Lucy: Natsu, you are so dead for making me worry like that!!
Natsu: I’m dead? You’re dead
Lucy: What for?
Natsu: No, like you’re dead
Lucy: No I’m not…?
Natsu: But….????
Gray: You gonna fight me or not
Natsu: Shut up dude, let me get through my confusion
Juvia: Gray-Sama!!!
Gray: Juvia?? But, you’re dead!
Juvia: Juvia is not dead…?
Lucy: …And here we go again

“I’m a sign language interpreter and an American Sign Language (ASL) graduate, and I’ll try to give you a glimpse of how strange things can get…”

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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Most people who are silent are not always secretly waiting for something, falling apart or crying inside. They are just content with their own thoughts, feelings and ambitions and don’t feel the need to explain things to people who are committed to misunderstanding them.
—  Joanna Strafford (Dust in the Wind, a play)
How misunderstood is your sign?

Aries: Not that much

Taurus: Misunderstanding? Nah, you guys make where you stand clear 

Gemini: Everybody has got you pegged tbh

Cancer: Sorta


Virgo: Mostly misunderstood, like more than you think

Libra: Come on, everybody knows your deal

Scorpio: Misconception might as well be part of the name

Sagittarius: Pretty misunderstood, you got layers man

Capricorn: You’re so mysterious, who even knows man? 

Aquarius: Do you even understand you?

Pisces: Just a little