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August 31, 2010

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Fran

I hear that 'you're an LD' is also a common insult in the playground now, as in 'you have learning difficulties'. Interesting how they turn it into something you 'are' rather than something you 'have'. To be honest, I think whatever you call it, kids will pick up on it and use it on each other, often with great creativity!

Virtual Linguist

Yes, I agree. Thanks, Fran.

dw

At least they are no longer using the execrable "handicapped"!

Virtual Linguist

Yes, that's true. Thanks, dw.

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