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“It has some interesting elements, though, and I'm intrigued by the idea of disability as possibility without a politically correct "handicapable" angle.”
“Has she ever used the word 'handicapable' before, or did you get that from somewhere else?”
“A tireless champion of "handicapable" children and adults, Jim was founding chairman of Ohio Special Olympics and for 21 years hosted Columbus 'annual Easter Seal Telethon.”
“I think there needs to be an explained difference between mentally challenged/hanicapped/handicapable and full blow retard.”
“January 14th, 2008 at 11: 50 am baedo says: watch out Bea: soon there will be an ADA mandate that people with speech impediments qualify as ‘handicapable’ ‘handicapped’ and will take my parking space everywhere. even more than they do now.”
“Congratulations and be sure to apply for those handicapable license plates.”
“There are no good things about my grandmother anymore, or at least that I hear in conversations about her at family suppers, weddings, and that time at Easter when she was tired and wanted to nap, as anyone would after nine people pushed their way into your handicapable apartment equipped with alarm buttons by the bed.”
“I especially like that he phrased our inclusion as "disabled and not disabled" instead of "disabled and able-bodied" or some other variation "special needs and average needs" "handicapable and... what?”
“He was there to show kids people like him could be handicapable, and to explain alien technology to aliens.”
“Look, calling somebody in a wheelchair handicapable doesn ` t all of a sudden give them the power to climb stairs or the ability to grab Ho-Hos off the top shelf.”
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Markers of the zeitgeist, don't expect all of these to go the distance. The great majority are taken from Paul McFedries's excellent book "Wordspy"
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Hopefully, I'll be using this site for more than one year. It will be fun then to look back and see what new words I found worthy of notice in any given year.
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