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#1 2011-09-03 03:48:30

Dixon Wragg
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From: Cotati, California
Registered: 2008-07-04
Posts: 776

"asparagus syndrome" for "Asperger's Syndrome"

I encountered this one here:
http://www.facebook.com/groups/51580286 … =1&theater

Googling yielded a lot of jokes about this, but also apparently some actual eggcorns, or at least honest confusion about whether the term is really “asparagus syndrome”. For example:

(from Yahoo Answers!) How would a 25 yr old man with asparagus syndrome act/look? what would his habits be like would he be able to walk and talk normally – i dont understand much of this syndrome so….... (and one of the people who answered this question “corrected” the questioner thusly: “Assuming you mean aspergues/autism…”)

(from a site called recoveryourlife.com) someone told me today they thought they had Asparagus syndrome does anyone know what this means?

(from wrongplanet.net) The majority of people whom I tell about my having Asperger’s Syndrome, their reaction is…”...What’s asparagus…?” (as in the vegetable)

(from a disability studies site) Expelled from mainstream education and vaguely aware she has something called “Asparagus” Syndrome, 12-year-old Jessica is sent away to a residential …

An odd one!

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#2 2011-09-03 04:20:12

JuanTwoThree
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From: Spain
Registered: 2009-08-15
Posts: 376

Re: "asparagus syndrome" for "Asperger's Syndrome"

My son was like that after age 5 and i have since found out through dr’s and specialist that he has AD HD and may have slight signs of as-burgers syndrome

I’ve worked with families that have had special needs children such as (Autism, Add & Adhd, Kabuki Syndrome , and As burgers Syndrome to name a few.

Not sure but I think this chick has as burgers syndrome

No less odd

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Last edited by JuanTwoThree (2011-09-03 11:22:25)


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