Monday, June 21, 2010

Formspring Q & A #7

Q: I've seen/read about deaf people who can lipread 100%. How can some do that perfectly while others can't? I must say I enjoy your "Say What?" posts - they're hilarious!

A: I've never met a deaf person who can lipread 100%, let alone a hard of hearing or hearing person. My "Say What?" posts show the pitfalls beautifully where a word could be "misread" as another.

Want to make the bed/bet?
Sex/six would be great.
Go stand in the order/corner.

I could go on. I used to be envious of such people, but I realized that after meeting thousands of deaf people...I have yet to meet one who can. I am NOT saying that their claims are dubious - just never met one who could. My opinion? I doubt there's anyone who can lipread 100%.

-Editor's note: I am on vacation as of today and will not be returning until the end of the month. I will respond when I can. Enjoy!


heelsnstocking said...

well for the record i dont not want six with you x

Shelle-BlokThoughts said...

It would still be and excellent talent to lip read, even if it was only at 70%

~*Jobthingy*~ said...

just back reading. finding it all so fascinating.

have a great vacation!

DCHY said...

HnS - do you wish to make a bed with me and stand in the order then? LOL!

Shelle - you're absolutely right. I had a friend whom I thought was better at lipreading...until he took off his hearing aids. Ahh, an illuminating moment.

Jobthingy - that's fine...over time, you will develop an addiction for me. Yes, I was kidding. Maybe. ;)