Monthly Archives: March 2011

Questioning Why Learn ASL?

This is really for my classmates or anyone else who has or currently is taking ASL classes… Have you gotten weird, strange, or even discouraging comments when you tell them you’re learning Sign Language? Most people I tell think it’s … Continue reading

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Can Deaf People Become Seasick?

One becomes seasick (or any type of motion sickness) when the eyes and the inner-ear’s sense of balance are in conflict. Part of the function of the inner-ear, or vestibular system (which includes the cochlea), is to understand ones balance. … Continue reading

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The Origin of the Football Huddle

Although there is no documented proof of who actually invented the football huddle, I found three claims: Some websites I found, such as eHow.com, give credit to the creation of the first football huddle to Paul Zuppke, University of Illinois football coach in … Continue reading

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They Say I’m Deaf – Saul N. Kessler

They say I’m deaf, These folks who call me friend. They do not comprehend. They say I’m deaf, And look on me as queer, Because I cannot hear. They say I’m deaf, I, who hear all day My throbbing heart … Continue reading

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Computer learns sign language by watching TV

This is very interesting and the possibilities could be great! ASL is not provided for many auto-translation services. For example, Google Translate can work through 30+ text-based languages. Rosetta Stone, the popular language learning software, does not offer ASL. YouTube … Continue reading

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LJ Helbig

LJ Helbig, a sophomore on the University of Wyoming wrestling team, will be one…340 wrestlers overall competing in the NCAA Wrestling Championships starting today at Wells Fargo Arena in Philadelphia. But he’ll enjoy only the sights of the national tournament … Continue reading

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Deaf Reality TV

Currently there are two Reality TV shows that feature profoundly Deaf people: The Amazing Race (CBS) – Luke Adams Celebrity Apprentice (NBC) –  Marlee Matlin Interesting TV.

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Deaf Burps and Farts

So I learned a little interesting stereotype tidbit today in my ASL class: Deaf people burp and fart in any kind of company without thinking twice.  One classmate mentioned how she went to a Deaf Mass and everyone was just letting the … Continue reading

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I. King Jordan

Chartered by President Abraham Lincoln and created as an Act of Congress, Gallaudet University was designated and has since become the world’s only liberal arts college for the Deaf World. One-hundred and twenty-four years later it received its first Deaf … Continue reading

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Henry Winter Syle

Born to Episcopal Missionaries in China, Henry Winter Syle became deaf due to scarlet fever at the age of six in 1852. Henry inquired of Thomas Gallaudet, founder of St. Ann’s church for the Deaf in New York City, if … Continue reading

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