Exactlyyyyy! Our brain will always, automatically take the most literal meaning, and THEN we translate it into our understanding of what a neurotypical “probably” meant. Then and only then will we get it. These translations take extra time.
“This morning someone told me they were “Riveted” by my latest poem. My autism pictured a ship’s rivets. It placed them around a person. I then translated that into its non-autistic meaning, they were captivated by it, they loved it, it held them.”
Source: Autistic Bilingualism