Asperger's Syndrome or Asperger Syndrome?

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Do you say Asperger Syndrome or Asperger's Syndrome?
Asperger Syndrome 20%  20%  [ 10 ]
Asperger's Syndrome 63%  63%  [ 31 ]
Either 16%  16%  [ 8 ]
Total votes : 49

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31 May 2008, 12:27 am

I used to think that AS is either called Asperger Syndrome or Asperger's but many sites call it Asperger's Syndrome. I'm not sure which is correct. :?:



31 May 2008, 12:46 am

I don't think it matters what people call it.



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31 May 2008, 12:47 am

I checked (now that you made me curious): The correct way :!: to write/pronounce is Asperger's Syndrome. But I'll bet either way is acceptable - I've seen both. How about just AS?

btw, have any heard this pronounced like this, phonetically (I have): Os-per-jers. With a 'soft' j and 'Os' emphasized. Sounds...sort of French. But it's not.


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31 May 2008, 12:48 am

I use the apostrophe.


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31 May 2008, 12:59 am

Tim_Tex wrote:
I use the apostrophe.


As do I.


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31 May 2008, 1:02 am

I say "Asperger Syndrome". It's mostly for convenience purposes. The S's occurs at the end of "Asperger's" and the beginning of "syndrome" end up running together anyway.



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31 May 2008, 2:17 am

It was named after the dude that isolated it into a Syndrome. Hence "So-and-So's Syndrome"

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31 May 2008, 2:53 am

Lab_Pet-ishism.

Sinsboldly's Syndrome.

Tim_Tex, NOS.

CR, as per DSM-IV.

Aspie1, co-morbid with asperbersyndrome

Spokane_Girl's Disorder.

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31 May 2008, 3:17 am

The ICD-10 calls it Asperger's syndrome, but the DSM-IV-TR refers to it as Asperger's Disorder; only Wikipedia, in its infinite wisdom, calls it Asperger syndrome without the apostrophe (and yes, they had a long debate about the apostrophe but decided to go against the nomenclature of the official sources). By the way, it's pronounced /ˈɑsˌpɚgɚz ˈsɪndroʊm/ in the International Phonetic Alphabet.



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31 May 2008, 4:07 am

Yea... I say Aus-per-jers syndrome. I usually end up running the s's together, but meh.


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31 May 2008, 4:11 am

I figured the 's in Asperger's syndrome is just typically English, as in either Asperger's (the guy) syndrome or syndrome of the disorder Asperger...

but, maybe... it's something entirely different.


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31 May 2008, 7:49 am

Either way works for me as well.


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31 May 2008, 8:22 am

sinsboldly wrote:
It was named after the dude that isolated it into a Syndrome. Hence "So-and-So's Syndrome"

Merle


Makes sense.

Aspie1 wrote:
I say "Asperger Syndrome". It's mostly for convenience purposes. The S's occurs at the end of "Asperger's" and the beginning of "syndrome" end up running together anyway.


True but most of my communication is in written form and it frustrates me every time I have to write it because I'm not sure if I'm correct.

NeantHumain wrote:
The ICD-10 calls it Asperger's syndrome, but the DSM-IV-TR refers to it as Asperger's Disorder; only Wikipedia, in its infinite wisdom, calls it Asperger syndrome without the apostrophe (and yes, they had a long debate about the apostrophe but decided to go against the nomenclature of the official sources). By the way, it's pronounced /ˈɑsˌpɚgɚz ˈsɪndroʊm/ in the International Phonetic Alphabet.


.. and the National Autistic Society. :roll: I might email them and suggest that they change it. :oops:



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31 May 2008, 12:07 pm

Calling it Asperger's Syndrome kind of makes it his, not mine. It's only fair retribution for not giving it a better name! :wink:



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31 May 2008, 12:12 pm

LabPet wrote:
Next? The chaise lounge is cozy. 5 cents please. The doctor left the house....long ago. But the Lab Pet is in!! !! !
Take 2 aspirin (Clonazepam?) and don't call me. Ever.

That was too much fun. (Yes, I'm just kidding all)! <insert cute lovey emoticon here>

Disclaimer: If, in fact, I inadvertently killed this thread this was not my intent. Far from it. Nor is Lab Pet's intent to deviate from OP. Just feeling frisky. Lab Pet is OUT of the lab and off her leash.

Resume your usual activity.


LOL! Keep being frisky, it's great!



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31 May 2008, 12:28 pm

I usually say just "asperger". Syndrome sounds like down syndrome.