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    Question What is the correct name for the Handicaped?

    Columnist Diane Hirth of the Tallahassee Democrat lets us in on a secret: that the term “disabled” is no longer in vogue when referred to people with handicaps. The new preferred terminology? “Persons with disabilities.”
    Original Article: http://www.tallahassee.com/mld/tallahassee/9187359.htm

    What ever happened to the good ole days where people were proud of thier handicap? I guess we need a new influx of Pirates to pull it off.

    Let me name a few.

    Captain Hook
    One-eyed Willy
    Long John Silver
    Handiman (Not a Pirate but appropriate)

    All kidding aside this is as good as black people wanting to be called "People of Color instead of "Colored People." You know, in that light I guess the NAACP needs to change its name to remain politically correct. Hee Hee.

    Someone needs to let folks in the UK know. They may want to change the title of next year’s “Disabilism Summit.” Or maybe not. We can’t figure it out anymore either.
    The mentally handicaped are persecuted in this great country, and I say rightfully so! These people are NUTS!!!!

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    I'll tell you though, I've been a DIABETIC for 21 years. Just recently, a few of my friends started referring to themselves as people who happen to have diabetes. I can understand the idea of addressing the person, not the disease, but for someone like me who's disease has played a big part in defining me for so long, I can't stand to be called a "person with diabetes." I think a lot of it has to do with personal preference, but I am a DIABETIC and always will be.
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    maybe we should rename disabled veterans to soldiers still fighting?
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    Anyone seen George Carlins bit called Euphamisms. I think it covers this topic quite well.
    I may have an .mp3 of it but I can't find it right now.
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    Yeh, you got it:
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