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myra Mon 22-Nov-10 21:22:13

children/adults with SEN and no speech can always swear .ive worked in this fieldfor 20years and also have a 36 year old who dosnt have any speech or noises at all never has had.
last night just as he was recovering from a tonic clonic seizure, he took a bout of the sneezes and just as he was about to sneeze he shouted very clearly at the top of his voice OH FUCK, this happened about 5 times before he fell asleep due to him having recieved his emergency meds , this morning i was joking with him and telling him about it and he just smiled, there has been nothing else today.


purplepidjin Mon 22-Nov-10 22:09:13

So true!!! I work with a lady who can only make "s" sounds, and I could swear she is trying to say "shit" sometimes!

signandsay Tue 23-Nov-10 08:07:26

I worked with a guy who had a (very early) stroke, and the stuff that was clearest and most fluent was def the swearing,

This is making me think.... I swear like a trooper and have always laughed that I would have to stop if ds started talking, maybe that's what he will come out with.. blush

purplepidjin Tue 23-Nov-10 08:39:56

It's probably because swear words are the ones said with most emotion. When did you last call someone a stupid fucking bitch without really meaning it? lol

auntevil Tue 23-Nov-10 10:52:06

My mum has alzheimers, and often in the latter stages they get very angry - aggressive and verbally abusive. apparently anger is the last emotion to leave them. so now that she has no recollection of who i am, and very little pleasure in anything in her life, she still shouts angrily if someone makes a noise she doesn't like.
Just a thought, but maybe neurological problems with speech are the same. it is easier to elicit communication in anger than the other emotions?

mumslife Tue 23-Nov-10 13:02:56

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Tiggles Tue 23-Nov-10 16:42:28

It's because swear words are created in a different part of the brain to normal speech, this article talks about it although it doesn't explain it particularly well, imo, but just off to cook the tea, quickest I could find.

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