Two messages crossed my screen this week involving insults to the disabled community. One appears unintentional, but still caused a flap. The other appears intentional, and should have caused a bigger flap. Continue reading “Unintended and intended insults mar a message”
According to everything I’m reading, this is not an April Fool’s joke. A woman in Kissimmee, Florida, called 911 because she was locked in her car. She was locked in her car because nothing electrical was working, and her car had electric door locks.
Yep, that’s right. She didn’t know what that little plunger thingie up by the window was for. After all, it wasn’t electric.
Here’s the actual recording of the call.
Computer programmer from Finland has lost finger replaced with USB drive – Telegraph. OK, I’m not sure what to think of this one, but I suppose it’s the ultimate in having information right at the tip of … I can’t say it.
OK, I really don’t have time to be doing this, but I cannot pass up the opportunity to post this link to a layman’s explanation of intergender communication that would likely fit perfectly within the excellent research of Deborah Tannen. I believe it is destined to become a classic.