By lorahayes - 05/01/2012 18:39 - United Kingdom
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:D that's so unfortunate...I hope he didn't kick you in the taco.
It's "little person", you inconsiderate jerk! :p
4- It's just a damn word. Before people became so "politically correct," midget was a perfectly acceptable and widespread word. It could be used medically too, although "dwarf" is more accurate. OP said midget because she is used to using a word from an era where people didn't deem words unacceptable.
It's so funny because MIDGETS actually prefer to be called MIDGETS. Calling them a "little person" is like calling them a kid or saying they count as half. With my work, I have to deal with many MIDGETS and other people with disorders of the sort. It greatly pisses them off when they are called a "little person".
That's interesting, Disireev. I've heard from a number of sources that "little person" is the "polite" phrase, but it always sounded really condescending to me, somehow. I'm not one myself and I don't personally know anyone who is. I don't know what it's like. But just from my separated stance, I feel like I'd personally rather just be "midget" than something that sounds like I'm being called a leprechaun. I've heard at least one or two on TV, however, say they feel the things you're describing about "midget" and not "little person", so it's obvious individual prefs differ. It's hard to be respectful of people even when you really want to, sometimes. Probably best to just ask what they prefer.
You should have started singing, "We represent the lollipop guild" and then finish off with Randy Newman's "Short People." I mean, you're screwed, you just might as well go all the way.
Lmao! 79, 42 ruffles your feathers with her opinions but "The A Teen" is the first guy to drop a big ol "fuck you" on the world and you don't even notice him? :D That's interesting. :) ps: I like reading what both of them have to say, one's intelligently opinionated, the other......never ceases to amaze me, lol! :D Cheers!