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17 Oct 2008, 6:52 am

I've always said "asperjers" and now I feel like a dick for saying it that way as someone told me it isn't the proper way :(

I've said it in a video now so it just seems even more stupid. :oops:



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17 Oct 2008, 7:08 am

you are gonna have to get used to it, when you are confident and open up to do things, you will make errors, when you try new things it is inevitable (Einstein even said "one who never has made mistakes, has never tried anything new") i did very recently and the best way to correct your error is to slow down your paraniod thoughts and not linger on the fumble too much, if you do think too much you will become a nervous perfectionist and im sure you understand what THAT means

watch the original pink panther films, you'll laugh your ass off cos Clouseau (main character) is a fumbler and very clumsy, also at first sight he seems incredibly stupid which in fact is a contradiction, im very sure the character has aspergers and im sure you will enjoy this Film series i reckon is the best!



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17 Oct 2008, 7:09 am

Correct or not, I would prefer to pronounce it "Asperjers." That helps avoid the perennial "ass-burgers" joke.


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17 Oct 2008, 7:13 am

I have heard a couple of professionals also pronounce it that way.



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17 Oct 2008, 7:22 am

Oh okay now I feel a bit better... I never liked the sound of ass burgers... but people might not know what i'm talking about if I don't call it assburgers.



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17 Oct 2008, 7:25 am

i called it asparagas up until i heard aspie



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17 Oct 2008, 7:38 am

AngryJessman wrote:
i called it asparagas up until i heard aspie


My best friend calls it "asparagus" and I find it a bit offensive.. :?



17 Oct 2008, 8:54 am

I sometimes call the condition Asspergers but it's directed at the dickheads only. That's what I call jerks who have AS.



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17 Oct 2008, 8:57 am

I always say 'gers' never thought of 'jers' until just now. Jers sounds better.



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17 Oct 2008, 8:59 am

Originally, in German:

Ahs-pair-ghair.

Well, that's as close as I can get to it in English. That's how you'd say it if you were speaking German with an English accent.


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17 Oct 2008, 12:41 pm

Callista wrote:
Ahs-pair-ghair.


Correct, although usually now I pronounce it "High Funk-shun-ing Aw-tis-mmm"



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17 Oct 2008, 12:55 pm

Frankly, I detest the term "aspies". To me it connotates the same thing that "tard" does for retarded.



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17 Oct 2008, 1:07 pm

I pronounce it incorrectly: A-spur-jers

That's how I've always said it (as I never heard anyone say it, and that was how I automatically saw it; it stuck, and I can't seem to change). I heard another professional say it how I do. It doesn't bother me.

I've seen many medical conditions mispronounced, by patients and professionals alike (Guillain-Barre syndrome is a good example).



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17 Oct 2008, 1:21 pm

I say asperjers, but try to correct myself so alternate it in a conversation in a confusing way. I even made the psych alternate it as she was trying to say it the same as me so as not to offend lol.

I think it doesnt matter how people say it, if people correct you they show themselves up as pedantic.

I also think it needs a new (discriptive) name as its old fashioned to call conditions after their discoverer and it should be called social comunication disorder (or similar).

The video is great anyway :D



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17 Oct 2008, 4:35 pm

Um - there are 3 ways of saying this, not 2

Ass burgers
asper(j)ers
and - here is the one that is missed
the alternative "J" often used by french "zh" as in "pleasure"

hehe 8) :lol:



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17 Oct 2008, 4:37 pm

sh*t we Aspies love details, sometimes we don't know when to stop, we go from gaining thoughtfull knowledge to brain "clutter" knowledge