Dystextia
Posted: 20 March 2013 10:51 AM   [ Ignore ]
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Dystextia: jumbled text messages as stroke symptom. - Slate Magazine is about a new medical term “dystexita”.

Since it does sort of relate to communications I thought some might find it interesting.

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Posted: 20 March 2013 11:49 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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I wonder if a text message stating, “Time is brain,” would be considered evidence of a stroke.

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Posted: 20 March 2013 02:47 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Apparently this is not just a Slate headline grabbing joke.  Garbled Text Messages May be the Only Symptoms of Stroke

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Posted: 20 March 2013 10:19 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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....is about a new medical term “dystexita”.

Not a symptom I hope! ;- )

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Posted: 20 March 2013 11:11 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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“Time is brain,”

Yesterday I saw an unusual movie (hilarious in parts) called “The Dictator”

One brilliant bit of dialogue went something like this:

“XXX has been shot”

“Is he badly wounded?”

“No. Luckily the bullet only hit his brain”.

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Posted: 21 March 2013 08:50 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Not a symptom I hope! ;- )

If I am reading it correctly Dystextia is a new name give to a new symptom which they think might be useful in diagnosing stroke. The link in post #2 above seems to be serious and is not too technical.

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Posted: 21 March 2013 09:13 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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I apologize if the explanation is unnecessary, but I think Skibberoo was jocularly worrying that the typo in the OP ("dystexita") might, itself, be a symptom.

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Posted: 21 March 2013 09:46 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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I think Skibberoo was jocularly worrying that the typo in the OP ("dystexita") might, itself, be a symptom.

I’m keying from a hospital bed and making many mistakes. Perhaps I will leave you alone in piece.  I’ve something called BOOP, No stroke found yet.  When I get the bill perhaps.

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Posted: 21 March 2013 01:55 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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That sounds really nasty, droogie, despite the ludicrous acronym. Get well soon.

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Posted: 22 March 2013 01:02 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Don’t go, droogie.  We’re very guilty here (me included) of being very quick to get a cheap laugh at others’ expense, particularly at typos.  Sometimes it just isn’t appropriate, even though we won’t know that. Best wishes for a speedy recovery.

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Posted: 22 March 2013 01:23 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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O the pathos, O the bathos, O the typos.

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Posted: 22 March 2013 03:55 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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Yes, get well soon, Droogie. And a reminder to everyone else not to take people to task for typos unless they are funny typos. We all mack them.

(I’ve turned off the predictive text in my iPhone—just too many possibilities for error and Apple’s interface that automatically changes what you write unless you tell it otherwise is absurd. My current bugaboo is Facebook, which keeps suggesting friend’s names as I type and sometimes automatically inserts them. The FB interface is such a mess I don’t know what’s going on with it.)

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Posted: 22 March 2013 04:46 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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BOOP doesn’t sound too bad, but bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia certainly does. Get well soon, indeed, Droogie. I see Wikipedia suggests there is a move to rename BOOP as COP, cryptogenic organizing pneumonia. Sounds like a case of swapping one jokey-sounding acronym for a nasty disease for another.

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Posted: 22 March 2013 04:58 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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Text messages can be garbled? How can you tell?

And get well soon, Droogie.

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