i18n@... wrote:
> suzmccarth wrote:
> > It is a fairly well-established tradition, and there is a webpage
> > which discusses the difference. Sorry I can't remember which one.
> > Good luck.
> OK, I found this: http://www.everything2.org/index.pl?node_id=1194494
> It seems the distinction is between people who can't hear (well): "deaf"
> and the larger group comprising them and people who support them: "D".
> I guess it is supposed to be some sort of internal shibboleth so people
> will be able to identify themselves internally as eaher fully
> hearing-enabled or not.
> But it seems of little consequence to anyone else, at least to me).
> Interesting trivia, little more.

Are you an able-bodied white male heterosexual in the US -- or the
equivalent anywhere else, i.e. someone who has never had to pay the
slightest heed to any sort of minority status of any kind?
Peter T. Daniels grammatim@...