Re: Creative Labeling

Subject: Re: Creative Labeling
From: "Peter Neilson" <neilson -at- windstream -dot- net>
To: techwr-l <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 17 Dec 2013 16:07:15 -0500

On Tue, 17 Dec 2013 15:52:21 -0500, Lynne Wright <Lynne -dot- Wright -at- tiburoninc -dot- com> wrote:

Using "hearing-impaired" or "vision-impaired" has nothing to do with political correctness. Its because some people aren't completely blind or deaf; they may have some sight or hearing, but not enough to function at 100%.

Well, in the case I mentioned I know the back story. My brother's a part of that newspaper. The headline writer (NOT my brother) was indeed trying to be 'sensitive" and missed the mark. "Hearing-impaired" as a euphemism for blind is clearly an error. Journalism is made of errors, but (according to an old newspaper maxim) "Yesterday's newspaper is wrapping fish."


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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
Re: Creative Labeling: From: Peter Neilson
RE: Creative Labeling: From: Lynne Wright

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