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though aut--not though autistic--autistic and remarkable. Hi there. whats meaning of this part of sentense? [unintelligible] A paradoxical tale. We haven't come to autism. Now we have to come to--autism immediately is a frightening word, as it is a frightening burden, we know, to young people, others. Autism, and a couple of people in it who are remarkable, though aut--not though autistic--autistic and remarkable. We'll start with Stephen Wiltshire, the West Indian kid of 13, 14. The artist. The painter.
Jun 20, 2019 10:47 PM
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It appears to me that the speaker regretted saying “though autistic”, cut him- (or her-) self off in mid-word, and changed it to simply “autistic” (omitting the word "though"). The word “though” indicates a contrast — suggesting that one would expect people with autism not to be remarkable. The speaker regretted saying that, so he backed up and eliminated the “though” — thus indicating the there is no contrast between being autistic and being remarkable. Of course, in a live conversation, you can’t really back up and “unsay” things.
June 21, 2019
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