• Understanding Autism from the Inside

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Idioms and Autism Spectrum Disorders / Asperger’s Syndrome

Learners with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) such as Asperger’s Syndrome (AS), continually struggle over what they perceive as utterly pointless turns of phrase. Idioms are a minefield for these very literally-minded learners. Often children with Asperger’s Syndrome (AS) respond to idiomatic expressions in a way that is perceived as “sassy”; …

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What does "take the rag off the bush" mean?

Idiom Idiocy: What does “take the rag off the bush” mean? This idiom takes the rag off the bush!       I must admit this is a new one for me.  I never heard this phrase before.  I’ve been thinking about it this morning and without research I cannot even begin …

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Learning American Idioms

Don’t Tell me the sky is the limit when we have left footprints on the moon! American Idioms Drive Me up the Hall What is an idiom? English is filled with idioms. An idiom is a non-literal expression or group of words in current usage having a meaning that is …

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