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2012-12-26 09:17:31 AM
Face Arm Speech Time, it's no joke it's a stroke.

Call 911. Don't try to drive yourself, or take your loved one yourself to the hospital. The five minutes spent waiting on an ambulance can literally be brain-saving, as EMS can get a stroke patient identified quickly, and make proper activations/call-ins prior to getting to the hospital. Many people go straight from the box to a CT Scanner when a stroke is identified, now. In addition, if something happens, you can't do anything for them in the back seat of a car.

www.northwestmedicalcenter.com
 
2012-12-26 10:31:41 AM
Bob: I fish lick!ng you hammmerster

Mary: Bob? Are you ok? What kind of message is that?

Bob: fringle yor happy!

Mary: Oh god, Bob, you might be having a stroke, call 911 right now!

Bob: haher ha ir you to

Mary: Oh, wait... You went with the guys to Jimmys Pub, it's Tuesday. nvm.
 
2012-12-26 10:57:41 AM
I must have a stroke every Friday night

/and sometimes several other nights during the week
 
2012-12-26 11:25:09 AM
I'm stroking it right now.
/maybe not.....but maybe I am....you *never* know.
 
2012-12-26 11:25:53 AM
What about sexlexia?.
 
2012-12-26 11:28:10 AM
Damn, this means half my friends are stroke victims; I always thought it was just really poor grammar.
 
2012-12-26 11:32:39 AM

shiattynick: Damn, this means half my friends are stroke victims; I always thought it was just really poor grammar.


Or they are typing in phonetic Russian on an English keyboard.
 
2012-12-26 11:34:35 AM
20 minutes after taking an ambien is also a dangerous time to text.
 
2012-12-26 11:41:39 AM
AND NOW IT'S TIME TO PLAY MY FAVORITE GAME, "Drunk text or Stroke?"
 
2012-12-26 11:43:05 AM

WarszawaScream: AND NOW IT'S TIME TO PLAY MY FAVORITE GAME, "Drunk sext & Stroke?"

/ftfm
 
2012-12-26 11:46:24 AM
Jill Bolte Taylor's TED talk about her own stroke experience was really cool. I recommend watching it.
 
2012-12-26 11:50:16 AM
Reddit will be empty in a year.

Joy to the world!
 
2012-12-26 11:51:49 AM
From the article:

The authors describe the phenomenon as "dystextia," which is the word used by other doctors in an earlier case involving a migraine, and symptoms of a stroke diagnosed for other reasons.

As a migraineur, this is interesting to me. When I have a migraine, I lose about 100 IQ points, as well as much of my field of vision and the ability to speak clearly (like, words really do come out of my mouth jumbled). During migraine, I communicate by word association rather than full-fledged sentences.

\fortunately, I only get migraines 2-3 times a month
\\sucks to be a physicist with migraine
 
2012-12-26 11:56:03 AM

marleymaniac: 20 minutes after taking an ambien is also a dangerous time to text.


Or directly after an outpatient procedure involving Vicodin and anxiety meds.
 
2012-12-26 12:05:00 PM
how is it that there's always a horrible disease lurking inside the symptoms of what looks like everyone farking else just being retarded naturally
 
2012-12-26 12:08:01 PM

BronyMedic: Face Arm Speech Time, it's no joke it's a stroke.

Call 911. Don't try to drive yourself, or take your loved one yourself to the hospital. The five minutes spent waiting on an ambulance can literally be brain-saving, as EMS can get a stroke patient identified quickly, and make proper activations/call-ins prior to getting to the hospital. Many people go straight from the box to a CT Scanner when a stroke is identified, now. In addition, if something happens, you can't do anything for them in the back seat of a car.

[www.northwestmedicalcenter.com image 450x553]


I want to be able to click "Smart" a few dozen more times on this.

That said, given this as a single criterion it's impossible to distinguish between a teenager (and increasingly twenty-somethings) and a stroke victim.
 
2012-12-26 12:12:25 PM

LazarusLong42: That said, given this as a single criterion it's impossible to distinguish between a teenager (and increasingly twenty-somethings) and a stroke victim.


To be fair it's hard to distinguish a teenager from a stroke victim normally. :)
 
2012-12-26 12:16:29 PM
...and everyone not having a stroke is a grammar nazi!

/Am I doing it right, farkers??
 
2012-12-26 12:21:51 PM
upload.wikimedia.org

Stroke stroke.
 
2012-12-26 12:22:08 PM
When I text like that, it's usually alohcol
 
2012-12-26 12:26:00 PM
In my case I hit a lot of typos because I broke my shoulder in a motorcycle accident and took permanent nerve damage down my left arm.

My handwriting is also slightly worse, and I can't chord a guitar like I used to.
 
2012-12-26 12:29:34 PM
Discuss social sixth inning wars bill iconic struggle biggest side Hobbs wax lj junk I'm just stab lousy@&:-(.
 
2012-12-26 12:34:10 PM
If you are a white female and you text "refudiate" when it should have been "repidiate," then you are too stupid to be Vice President.

But if you are a black male and you say "Marine Corpse" when it should have been "Marine Corps," that's okay, and you can be President of all "57 (sic) States. "

Double standard as usual?
 
2012-12-26 12:35:24 PM
CORRECTION TO PREVIOUS: Should have been "repudiate."

\\\ even Jove nods.
 
2012-12-26 12:40:47 PM

olddinosaur: If you are a white female and you text "refudiate" when it should have been "repidiate," then you are too stupid to be Vice President.

But if you are a black male and you say "Marine Corpse" when it should have been "Marine Corps," that's okay, and you can be President of all "57 (sic) States. "

Double standard as usual?


Wrong thread or do we need to call you an ambulance?
 
2012-12-26 12:43:21 PM
sitfu.com

/Heavy burtation?
 
2012-12-26 12:46:01 PM

olddinosaur: If you are a white female and you text "refudiate" when it should have been "repidiate," then you are too stupid to be Vice President.

But if you are a black male and you say "Marine Corpse" when it should have been "Marine Corps," that's okay, and you can be President of all "57 (sic) States. "

Double standard as usual?


Not really. Obama is intelligent, Palin is not.
 
2012-12-26 12:53:03 PM

Inflatable Rhetoric: olddinosaur: If you are a white female and you text "refudiate" when it should have been "repidiate," then you are too stupid to be Vice President.

But if you are a black male and you say "Marine Corpse" when it should have been "Marine Corps," that's okay, and you can be President of all "57 (sic) States. "

Double standard as usual?

Not really. Obama is intelligent, Palin is not.


FARK needs an "Idiot" vote.
 
2012-12-26 12:55:20 PM

olddinosaur: If you are a white female and you text "refudiate" when it should have been "repidiate," then you are too stupid to be Vice President.

But if you are a black male and you say "Marine Corpse" when it should have been "Marine Corps," that's okay, and you can be President of all "57 (sic) States. "

Double standard as usual?


Sorry kid, derp isn't a stroke
 
2012-12-26 12:55:38 PM
I blame the QWERTY geniuses who put U, I, and O together on the keyboard. If I have a spelling error it usually involves a transposition of one of those vowels.
 
2012-12-26 01:03:48 PM

Mawson of the Antarctic: I blame the QWERTY geniuses who put U, I, and O together on the keyboard. If I have a spelling error it usually involves a transposition of one of those vowels.


AKA loose vowel syndrome
 
2012-12-26 01:14:28 PM
Back in Louisville a few years ago I'd see these big posters saying if you suspect a stroke take/give aspirin immediately; they said it can make a BIG difference. Of course if it's a hemorrhagic stroke that's not good, but them most strokes are clots, right?

Fortunate for me I take at least two aspirin every day because my spine is twisting and crumbling, ergo a couple of dentists wouldn't pull an abscessed tooth without a few days of detox, like I'd spurt blood all over them or something. Cirrhosis will get me before a clot could.

Anyway. Remember, time lost is brain lost. Most of us Farking regulars ain't got much to lose to begin with.

(Right, BronyMedic?)
 
2012-12-26 01:16:57 PM

Griswold: Inflatable Rhetoric: olddinosaur: If you are a white female and you text "refudiate" when it should have been "repidiate," then you are too stupid to be Vice President.

But if you are a black male and you say "Marine Corpse" when it should have been "Marine Corps," that's okay, and you can be President of all "57 (sic) States. "

Double standard as usual?

Not really. Obama is intelligent, Palin is not.

FARK needs an "Idiot" vote.


I agree.
 
2012-12-26 02:00:36 PM

FizixJunkee: From the article:

The authors describe the phenomenon as "dystextia," which is the word used by other doctors in an earlier case involving a migraine, and symptoms of a stroke diagnosed for other reasons.

As a migraineur, this is interesting to me. When I have a migraine, I lose about 100 IQ points, as well as much of my field of vision and the ability to speak clearly (like, words really do come out of my mouth jumbled). During migraine, I communicate by word association rather than full-fledged sentences.


Something like that happens to me even when I don't have even a half-fledged migraine. I can spend days in aura and/or prodrome; it can be hard to tell what's going on except that I get goofy, absentminded, slightly dizzy, either elated or unusually irritable, unable to find the right words or form coherent sentences, and obviously strike cashiers etc. as stupid when I have to ask for anything. I um and ur a lot and have to gesture or pantomime because it's impossible to get out something like "I'm going out for a quart of beer, do you need anything?" or "You got a phone call from your dentist."

Strangely enough I can post to Fark when I'm like that (though you can't blame all my oddity here on it). It's things like talking and remembering why I went to the kitchen that are most affected.

Imitrex helps that too, after I wake up anyway. Suddenly I'll feel more at ease, smarter & saner than I had for days. But they only give me 9 a month so I tend to save them for when I really need them.

Do periods of rapidly changing weather set yours off? Summer thunderstorms after a long hot day always get me.


/Physics has too much math, by the way. It's even more complicated than sex.
 
2012-12-26 02:13:55 PM

Inflatable Rhetoric: Griswold: Inflatable Rhetoric: olddinosaur: If you are a white female and you text "refudiate" when it should have been "repidiate," then you are too stupid to be Vice President.

But if you are a black male and you say "Marine Corpse" when it should have been "Marine Corps," that's okay, and you can be President of all "57 (sic) States. "

Double standard as usual?

Not really. Obama is intelligent, Palin is not.

FARK needs an "Idiot" vote.

I agree.


Actually , I wanted to vote on YOUR comment.
 
2012-12-26 02:48:02 PM
what if it's busy ssiii with a creaky predictive test
 
2012-12-26 02:48:45 PM
what if it's a mess 3 with bad pre dick give a text
 
2012-12-26 02:49:44 PM
put those last 2 posts together and you'll understand
 
2012-12-26 02:56:38 PM
Best rushed text I ever got from a friend was, 'I out me feces'. It was supposed to be 'I'll be right over'.

We all thought it was so funny we printed I Out Me Feces onto 1000 black stickers, and now they're all over upper New England.
 
2012-12-26 03:03:02 PM

Griswold: Inflatable Rhetoric: Griswold: Inflatable Rhetoric: olddinosaur: If you are a white female and you text "refudiate" when it should have been "repidiate," then you are too stupid to be Vice President.

But if you are a black male and you say "Marine Corpse" when it should have been "Marine Corps," that's okay, and you can be President of all "57 (sic) States. "

Double standard as usual?

Not really. Obama is intelligent, Palin is not.

FARK needs an "Idiot" vote.

I agree.

Actually , I wanted to vote on YOUR comment.


Actually, I knew that.

Sarah Palin is a moron. If you don't realize that, then it casts doubt on your mental abilities.
 
2012-12-26 03:39:49 PM

ChipNASA: WarszawaScream: AND NOW IT'S TIME TO PLAY MY FAVORITE GAME, "Drunk sext & Stroke?"
/ftfm


This is why you're highlighted.  And why I now have tea on my monitor.
 
2012-12-26 03:53:42 PM
Sign of stroke or autocorrect fail? There should be an app for that.

Sorry, have to: http://www.autocorrectfail.org/
I know I know I know...

(Also, mobile device link fail. Sorry, apparently I'm having a stroke. Titty sprinkles.)
 
2012-12-26 03:55:12 PM

ChipNASA: WarszawaScream: AND NOW IT'S TIME TO PLAY MY FAVORITE GAME, "Drunk sext & Stroke?"
/ftfm


I am so in.
 
2012-12-26 04:18:02 PM
Thought of Peter Gammons
http://www.fangraphs.com/not/index.php/peter-gammons-five-best-pocket - tweets/
 
2012-12-26 06:56:30 PM

LazarusLong42: BronyMedic: Face Arm Speech Time, it's no joke it's a stroke.

Call 911. Don't try to drive yourself, or take your loved one yourself to the hospital. The five minutes spent waiting on an ambulance can literally be brain-saving, as EMS can get a stroke patient identified quickly, and make proper activations/call-ins prior to getting to the hospital. Many people go straight from the box to a CT Scanner when a stroke is identified, now. In addition, if something happens, you can't do anything for them in the back seat of a car.

[www.northwestmedicalcenter.com image 450x553]

I want to be able to click "Smart" a few dozen more times on this.

That said, given this as a single criterion it's impossible to distinguish between a teenager (and increasingly twenty-somethings) and a stroke victim.


One of my almost-clients in the insurance world had had a stroke (not a TIA) in his early 20's. He'd changed his diet to cut out a lot of sodium and made a full recovery.

He will be uninsurable until insurance companies
are required to accept everyone. His employer switched plans from comprehensive to limited coverage and with no real notice about what it meant when it happened. He was without creditable coverage long enough before he talked with me that there was nothing I could do for him.

Strokes do happen in young people and even if they recover fully it completely farks you. That is thankfully going away in a little over a year.
 
2012-12-26 07:36:00 PM

strangeluck: Bob: I fish lick!ng you hammmerster

Mary: Bob? Are you ok? What kind of message is that?

Bob: fringle yor happy!

Mary: Oh god, Bob, you might be having a stroke, call 911 right now!

Bob: haher ha ir you to

Mary: Oh, wait... You went with the guys to Jimmys Pub, it's Tuesday. nvm.


Oh, this so has to be true.

Always Tuesday, boy. Good thing I love how frisky he gets when he's drunk. LOL
 
2012-12-26 07:45:39 PM
What if it's a girl from your home state texting you for hours while she's visiting family during the week of Christmas, telling you you were the best guy she ever dated and how much she missed talking to you, then when you arrange to pay her a little visit, she tells you that she doesn't really have any feelings for you, tells you she's not interested in dating anyone right now, and even manages to hit "it's not you, it's me?"

/ Slightly drunk, in case you haven't guessed
 
2012-12-26 09:46:58 PM
I've been suffering this lately, it's called "Swype disappeared".
 
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