A WORD ABOUT SPELLING Tourette syndrome is also referred to as Tourette's disorder, Tourette's syndrome, TS, Combined vocal and multiple motor tic disorder [de la Tourette], Gilles de la Tourette's Syndrome and GTS. Common misspellings are tourettes syndrome, terets, terrets, terrots, touretts, tourretts, tourrettes, turets, turettes and turrets syndrom. Tourette's disease is a misnomer (it's not a disease). A tick is a nasty beast that bites dogs and people: people with Tourette's have tics. TSNW - TSNowWhat - TouretteNowWhat - Tourette Syndrome Now What?