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    green things??

    A person who is an Asperger said that : 'grass' and 'glass' are both green words that describe green things.
    It means that he or she saw the the word in green color, but what about green things? I thingk it should not mean green color because the glass may not green.

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    Re: green things??

    Quote Originally Posted by njt2009 View Post
    A person who is an Asperger said that : 'grass' and 'glass' are both green words that describe green things.
    It means that he or she saw the the word in green color, but what about green things? I thingk it should not mean green color because the glass may not green.
    People who suffer from/have Asperger's Syndrome experience the world in a different way from those of us who do not have it. In addition, they sometimes do not have the ability to adequately express how the feel or how they see the world in a way the rest of us can understand. Perhaps for that individual, he/she sees or considers all glass to be green. It's difficult to be sure.

    Note that we say "someone with/who has/suffering from Asperger's [Syndrome], rather than "an Asperger".
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 08-Jan-2014 at 21:02.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: green things??

    Quote Originally Posted by njt2009 View Post
    A person who is an Asperger said that : 'grass' and 'glass' are both green words that describe green things.
    It means that he or she saw the the word in green color, but what about green things? I thingk it should not mean green color because the glass may not green.
    This is a condition called "synaesthesia", which is seen in many different forms of autism. It is not confined to people with autism, however.

    See more here: BBC News - Study links synaesthesia to autism

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