Is it rude for a deaf person?

@loxion (1551)
India
October 17, 2008 10:21am CST
Not mean to disrespect my fellow mylotters but do you think is rude for a deaf person to talk(sign) with their mouth full of foods?
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4 responses
• Philippines
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?
@loxion (1551)
• India
20 Oct 08
I think it would not be rude if only the person doesn't show whats in their mouth then they are keeping it professional
• Philippines
20 Oct 08
Glad that you agreed with my opinion.
• United States
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.
@loxion (1551)
• India
17 Oct 08
but the person is deaf their only means of communication is by sign language and they don't use their mouth, do you think it would be rude of them?
@hildas (3031)
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.
@TheCatLady (4695)
• Israel
30 Nov 08
What a silly question. Why on earth would it be rude? people don't talk with their mouth full so that we don't have to see their masticated food. That wouldn't apply to people using ASL.