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    #1

    He is being

    Hi guys,

    We say " He is being naive or jealeous" but can we say " He is being handicape" or " he is being disable".

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    #2

    Re: He is being

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    Hi guys,

    We say "He is being naive or jealeous jealous" but can we say "He is being handicapped" or "He is being disabled"?
    Note my corrections in red.

    No, the first examples refer to temporary states (naive and jealous). "Handicapped/disabled" are not temporary states. They are permanent. Note also that many people don't use those terms anymore as offence might be taken.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: He is being

    Should we use 'physically challenged' to describe those people?

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    #4

    Re: He is being

    Quote Originally Posted by tzfujimino View Post
    Should we use 'physically challenged' to describe those people?
    No.

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    Re: He is being

    Thank you, bhaisahab.

    I'm afraid "handicapped", "disabled" and "physically challenged" are all I know to describe people with some sort of disability.
    What should we use then?

    (Edit) How about "physically impaired"? Would it be OK?
    Last edited by tzfujimino; 21-Apr-2014 at 19:00.

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    #6

    Re: He is being

    My disability card reads "People with disabilities", is this term acceptable?

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    #7

    Re: He is being

    'Disabled' is OK.

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    Re: He is being

    The PC brigade have come up with terms such as "differently able(d)".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #9

    Re: He is being

    And that is silly.

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    #10

    Re: He is being

    'Disabled' is currently the most acceptable term in AusE.


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