Is it rude for a deaf person?
18 Oct 08
Hi! I think it's more uncouth if a normal-hearing person talks verbally with his mouth full, rather than a hearing-impaired person that uses sign language using only his hands or fingers while his mouth is CLOSED and at the same time full of foods. How about you? What is your opinion about it?
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17 Oct 08
Yes, but it depends on the situation. He/She may not realize what they are doing in order to communicate. If I need to talk or let's say mouth talk- same thing. I would have chewed all my food first and wait- then say something and people usually understand.
30 Nov 08
This is a tricky question. If my children talked with their months full I would really be mad at them. It is bad manners. I know a deaf person does not need to use their mouth as they sign instead, but they should not do it either even though they are not talking as we all should not talk when we eat, so fairs fair.