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what would be correct to call yourself [or which one sounds better]
aspie 67%  67%  [ 71 ]
aspergian 11%  11%  [ 12 ]
autistic 22%  22%  [ 23 ]
Total votes : 106

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09 Sep 2008, 10:48 am

i am curious...what would be the correct one?
[or in general which one would sound better]

i have heard of these but are there more?

personally i like "aspie"



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09 Sep 2008, 11:18 am

autistic sounds like you have a desease "hey tha kid is autistic" doesnt sound good but "hey that kid is an aspie" sounds more respectfull by some reason



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09 Sep 2008, 11:21 am

Undercover has a point.

Plus, you can explain to the ignorant masses what AS is.

Unfortunately, Autism has a lot of negative meaning.

People think autistics are retards.

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09 Sep 2008, 11:25 am

I chose aspie. I don't like to be called Autistic. It sounds a lot worse.


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09 Sep 2008, 1:01 pm

i agree with you all



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09 Sep 2008, 1:01 pm

I use autistic myself because people tend to know what that is but if you say Aspergers or Aspie, people don't have a clue what you are talking about. I use Aspie on this site because everyone knows what it means!


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09 Sep 2008, 1:04 pm

I call myself an Aspie.


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09 Sep 2008, 1:06 pm

i agree with you all



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09 Sep 2008, 1:07 pm

ASD



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09 Sep 2008, 1:08 pm

aintnowreck wrote:
People think autistics are retards.


it can be fun to look at their reaction....

EDIT: I choose 'autistic' because aspergers is on the spectrum and easier to explain (if I do that)


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09 Sep 2008, 1:09 pm

I chose Aspie.



09 Sep 2008, 1:11 pm

I call myself aspie.



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09 Sep 2008, 1:20 pm

aintnowreck wrote:
Undercover has a point.

Plus, you can explain to the ignorant masses what AS is.

Unfortunately, Autism has a lot of negative meaning.

People think autistics are retards.

(sigh)


Same here, i learned that a while back. With AS it's easyer to explain it from a more blank opinion.



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09 Sep 2008, 2:02 pm

I don't want to call myself 'aspie', because I associate a very typical person with AS who actually fits the criteria neatly with that term.A little professor or somebody with a super special interest. That's just my personal association.

It also feels absolutely belittling if I am called that. Maybe because of the S and P? So far, I reprimanded all people trying to call me that.

Aspergian isn't a word for all I know. Sounds like an island or a strange flavour. Or a bacterium or something.

Autistic is correct for me anyway. I can accept autie. I love to say ASD!


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09 Sep 2008, 2:05 pm

"Human."


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