The speech/language therapist who evaluated difficult child 2's language pragmatics made a comment in her report that at the end of her time with him, she said, "It's time for you to hit the road, Jack!" To which difficult child 2 replied, "My name's not Jack." She then proceeded to explain the meaning of the phrase and its origins. I asked difficult child 2 why he said that because I know he's heard the phrase many times, and he's heard the song. I suspected he was trying to be silly right back at her, even though his response was very deadpan. He told me he was just being sarcastic. And then he told me he'd forgotten what it meant. And then he went back to his sarcasm comment and said that Dr. H (the speech therapist) always says corny stuff like that to him and he finds it annoying so that's why he replied the way he did. Not sure which part of his statement to believe. Both maybe. I do know he scored extremely high on the language component (something like a grade 13 level), and he has a good sense of humor and lives in a family that is constantly punning and using word plays. Other comments in the report(s) said he was being silly a lot and using funny voices to answer questions. I think he was bored. He said he was bored when I asked him why he did that. What bright 11yo wouldn't be bored with all those seemingly pointless questions? I worry that some of his behaviors and comments could be misinterpreted by someone who isn't as familiar with him, whose sense of humor isn't quite as quick, or who is "looking" for something and therefore sees what they want to see. Is this a legitimate concern?