Yes. In that way, I’m a lot like a non-native speaker as I often respond literally to people, some jokes fly over my head, etc.
It’s easy for you but I’m finding out precisely which wires never connected when I was born that normally are connected.
When you are prematurely born, you get a lot of very early cognitive growth in small bunches. So I’m super smart in a number of very local areas. I’m even good with certain kinds inference and can reason out / deduce well, even if it takes time.
But some chasms I can’t leap. I can JUSTIFY why every one of those A B C D _could_ be the correct answer.
I always thought it was from having a creative writing mind: I can see possibilities that others can’t.
But it’s also a cognitive difficulty.
I was very shocked to that babies that are “very preterm” (both around 30 weeks), no matter what part of the world they are born in, no matter what decade – 60s, 70s, 80, 90s, 00s, 10s… ALL have a very similar “phenotype”.
It’s autism but not quite autism. It’s adhd but not quite adhd. It’s sensory processing disorder but not quite fully that.
It’s really its own thing – and I think it’s due to being born at that particular time in physical development.
The games people play with words often fall into tropes. Because most of us were raised on some kind of TV or movie video game or story background, https://tvtropes.org contains a lot of possible games people will play with words and how they play out in narrative and in action sequences.
I’m fascinated by the nature of concepts themselves, how they push and pull and gain life in communication.
What makes a poetic connection function? How does that look in the brain?
I’m all over the place really. It’s not that I want to be.
I want to figure out “What is the best title for what I’m doing here”.
I just can’t do better than guessing. Art I guess.
I follow wherever my inspiration takes me. I heavily encourage everyone else to do the same for themselves in my own way as I go along, and see what happens.
I learn something new with every encounter and this was particularly learning worthy