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Thursday, May 27, 2004

Amazingly appropriate.

Ever wonder how "abortion" is rendered in American Sign Language?

Go here, then scroll down on the right until you find the word. Watch Kate Medeaman try to get it replaced with the one for "procedure."

ASL is apparently a language without euphemism. I admire that.

Makes sense, too: if you yourself were regarded as less than fully human, you might be a tad sensitive to the disposal of others similarly regarded.

[Link via Amy Welborn].

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