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Obsessions and Interests
If you're on the Autism spectrum, there's a good chance you have an obsession or special interest. Use this forum to talk about it with others.
"I literally got into my car and went to the store." Huh?
"People literally don't like me." Um...
"I literally want to go home right now." Okay...?
The way certain words and phrases suddenly become "epidemically" popular and the way people just unconsciously integrate them into their everyday vocabulary is a strange thing to me. Remember when people used to say, "I know, right?" As an autistic person who so often actually does take things literally or at face value, my knee-jerk response to that question was always: "You're asking me to confirm that you know something? How would I know what you know?"
In the same way that loud noises and anything "out of place" can result in me having a full-blown meltdown, hearing words misused and overused causes that familiar "meltdown feeling" to creep into me. Does...