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Tweeting disability: refilling the tablet box, Mr. Tumble, fireworks in the bathroom?

Emma Emma | 14:55 UK time, Monday, 14 November 2011

Sometimes Twitter can seem a little overwhelming. So many people to follow with so much to say.

But other times, Tweets can hit the nail on the head when it comes to disability.

Below are some Twitter gems from the past few weeks.

Learned today that for every soldier killed in action overseas, six or seven come home having lost limbs. We very rarely hear about them.
Simon Pegg, @simonpegg, actor.

I dislike the term "the fight against cancer". If it were possible to simply "fight" cancer, Joe Frazier would have knocked it cold.
Scott Jordan Harris, @ScottFilmCritic, about the heavyweight boxer who died earlier this week.

Can tell it's Weds. Am sitting on bed surrounded by more drugs than you could get on a street corner. It's refill tablet box time!
Sarah Ward, @GentleChaos, who describes herself as "slightly neurologically broken".

Problem - must keep house heated for carers as I employ them but can't afford heating bill. Solution - let fireworks off in bathroom?
Gary Mac Tagart, @RespectableGary, in reference to the recent antics of Manchester City footballer Mario Balotelli.

Thanks to @JustinFletcher and mr tumble my little one and I can now use makaton and smile on her face is fab when she asks or tells us 
Katrina Ferron, @sapphire22, in reaction to CBeebies show Something Special, where communication takes place using a mixture of talking and simple sign.

If a disability related Tweet has recently grabbed your attention, please do share it with us on Twitter, @bbcouch, on Facebook by liking Ouch BBC, or in the comments below.


  • Comment number 1.

    I love the one about fighting cancer. It really gets your attention as sometimes people say things without truly understanding. I'll have to look around for some similar tweets as I'm sure there are some gems out there.


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