The initial inspiration for this storyline was essentially as follows:
"Expectation of context can SERIOUSLY impact what people hear in alarming ways. Like, depending on their expectations, they can takes things a totally different way than intended."
"Maybe people should announce the intended context before speaking, just to be sure?"
"Wait, that sort of sounds like the elcor from Mass Effect. That's kind of amusing to consider."
"Hm... I've referenced that people sometimes can't tell when Grace is joking several times now, haven't I? And I ALSO established that Diane is a Mass Effect fan..."
"I guess this is happening now."