Very recently diagnosed with ASD. Does anyone else get a sort of mild Tourette's? When I am alone I tend to say things that I'm thinking, or come out with an involuntary groan or word. It happens particularly when I think of something embarrassing. Is this an ASD thingy? Thanks!
I have this but with small pieces of music. I have The Simpsons intro song on my mind and I am constantly humming it, it has been like that for years! It will be the intro and the finishing music at the very end. I had The A team song on my mind for years too but that has gone now.
I will get words or phrases stuck in my head too. I have two phrases that just pop into my head at random times for no reason whatsoever. One is "What would win in a fight between a badger and a bear?" and the other is "I can't wait to immigrate." It sounds ridiculous having typed it out, especially as I have no idea where they originate from. But know I have started I may as well tell you that when I see certain words I will read it as it is, then read it again with the first letter missing, then the next letter until only the last letter of the word remains then repeat the whole process, but backwards until I have the original word.
So for example:
The word "mention", would become "ention", then "ntion" then, tion and so on.
I love that and I love that we're so diverse and interesting. I'm going to pay more attention to my thoughts because I know I do things with words but I can't think what it is at this minute. I count a lot and I repeat certain words that people say until I say it like they do and I get annoyed at some words and some words I just can't stand, I can't even say some words, I'd rather rip my throat out than say some words, I want to eliminate them from all existence.
That's brilliant! Unless you find it really annoying...
Thanks for sharing that, they're great examples