Understanding the Deaf

This insightful story from a Nigerian publication addresses the two different broad types of deafness: prelingual (deaf before speaking) and postlingual (deaf after speaking). Unfortunately, there’s a bad typo in the article. “Dead” instead of “deaf” as well as a few errors. In spite of these mistakes, it’s still worth reading.
While growing up, a few kids asked me, “Are you death?”
Obviously, they misheard “deaf” as “death.”

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    • Elle on June 9, 2006 at 12:01 pm
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    When I tell people what I do, I get a lot of adults that say death instead of deaf or say “What??” but they think they’re being funny. Ha-ha, that’s original. Never heard that one before…
    Interesting story nonetheless.

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