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03/26/2014

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Brandon

You make a great point of what "walking" actually is: a way of getting from one place to another. In the grand scheme of things, does it matter what word is used? Internally, it might bother you (or someone else) if they use a word you don't particularly like. But, you'll never know if you don't open your mouth and talk to someone.

gerald

I generally use the word walk with my wife (who is the wheelchair user) without a quibble - sometimes if she asks how we are going to get somewhere (locally only) I'll say - we'll walk it or sometimes I'll say we're going "under our own steam". If we are down town she'll often go off somewhere on her own and I'll tell people she's "gone for a wander".

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