Unidentified Grown Woman I Know: I'm thinking about getting that book about Hitler.
Me: Which book about Hitler?
She: I don't know. I was watching a documentary about him and they kept talking about a book.
Me: Was it the one he wrote?
She: He wrote a book?
Me: Uh-huh. A pretty well known one.
She: Really? I didn't know he was an author. I just thought he was president of Germany.
Me: Ummmm, welllllll.... He was the supreme ruler of Germany. A dictator.
She: Whatever. I just know he was, like, the most famous German ever.
Me (staring): Uuuuummmm.... Wow. There are so many things wrong with that sentence but let's start with this: He wasn't German.
She: Of course he was.
Me: Nope. He was from Austria.
She: But in all those films he's speaking German.
Me (taking a deep breath): That's because German is also the language of . . . Austria.
She: It is? I thought they spoke Swiss.
Me: (blink, blink)
Me: That's not even a language.
She: Then what do they speak in Switzerland?
Me (sighing): Mostly French.
She: Wow. I had no idea.
Me: Well, you learn something new every day.
She: Yes. You really do.