By dammit hearing aid - 10/07/2014 22:17 - United States - Wallingford
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Well, they do sound alike... You could explain to her the misunderstanding and everything may be cleared up.
See, if you guys still spoke the Queen's English you wouldn't have that problem. Totally different sounds (kind of "ort" vs "art")... A belated happy 4 July to all! ;)
We didn't beat their "island", we used guerrilla tactics to win a war on land against a military that excelled in naval combat. If we had actually attempted to besiege the British kingdom, we would have quickly been decimated. Think before you speak. Especially when you sound like an ignorant fool.
Yeah, it's a very common mistake. I was in this team that combined different arts together and did shows for other schools. Since the team's name is an acronym, the principals always said the full name, which sometimes lead to us being the "Students Working Autistically Together" team instead of "Artistically".
Hopefully she understood that you weren't trying to make a joke. It must be hard enough raising kids with birth defects without having people make jokes about them (intentionally or otherwise).
Honestly if you had autistic children you would understand. People who are mildly autistic aren't severely hindered and their brains actually work better in some ways. People with sever autism may never once show their parents love and it is difficult, if not impossible for them to function in society. My cousin has moderate autism and while he can get simple, stress free jobs it is very unlikely that he will ever be able to live on his own. At 23 he still lives with his mother because she needs to help him with social interactions. Another friend of mine with two children who are severely autistic can barely cope because her children, at the age of seven have never once told or showed her that they love her because they simply cannot. She tries so much to help them as best as she can but there is only so much she can do.
Whoa, that was in no way meant to offend anyone. And that doesn't mean anyone with a birth defect is incapable or incompetent. Being born without an arm is a birth defect, yet there are amazing people like that that live with their situation everyday. Stop thinking everyone is attacking you because that's not the case.
Glad you feel that way..b/c before his autism diagnosis he was called a birth defect...for being black...I always thought it was racism, now I know we just have dark birth defects, our skin! That makes the autism, racism, everything all ok..cause we live with it daily and it's really just all birth defects..thanks!
Can't entirely blame you there if she mispronounced it, unless you misheard. Still, instead of making a joke about it, you could have asked her to repeat herself.
Maybe you could relate to her and explain that you have a hearing problem. I'm sure she will understand and laugh it off. :) My family does and my niece is autistic.