Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Deaf Awareness Week

This week (May 7-13) is Deaf Awareness Week in the UK, as designated by the UK Council on Deafness. The US, according to the National Association for the Deaf, observes Deaf Awareness Week on the last week in September. This makes perfect sense because having seen some British Sign Language, members of neither organization would ever know what the hell members of the other was talking about anyway.

The Canadian Association for the Deaf is, um, mute on the issue, but Dalhousie University in Halifax said to hell with it and went with the UK week.

Well, it seems like worth marking, even though I'm aware I'm deaf and so is everyone I know. However, it seems appropriate in such a week to bring you the latest:

Closed-Captioning Cock-Up of the Day: Special Buttock Terrorism Edition

THE PORTS OF MONTREAL AND SAINT JOHN ARE RECEIVING NEW EQUIPMENT TO SCAN INCOMING CARGO CONTAINERS FOR RADIATION. OFFICIALS SAY THE EQUIPMENT WILL REDUCE THE CHANCE OF DIRTY BOTTOMS GETTING INTO THE PORTS.

(Courtesy dear CTV NewsNet, as usual.)

ronnie

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2 Comments:

Blogger Xtreme English said...

right...the port authority can have a slogan: getcher stinkin' ass outta canada!!!

2:46 PM  
Blogger ronnie said...

Oh, Xtreme E., that is very funny. (literally L'd OL!)

ronnie

8:24 PM  

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