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    Question The cripple are, or the crippled are?

    What do we use when talking about disability of people, cripple people or crippled people?
    1. How miserable the cripple are...
    2. How miserable the crippled are...
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    Re: The cripple are, or the crippled are?

    Physically challenged, possibly?

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    Question Re: The cripple are, or the crippled are?

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    Physically challenged, possibly?
    I'm sorry my English isn't so good. I didn't get your answer really. Would you please explain it a bit.
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    Re: The cripple are, or the crippled are?

    1. How miserable the cripple are... Incorrect
    2. How miserable the crippled are... correct
    The apt words for crippled are physically challenged, differently abled, difabled.


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    Re: The cripple are, or the crippled are?

    Quote Originally Posted by venkatasu View Post
    1. How miserable the cripple are... Incorrect
    2. How miserable the crippled are... correct
    The apt words for crippled are physically challenged, differently abled, disabled.

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    Re: The cripple are, or the crippled are?

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    Nowadays differently abled is shortened as difabled
    Last edited by venkatasu; 03-May-2008 at 12:57.

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    Re: The cripple are, or the crippled are?

    Anglika corrected your spelling mistake. There's nothing wrong with the word as such.

    It is written disabled, not difabled.

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    Re: The cripple are, or the crippled are?

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    Anglika corrected your spelling mistake. There's nothing wrong with the word as such.

    It is written disabled, not difabled.
    It is not a spelling mistake. Difabled is a new word for differently abled.

    (Not an english teacher)

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    Re: The cripple are, or the crippled are?

    No entry found in the BNC.
    [Davies/BYU] BYU-BNC: British National Corpus

    Perhaps a native speaker can help (but Anglika has already read and corrected the word). Where did you read or hear this word? Can you provide us a source?

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    Re: The cripple are, or the crippled are?

    Many newspapers in India use the word difabled

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