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  • Hard News: About Arie,

    want to stop me from using a term that also includes myself?

    Obviously that would be an unrealistic expectation Matthew, I was just venting that I don't care for the term, as to my ears it sounds like a name of one of the Tellytubbies, you can do what you like, I simply felt compelled to share my thoughts on the matter.

    Mawkland • Since Jan 2010 • 1302 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: About Arie,

    Surely, Chris, you would agree, that as long as it is the person, or their family/loved ones, who is/are directly affected by their uniqueness of being, who gets to decide how named or unnamed they are?

    I agree Jackie, and it's not that I love anyone here any the less for using it, it's simply that it implies an over-familiarity or over-trivialization (when referring to the greater population) that doesn't sit well with me.

    he is one of us. I’m not sure the second part was clear earlier.

    For some reason I wrongfully assumed that it had been obvious for quite some time.

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  • Hard News: About Arie, in reply to giovanni tiso,

    I dislike you labelling me an Aspie

    When have I done that, pray?

    Sorry, I edited Gio, I was referring back to

    the alternative to calling somebody an Aspie is calling them “people who have Asperger’s disorder”

    I see many alternatives, as Hilary mentioned above. Sorry for the fuss people, yes Stephen it is well accepted, maybe over exposure is what has caused it to grate with me.

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  • Hard News: About Arie,

    Some people with Asperger’s and their loved ones clearly consider it a term of endearment, which is what matters, and I remain convinced that your haughty slapdown was quite out of order.

    Some do, some don’t, my haughtiness a case of inference into me letting you know in no uncertain terms that I dislike being labeled an Aspie, . Obviously you’ll call me what you want to, I did likewise Gio to clarify my point.

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  • Hard News: About Arie,

    There’s a role for playfulness with this sort of conversation, surely?

    Certainly for those who can keep up with the play Sacha ;) but in this situation, the difficulty in doing so is a distinguishing feature of the labelled.

    Sofie, I was hasty, as I am prone to be. I have no intention of equating you guys with wayward police. I'm just driven by my disdain for this label and labels in general.

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  • Hard News: About Arie,

    Well fortunately it's not a popularity contest Sacha, personally I'm less fazed by the clarity of 'Asperger's sufferer' than I am living just an 'S' short of ass pie.

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  • Hard News: About Arie,

    Anyway, as you were, happy slapping leading clapping ...

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  • Hard News: About Arie,

    So you're against police beating people, but you're all for slapping on cutesy patronizing monikers because it sounds kinda happy? Exemplary.

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  • Hard News: About Arie,

    respect where due of course

    Really? Because I detected none of that.

    Gioie, I'm sure you can detect that it may be more respectful to Hans Asperger life's work (over 300 publications on the subject) and Asperger's sufferers to not relegate his name to prefix doom, in the rush to conveniently slap a cutesy label on people. In the same way as we don't refer to Michael J Fox as a Parkie, or an H1N1 sufferer as a porkie.

    I believe people with aspergers chose the term “aspie” (though I still have a lot to learn about the history). Plus I like the way it sounds.

    Most relevantly, you like the way it sounds Sacha, but was a unanimous consensus reached?

    Russell Brown,It works. And it sounds kinda happy when you say it.

    Stephen Judd, If you’re Aspie and you know it, clap your hands?
    Sofie Bribiesca, Clap your hands!! :)
    BenWilson, If you’re autie and you know it, flap your hands.

    Condescension reached new levels.

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  • Hard News: About Arie,

    I wonder whether those using the term Aspie are the very same I regularly hear in my local McDs attempting to order hambies and cheesebies, respect where due of course.

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