lysdexia
 n.— «Like my “lysdexia” only a “reasonable accommodation” is possible never victory, never recovery. The dyslexia was reasonably accommodated in some serendipitous ways beginning at the age of four in 1951 when my father who had been teaching me to read using phonics discovered, much to his displeasure, that I could not read sentences of more than two or at most three words.» —“IED” by George M. Henderson Quality of The Light Dec. 11, 2007. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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  1. Bill Wickart says:

    A 2007 citation? We’ve been using ‘lysdexia’ in conversation and email since our daughter was diagnosed in 1987. I guess I’m glad to see that it’s finally making it into periodicals, but the osmosis seems a little slow.

  2. Trevor Simon says:

    Reminds me of one of my favorite jokes, which begins (and ends):

    A dyslexic walks into a bra…

  3. pkborzo says:

    Or did you hear about the dyslexic agnostic who didn’t believe in dog?

  4. Rich says:

    First heard it used in the 90’s on the Eek the Cat cartoon show – the episode had to do with the Squishy Bears dismantling an atomic device…

  5. “prelapsarian” meaning: before Adam and Eve ‘lapsed’and ate the apple.

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