We have a name for our condition and that’s misophonia. It’s quite cool as far as these things go – sounds chic even.
We’re lucky, it might have ended up being named by a medical boffin with a ridiculous name. I mean, imagine if we had to go round telling people that we suffered from Higgins-Bottomley Syndrome or Humperdinckitis.
Anyway, so misophonia is the name for our condition, but what we don’t have is the collective term…
If you have 2 or more misophonia sufferers in a room how do you refer to them?
How do we even refer to ourselves in the first person? WHAT ARE WE? #identitycrisis
I thought it might be good to figure out some sort of collective term. After a quick rummage in my brain these were my initial thoughts:
I put these suggestions out on Twitter and there was an overwhelming response. The word deluge springs to mind. There was not one, but TWO replies from my 86 followers.
The consensus so far is *drum roll*
What do you reckon? Is that a good term? Cast your vote in the comments below.
Personally I quite like it. The others sound a bit DJ-like, unhinged or soupy to me.
It’s early days yet and this misophonia project is new, but hopefully as the months and years roll on, more and more people will drop by.
Everyone I’ve communicated with so far has been fantastic. In fact I’ve come to the conclusion that misophonia sufferers (SEE WE *DO* NEED A COLLECTIVE TERM) are bound by awesomeness. Yes we have a shitty condition but that doesn’t stop us achieving great things and being superb human beings.