You know those times where there's weird gaps in your knowledge that never get filled until long after they should have been? This happens to me quite a few times a year, mainly because my knowledge is essentially just a series of plugged gaps, but I can't think of any instances right now so instead I'll pass this one on, which involves a friend.
She and I were standing at the edge of a lawn, looking for a certain person's car. I hadn't met this person or their car before, so I felt kind of useless since I wasn't really able to help. I decided to get more information about the car without asking what the model was because I felt sure that either she would know the model and I wouldn't or she wouldn't know it at all (you know how it is sometimes with car models--or maybe you don't). The following conversation occurred.
Me: What color is it?
Me: Is it a sedan?
Her: No, it's a Camry.
Me: Uh, [Her], a Camry is a sedan. A sedan is just a... car. Like a car that isn't a van or a truck. You know. A car.
Tell me about your weird knowledge gaps in the comment box below. Or, you know, don't, whatever.
Tomorrow on the Nimblog: Commercials about cars suck