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Funny echolalia

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Hurr1cane Mon 11-Aug-14 20:53:17

My little DS (8) does quite well now using echolalia sentences appropriately. He uses them to express his needs and answer simple questions quite well.

But sometimes they are simply hilarious

Today for example

Me: DS put your plate in the sink

DS: but I'm just a kid!

DP: DS tidy up your toys

DS: but that's impossible!

Anyone else have hilarious examples?

Maybe like

Me: DS we are going to the hospital Today

DS: wait just a minute! What are you trying to pull? (Toy story)

PolterGoose Mon 11-Aug-14 21:31:20

grin

Ineedmorepatience Mon 11-Aug-14 21:52:10

I have shared this one before but it still makes me laugh,

Dd3 was waiting in the can on a hot day and she said " Dd3's die in hot cars!" grin

Echoed from the "Dogs die in hot cars" advert smile

Hurr1cane Mon 11-Aug-14 21:56:33

Hahaha bless her grin

I love funny echolalia moments. They really make my day.

It got his friend into trouble once though shock

She was annoying him, not doing anything naughty just annoying him by being her (she's overly touchy with her autism and he only likes to be cuddled on his terms)

So he shouted "mum! Henry told me to shut up!" (From horrid Henry)

His friends mum didn't hear the name and so started telling off his friend until I stopped her and told her it was a phrase off horrid Henry and her gorgeous DD had said nothing of the sort.

MrsWinnibago Mon 11-Aug-14 22:08:04

Upon meeting my DH's boss in his big shiny car, DD1 who was then 3 said "Need new car insurance?" grin She still loves ads.

tethersend Mon 11-Aug-14 22:09:25

I once taught a child with echolalia. After spending the summer holidays with his teenaged older sister, he came back to school. One of the first lessons was PE where we were throwing and catching a ball.

When it was thrown to him, he made no effort to catch it and the TA tried to jolly him along with "Come on x, join in! Go and get the ball!"

X looked at us and replied "Why don't you all just fuck off and leave me alone?" grin

Ineedmorepatience Mon 11-Aug-14 22:10:46

Ha ha mrswinnibago [love the name] grin

itiswhatitiswhatitis Mon 11-Aug-14 22:12:26

Ds's Teacher: we need to wash our hands after we use the toilet.

Ds: What you talkin bout. Are you crazy?

Hurr1cane Mon 11-Aug-14 22:13:31

Oops grin

That reminds me of another one of DSs. He went to a school with a LOT of swearers hmm but he didn't know what it meant so he'd experiment sometimes.

Anyway once I was changing his nappy in the morning and DP was lay in bed waking up slowly and DS was making happy gargling noises when all of a sudden he said, really happily...

"Get the fuck off me"

Poor DP was almost crying trying to Silent laugh and I had to keep a straight face while telling DS that was a naughty word. If he'd have heard a laugh he'd have carried on saying it forever.

Luckily he's never said it again

ouryve Mon 11-Aug-14 22:17:33

When DS1 was about 3, every single time the washer spun up, he'd say "what's that sound? Here it is...." (Peppa pig and family on their camping trip, hearing an owl!)

DS2's just started to develop echolalia. I've not been able to make out any TV gems yet (his speech is very indistinct) but he recently realised that he could wind DS1 up by standing in front of him and looking at him. DS1 has his standard response "it's rude to stare!" Of course, DS1 picked up on that, last week and mimicked *I'doo de dare!" and has been torturing him with it, ever since.

I wonder if shit stirring opportunities count as motivators for ABA purposes hmmgrin

PolterGoose Mon 11-Aug-14 22:17:54

These are fab. Ds still at 11yo recites long passages from TV/films and I'm sure it's related to echolalia, he only has to watch something once and he remembers loads word for word. Coupled with dp introducing him to a wide variety of media hmm this can have interesting results (I think I posted this one before):

Ds: you're the best mum ever

Me: no, I'm really not

Ds: only the true best mum ever would deny her own divinity.

Adapted from Life of Brian...

ouryve Mon 11-Aug-14 22:19:16

DS2 picked up on it - a story's much easier to follow if I get everyone's roles right!

MrsWinnibago Mon 11-Aug-14 22:21:45

Polter lol at that! That's so gorgeous though.

MeirAiaNeoAlibi Mon 11-Aug-14 22:26:25

This is the best thread in weeks grin. DH has now asked why I'm laughing so hard.

For some years (while I failed to grasp that 'normal' in our family means 'as a minimum, lots of ASD traits', I thought dc1 was a prodigy because of his ability to find appropriate quotations for various situations grin

An under-rated talent, really. Which gives me an opening for one of my favourite MNSN quotes: "The echolalia never lies"

PolterGoose Mon 11-Aug-14 22:31:00

Meir yes! I though ds was so advanced at 2 being able to speak for ages about cars, until dp pointed out he was reciting Jeremy Clarkson monologues hmm he used to stand by a sit in cardboard car and do the actions and everything. He's still a great mimic.

MrsWinnibago Mon 11-Aug-14 22:40:40

Meir It's true! I love that! The Echolalia Never Lies. It should be on T shirts!

Hurr1cane Mon 11-Aug-14 22:49:33

Haha I love all these. Trying to think of more.

"Can I have a drink babe?" Was one of his first grin it took a while to turn 'babe' into mummy or miss x haha

Bloody DP wink

minionmadness Mon 11-Aug-14 23:28:46

Fab. Ds has the most wonderful language which often makes me laugh out loud. It's a mixture of his own made up sentences and phrases he's heard. It's no wonder on his school report his CT stated "miniminion has an infectious sense of fun"!

My current favourite is "shut it shrimpy" from the snickers advert, which is said to anyone who says something he doesn't agree with. grin

Pagwatch Mon 11-Aug-14 23:34:41

Ds2 is brilliant and I have many examples
Today's is

Ds2 : I love you mummy
Me : am I your favourite?
Ds2 : yeah
Dd : Oi!
Me: Pagboy, is DD your favourite ?
Ds2 : yeah
Me: Pagboy, who is your favourite - mummy or DD?
DS2 : errrr......daddy

Haha! Should be in politics really.

Pagwatch Mon 11-Aug-14 23:38:28

Also

Me : what did you do at school today?
Ds2 : cricket
Me: how fab. Did you hit the ball with the bat?
Ds2 : yeah
Me: did you bowl the ball
Ds2,: yeah
Me: did you leap into the air and catch the ball like a leaping thing
Ds2 : yeah
Me : you didn't do any of that did you?
Ds2 : <long pause>. It was good watching cricket...

Dreamstosell Tue 12-Aug-14 00:49:28

Sitting in church DS noticed another child had a nose bleed and commented "Thats disgusting. Don't try this at home."

Borka Tue 12-Aug-14 09:13:11

When ds was tiny, every time we went on the tram he said "liver diver". It took me months to work out that it was really "alert the driver" from the tram announcement.

Now he does a good "Oh, for goodness sake" when asked to do anything he doesn't want to.

RinkyDinkyDoo Tue 12-Aug-14 09:31:34

" goodness me, I've never seen anything like it" is a favourite at the mo, from Postman Pat.
Also, " hi I'm Barry Scott" from cillit bang advert. If I change the channel after that advert, so he can't rewind it and play it over and over, he shouts " where's Barry Scott gone?"

Iseechickens Tue 12-Aug-14 09:40:47

This thread has made me laugh so much.

On the train a couple of weeks ago going into the commonwealth games and the train was jam packed. DD and myself were standing right next to the door, everyone was very quiet when the train braked and DD leaned slight into a lady standing next to us and said at the top of her voice...

"Ewwwwww I just touched an old woman"

Everyone kept quiet but DH and I nearly wet ourself with silent laughing. The lady was lovely and we got talking by the end of the journey.

If we ask DD to tidy up, turn the TV off she says "what the heck, how rude are you!"

She loves watching LPS videos on youtube and picks up everything.

Iseechickens Tue 12-Aug-14 09:50:13

*slightly

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