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5 Reasons Life as a Deaf Person Is Weirder Than You Thought

#4. Misunderstandings Are Constant, and Baffling

In general, people don’t understand much about deaf people (we use the capital D to refer to the culture). I’ve had to interpret before in situations where a person blatantly asked me to fill out forms or answer questions about the deaf person, as if he or she was a child or mentally challenged. “They can’t hear, so clearly they need a legal guardian to handle life for them, even though they’re middle-aged adults.” It’s kind of like the assumption a lot of people make that foreigners who don’t speak their language must be “dumb,” even if the person happens to be in that foreigner’s home country, shouting at them in English. 

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Baby bat - to me bats aren’t something out of a horror movie, they’re sweet creatures who happen to fly at night. I think they have a bad reputation. just look at those sweet innocent eyes. I would love to hold one one day.

Did anyone else catch this?

 I’m one of the sad people that doesn’t have time to watch the streams live and watches CaptainSparklez’s playbacks on his channel.

So I was watching the most recent purge video and was at the point where Jordan is talking with DG Worker about getting in contact with Deviser/Architect. DG brought up possibly bringing others on the tour of the power plant and Jordan agreed. DG then asks if its a plus one. Jordan replies with it should be plus four… What went over poor, innocent Jordan’s head was the following comment:

DG_Worker:Goodness! I didn’t know you were from that one religion. Well, that’s fine.

I literally busted a gut when Jordan just agreed without understanding what was implied. DG_Worker think CaptainSparklez is a Mormon… with multiple wives…

*rolls on the floor, laughing. tears down my face*