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15 Feb 2016, 1:43 pm

Haha this a comedy of errors... I laughed at the funny use of cats though!



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15 Feb 2016, 3:14 pm

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A former HFA online friend once told me these stories:

There was a friend who had three cats. She was talking to a guy online and he asked to see her p**** so she took a photo of her cat and showed it to him. He told her "No, your other p****" and she showed him a photo of her other cat and he goes again "No, your other p****, between your legs" so she put her third cat between her legs and took a photo and showed it to him and blocked him.

There was another friend who was talking to a guy online and he asked to see her chest. She took a photo of her chest (the one you store stuff in) and showed it to him and blocked him.

I show people pictures of my cat as well.


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15 Feb 2016, 3:23 pm

DevilKisses wrote:
League_Girl wrote:
A former HFA online friend once told me these stories:

There was a friend who had three cats. She was talking to a guy online and he asked to see her p**** so she took a photo of her cat and showed it to him. He told her "No, your other p****" and she showed him a photo of her other cat and he goes again "No, your other p****, between your legs" so she put her third cat between her legs and took a photo and showed it to him and blocked him.

There was another friend who was talking to a guy online and he asked to see her chest. She took a photo of her chest (the one you store stuff in) and showed it to him and blocked him.

I show people pictures of my cat as well.

This is so funny hah :lol:
I've never heard of this either- this is great. Wow.



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15 Feb 2016, 10:43 pm

I do this sometimes. Sometimes I make it obvious that I'm being sarcastic or funny, other times I pretend I didn't understand just to watch peoples' reactions :twisted: Once my teacher/friend was helping with some computer stuff that got seriously messed up. He muttered something about it being "a cluster" (meaning a clusterf***). I knew what he meant, but asked, "A cluster of what?" He went very quiet for several seconds, then said, "I'll explain later". :lol:


It's my way of feeling better about myself for the times I take things too literally and it's not on purpose!


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15 Feb 2016, 11:03 pm

I used to do it, when I didn't really know how provocation works. I stopped when I realized it was likely to get me beaten up.

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TBH I do this all the time with software licensing. :lol: Some people really are terrified by the prospect of just how much can be done free of charge.


What do you mean you do with software licensing? I don't know what you can take literally in that field to annoy someone.


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16 Feb 2016, 7:18 am

I saw a funny response to that on a long hair forum. They said "Yes, I have to tuck it into my sock."



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16 Feb 2016, 7:31 am

Lol!! ! As a kid I was asked by a friend (?) if I had grass on my front lawn. Clueless, I replied no, only weeds! Nowadays when I'm at work at my other job (retail), I take people literally on purpose if they're driving me crazy - I can make a conversation sound like a bad Bob Newhart sketch!



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16 Feb 2016, 9:15 am

One time, when my mum's friend was driving me back home from karate, she asked if there would ever be a time when I would leave the dojo [the class]. I replied instantly, without even thinking, 'But we just did.' :lol:


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16 Feb 2016, 9:18 am

Yeah, I'm a very pedantic person.



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16 Feb 2016, 9:28 am

League_Girl wrote:
A former HFA online friend once told me these stories:

There was a friend who had three cats. She was talking to a guy online and he asked to see her p**** so she took a photo of her cat and showed it to him. He told her "No, your other p****" and she showed him a photo of her other cat and he goes again "No, your other p****, between your legs" so she put her third cat between her legs and took a photo and showed it to him and blocked him.

There was another friend who was talking to a guy online and he asked to see her chest. She took a photo of her chest (the one you store stuff in) and showed it to him and blocked him.


I really like this!! ! What a super way to deal with that situation!

Personally I tend not to take things literally on purpose because I struggle with doing that so much naturally and people frequently think I'm being annoying when that's not my intention at all. I don't want to make it worse. Once I answered a sarcastic british policeman literally as I didn't know he was being sarcastic at the time and he ended up checking my motorbike all over to try to find a fault to give me a ticket. I got quite upset becuase I didn't know why he was 'picking on me' (that's how I saw it at the time.) After talking it over with a friend later I found out about the sarcasm and how he thought I was being rude when I was just answering his questions literally - then I understood why he was so mean. Anyway, I always kept my Kawasaki in tip top condition so he couldn't find a problem with it. All was well.

PS: Blue hair is so cool - I wish I had teh courage to do something loike that.


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16 Feb 2016, 9:45 am

I am pedantic as well, but I do not do it to be annoying either; I did not even realize that it was a negative thing until I looked up the definition just now to be sure that I was using it correctly.

"I am silently correcting your grammar."  :lol:


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16 Feb 2016, 2:15 pm

I don't usually do this on purpose with people. The only ones I do it with regularly are very close friends who understand this "quirk" and a professor of mine, who has discovered she is likely an undiagnosed Aspie herself. And then it's like an inside joke, because we know we both do this taking things literally stuff at times. Her husband texted to ask her how her day was, and she responded with "I'm tired." I pointed out he asked how her day was, not how she was, but as a joke-type-thing. She responded, "You're lucky I'm so tired right now," because usually she'd have some kind of retort. I find that kind of thing really occurs to me because I'd never respond with "I'm tired" when asked "How was your day?" I would respond with "It was okay" or "Not so great" or something like that, because the question was about my day, not me. I realize how pedantic that is, so it's done in jest only. Most people are frustrating in that they settle for "close enough" or "specific enough" in their communications, and it's really enough for them. The only time I ever bring those things up otherwise is if I find myself seriously confused by wording and need clarification. Admittedly, that happens often. :oops:

I do take a lot longer to process things that aren't meant to be literal, and still want to reply in a way that is literal. I do sometimes start to reply in a way that is literal, then realize halfway through I "didn't really get it" the right way, and kinda throw some humor-ish stuff in there so it looks like I'm trying to be funny. The result is I still look odd and awkward, just in a slightly different way.

That "p****" thing, though... That sounds like something I'd do. And I'd feel no guilt, because idiots on the Internet get trolled. It's just a fact. :lol:


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16 Feb 2016, 3:15 pm

Creepy guy online: Do you like BBC
Victim: Yes I watch it all the time, what is your favorite show on there? Mine is Dr. Who.


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16 Feb 2016, 3:52 pm

League_Girl wrote:
Creepy guy online: Do you like BBC
Victim: Yes I watch it all the time, what is your favorite show on there? Mine is Dr. Who.


I only just recently learned what that meant. I looked it up after a kid on Minecraft said it and from the context didn't seem to be talking about British television.



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16 Feb 2016, 4:38 pm

hanyo wrote:
League_Girl wrote:
Creepy guy online: Do you like BBC
Victim: Yes I watch it all the time, what is your favorite show on there? Mine is Dr. Who.


I only just recently learned what that meant. I looked it up after a kid on Minecraft said it and from the context didn't seem to be talking about British television.



I learned the acron (whatever the spelling is of that word) on Reddit and the lady took it literal on purpose and she took a screen shot of her chat with the creep and posted it in CreepyPMs.


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20 Feb 2016, 4:53 pm

Unfortunate_Aspie_ wrote:
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I constantly understand things literally.

I learned second meanings but it is always literal sense coming first.

And what? I made it my "sense of humour ".
I naturally react upon literal sense, (then i think oops, maybe there is a second sense here...) and i show like "i was kidding" and laugh.

The treasure of making a sense of humour out of it, is that when i do not realize i understood literally (so wrong), people think i am joking because "it is my humour" and they laugh... when they laugh, then i know that i misunderstood, :)

(so i never do on purpose, but they think i do it on purpose and it is at a time funny and useful as explained)

Do you think it could "annoy" people? :oops:

I have a friend that does this- I think it is hilarious. For example,
someone will say: "can you give me a hand"
then he will respond by clapping
then the other person responds "NO NOT THAT WAY!" and either laughs or gets annoyed it's a coin toss which way it will go- or rather it probably isn't and their are some kind of signals the other person is giving out that we aren't picking up on to tell whether they are in a joking mood or not BUT it seems 50/50 split to us.
Sometimes as a follow up he will clap at a different speed or in different ways. I think it is very funny. But the NT .... not so much sometimes.


oops, i did it again....

I'm happy because, today, again i understood literally, and made "humour" out of it.
I checked the other person's reaction, the girl had an annoyed, negative reaction.
(she didn't know me, so she didn't know my "humour")

Then i simply said: "i'm sorry, that's my humour, i'm really sorry (i was), I know my humour is a bit special, I didn’t mean it in a bad way"
Reconciliation was visible, it was very good she said after 2 seconds, laughing, "yes, i understand, i also have sense of humour."

I'm really happy because i was so worried that my humour system would make enemies... Actually it is very easy :)