By Gibsonsgfreak21 - 25/3/2014 05:32 - United States - Northridge
Today, I learned the hard way that when I ask a cute girl if she's artistic, it sounds like I'm asking her if she's autistic. FML
Hey everyone! I'm the OP! Didn't think my post would be this popular! I don't have an accent- I'm from SoCal, but I was in a crowded class so it was hard to hear, so she just repeated what she thought I said. I've been talking to her for a while, but I asked her if she was artistic because we were really bored in a 3 hour class, so drawing would've been a fun distraction (although I can't draw to save my life). When I told the story to a couple friends, they thought I said 'autistic' instead or 'artistic' as well, so I guess she wasn't the only one. Also- I've done a lot of work helping children with autism. I've never say 'autistic' because i believe in ability before disability (ie. Saying, "A boy with autism" is better to say than "an autistic boy"). I explained what I meant to say and she laughed, so the FML isn't THAT bad. :)
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By  Gibsonsgfreak21  |  2

Hey everyone! I'm the OP!
Didn't think my post would be this popular! I don't have an accent- I'm from SoCal, but I was in a crowded class so it was hard to hear, so she just repeated what she thought I said. I've been talking to her for a while, but I asked her if she was artistic because we were really bored in a 3 hour class, so drawing would've been a fun distraction (although I can't draw to save my life). When I told the story to a couple friends, they thought I said 'autistic' instead or 'artistic' as well, so I guess she wasn't the only one. Also- I've done a lot of work helping children with autism. I've never say 'autistic' because i believe in ability before disability (ie. Saying, "A boy with autism" is better to say than "an autistic boy"). I explained what I meant to say and she laughed, so the FML isn't THAT bad. :)

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  Marcella1016  |  29

I miss when FML used to post the city and state of the OP. I mean, it would be interesting if he was from Boston - Like the others said, it could just be his accent, as opposed to not speaking clearly.

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  Marley_000  |  14

It's alright. I don't think "are you artistic?" Comes up often in conversation in daily life.

"Are you artistic?" "Why do you ask? Was it this sketch of an animated mount Vesuvius rampaging through a field of miniature hulks, drawn only with bodily fluids?"

Although I guess one could just be asking their science project group "who's artistic" for the purpose of assigning poster making duty as well.

Hmm.