Asperger's, Asperger Syndrome not...

Asberger, Asperges, Aspergees, Assburgers, Aspegees, Asbeegees etc. (Those were just a few I found in less than a minute of looking, there are probably many more)

Ok, so this has been bothering me for a while, if we have a condition, we're supposed to have some form of medical diagnosis and know what it is called. It's not a burger made of donkey, it's not an autistic version of the Bee Gees, it's either Asperger's, Asperger Syndrome or Higher Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder. 

I accept that some people seem to get their/there/they're consistently wrong, some people write in text speak, get confused between weather and whether, was, were and what messed up. But there is no homophone or variation of Asperger's, there is no Ass Burger to get it confused with, there is no As Bee Gees, there is no Ass Pee Gees, it's hardly rocket science!

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  • Yeah, it's a bit irritating but I see it as similar to my reaction towards any grammar-crimes. I'm probably guilty of a few myself when I'm tired! The only thing I cannot shrug and move on from are punctuation-crimes (again, not to say that I never commit any but ...). I just can't help it when I see abused commas, neglected full-stops, over-worked exclamation marks, or capital letters that have been completely abandoned. Abuse of these small defenceless marks is endemic and must stop!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (Oops.)    

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