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by alltonicnofizz
Mon Nov 17, 2008 5:17 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Deaf Culture
Replies: 98
Views: 7876

Re: Deaf Culture

Yes it's true that there are some things that deaf people will never be able to experience, things that give me great pleasure and make life easier in subtle ways (such as crossing the road without being extra careful). But I suppose it depends on your definition of a full and satisfying life. To m...
by alltonicnofizz
Mon Nov 17, 2008 3:54 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Deaf Culture
Replies: 98
Views: 7876

Re: Deaf Culture

In many cases you can consider hearing to be similar to peripheral vision. Cars have lights, but if I'm not looking directly at them, I'm not going to see those lights; I rely on sound to clue me into the objects in the surrounding space. Somebody with no peripheral vision would be considered disab...
by alltonicnofizz
Mon Nov 17, 2008 2:47 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Deaf Culture
Replies: 98
Views: 7876

Re: Deaf Culture

Malice wrote: I am reasonably sure that when that phrase was widely used, "dumb" was a synonym for "mute", not "stupid", and related to the fact that historically it was very difficult for people deaf from birth to learn to speak. Which is not to say that your facts ar...
by alltonicnofizz
Sun Nov 16, 2008 1:58 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Deaf Culture
Replies: 98
Views: 7876

Re: Deaf Culture

I work with D/deaf people (mainly teenagers, including some with CIs), and there are both Deaf and hearing staff in my office. What I'm writing is based on my own experiences of working with deaf people and talking to members of the Deaf community. Just to clarify, a Deaf person is someone who ident...
by alltonicnofizz
Sun May 11, 2008 3:50 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Is Aspirational a Word?
Replies: 6
Views: 7300

Is Aspirational a Word?

Is aspirational actually a word? This might sound stupid, and probably is, but I was certain it was until Microsoft Word didn't recognise it. I checked a few well known online dictionaries and the word appears in some but not others. When I type it into Google I it comes up with about 610,000 hits c...
by alltonicnofizz
Sat May 10, 2008 1:02 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Weird and obscure movies
Replies: 62
Views: 6391

Re: Weird and obscure movies

I saw John Waters' Pink Flamingoes (1972) a couple of months ago and was blown away. I've seen it at least ten times since then and have made it my mission to get as many people to watch it as possible (including you.) :D I tend to warn people about one scene, since a couple of people I watched it w...
by alltonicnofizz
Sat May 10, 2008 12:17 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Social Services Threatens to Remove Obese Children from Home
Replies: 71
Views: 6746

Re: Social Services Threatens to Remove Obese Children from Home

I was debating this issue with my housemate tonight. She thought that obese children should be taken into care. I didn't. However after reading this thread I'm not so sure. Another article in the Daily Mail (more quality press, heh) describes how three children were seperated from their families bec...
by alltonicnofizz
Fri May 09, 2008 10:08 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Long hair in males as a cultural or political statement?
Replies: 153
Views: 22068

Re: Long hair in males as a cultural or political statement?

I don't think that guys having long hair is political anymore. However I think men that do often consider themselves part of 'alternative' scenes. Kids I know into certain types of music like metal or folk for example tend to have longer hair. I think this reflects their identity and so is a cultura...
by alltonicnofizz
Fri May 09, 2008 1:55 am UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Personal Art links: DeviantArt, flickr, etc.
Replies: 254
Views: 162827

Re: Personal Art links: DeviantArt, flickr, etc.

hey folks...here's my flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/gsullivan/ . I mainly post pics to document the work I do on my degree, fine art/textiles stuff, there's some random photography on there too. Capnash, just had a look on your photostream and I love the juxtaposition of the two photos 'Proble...
by alltonicnofizz
Fri Apr 11, 2008 1:52 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2347741

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Hiya,

I'm Georgie. I'm 22 and am studying fine art/textiles in England. I've been reading these forums for a couple of weeks now, I think I'm ready to test the water. I find captchas increasingly hard and am beginning to suspect I am a robot.

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