What are examples of symptoms of Asperger syndrome? How come so many people are calling themselves aspergers?

Delayed Development. Asperger syndrome (as) is a developmental disorder that is characterized by repetitive routines or rituals, peculiarities in speech and language, socially and emotionally inappropriate behavior, problems with non-verbal communication, clumsy and uncoordinated motor movements, and limited or inappropriate facial expressions. As a relatively new diagnosis, it is often over diagnosed.
Trendy. It's currently a trendy term that's come into public awareness. Increased awareness accounts for some of the seeming increased rate, also, for unknown reasons, the incidence of this disorder seems to be on the rise. Some symptoms are difficulty communicating and interacting with others, restricted obsessive interests, rigid thinking, being overly concrete, not.