Deafinitions: playing the deaf card

Posted on March 16, 2012


“Playing the deaf card” is a phrase Deafies use to refer to using your deafness to your advantage.

This could be a way of helping you out in a tricky situation, but most commonly, it refers to using your deafness to get out of paying for something, whether it’s a service of some kind, or simply being mugged (see further reading).

The deaf card is not:

An actual card. More’s the pity. Though it can give you significant discounts in many areas of life.

Further reading:

The Secret Deafie: When I played the deaf card in a prime mugging spot

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