People with Aspergers do not necessarily understand sarcasm. Given that many, many of my friends are unbelievably sarcastic, I often feel like I am living in a world where people are speaking in a secret language. The Big Bang Theory captures the dynamic in an amusing way:
And, for any of my students who wonder why I don’t have a driver’s license:
Although I wasn’t doing anything that interesting or enlightened at 16, I had that *exact same argument* about car lengths not being a standardized unit of measure at the California DMV.