Tourette syndrome is a neuropsychiatric disorder which includes several charactic symptoms. These include: motor tics, inappropriate laughter, rapid eye movements, aggressive behavior, winks and grimaces, and pecular verbalization. Males are three times more likely than females to suffer from this disorder. As many as one in one thousand people may suffer from Tourette syndrome. Teachers and others should be aware that verbalizations (often swear words) made by victims of this disorder are characteristics of the disease and not personal insults.