Wally I soooo sorry some idiot
attitude you!!! That awful! He or she have big fat ego and think they
better than everyone else!! Not listen to them okay? You do GREAT job!
-- C. R.
Wally, I wanted to write to you in response to your commentary about
your grammar usage; Take it from me- I’m 27, I hold a professional
master’s degree and am told I have a fairly high language possession.
None of these are bragging rights, they are just merely facts. I wanted
to share with you a few things; One, as someone somewhat distanced from
full immersion in deaf community interaction- your emails are warm and
bring a touch of “the deaf way” to me. I fully appreciate that they have
not been run through a “grammar filter” for correction. ... -- S. G.
Wally -- I
read your message about bad grammar. I understand your circumstance. I
have struggled with English and grammar for a long time. I don't mean to
be "ego." Now my English and grammar is very good. To be honest, I
notice you had made a few mistake, but I understand you just fine. It's
important that I understand. And it's important that you made your
message clear and understanding. -- R. J.
Hi Wally, Just wanted you to know that your
"bad grammar" is fine with me. You provide valuable
and useful information to us in a manner that we understand and that
is what's important! Please don't allow negative remarks like that
to hurt your feelings or take it personally. It's not about you.
It's about helping others and showing them the light!
Keep the information coming, S. A.
Wally, You wrote a great article that really
should be educational for hearing people. R. A.
Wally, I agreed with u yes! L. P.
Hey Wally! When I was reading about "Deaf
Grammar" and that made me so mad because I thought your grammar is so
great! Yes, I agree with you that man DID NOT UNDERSTAND the DEAF WAY!
Oh! Maybe he actually forgot that our first language is AMERICAN SIGN
LANGUAGE! That man needs to go back to school to learn ASL Grammar. I
am Deaf myself and went to the school to take ASL Grammar class in
Indianapolis, IN. I learned so much from the class. I told my Deaf
teacher that, "my English is not so great", but she remind me that my
first language is ASL. I really proud of you that you did a good job
with newsletter with lots of good information! Don't let that man
bothering you! Have a good day! K. M.
WALLY GOOD FOR YOU! NO ONE IS
PERFECT... JUST KEEP DOING THE GOOD WORKS ON THE NEWSLETTER. I ENJOYED
READING IT VERY MUCH! TO ME, DON'T PAY ANY ATTENTION TO WHAT OTHER SAY
ABOUT YOUR "BAD GRAMMAR". I TOO ISN'T PERFECT! S. M.
really don't care much about your grammar skills while writing
newsletters. As native Memphian and I lived in Memphis almost all of
my life beside living in dc and moved to Knoxville about two years
ago, I find your emails and website informative regardless your
language, I understand pretty much of it. You did wonderful job
doing this, without this Memphis deaf community wouldn't have grow
that much over the years . Unfortunately there are people like that.
I do have to be very professionalism and have perfect English in my
daily log while dealing with customers at work but there were times
that I make mistakes on my part which is normal for many deaf people
and other people, no one is perfect, right?...
However It is your website, you have come long way from 20 emails to
900 emails. Who cares what this person thinks?... I have
seen people written bad, I mean BAD and they're hearing and there is
tons of people with bad English but successful in life in many
different ways, sure they might not make 100k a year but we success
in many different way and we're rich in many different ways as well.
here's my few cents of writing email :-) M. K.
Wally I cannot
tell you how much I appreciate what you do! My youngest
sister is deaf (from a birth injury). Our mother was so determined
that she be given the same opportunities in life and be treated the
same as me and our other sister, that she wouldn't allow sign
language in our home. So, my sister didn't learn sign language until
after I had married and left home. My deaf sister now lives with me
and my husband. I have been learning sign language (but at age 70,
I'm a slow learner). I don't look at the sign language differences
as "bad grammar". I look at the differences this way: Spanish
and Italian and French have different grammar structures than
English as well. Why should the sign language be troubled with the "the's.
an's, etc." And typing in your mind, to me perfect! Sincerely.
Wally, I am hearing as you know
from my past emails. I made a website for the alumni from my
Alma Mater. I understand completely how it hurts when people
say things about my website. NO ONE wants
to help but they are quick to judge us. Keep your
head up and keep doing what enjoy doing, and that is the MDC
News letter. If, I can be of any help
let me know. I would be happy to help read the news letters
before they are posted. For His Glory, K. T.
Wally, Keep doing what you do and be
encouraged...You are doing a great work! As
you know, I am hearing and my granddaughter, LaDerica is
deaf. It upsets me that people are so limited in
foresight, discernment and intelligence that they do not
understand that hearing people pick up a lot of things,
incidently, that deaf and hard of hearing persons
struggle to receive (grammatically and linguistically)
because of varying degrees of hearing loss that may
causes sound to be garbled or distorted. Again,
keep doing what you are doing and be encouraged!!!
Wally, You know I am hearing, CODA interpreter. With
that being said, I want
you to know that I support you 100% for all the work and time you put
into MDC. It does not matter if the grammar is perfect. The point of MDC
is to inform the deaf community, and I for one want to commend you
(meaning big claps and pat on back...bravo) for all you have done. The
Memphis Deaf community sat in silence many years before you started this
website/listserv and it has really brought the communities of Deaf,
hard-of-hearing, and hearing all together to celebrate ASL, Deaf
culture, and each other more. Wally, please post this so those
that feel the need to insult your grammar will see what a great service this
does and that your hard work is appreciated from many. Keep up the
good work, no matter grammar bad, good, NO MATTER! Thanks!
Hey, Wally I'm your second about ASL grammar, I'm so proud of ASL
grammar and I don't care what did they understand or not. They have to face to
face same with us, We (deaf people) have been hard time face to face with
hearing world. And have to accept our ASL grammar or different English.. I'm
SUPPORT my ASL, that's period....... Your MDC eNewsletter are the best what I
got many information from our Deaf world!!! Hey, You are GREAT job!!! M.
WHO THAT DEAF MAN???? HE IS SUCK AND KNOW NOTHING ABOUT "DEAF WAY"!!!!! I'M
SURPRISED HE IS DEAF!!!! I WANT TO KNOW WHO HE IS???????? BUT YOUR MDC
NEWSLETTER IS PERFECT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! PLEEEASE STAY ON MDC
NEWSLETTER I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! M. U.
Wally, I am shocked that someone would tell you that your
bad grammar is an embarrassment to the public. I am a hearing person and I
understand perfectly what you are saying. Your information is clear and the
way you write it is clear and easy to understand. I wonder if the man who
sent that to you really knows the true definition of grammar?
"It's just an embarrassment to public with your bad grammar" is bad
grammar itself. His sentence should have been written: "Your poor grammar is
an embarrassment for MDC and the deaf community". How can your bad grammar
be an embarrassment to public? That doesn't make sense. That's not how the
English language is written. I think you are doing a wonderful job of
communicating your information to everyone on different educational levels.
Keep up the excellent hard work! -K. Cantrell
Wally, This is Celeste. (Ricky's Singapore ice skating
Deaf friend.) I just want to tell you I understand your newsletter. Wt is
perfect! who cares about bad grammar! You have a good heart!!
Wally, I think it's fine if your grammar is not
perfect. Most people (hearing
included) are far from having perfect grammar. Don't worry about it.