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Old 08-28-2010, 05:16 PM
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Nope he wasn't a fellow Aspie. We are actually smart enough to know better than to irritate those with interests similar to ours.
People with Asperger's actually use the term "aspie"? I always thought that was considered derogatory.
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Old 08-28-2010, 05:52 PM
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People with Asperger's actually use the term "aspie"? I always thought that was considered derogatory.
How would YOU know? I've never even heard of either Aspergers or Aspies until this forum mentioned it.......
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Old 08-28-2010, 05:58 PM
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How would YOU know? I've never even heard of either Aspergers or Aspies until this forum mentioned it.......
I figured it was akin to using "downie" for people with Down syndrome.
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Old 08-29-2010, 06:36 AM
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People with Asperger's actually use the term "aspie"? I always thought that was considered derogatory.
I don't know I only heard of the term after my diagnosis. I guess it's about how you use the term and under what context it's used.

Heck I know of a forum where they banned the use to the word Gyped as it was insulting to a couple members of Gypsy ethnic background.
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Old 08-29-2010, 04:10 PM
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I don't know I only heard of the term after my diagnosis. I guess it's about how you use the term and under what context it's used.

Heck I know of a forum where they banned the use to the word Gyped as it was insulting to a couple members of Gypsy ethnic background.
"Gypsy" is not quite a slur, but it is incorrect to use. The proper word is "Roma". It's a bit like calling Native Americans "Indians".
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