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14 Jul 2019, 7:46 am

Carhorns, barking dogs and fire alarms don't hurt your ears much, but when an autistic is yelling during an outburst your ears hurt like the devil. :roll:


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14 Jul 2019, 10:30 am

You're a guest at someone else's home and you leave a mess for them to clean. You won't ruminate about this at all, or worry about the negative impression you made.



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15 Jul 2019, 9:01 am

You dump your trash around the garbage cans instead of in them, leaving a nauseating, smelly mess of discarded food, paper trash and plastic bags that attracts flies and just about makes people vomit.



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16 Jul 2019, 10:13 am

If you don't see anything wrong or inherently creepy about the term "co-morbid" when written in a medical journal or DSM study. The connection with death escapes you or doesn't make you feel sick. You believe the term "co-existing condition" is too cumbersome and too much work to write.



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16 Jul 2019, 12:25 pm

If you demand that an autistic seller gives you a refund because you think autistic people are R----rds.


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16 Jul 2019, 12:37 pm

CockneyRebel wrote:
If you demand that an autistic seller gives you a refund because you think autistic people are R----rds.
If you slap an autistic fast-food counter worker because your kid wanted a different toy in his "Happy Meal™".


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17 Jul 2019, 3:03 am

IstominFan wrote:
If you don't see anything wrong or inherently creepy about the term "co-morbid" when written in a medical journal or DSM study. The connection with death escapes you or doesn't make you feel sick. You believe the term "co-existing condition" is too cumbersome and too much work to write.


To be fair, the etymology of the word "morbid" is from the Latin "morbus," meaning disease, not from "mortem," meaning death. Now, maybe one could argue with the association with the word disease in this context, but at least it is not as bad as death.



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17 Jul 2019, 8:42 am

Thank you for the correction. It still does seem a bit eerie, though, to use the term co-morbid, even when you're talking about the "autism as a disease" construct.



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17 Jul 2019, 3:37 pm

IstominFan wrote:
Thank you for the correction. It still does seem a bit eerie, though, to use the term co-morbid, even when you're talking about the "autism as a disease" construct.


Its no worse than talking about a five hundred pound person as being "morbidly obese".