A NEW TERM FOR AN AGE-OLD PROBLEM
PRONUNCIATION: nawt-spleyn │ / ˈnɔtspleɪn /
Neologism blending non-autistic and (to) explain.
I coined this term because I was sick of non-autistic people speaking for and over autistic people in autism-related matters.
 a non-autistic person commenting on or explaining something autism-related, usually to an autistic person. Often in a condescending, overconfident, inaccurate, or generalized manner.
 a non-autistic person speaking for or over autistic people on something autism-related.
As in: This non-autistic person just nautsplained my own autism to me.
OTHER WORDS FROM NAUTSPLAIN
PRONUNCIATION: nawt-spley-nuh │ / ˈnɔtspleɪnə(r) /
NOUN, singular [plural: nautsplainers] for a person who nautsplains.
As in: These nautsplainers keep talking about autism as if they know what they’re talking about.
PRONUNCATION: nawt-spluh-ney-shuhn │ / nɔtspləˈneɪʃən /
NOUN, singular [plural: nautsplanations] for the act or process of nautsplaining.
As in: I wish non-autistics would stop it with their false, harmful nautsplanations.
PRONUNCIATION: nawt-spley-ning │ / nɔtˈspleɪnɪŋ /
NOUN, [uncounted, has no plural] for the act or process of nautsplaining.
As in: Can non-autistic people please stop the nautsplaining?!
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