Now, the fam I grew up in is famous for retaining all sorts of Mundane Pointless Stuff that We Must Share (that’s why 50% of us who are computer literate are dopers) BUT…
When I was a poor college guy and could only afford to ride the bus I ran into this guy who was talking about the very interesting non-western instrument he was learning to play in pursuit of his music digree. We had a fairly long discussion wherein he described many of the instruments physical attributes etc. He seemed to avoid mentioning the name of the instrument in question, as if it were so exoteric no one could have possibly heard of it so therefore the name just really didn’t matter.
I had in mind that it was a sitar but his attitude of ‘no one has ever heard of this thing’ impossibility intimidated me a bit. I guess I had a deadpan look on my face when he finally asked me if I’d ever heard of a sitar and I said ‘Yeah, of course, who hasn’t heard of a sitar?’ No I don’t know much about the thing but I’ve SURE heard of one.
I am I just a big dork or do most y’all at least know a sitar is a string type intsrument?
MODS, sorry if this should be in CS