't think that is important. What I think IS important is that there are people who will read this thread who can benefit from the posts they find here.
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    Can you learn ASL from a book?

    This is hilarious. You just described yourself and your relationship to the Deaf Community. You just described yourself and your relationship to this community.
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    Can you learn ASL from a book?

    HINT: Don't go to Deaf Meets begging to learn ASL. Every Deaf Person and quite a few hearing have taken time and effort to teach someone how to communicate in ASL. Then once they learn they become interpreters and won't sign to you unless you are paying them. Go to Deaf Meets looking to...
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    Can you learn ASL from a book?

    If you do this then FIRST look at the comments -- BEFORE you watch the video. Deaf People are blunt and show no shame in it. When you read, "I'm Deaf. You don't know ASL. Quit posting." then avoid those videos; that signer. They have probably just passed their first class. Youtube is...
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    Can you learn ASL from a book?

    Text books are not real English and are not based on real English. They are modeled after the "Lecture by a professional" who is supposed to be unemotional, objective, and "keep to the point" and never include extraneous information. Thus while pretending to communicate facts they actually leave...
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    Can you learn ASL from a book?

    Can you learn any language from a book? No. You can learn enough to communicate enough with people to give you an entrance. But you will not speak correctly. A person with perfect hearing cannot always learn new English words from a dictionary and pronounce all of them correctly if...
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    Can you learn ASL from a book?

    You CANNOT learn ASL from a book. No one has figured out a way to show how signs really look on a two dimensional page. Spoken words, without gesture, expression, or tone, are two dimensional. Signs are three dimensional. Real English cannot be written either. Only the spoken words that comprise...
  14. Berry

    Bell Uncovered!

    To me it shows his character from the start of his career.
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    Bell Uncovered!

    Stumbled on this. Found it most interesting. Original here ->Bell did not invent telephone, US rules | World news | The Guardian Italy hailed the redress of a historic injustice yesterday after the US Congress recognised an impoverished Florentine immigrant as the inventor of the...
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    Capital D Deaf

    Depends on time, place, and person. I am hearing. My ASL skills have roller coasted depending on who I am around. I have moved around a lot in my life and have not always been where Deaf people were. In some communities I have been considered Deaf. In others not. I am whatever you...
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    Petition against "dirty signs" book publishing

    So what would you call a dictionary produced strictly by Deaf people? Or do you believe no dictionary should be produced at all?
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    Petition against "dirty signs" book publishing

    Grummer expresses the problem very well. What is relevant, and to whom. When are we too focused on a single issue, excluding closely related topics (Easy to do in English where "handsome and pretty" are two entirely different words because "Men are handsome" and "Women are pretty".) In...
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    Petition against "dirty signs" book publishing

    Problem is she is making money -- And in the hearing community making money is the standard of excellence. Making money is success. The only crime is placing love of family, friends, the world, or humanity above the love of money. If you think that sounds cynical show me all people in jail...
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    Petition against "dirty signs" book publishing

    Here is a whole laundry list of problems. Starting with there is a shortage of qualified interpreters, especially male interpreters. I've seen a lot of people start out gung ho to learn sign language as an easy way to earn big money. When they find out ASL isn't that easy to master they drop...
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