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Old 02-14-2007, 03:46 PM   #1
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Is there a name for this?

I always mix up my words in my sentences...Like for example:

Today I was talking to my mom and I said "Look at how much car there is on Grandma and Grandpa's snow!" while what I really meant to say was "Look at how much snow there is on Grandma and Grandpa's car!"

This happens quite often,but I don't know what to call it...Is there a name?

By the way - I'm 16 if it matters.

 
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Old 02-15-2007, 07:05 PM   #2
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Re: Is there a name for this?

Anyone?

I've been trying to Google for answers,but I can't really find anything because everything is talking about little kids.

When I was younger I always had a huge vocab,reading has always been easy for me,and all that jazz.It's just when speaking I get mixed up.

 
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Old 02-16-2007, 03:43 PM   #3
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Re: Is there a name for this?

I've been searching a lot,and it kinda looks like I may have Expressive Language Disorder...The symptoms are really similar,and though it seems unlikely that I do because I'm 16,it could be possible because I'm a sophomore in high school,and the level of work we're expected to do is higher...

 
Old 02-19-2007, 07:40 PM   #4
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Re: Is there a name for this?

Nobody has a name for this?Or even a comment?

 
Old 02-19-2007, 10:23 PM   #5
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I do it a lot too!
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Old 02-20-2007, 09:26 AM   #6
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Re: Is there a name for this?

OK..Do you have a name for it?

 
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No, I don't have a name for it. Sorry.

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Old 02-20-2007, 08:58 PM   #8
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Re: Is there a name for this?

Hmm...I don't know,but I really do think that I have some sort of learning disorder that includes language issues.

 
Old 02-23-2007, 08:41 PM   #9
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Re: Is there a name for this?

Malaproprism, I think that is what your mishaps are called. No, I just looked it up and that isn't quite it, because in that case you substitute an incorrect word for the word you really want. You are just reversing the sequence of a couple of words, not using the wrong word at all.
Why not call up a Department of Psychology at a big university, describe your behavior and get them to label it? If it's human behavior, and this most definitely is, they have a label for it.

 
Old 02-24-2007, 01:12 PM   #10
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Re: Is there a name for this?

I don't know...Because I also switch the order of words in my writing,and numbers in math problems...

 
Old 03-17-2007, 11:43 PM   #11
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Re: Is there a name for this?

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I always mix up my words in my sentences...Like for example:

Today I was talking to my mom and I said "Look at how much car there is on Grandma and Grandpa's snow!" while what I really meant to say was "Look at how much snow there is on Grandma and Grandpa's car!"

This happens quite often,but I don't know what to call it...Is there a name?

By the way - I'm 16 if it matters.
It is closely associated with what used to be known as Spoonerisms. I had a relative that used to do something very similar. Instead of saying that she wanted a cup of coffee, she would say that she wanted a coff of cupee.

 
Old 03-20-2007, 01:01 PM   #12
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Re: Is there a name for this?

OK...I'm still at a loss here.

And on a different topic: I'm a bad listener...What I mean is,I'll be listening to somebody talk,and then just zone out for awhile and be totally lost because they've usually finished what they had to say and are waiting for me to respond,but I have NO IDEA what they just said!

 
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OK...I'm still at a loss here.

And on a different topic: I'm a bad listener...What I mean is,I'll be listening to somebody talk,and then just zone out for awhile and be totally lost because they've usually finished what they had to say and are waiting for me to respond,but I have NO IDEA what they just said!
That could be like add or adhd where you can't concentrat on what's going on and everything else but what that person's saying is more interesting, like right now I'm paying more attention to what I'm listening to on my MP3 then on typing this, but IMO that's what that sounds like.

 
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