Few things that make me cringe more than jokes, skits or slights about people with disabilities or disabilities in general.
In recent times, I seem to have been both hearing and reading stuff that I find entirely objectionable:
Oh, he’s not the full shilling
Ah, there’s a bit of a screw loose there
Her arms were flyin’ around the place so much that you’d be wondering could you generate some electricity from them.
I feel that the only people who are entitled to joke about disabilities are people who have a disability and where they restrict the joking to their own personal situation. Black humour is undoubtedly a great coping mechanism for many people who have some form of disability but being blackened by the so-called humour of others is quite another matter.
Let’s face it, the line between having a disability and being so-called ‘normal’ is but a very, very delicate thread.
Maybe I’m OTT?