Re: Creative Labeling

Subject: Re: Creative Labeling
From: "Peter Neilson" <neilson -at- windstream -dot- net>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Tue, 17 Dec 2013 15:45:52 -0500

Headline for a newspaper story about the addition of audible signals for the blind at a pedestrian crosswalk:

"Audible Signal Added for Hearing Impaired." (The headline writer didn't want to use the "discriminatory" word "blind" and chose a miseuphemism. Or is that misuse-phemism?)

"Begs the question" ?? Isn't there a big thread somewhere in the techwr-l past about that phrase and its misuse?

On Tue, 17 Dec 2013 15:36:30 -0500, Rick Stone <rstone75 -at- kc -dot- rr -dot- com> wrote:

Sort of begs the question:

Are there dogs for hearing impaired individuals?

And if so, do we refer to them as "hearing-ear" dogs?

Rick :)

On 12/17/2013 1:44 PM, Don Cunningham wrote:
Sign in post office: "Only seeing-eye dogs allowed." (Audience?)


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Follow-Ups:

References:
Creative Labeling: From: Janoff, Steven
RE: Creative Labeling: From: Brian.Henderson
Re: Creative Labeling: From: Hannah Drake
Re: Creative Labeling: From: Don Cunningham
Re: Creative Labeling: From: Rick Stone

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