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#1 JellyJack

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 10:45 PM

Let me start:
(I hear = they say)

Autistic = artistic
Khakis = car keys
Old spies = Old Spice

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 11:40 PM

I mishear a fair few words... it's something that crops up often enough that I notice it's a running theme... cannot think of a single example right now - but names of things are the worst for me, people, places, objects or things - if it's a word I haven't heard, or a way of saying it that I haven't heard then I usually hear something very different to what is being said.

I find I have to sort of tune my head in to different accents too, quite often I can't understand a word someone is saying for a while and eventually it clears up in my head, like tuning in a radio and I start to hear what they are saying.

I get the same thing with songs by certain artists too...

It's quite frustrating, but it can be really funny too sometimes.

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 07:50 AM

I'm the same - different words, though.
It's a condition frequent with people who have ASDs. I can't get certain accents and I have to turn the TV back so many times because I haven't understood what somebody's said!
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Posted 12 September 2012 - 08:16 AM

I mishear artistic as autistic.

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 02:57 PM

There is a scottish woman at work who I can never understand because her accent is so strong. But then other colleagues do struggle sometimes.

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 06:18 PM

People who are dyspraxic or have an auditory processing disorder "mishear" words. The brain misinterprets what the ear "hears". Both of these are on the autistic spectrum

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 07:13 PM

Not quite the same but my young neice (NT) decided Disneyland Paris is Disney Land Palace (as the TV ad always showed a castle/palace) and that Dora the explorer has a bag pack (not a back pack)

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 09:49 AM

I get this all time I have dyspraxia when background noise behind me made worse as like I'm deaf can't hear the words being said really annoying getting easily confused and embarrassing my coping method is laugh it off normally happens at work as I work in a nursery with lots of sensory overload !!!

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 04:11 PM

Well no one has got any yet... here is one I heard today

bus top = bus stop

I wonder should I meet them in the tram shelter or on top of the vehicle?

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 06:51 PM

An old colleague of mine once sent me a text about "rest bite" care instead of "respite" care - love it! :) Also, it's not quite the same thing, but I was at a social thing recently and somebody mentioned "kidney paralysis" instead of "dialysis" and I couldn't stop laughing because I got a picture of a kidney in my head saying "Help! I can't move!". The conversation turned all serious but I was still giggling in the corner. I couldn't help myself and I felt bad but it really tickled me :)

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 09:26 PM

The stuff about accents made me think of this.


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Posted 13 September 2012 - 10:15 PM

im going to get a chinnese. think i,ll have a good hard duck.

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 06:32 AM

I was always told of for saying 'Fork and Knife' as opposed to 'Knife and Fork'...

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 10:14 PM

How about

"she speaks a lot of languages"

"who eats a lot of sandwiches"

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 10:15 PM

I was always told of for saying 'Fork and Knife' as opposed to 'Knife and Fork'...


That is really picky, i was told off for saying "x and me" instead of "x and i".

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 06:23 AM

Say it out loud Trekster. It's because it sounds like you are swearing, lol. Saying 'Shut up' was swearing in my mum's view - it had to be 'please be quiet'. :rolleyes:

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 06:43 AM

Another one I misheard last night was

Muller yoghurt as Soya yoghurt.

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 07:41 AM

I feel like right foOl idiot plonker when this happens as happens so often !!! Feel well silly to be honest normally got bright red try excuse away fast & quick!

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 05:16 PM

I misheard flora as euphora

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 05:30 PM

Thanks to an advert I now know that 'eat and mess' is in fact 'Eton mess' :lol:

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 07:53 PM

:lol: . I could lower the tone of the thread, but I'll refrain :halo:

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 09:29 PM

:lol: . I could lower the tone of the thread, but I'll refrain :halo:


I was gonna ask but after thinking about it I have swiftly decided not to :P

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 10:28 PM

Very wise

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 11:47 PM

:balloon:

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Posted 31 May 2015 - 07:06 AM

I am forever mishearing things people say and as a result I don't always get the meaning of what people are saying. Ive forever been told aren't you listening to me, well I do but either struggle to keep up and understand or just mishear it all together. It causes a lot of problems and preferr written instructions it's a lot clearer and I have a constant reference to refere to.

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Posted 31 May 2015 - 09:07 AM

For me, instructions need to be clear, concise (no jargon) and logical.  When listening to them they may only partially register or not at all.  Too much just sends me into a trance which saves me from the stress of having to keep up with it.  Bureaucrats love jargon, pointless complexity and are notoriously lacking in common sense.  They fear that, if they wrote/spoke normally, their professionalism would be exposed for what it so often is: a sham.



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Posted 31 May 2015 - 12:51 PM

For me, instructions need to be clear, concise (no jargon) and logical.  When listening to them they may only partially register or not at all.  Too much just sends me into a trance which saves me from the stress of having to keep up with it.  Bureaucrats love jargon, pointless complexity and are notoriously lacking in common sense.  They fear that, if they wrote/spoke normally, their professionalism would be exposed for what it so often is: a sham.


How right you are I have been saying that all my life and people think I'm mad because I don't like jargon and things that don't make sense but they want you to do it any way.
As you said once you look something it can often be shown to be a sham then they like to claim your the one that's mad or it's because your autistic and arnt capable of understanding but a fact is a fact N T or Autistic if its provable that's the truth but they don't want you to know that so they use your condition to try to validate what they are saying.




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