[vicsireland] Re: ignorance of disc jockeys

Hi Gerry,

And how was the motormouthed or smartmouthed DJ supposed to describe someone who, though not formally 'vision impaired', without glasses has (or seems to have) a problem seeing? Is such a person *not* 'hard of seeing'? if that DJ had instead used the expression, 'visually impaired' or 'vision impaired' it would have been certainly politically incorrect: you or some other listeners would have been offended by it. 'Treading a fine line', I would say. Perhaps 'shortsighted' would be the correct description? but perhaps somebody would have been offended by that, too, it not being wholly accurate, etc. yes, one has to fight one's corner; but a bit of perspective is also useful.

----- Original Message ----- From: "GERARD SHANAHAN" <gershan@xxxxxx>
To: <vicsireland@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, September 16, 2009 4:43 PM
Subject: [vicsireland] ignorance of disc jockeys


Hi Gang,
By chance had the radio on today fm around 2.15p.m. Wednesday. Don't know the two Disk jockey guys that were on but they were discussing how awful the internet google page with the large font characters looked. I don't normally worry or am not usually bothered by political incorrectness but they got to me for some reason with their comments. The conversation went something like this:
"This looks hughrendress"
"I know, it's awful the letters are so huge"
"yea, I pressed control and the minus key and the size changed the letters look like big spider marks" "Yea, it must have been designed by Some guy that was hard of seeing with no glasses".
"How can I tell google to give me back my old version of the webpage"
"I don't know..."

I wanted to tell them to go into font size but I wasn't very sure as to the correct instruction. I thought it funny how they got their Hard of hearing and short sighted references mixed up. If anyone can identify them and put them right it would be great. They were on just before tony fenton. Putting them right would be giving them the two fingers and show them we have brains aswell. Gerry
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