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20 Apr 2008, 8:15 pm

The term is asinine.



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20 Apr 2008, 8:16 pm

I dont mind the word, sounds like any other word. Kinda reminds me of Aspen for some reason :? Though i have never been there. *shrug*



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20 Apr 2008, 8:31 pm

I have no problem with it.


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20 Apr 2008, 8:45 pm

I don't much care. I rarely think of myself as an aspie anyway.



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20 Apr 2008, 8:50 pm

samantca wrote:
I dont mind the word, sounds like any other word. Kinda reminds me of Aspen for some reason :? Though i have never been there. *shrug*


LOL - Aspen :lol:

They could probably call themselves 'Aspies'


I don't mind the word 'Aspie,' but I prefer the term 'Aspergian,' simply because it sounds better when spoken aloud. I admit that when I first learned of the syndrome about 7 years ago, I deliberately pronounced the 'g' as a 'j' because it sounded like 'a$$ burger.' Poor Dr. Asperger had an unfortunate name.

*In college I read a couple of self-help books by some guy named Ram Dass. When spoken aloud it sounds like 'Rammed a$$.'


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20 Apr 2008, 8:50 pm

I don't hate it, but I do think it's a little too cutesy.



20 Apr 2008, 9:25 pm

I love the word. That word was made up by someone with AS by the way.



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20 Apr 2008, 9:52 pm

I hate the words "aspie" and "Asperger." Whoever's idea it was to name it that clearly wasn't thinking about making our lives any easier. I mean for God's sake... ASPERGER? You are going to force socially awkward kids to tell people they have "ASPERGER SYNDROME"??? And "aspie" isn't much better. We aren't snake-like, and I find the sound of the word to be grating.

I try to use "AS" whenever possible.



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20 Apr 2008, 10:00 pm

ick ... "Aspie"

What a cute, disabled and therfore pitiable, cute, helpless, cute ...

ick .. "Asperger's Syndrome"

Refusal. Complete refusal. I use "AS" ... for now. I vote we derive an acceptable term for ourselves.

"Autistic"
"Autism"

Well, it seems accurate.

They're democratic; I'm Autistic.
They're capitalistic; I'm Autistic.
They're humanistic; I'm Autistic.
They're egocentric; I'm Autistic.
.... fair enough, I suppose.

Again, I vote that we come up with our own term, and not accept what NT's wish to call us.

hmmm... If = "Hans Asperger", then ... "H"

so;

"h-Autism"

"Hi, I'm hAutistic, a phenomenon of the spectum of Autism. You're a human primate. Get your personality and ego away from me, you filthy monkey. Some people call me an "aspie. Aren't I cute?"


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20 Apr 2008, 10:05 pm

ARRRGH!!

LOL ! !! !!
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20 Apr 2008, 10:13 pm

ButchCoolidge wrote:
I hate the words "aspie" and "Asperger." Whoever's idea it was to name it that clearly wasn't thinking about making our lives any easier. I mean for God's sake... ASPERGER? You are going to force socially awkward kids to tell people they have "ASPERGER SYNDROME"??? And "aspie" isn't much better. We aren't snake-like, and I find the sound of the word to be grating.

I try to use "AS" whenever possible.



Asperger's was named after the doctor who discovered it and named it after him.

There are other conditions out there like Down's syndrome, Turner's syndrome, Tourette's syndrome, and they are all named after doctors who discovered it. Heck autism was called Kanner's syndrome for a while because Leo Kanner discovered it in 1943. Then for some reason, the name was removed and now it's called autism.



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20 Apr 2008, 10:59 pm

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It does sound like Ass Pie. Which is funny. I've never tried an ass pie myself. Someone should let me know how they taste. :D


They taste a bit sh.. they don't taste very nice.

I like the term aspie. :)



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21 Apr 2008, 12:03 am

Actually in an Aussie accent there's a lot more;

Asp (snakes)

than

Arse (bum)

in the word Aspie.



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21 Apr 2008, 12:09 am

I've never been fond of the term myself, it does seem kind of cutesy. Aspergian, in contrast, seems kind of pretentious or contrived to me, and person with AS is just awkward. Perhaps I'm just picky, but I don't like any of the convenient labels for me.



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21 Apr 2008, 3:14 am

I like it, it sounds gentle and I am gentle so it suits me.



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21 Apr 2008, 3:31 am

Yes the word aspies sounds like a disease. I also don't like the word asspergers, it reminds me of something. :x

This is partly why I hesitate to tell ppl what my diagnosis is.


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