A Moment from WisCon

I was sitting down, getting ready to start my first panel of the weekend, when the panelist beside me asked, “Are we crazy about using microphones, or can everyone hear me?” I quickly asserted, “We’re crazy about using microphones.”

And immediately after that, I thought: Damn. She tricked me into saying ‘crazy.’

This thing about ablist language is tricksy sometimes.

One comment

  1. avatar Josh Lukin says:

    I feel like “crazy” is fine if it’s not used with negative connotations? So it’s something of a borderline case you’re describing? Does that make sense?