Jacob and Elijah Shaddox are brothers. Jacob is 21 years old and just moved into an apartment with his girlfriend. He graduated from a technical college with an Associate's degree in Computer Maintenance. He works for a school district as a computer technician. Elijah is almost 18 years old. He is hearing impaired, has Tourette Syndrome, OCD and ADHD. He is a junior in high school. Elijah lives with his mom Mary and her wife, his stepmom. Mary has a bachelor's in deaf education and a masters in special education, and is an educational diagnostician. Life is always changing and this blog has chronicled many of these changes and will continue to do so!

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Why is it?

Why is it, when someone is trying to excuse the profanity they use, they refer it to having Tourette Syndrome....or having a case of Tourette Syndrome? This past Saturday night I caught a repeat of an episode of Kitchen Nightmares with Gordon Ramsay.  It was for Amy's Baking Company. This was one episode where Chef Ramsay actually refused to complete the make over of the restaurant and help the owners. They re-visited the restaurant and a reporter went back to talk to Amy and her husband. This is a segment of the interview, so please watch and see how she mentions Tourette Syndrome. (here is a link to youtube just in case my video doesn't work..... 
This person wants to say that she had a severe case of Tourette Syndrome and this excuses why she uses profanity. I wish people would think before they talked. This is one reason why misinformation on Tourette Syndrome continues to spread.

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