Asperger Syndrome, Asperger's Syndrome or Aspergers Syndrome

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12 Feb 2012, 11:55 am

Sorry if this has been discussed before, just point me to the right thread.

Which is the correct/common one - Asperger, Asperger's or Aspergers?

I am used to writing 'Aspergers'.

What is the single most frequent thought that aspies have?

How do NTs do that?

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12 Feb 2012, 12:03 pm

Asperger's, pertaining to Hans Asperger.


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12 Feb 2012, 3:51 pm

Its Asperger's.


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12 Feb 2012, 6:48 pm

OED wrote:
Asperger, n.

I. Compounds.

1. Asperger's syndrome n. (also Asperger syndrome) a developmental disorder characterized by severe and sustained dysfunction in social interaction and by the development of restricted interests and activities, without delay in language or cognitive development, occurring more commonly in boys and considered to be a mild form of autistic disorder.

2. attrib. Suffering from Asperger's disorder; of or relating to Asperger's disorder.

3. Asperger's disorder n. (also Asperger disorder) = Asperger's syndrome n. at sense 1.

II. Simple uses.
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4. In the genitive, used absol. = Asperger's syndrome n. at sense 1.

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13 Feb 2012, 4:56 am

I used to write "Aspergers Syndrome" since "Asperger's ..." seemed to me to imply possession, but now I write "Asperger Syndrome" to avoid the "z-s" phonetic and make it all a little easier for other people to spell and search after I have mentioned it, if they wish.

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