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Discussion in 'General Autism Discussion' started by Aspergers_Aspie, Jun 30, 2020 at 12:15 PM.

  1. Aspergers_Aspie

    Aspergers_Aspie Well-Known Member

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    During an episode of Who Wants to be a Millionaire while Chris Tarrant was host, he said 'my boy knows every flag, strange boy'. Why does knowing every flag make someone strange? I don't understand.
     
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  2. Bolletje

    Bolletje Overly complicated potato V.I.P Member

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    I think it's just an off the cuff comment to remark on someone's knowledge. Nothing bad meant by it. I've often been called strange for my specific knowledge and I take it like a badge of honor.
     
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  3. Tom

    Tom Well-Known Member V.I.P Member

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    People with unusual knowledge rattle that type of person's (the host) ego. So they often try to reassert their higher status by belittling the knowledgable one and/or invalidating the knowledge.
     
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  4. Raggamuffin

    Raggamuffin Well-Known Member

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    From a young age my brother could recite the Kings and Queens of England and the tears of their reign.

    When people found out later in life they tended to laugh. I don't think they meant to cause offense - I suppose it's just something oddly specific, and impressive. Some people might think it weird or "sad" but I guess that's their loss.

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