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Friday, March 09, 2007

Canadian Sign Language Referendum?

I keep on getting these annoying emails from someone called Mirek called Ontario Deaf & Hard of Hearing.  That person obviously does not have an editor and makes so many annoying grammar errors.

However, I find it funny that this person is trying to get people to vote for retrieving the Canadian Sign Language in Canada.  My personal opinion is that there is nothing wrong with using ASL, after all Canada is part of North America.  ASL is not based on a country, if it was based on the United States, it would have been called USSL or USASL.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Ontario Deaf & Hard of Hearing <gurmman@sympatico.ca >
Date: Mar 8, 2007 7:45 PM
Subject: Fw: number vote CSL and ASL
To: ".Mirek D&HH Canada" < gurmman@sympatico.ca>

Hello D&HH Canada and ODHH,
Here inform about VOTE a YES and a NO to CSL.
 
161 a yes to CSL
14 a no CSL
You have right vote from Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Deafblind, Deafness, Parent of children and Hearing whatever who know person know sign language.
 
Closed vote not yet, if 7 days no contact by email me into closed vote and will process to CAD.
Thanks your inform me about frustrate with ASL for many many many years (the persons said 30, 10, 5 years ago tried but not working).
 
Four (4) different sign languages in Canada. It includes ASL, LSQ, Inuit Sign Language (ISL), and Martime Sign Language (MSL).
Here again more clear, our point is:
We only goal ASL change to CSL any other Sign Language remain same.
 
All of you know who people were become Citizenships Canada are 4th languages and who were born in Canada are 2nd languages.
All of you would be very proud of FLAG CANADA WAVE WAVE WAVE.  
All of you have to obey Canada, not American because you are Canadian.
All of you know people from Canada go to USA for University, College, married, work, etc. for long years after come back home they carried their ASL to Canada then teach children ASL. So you have to HONOR  CANADA and follow CSL.
All of you know LSQ some accepted 2 sign language and honored flag Canada WOW, What about ASL???
We are surprised someone from America emailed me, they would like support CSL and they interest to learn CSL.
YES CSL YES CSL YES    
 
Thanks  Mirek Swiecicki      YES CSL YES
Deaf & Hard of Hearing Canada (D&HH Canada)
Ontario Deaf &Hard of Hearing (OD&HH)
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Sent: Thursday, March 01, 2007 11:47 AM
Subject: Fw: change to Canadian Sigh Language from ASL

Hello D&HH Canada and ODHH
 
ODHH twice emailed to OAD Ontario Association of the Deaf also Cc to CAD for permission vote for change to Canadian Sign Language (CSL) from ASL, OAD no response also emailed to ASL club.
The ODHH decide spread out to all D&HH Canada support to say YES vote CSL.
 
Y ES we can change to CSL from ASL, I did a lot interview with them in Ontario D&HH.
YES they wanted changed to CSL because someone did it in 30 years ago also in about 10 years ago.
YES you are Canada and Citizenship Canadian.
YES VOTE CANADIAN SIGN LANGUAGE.
YES you have right vote CSL because you are Canada and Canadian.
NO you are not American land in Canada.
WHERE is your proud of flag CANADA for CSL.
 
Think again the government of Canada doesn't like to see ASL because you are not American in land of Canada
when the government of Canada wants proud of Deaf Canada and Canadian CSL.
 
Just reply me email gurmman@sympatico.ca  for Vote YES or NO (we can remove your name if you wish)
We need your support for CSL also need proof to CAD.
Do not be hesitage me or them, simple typing yes or no and spread your friends Canada, not to USA.
Honor your flag Canada
 
Mirek Swiecicki
Deaf & Hard of Hearing Canada (D&HH Canada)
Ontario Deaf & Hard of Hearing (OD&HH)
 
Cc: CAD, OAD, IDHHC, GVAD, WIDHH, AAD, ACSD, SDHHS, DCM, SDHHNS, SNIS, S-EDHHS, PEIDHH, HAD, NWT&YUKON, ADSMQ, OASLI, CHHA, WFA
 
 
 
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Hello everyone,

From:TroubledOliwa (Original Message)
Sent: 13/02/2007 11:56 AM

I would like to know your option about change to CSL Canadian Sigh Language from ASL? We are not live in America and American. We are live in Canada and Canadian Sign Language.
 
I asked you because of my son Deaf 9 years old asked me 2 years ago:
"Why ASL we are not live in American where are our proud of Canada and Canadian?  Is American boss?"
I asked kid why not ask all Deaf Ontario.
 
Should we proud of Canada for change to CSL?
 
Mirek ODHH
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Hello everyone , think again, think again think again,
WHERE WERE YOU BORN?
IS IN CANADA? - yesssssss,
IS YOU CITIZENSHIP CANADA? - yesssss
You are live in Canada and you are Citizenship Canadian, YES, OF COURSE you are Canadian Sign Language CSL.
 
YES VOTE to CSL we are Canada and citizenship Canadian. 
 
Reply to Mirek for VOTE YES or NO without your name. That is my job we cannot put on the list in your name, YES support to VOTE CSL because we need show to OAD and CAD.
 
Thanks  Mirek...............YES CSL YES

5 comments:

Buzzair said...

I like his enthusiasm but his campaign will be more effective if he his English was better.

FrecklesFly said...

What is "he his" :D

bg0ur3 said...

jeez...someone, please wring his neck and put him out of his misery...

bg0ur3

Buzzair said...

lol, isn't that just perfect? Criticizing someone else's poor English with my own.

Connie said...

Wow-- he is very persistant!! He has an interesting perspective on establishing CSL.

It does not matter as long as we can communicate effectively through ASL, written English, PSE, LSQ, etc... He may just wanted "Canadian" term in somewhere to show our pride of our beautiful country. Ummm...