Monday, June 21, 2010

PC Terms: Differently Abled

I treasure this one. Imagine someone explaining this logically. It's like squeezing a blue whale through a keyhole.

"My legs are missing, so I can't walk. I'm Differently Abled, you see. I stump."

"I don't have arms, so I find swimming rather difficult. Being Differently Abled, I sink like an anvil."

"Differently abled" is just a dolled-up way of saying, "I can't do that."

I'm assuming that people who take this term seriously -- and not as an assault on the English language or common sense -- view Helen Keller as their hero.

After all, she was Differently Multi-Abled.

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