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Voidgoat

629d

IS THIS AN AUTISM THING? Okay so… I wanna use certain words in texts and such. However I learn most of those words from hearing other people use them, yeah? So like… my brain doesn’t actually fully know what the word means even if I actually do know what it means. Like I second guess myself. So basically I Google the most random, basic words, all the time to double check if I’m using them correctly. A lot of the time, Google definitions don’t make sense to me either but anyways. And like this is not just slang too. I just googled the word “niche” and still don’t understand what it means and that’s what sprung this up lol. Anyways sorry about the ADHD takeover here but is this an autism thing and does this post make any sense? Long story short, words are hard and don’t make sense… I stick to shorter, less complicated words most of the time

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    • pagan

      619d

      @nymz we are like toddlers in that aspect lol

    • Ellie11

      618d

      It is for me! I parrot what others say even if I don’t understand fully what it means. But then I get embarrassed if it comes to my attention that I’ve been using a saying or word wrong.

    • Freia

      619d

      i don’t have autism but this happens to me so often too, especially when writing essays and i have to use professional or specific vocabulary

    • pagan

      619d

      I'm in the same boat, the subconscious learning is definitely an autism thing but at the rate we learn subconsciously it's gotta be an adhd trait lol. Our minds move faster than our mouths, so it very well could be the same for our eyes and our subconscious is always active. There are things that I know that I don't even know where I heard them from

    • Vyp3rG0d

      628d

      Yep I do this all the time ... I have an amazing vocabulary yet I still double check and any word I hear I like for what ever unknown reason I look it up whether I already knew it or not

    • Ash.G

      628d

      This too I use a thesaurus or even a dictionary I will even use Google as well the Google should not always be trusted.

      • pagan

        619d

        @Ash.G I tend to just use Google for similes and key words

    • nymz

      629d

      Yessss I repeat words I learn from people even before knowing what they mean 😭 like scripting but from word of mouth

      • pagan

        619d

        @nymz we are like toddlers in that aspect lol

    • tomorrowsara

      629d

      Yes!

    • EliteLexy

      629d

      This is me✋

    • rj.crow

      629d

      Idk if it’s an autism thing but I’m autistic and I also do this very regularly. I do this mostly with newer slang or common sayings that I can’t quite understand. Urban dictionary, as awful as it is, actually really helps with specific definitions and uses for me

    • Marisapaige1

      629d

      I do this tooooo

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