Even the car was dyslexic!

@JudyEv (137532)
Bunbury, Australia
May 3, 2017 6:43pm CST
I've just searched for 'dyslexic' and it seems I haven't written about this before so here goes. We were almost into town and travelling behind a small white car. In Australia we drive on the left, steering wheel on the right. So the car has its indicator on to turn left but they're right on the line as if they're going right into the big fruit and vegetable shop. There are houses on the left so most cars turn right at this point rather than left. We decided if he turned right we'd follow him and tell him his indicator seemed to be wired wrongly. But then he turned right and splashed across the side of the car were the words 'Dyslexic Assistance Program'. We decided we wouldn't follow him after all. Photo is of a sign we saw in Athenry, Ireland. I tried to pronounce this At –henry just so you can feel superior! And The Fields of Athenry is a great song if you want to Google it.
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@RubyHawk (30557)
• Atlanta, Georgia
3 May 17
Someone needs to learn to spell. As I shouldn't say, I'm not so good at spelling either.
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@JudyEv (137532)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 May 17
You'd think they'd get someone to check it if they know they don't spell well.
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@RubyHawk (30557)
• Atlanta, Georgia
6 May 17
@JudyEv Do you think it was a joke.
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@JudyEv (137532)
• Bunbury, Australia
6 May 17
@RubyHawk it could be as the whole sign is pretty haphazard and looks rushed so perhaps it was deliberate.
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@DianneN (88243)
• United States
4 May 17
I taught so many dyslexic children over the years. Poor kids.
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@JudyEv (137532)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 May 17
Some have a very tough time of it don't they? Coloured spectacles helped my nephew.
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@DianneN (88243)
• United States
5 May 17
@JudyEv That's very interesting. Glad they helped. I was only able to teach them how to compensate for their disabilities. No medical advice was ever allowed.
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• China
4 May 17
Here the steering wheel is on the left. The word weake and onley aren't included in my English dictionary.
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@msiduri (5743)
• United States
4 May 17
They are misspellings. "weake" should be "week" and "onley" should be "only."
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@JudyEv (137532)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 May 17
No, because they are spelt incorrectly. I wonder if the shop-keeper is dyslexic. As @msiduri says the words are 'week' and 'only'. Thanks for that Siduri.
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• China
5 May 17
@JudyEv You are welcome!Here we often see wrongly written characters too
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@LadyDuck (183138)
• Switzerland
4 May 17
Dyslexic people have very hard times with everything. This sign is different, someone does not know how to spell.
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@JudyEv (137532)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 May 17
Yes, the sign doesn't suggest dyslexia, just someone who can't spell. Maybe it attracts trade!
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@LadyDuck (183138)
• Switzerland
5 May 17
@JudyEv May be the owner is an immigrant.
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@JudyEv (137532)
• Bunbury, Australia
5 May 17
@LadyDuck That is possible too.
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@manasamanu (3734)
• Bangalore, India
4 May 17
I too have taught dyslexic child and its really difficult. We need to work a lot on them.
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@JudyEv (137532)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 May 17
They do find it hard don't they?
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• Bangalore, India
4 May 17
@JudyEv yeah they do and we need a lot of patience to teach them
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• Otis Orchards, Washington
4 May 17
One day I was taking a guy home from work. He was giving me directions. He said, "Turn left up here." I got in the left lane and asked, "Right here?" "No!" he yelled. I whipped the car back into the right lane and asked, "If not there, where?" "That was the right street but you needed to turn left not right." I explained to him I was going to turn left and was just asking if it was the right street. We both had a good laugh over it.
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@JudyEv (137532)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 May 17
When put under pressure I have trouble with left and right. It's led to a few misunderstandings as you might imagine. Apparently it is a mild form of dyslexia too.
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@xFiacre (5773)
• Ireland
4 May 17
@judyev I've driven through At Henry many a time. Non natives also have problems with Belvoir (pronounced Beaver) and Legoniel (pronounced Liganeel but not Legownyil as I've heard some try).
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@JudyEv (137532)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 May 17
There seems to be quite a few names over there that are hard to pronounce. We have plenty here too such as Mulallyup for starters.
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• Banks, Oregon
4 May 17
Oh how funny some people right?
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@JudyEv (137532)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 May 17
Yes indeed. I'd like to know the back story - if the car was faulty or not.
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@katsmeow1213 (29044)
• United States
4 May 17
Wonder if he does that on purpose for the attention, lol!
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@JudyEv (137532)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 May 17
Maybe he does but it was pretty funny!
• United States
7 Jun 17
gigglin' o'er the car 'n the sign :) folks 'round here don't seem to know what those gadgets'd be (turn signals) 'n rarely use 'em. 'r, they travels miles 'n miles with 'em turned'n with nary a clue (like the hubs's prone to doin'). i'm dyslexic 's well 's my grandson. i've a colored sheet'n the puter screen that goes with my 'spectrum' so's i can comprehend what folks're writin'. i know, yer now gigglin', coz there aint no such monkey to aide folks with mine, eh?
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@JudyEv (137532)
• Bunbury, Australia
10 Jun 17
It must have been pretty tough for you going through school as dyslexia probably wasn't even diagnosed back then.
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• United States
11 Jun 17
@JudyEv no ma'am, got 'ccused 'f jest bein' plum lazy. i'm left-handed, too 'n such didn't fare well with my teachers. but, i survived, lol.
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@JudyEv (137532)
• Bunbury, Australia
11 Jun 17
@crazyhorseladycx It still must have been pretty tough.
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@responsiveme (16874)
• India
4 May 17
The wordy bit in me always picks out the wrong spelling in signs and banners. I guess because phonetically it sounds write, right? Of course, English is confusing for non english speakers. The bookworm in me: Roald Dahl's Vicar of Nibbleswicke dealt with dyslexia and he gave the royalties to a concerned charity
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• India
5 May 17
@JudyEv Then thankfully I am not odd.
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@JudyEv (137532)
• Bunbury, Australia
5 May 17
@responsiveme Well, you might still be odd but then I would have to be too!
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• India
5 May 17
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@msiduri (5743)
• United States
4 May 17
My mother-in-law is dyslexic. She is 94, so as a child, her dyslexia was not recognized as such. She reads as an adult, but always quite slowly. Coupled with that was poor vision as a child, she was regarded as "slow." Now, sadly, her vision has gotten so bad she can no longer read even large print books. Part of her dyslexia is inability to make sense of any sort of music. It all sounds like noise to her. This is not part of advanced age. It's been like that all her life. When we ride with her in the car, we turn the radio off as a matter of course.
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@JudyEv (137532)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 May 17
Poor soul. Her condition must have limited her opportunities quite a bit when she was growing up.
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@msiduri (5743)
• United States
4 May 17
@JudyEv She made it through college. Up until recently, she would go to reunions of her sorority. With failing health, plus increased deafness, it's gotten harder for her so socialize with people she doesn't know well. She worked as a bookkeeper for a while when my husband was growing up.
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@JudyEv (137532)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 May 17
@msiduri She did really well. She must be a really strong lady to have managed as much as she did. It is a shame when physical problems start to isolate a person from society.
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@Fleura (7373)
• United Kingdom
5 May 17
Surely even dyslexic drivers need to know right from left?
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@JudyEv (137532)
• Bunbury, Australia
5 May 17
You would think so wouldn't you? I think maybe the electrics on the car needed checking.
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@Fleura (7373)
• United Kingdom
5 May 17
@JudyEv It's rather dangerous, because people overtake thinking the driver is turning one way and then they do the opposite and turn tight into them! I've seen a trailer connected the wrong way around before but not a car.
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@JudyEv (137532)
• Bunbury, Australia
6 May 17
@Fleura Exactly and that's what we were worried about here.
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@Nawsheen (22953)
• Mauritius
4 May 17
My friend's son suffers from dyslexia. She had such a hard time with him. He is 8 years old and this year joined a specialized school after the teacher at the previous school stated that he is having learning disability
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@JudyEv (137532)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 May 17
My nephew improved dramatically when they got him tinted glasses. I don't know how it helped but it did.
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@Nawsheen (22953)
• Mauritius
6 May 17
@JudyEv well that's good. As for my friend she is so worried for her son
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@JudyEv (137532)
• Bunbury, Australia
7 May 17
@Nawsheen As a parent, I'm sure it's very worrying.
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@just4him (128982)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
5 May 17
Okay, so you drive opposite to the US, and like the UK. I'm not dyslexic but I had to figure that one out. The sign on that car gave me a good chuckle. I'm glad you decided not to follow it. Love the sign in the picture.
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@JudyEv (137532)
• Bunbury, Australia
6 May 17
Sometimes, like on here, people don't appreciate advice.
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@just4him (128982)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
12 May 17
@JudyEv No they don't and that is sad.
@Inlemay (17144)
• South Africa
8 May 17
Some days I think our Garmin is dyslexic as well or otherwise its the driver having the problems. ha ha LOVE THE SIGN - do they learn English in Ireland? thats rhetorical =
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@JudyEv (137532)
• Bunbury, Australia
10 May 17
It could easily be the Garmin. I think they learn English in Ireland - just that some don't learn it very well.
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@Shellyann36 (11269)
• United States
8 May 17
My sister found out that my niece is dyslexic. Unfortunately, their insurance does not cover the treatment costs. She checked into paying for therapy and an hour was billed at $120. They cannot afford that.
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@teamfreak16 (42070)
• Denver, Colorado
7 May 17
I would have pronounced it At Henry.
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@JudyEv (137532)
• Bunbury, Australia
7 May 17
Yay for us!
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@Jessicalynnt (47879)
• Centralia, Missouri
6 May 17
I have always found it both sad and a tad amusing thta the WORD 'dyslexic' is hard for anyone to spell, let alone those who have issues with any words!
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@JudyEv (137532)
• Bunbury, Australia
7 May 17
Good point. Hard enough for anyone to spell really.
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@HazySue (23882)
• United States
4 May 17
I worked a lot with the dyslexic kids. That sign is priceless.
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@JudyEv (137532)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 May 17
We try to take photos of some of them. I wouldn't dare point out their mistakes though.
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