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imbatshitcrazy
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14 Nov 2010, 9:42 pm

it really pisses me off. it sounds too cute. i feel like an african american and the n word.



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14 Nov 2010, 10:37 pm

I'm with you on hating it and for the same reason. It sounds to cute and/or like a breed of dog.

When I hear it, I can only image some old, wealthy, white woman telling her friends at church, "I have just the sweetest little Aspie at home... and he's been such a good boy... He uses his pee pads and doesn't go on the floor anymore."

I use "Aspergian" in situations in which just using "autistic" might be confusing or mileading.


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15 Nov 2010, 2:11 am

I totally agree. People need to knock it off with that word.


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15 Nov 2010, 2:49 am

Me too. Mostly because I can't stand the use of "i" right after "p". I hate certain letter combinations.. :roll:



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15 Nov 2010, 7:32 am

dyingofpoetry wrote:
I'm with you on hating it and for the same reason. It sounds to cute and/or like a breed of dog.

When I hear it, I can only image some old, wealthy, white woman telling her friends at church, "I have just the sweetest little Aspie at home... and he's been such a good boy... He uses his pee pads and doesn't go on the floor anymore."

I use "Aspergian" in situations in which just using "autistic" might be confusing or mileading.


honestly, i don't use 'aspergian' either, i tend not to like nick names



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15 Nov 2010, 11:47 am

Aspergian sounds like a sect for some reasons. Aspie sounds like a vacuum cleaner in my country therefore I do not like it. I use it because I do not like using "Asperger" to talk about people, it's the name of the condition so there should be another word and "people with Asperger" is sometimes too long for a lazy girl. :lol:



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15 Nov 2010, 2:41 pm

Yeah, aspergian's no good either.


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15 Nov 2010, 5:53 pm

According to the new DSM, it's autistic. I just tend to use that.



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16 Nov 2010, 1:11 am

Both are stupid nicknames. Oh well it's not like anyone ever calls me an aspie. it's usually jerk, pig or as*hole. Jerk and as*hole I think have a better ring to them.


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16 Nov 2010, 2:53 am

BroncosRtheBest wrote:
According to the new DSM, it's autistic. I just tend to use that.


The DSM-V still has two years to go before it's published and they have changed their minds on changes before, so I wouldn't count our chickens before they hatch.


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16 Nov 2010, 10:49 am

Yeah, every time I see the word "Aspie" I get pissed off. Giving a cutesy nickname to your mental disorder is weird and belittling.

Also, it looks like "aspic". Aspic is gross.


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18 Nov 2010, 11:10 am

I hate it too. For one thing it has that sharp hiss (Assspie) to it and secondly, I agree with other people in that it sounds too cute, and to me is what a soccer mom would say.


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18 Nov 2010, 4:24 pm

then why does everyone use it on this site?!



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18 Nov 2010, 4:45 pm

imbatshitcrazy wrote:
then why does everyone use it on this site?!


As someone who tends to use the word it's fairly simple. Because most people I know can't pronounce aspergers correctly and it pisses me off more than using the word aspie does.



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18 Nov 2010, 11:05 pm

imbatshitcrazy wrote:
it really pisses me off. it sounds too cute. i feel like an african american and the n word.


I agree with you on that!


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22 Nov 2010, 10:20 pm

Yes, I hate shortened words, abbreviations and acronyms (you may notice in my posts I almost never use them). Typically I say 'person with Asperger Syndrome', which is nevertheless a bit of a mouthful when you are just having a quick chat.