I snickered all damn day. I love shit like this.
I copied and sent it around to many of my friends and former colleagues to whom I thought it would provide a good laugh.
Then the emails started. There were two camps.
One camp found it hilarious, and re-sent it to dozens of their own colleagues and friends.
The other camp sent me emails saying, “I don’t get it,” or just plain “?”
At the end of the day it turns out that in order to get this, let alone find it funny, you probably need to have experienced some close contact with disabled people, preferably but not necessarily mentals.
Some of the folks I sent this to have close personal or professional experience with deaf people, as do I. They found this comic not just funny, but insightful.
This general view was shared by the people I know who work with the learning disabled and the short yellow bus population.
If you haven’t figured it out yet, the joke is that the speaker is trying to say “Wow,” but it comes out “Mom” because of his two-way dyslexia.
As I say, I liked it a lot, but I’m rather fond of crips, mentals, and chromosome freaks.
I like palindromes, too, which have nothing to with Sarah.