2. In writing, he won't get idioms like "through the grapevine"
3. Calm down! In public!
4. Deaf Standard Time* can be fun.... but not when I have homework to do
5. Bluntness in ASL is cultural but I don't REALLY want to know that my new pants make me look fat
6. Maybe a lot of things are cliche for good reasons, but having to answer what everyone is wondering when I say I'm dating someone ("Is he deaf or not?") -- with "deaf" is too cliche for me
7. I still twitch a little when I see the word "your" used incorrectly (see: your so nice). Your texts, while sweet, are still torture to read.
8. Gotta say the no-privacy thing again (#1)- that's a biggie for me
9. I'll probably know your ex-girlfriends, unless you were mainstreamed too
10. I'll admit it- hearing about how you grew up at the state school which basically sounds like Hogwarts- a big old place, old-fashioned dorms, and being surrounded by books (love!)- makes me a little bit jealous I never went.
11. My love for sounds/music is such a big part of me- & I ache for people who haven't gotten to experience that in its fullness.
12. You won't stop texting me. A little space, please?
13. You'll probably see my body language before my words... hmmm, maybe this is a good thing. Goes both ways!
14. After dating him, people start introducing you to other Deaf people as "____, went to _____Elementary and _____ high school, oh and ______'s ex!"
15. "The only thing I can't do is hear"- no, there ARE other things you can't do! (Like the dishes....)
*No, this isn't something dirty. This is a popular reference to how it takes Deaf people forever to stop socializing and say goodbye. I've heard it traces back to a cultural history of being isolated from communication-- except when with other Deaf people.