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elbanditoroso's avatar

Are posts deaf?

Asked by elbanditoroso (27692points) 1 month ago

I overheard someone today saying “he’s deaf as a post”.

Are posts deaf?

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canidmajor's avatar

Yes. Yes, they are. They are as deaf as…well…posts.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

Yes, that’s what I’ve heard.

ucme's avatar

Only the mail ones

Darth_Algar's avatar

Well I’ve never seen a post react to noise, so I’m leaning towards “yes”.

zenvelo's avatar

Posts can’t hear a goddamned thing. That’s why they are all along the fence line.

JLeslie's avatar

My mom used to use the expression dumb as a post, but I guess maybe deaf as a post might be a thing too. Posts don’t speak or hear was probably the origin, but my mom used dumb as a post to mean the person was stupid, and I think that would still be the common interpretation today in America, since dumb is most frequently used to mean stupid, and mute is more typically used to signify unable to speak.

Anyway, I’d say yes, posts are deaf.

rebbel's avatar

Pre-op post are, yes.
Post-op poles not so much.

Inspired_2write's avatar

Since inanimate things are incapable of human qualities of hearing etc then the answer is yes.

zenvelo's avatar

@Inspired_2write don’t tell that to Alexa….

Sagacious's avatar

We have many fence posts and the only time they sing is when the wind blows upward of 30 mph.

Yellowdog's avatar

Between you and me and the gatepost—they may or may not hear, but they don’t speak so are safe with secrets.

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