I try very hard not to get nitpicky and yet my Aspie traits do get in the way. Given that I occasionally write stories set in the Trek Universe, I tend to focus on what words MEAN so that I can accurately describe/draw/paint with the written word the pictures that I see in my mind. This is a challenge for me as I THINK IN PICTURES INSTEAD OF WORDS. (Temple Grandin is the same way and I've been told that this is also an Aspie trait.)
Yesterday, my community was supposed to have a pool party and I was going to help with the grilling. Well, Mother Nature chimed in and we got rained out. The property management employee started designing notices to the community and we ended up bickering about semantics. She wanted to say: "Pool Party Canceled!" I reminded her that we have a RAIN DATE so that the notice should say: "Pool Party POSTPONED!" and emphasize the RAIN DATE. She kept trying to insist that the word "canceled" and "postponed" mean the exact same thing. WHAT ARE THEY TEACHING IN SCHOOL NOWADAYS?!?!?!? She finally saw my point that if she announced "canceled" then NO ONE would show up on the RAIN DATE and printed out notices that say: "POOL PARTY POSTPONED TO RAIN DATE!"