Do you get annoyed when people cant pronounce aspergers?

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15 Nov 2009, 9:33 am

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They say (Ah)sp-er-Jers in Britain, which is closer to where Hans Asperger lived, and even though I might sound pretentious pronouncing it that way because I'm American, I would still say it sounds better than Ass Burgers.


To me, your pronunciation sounds worse. I don't mind the proper pronunciation. Just emphasize the "p" as in As-Per-ger's.

True.. it's either ass burgers or ass purgers, we can't win. D:


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15 Nov 2009, 10:05 am

wigglyspider wrote:
Jono wrote:
heliocopters wrote:
They say (Ah)sp-er-Jers in Britain, which is closer to where Hans Asperger lived, and even though I might sound pretentious pronouncing it that way because I'm American, I would still say it sounds better than Ass Burgers.


To me, your pronunciation sounds worse. I don't mind the proper pronunciation. Just emphasize the "p" as in As-Per-ger's.

True.. it's either ass burgers or ass purgers, we can't win. D:


I just go with Autistic, it saves time.


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15 Nov 2009, 1:23 pm

I just tell people that I'm autistic. That way, I don't have to listen to them make an arse of themselves.


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16 Nov 2009, 5:46 am

[insert violently annoyed sound here]! !!

It's an Austrian name! As-perg-er, not ass-purger! There's no purging going on! And seriously, who would pronounce it "ass burger"? A B has a voice, a P does not. That's not hard.

Anyway, the J pronunciation makes me want to rip someone's throat out.




Jive me a break here, I just want to jet a hamburjer.



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16 Nov 2009, 10:03 am

I'd rather hear someone say "Ass Burgers" than "Ass Purgers". The latter just sounds too gross.


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16 Nov 2009, 1:52 pm

I've only heard one person pronounce it, and she got it right.



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16 Nov 2009, 5:39 pm

AtomicKaiju wrote:
I personally think that "ass burgers" is more annoying.


YES!! I HATE IT WHEN THEY PRONOUNCE IT THAT WAY!!



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17 Nov 2009, 6:24 am

It doesn't bother me. I don't know how to pronounce every word in existence; why should I expect others to?


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17 Nov 2009, 9:14 am

TomAdams92 wrote:
i know really it annoys me when people pronounce the "G" in aspergers like a "J". I dont frankly know why but it just annoys me


It annoys me most when Aspies and Asperger's Syndrome specialists pronounce it incorrectly. I speak German, so I know how to pronounce it properly, but I've decided to just make it easier for everybody, soi I now pronounce it 'autism'.


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17 Nov 2009, 9:52 am

SpongeBobRocksMao wrote:
I prefer to pronounce it with a "g", I'm not really used to pronouncing it with a "j", although I don't mind when people pronounce it like that.


Obviously the correct pronunciation is with a "G" sound.

"G" - like in "George".

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17 Nov 2009, 11:12 pm

Me and my sister always call each other Ass Burgers. It's just funnier that way. :)



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17 Nov 2009, 11:51 pm

I get annoyed when people pronounce it as "Ass Burgers".



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18 Nov 2009, 8:45 am

A 'p' and a 'b' sound almost identical in the word Asperger, so unless you specifically emphasize the 'P', it'll sound like Ass Burger to people who've never heard of Aspergers before because their mind hears a new word and tries to make sense of it... Since they know the words Ass & Burger, their mind concludes that you must have said Ass Burger. When they ask what that tastes like, and you say "no, AsPerger with a 'P' not a 'B'" then they start hearing it correctly, even though you're still pronouncing it the same way.



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18 Nov 2009, 5:01 pm

Well....Yes I get annoyed when people say "Asper-jers" (g for george sound) or asper-jes (the je, from the french)
I think its AS-perg-ers (rhyming with burgers)
i dont even mind ass burgers!
But when people try and make it cound like some posh friench word.....meaning asparagus!, well that annoys me
Also. the asperges is the prayer that a priest says as they flick holy water from (an asparagus shaped) metal rod.

But Asperger was Austrian!! So his name would have sounded more german than french!!

I reckon!

But what do I know?