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Re: It's ************ Day!

Postby Hairyloon » Sat Apr 07, 2018 7:38 pm

Boo wrote:
Hairyloon wrote:Autism Awareness week, or so I'm told.
Would have been more helpful to tell you at the beginning of the week rather than the end, but there seems to be some hostility from the autistic community and I forgot...


Have a hard think about what you've written ^ note the bit I've highlighted.


Sorry, I don't know what you're getting at, but as I understand it, Autism Awareness Week is promoted by people who think that autism is something that should be cured.
Many in the autistic community don't like that idea and I think that that is entirely understandable, but I think it is important that more people are aware of it.
I don't know enough to properly comment.

See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autism_Speaks or #LightitupBlue and #RedInstead
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Re: It's ************ Day!

Postby dls » Sun Apr 08, 2018 4:58 pm

as I understand it, Autism Awareness Week is promoted by people who think that autism is something that should be cured.

If that is what they think, then they have singulary failed to get that across.
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Re: It's ************ Day!

Postby Hairyloon » Mon Apr 09, 2018 6:24 pm

dls wrote:
as I understand it, Autism Awareness Week is promoted by people who think that autism is something that should be cured.

If that is what they think, then they have singulary failed to get that across.

They have fairly well failed to get any point across as far as I can tell: I only heard about it because I've taken an interest.
But moving on...

Today is apparently National Unicorn Day.
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Re: It's ************ Day!

Postby Smouldering Stoat » Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:42 pm

It is International Gin and Tonic Day. It is unclear to me how this differs from every other day of the year.
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Re: It's ************ Day!

Postby Hairyloon » Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:46 pm

Smouldering Stoat wrote:It is International Gin and Tonic Day. It is unclear to me how this differs from every other day of the year.

Presumably you're supposed to keep drinking until the unicorns show up.
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Re: It's ************ Day!

Postby dls » Tue Apr 10, 2018 12:46 pm

I suppose you must find an International Gin, rather than an English one.
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Re: It's ************ Day!

Postby Smouldering Stoat » Sat Apr 21, 2018 9:27 am

It is National Tea Day. I'm going to celebrate with a beer.
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