A friend of mine was talking about this YouTube video they’d seen about this American and British student talking, where they mocked the American for their idiocy because when the American asked how much something was they replied in pounds, and the American said there must be a language barrier because the British person had given them the weight instead an another YouTuber commented saying that the only barrier was between her brain and her mouth.
The reason that I find this interesting is because I often find that I mean to say something but end up getting confused, either using the wrong word, not being able to think of the word or getting things the wrong way around. It’s odd because when I write I can usually write quite eloquently (please do not use this blog to testify to that) but when I speak everything goes to hell. I always wondered why this was: is it because there is more pressure when I’m talking because I can’t go back and change things or do I have a “barrier” between my mouth and my brain?
I’ve wanted to know if other people who are on the Autistic Spectrum have had similar difficulties speaking even when they are around people they are comfortable with and can talk to without reservation. Am I just a terrible speaker or is there a neurological reason as to why I’m unable to express what I mean verbally?
At least I’ve never said “Your welcome” instead of “Thank You” when someone gave me something – my sister did this once when she was younger and I haven’t let her forget it.
This is all for this blog which (thankfully) is not a spoken speech (spoken speech is a perfect example of something I might say),