Autistickish Is Not A Trademark

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I just want to mention that I have no desire or intention to turn the word autistickish into some sort of trademark or even to be remembered as “that guy who started it all”. I like and use the term for purely practical reasons, and I would never want to hoard its benefits. I think it’s a great way to advertise the new DSM V spectrum model of autism without having to instantiate the Asperger’s technobabbler stereotype. (Not that there’s anything wrong with instantiating that stereotype, but it’s always nice to have a choice.)

So, please feel free to have at it as you see fit. Use it freely, or not, as you wish and will. And definitely do not feel obliged to tell anybody that you got it from me.

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    1. Awe, shucks, it’s hardly anything, really. Once I’d mapped the function of the suffix -ish onto that of the word spectrum, the hard part was figuring out that the “K” would clarify how to pronounce the word. Because of words like classicist and practicing, I find my mouth gets a little confused about how one would pronounce autisticish, so I jammed the “K” in there to settle it!

      But if you or anyone else can find a use for it, then that makes me happy! πŸ™‚

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    1. Haha, that’s great. I actually considered calling my blog that, because I really enjoy writing humor, but then I realized that there’s a lot more I want to write about than just the funny stuff. Maybe I’ll write a post with “Autisticklish” in the title. I’m really overjoyed that your brain has been doing this automatically. Hmmm, I think mine just started doing it too. LOL

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