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Subject: Tourette's and slurs/profanities
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That particular symptom, called coprolalia, is a fairly rare one. Only about 15% of folks with Tourettes will display this.

The urge seems to be to say the one thing that it is most impolitic to say. If you haven't heard a slur, you would probably substitute other phrases that are also considered impolite, 'Stupid!' for example. The mind is pretty inventive. Upon seeing someone with a large nose, the word might just be 'Nose!' or 'Elephant!'
Posted:9/30/2007
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TC , Hattiesburg, MS, United States
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