Is someone with multiple sclerosis an MSer?

September 05, 2013

A survey from the United Kingdom published in the Journal of MS and Related Disorders polled 396 people with multiple sclerosis (MS) about how they would like to be referred to in conversation. The winning term ("MSer") was supported by 43% of the respondents, while "person with MS" received 34% votes. When a United States-based blog reported on the story, 2 out of 3 respondents disagreed.

What do you think? Comment below with your preference and why.


(Ed. note: You can comment anonymously - feel free to use your initials if you are more comfortable sharing that way.)


I've had MS for 36 years and MSer is just fine with me. It's a lot quicker to say than "Person with MS"!! We're just arguing semantics anyway. What's the big deal???? =\