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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

    Aug 1, 2016
    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

    Jan 3, 2017
    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

    Jan 7, 2015
    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

    Jan 23, 2020
    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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