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“Phrased & Confused” – an exploration session all about idioms and expressions that are confusing

April 13, 2023, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Phrased & Confused, exploration session, idioms and confusing expressions

If you thought your task would be a “piece of cake,” but now you’ve “bitten off more than you can chew” and want to “call it a day” we would understand if you were perplexed. 

Phrases of Confusion (also known as idioms) are multi-word expressions that have non-literal meanings, which can often only be figured out by using contextual information.

Idioms can be heard everywhere: in the workplace, at school, at the local bar, and even at home. Each language has its own set of unique idioms, but they don’t often translate well. And, if you aren’t familiar with them, they can leave a person feeling very confused.

Unfortunately, the literal meaning is never the correct meaning of what the speaker is trying to get across.

Good communication is already difficult enough for some autistic individuals, so finding a solution for learning idioms is important.

In this fun and interactive session, participants will learn about and discuss some common idiomatic expressions and be able to understand and identify idioms, learning tips and strategies to predict the meanings of many of them.

Join us Thursday, April 13 from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. at The Ability Hub (300, 3820 24th Avenue NW)

This session is free.

You don’t need to register in advance.

We love gathering in person, but if getting to the session at the Hub is a barrier for you, there is an option to attend virtually via Sinneave Connects, our online learning platform. If you already have a Sinneave Connects account, just log in as usual. If you haven’t yet opened a FREE account, it’s easy! Click the link below to be directed to the portal.

  1. Pick a user name
  2. Pick a password (Don’t forget to record it somewhere safe for next time!)
  3. Choose the “Phrased & Confused” event to be directed to the livestream.


Phrased & Confused: All about idioms and expressions that are confusing – Virtual Link


If you have any questions about this Exploration Session, please email info@sinneavefoundation.org or call 403 210-5000.


April 13, 2023
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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The Ability Hub
Suite #300, 3820 - 24th Avenue NW
Calgary, Alberta T3B-2X9 Canada
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